Event Viewer error(s) Source ESENT id 494 & 454

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I have been getting this error constantly for over a week and have no
idea what caused it to begin.
Have tried to do a system Restore to a point before that, but all
attempts fail.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ESENT
Event Category: Logging/Recovery
Event ID: 494
Date: 3/19/2005
Time: 11:55:02 AM
User: N/A
Computer: OFFICE
Description:
wuauclt (3328) Database recovery failed with error -1216 because it
encountered references to a database,
'C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb', which is no
longer present. The database was not brought to a consistent state
before it was removed (or possibly moved or renamed). The database
engine will not permit recovery to complete for this instance until the
missing database is re-instated. If the database is truly no longer
available and no longer required, please contact PSS for further
instructions regarding the steps required in order to allow recovery to
proceed without this database.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ESENT
Event Category: Logging/Recovery
Event ID: 454
Date: 3/19/2005
Time: 11:55:04 AM
User: N/A
Computer: OFFICE
Description:
wuauclt (3580) Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected error -1216.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


I noticed the errors after trying to determine why everytime I click
"Start", then the red shutdown button to get the shutdown options, I
have to wait nearly 3 minutes after clicking the red shutdown button
before the options panel appears, all the while I have an hourglass
mouse pointer and can do nothing else except bring up the Task Manager.

I am at a loss as to where to look in the system to determine the cause
of either of these problems.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi

    Please try the following:

    http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=494&source=ESENT
    http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=454&source=ESENT

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    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups.


    "DBReed" <davidbreed@att.net> wrote in message
    news:e8XN14KLFHA.2736@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I have been getting this error constantly for over a week and have no idea
    >what caused it to begin.
    > Have tried to do a system Restore to a point before that, but all attempts
    > fail.
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: ESENT
    > Event Category: Logging/Recovery
    > Event ID: 494
    > Date: 3/19/2005
    > Time: 11:55:02 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: OFFICE
    > Description:
    > wuauclt (3328) Database recovery failed with error -1216 because it
    > encountered references to a database,
    > 'C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb', which is no
    > longer present. The database was not brought to a consistent state before
    > it was removed (or possibly moved or renamed). The database engine will
    > not permit recovery to complete for this instance until the missing
    > database is re-instated. If the database is truly no longer available and
    > no longer required, please contact PSS for further instructions regarding
    > the steps required in order to allow recovery to proceed without this
    > database.
    >
    > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    >
    > Event Type: Error
    > Event Source: ESENT
    > Event Category: Logging/Recovery
    > Event ID: 454
    > Date: 3/19/2005
    > Time: 11:55:04 AM
    > User: N/A
    > Computer: OFFICE
    > Description:
    > wuauclt (3580) Database recovery/restore failed with unexpected
    > error -1216.
    >
    > For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    > http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    >
    >
    > I noticed the errors after trying to determine why everytime I click
    > "Start", then the red shutdown button to get the shutdown options, I have
    > to wait nearly 3 minutes after clicking the red shutdown button before the
    > options panel appears, all the while I have an hourglass mouse pointer and
    > can do nothing else except bring up the Task Manager.
    >
    > I am at a loss as to where to look in the system to determine the cause of
    > either of these problems.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Will Denny wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > Please try the following:
    >
    > http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=494&source=ESENT
    > http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=454&source=ESENT
    >
    I have and it leads me to a dead end.

    Firstly, the file in question does indeed exist.
    It has a filedate coincidental with the time that the errors began occuring.

    Do you suspect that these errors have anything to do with the long delay
    in getting the shutdown options panel, or might the two problems (errors
    and lag time) be two symptoms of a common problem?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Will Denny wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > Please try the following:
    >
    > http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=494&source=ESENT
    > http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=454&source=ESENT
    >
    I seem to have determined the delay and lagtime when trying to shutdown.
    Seems that disabling Event Logging in Services cleared that up.
    Of course, event logging is how I discovered the other errors for ESENT.
    So, I still don't see a path to resolving the ESENT errors yet.
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