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Getting disk I/O error when starting Dropbox app

Getting disk I/O error when starting Dropbox app

ira n.
New member | Level 1

bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox
bn.VERSION: 3.4.4
bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: 25
bn.is_frozen: True
pid: 4408
cwd: u'C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin'
real_path=u'C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
HOME: None
appdata: u'C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\instance2'
real_path=u'C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\instance2'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
dropbox_path: u'C:\Users\klavdia\Dropbox'
real_path=u'C:\Users\klavdia\Dropbox'
mode=040555 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
sys_executable: 'C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe'
real_path='C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe'
mode=0100777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
trace.file: 'C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe\dropbox\client\ui\common\boot_error.pyc'
real_path='C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe\dropbox\client\ui\common\boot_error.pyc'
not found
parent not found
TMP: C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Local\Temp
TEMP: C:\Users\klavdia\AppData\Local\Temp
tempdir: u'c:\users\klavdia\appdata\local\temp'
real_path=u'c:\users\klavdia\appdata\local\temp'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox\client\authenticate.pyc", line 1297, in authentication_thread
File "dropbox\client\authenticate.pyc", line 440, in finish_dropbox_boot
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 1872, in start
File "dropbox\sync_engine\sync_engine.pyc", line 4562, in start
File "dropbox\sync_engine\sync_engine.pyc", line 4538, in start
File "dropbox\file_cache\file_cache.pyc", line 2941, in refilter_queues
File "dropbox\file_cache\memory_cache_backend_wrapper.pyc", line 168, in wrapped
File "dropbox\file_cache\memory_cache_backend_wrapper.pyc", line 565, in refilter_queues
File "dropbox\file_cache\sqlite_backend.pyc", line 1692, in flush
wrapper
File "dropbox\file_cache\sqlite_backend.pyc", line 2363, in get_unsynced_entries
File "dropbox\file_cache\util.pyc", line 553, in new_fn
File "dropbox\low_functions.pyc", line 274, in wrapped
File "dropbox\sqlite3_helpers.pyc", line 139, in execute
OperationalError: disk I/O error

1 Accepted Solution

Accepted Solutions

Re: dropbox error

Brian O.
Dropboxer

Hi there! It looks like Dropbox is reporting an Operational disk I/O error. This means that Dropbox can't read from your hard drive. It is usually indicative of an underlying hardware issue.

I would highly recommend that you have your hard drive backed up and checked by a professional. You can learn how to check your hard disk for errors here:

WINDOWS:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors

MAC OS X:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1782

Note: it can take a long time to check your entire hard drive.

Hope this helps. Happy Dropboxing:)

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Couldn't start dropbox

J B.16
New member | Level 1

Getting dialog saying can't start dropbox.

This just started happening today.

Says to provide following log to Support:

bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox
bn.VERSION: 3.4.3
bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: 25
bn.is_frozen: True
pid: 8436
cwd: u'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin'
real_path=u'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
HOME: None
appdata: u'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\instance1'
real_path=u'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\instance1'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
dropbox_path: u'D:\Dropbox'
real_path=u'D:\Dropbox'
mode=040555 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
sys_executable: 'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe'
real_path='C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe'
mode=0100777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
trace.file: 'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe\dropbox\client\ui\common\boot_error.pyc'
real_path='C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe\dropbox\client\ui\common\boot_error.pyc'
not found
parent not found
TMP: C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\5
TEMP: C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\5
tempdir: u'c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\5'
real_path=u'c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\5'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox\client\authenticate.pyc", line 1213, in authentication_thread
File "dropbox\client\authenticate.pyc", line 116, in handle_register
File "dropbox\client\databases.pyc", line 326, in load_dropbox_filecache
File "dropbox\file_cache\file_cache.pyc", line 264, in init
File "dropbox\file_cache\sqlite_backend.pyc", line 2980, in init
File "dropbox\sqlite3_helpers.pyc", line 139, in execute
OperationalError: database is locked

Thank you.

Re: Couldn't start dropbox

J B.16
New member | Level 1

OK - I figured it out.

I had 2 sessions of Remote Desktop connected to the same user account.

Seems like 2 instances of Dropbox were fighting over the Dropbox database resulting in Dropbox not being able to start up.

Solution - log out of both Remote Desktop sessions and then log in with a single session.

Re: dropbox error

Brian O.
Dropboxer

Hi there! It looks like Dropbox is reporting an Operational disk I/O error. This means that Dropbox can't read from your hard drive. It is usually indicative of an underlying hardware issue.

I would highly recommend that you have your hard drive backed up and checked by a professional. You can learn how to check your hard disk for errors here:

WINDOWS:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Check-your-hard-disk-for-errors

MAC OS X:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1782

Note: it can take a long time to check your entire hard drive.

Hope this helps. Happy Dropboxing:)

OperationalError: database locked ubuntu

G B.8
New member | Level 1

My dropbox install install on ubuntu 12.0.4 somehow stopped functioning, so I have tried removing and reinstalling, but now I get this error despite setting permissions correctly.

[get_extra_trace_info failed]
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 675, in boot_error
  File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 4936, in get_dropbox_path
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_dropbox_path'

Original traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 5220, in main_startup
  File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 2017, in run
  File "dropbox/client/main.py", line 946, in startup_low
  File "dropbox/client/multiaccount/instance_database.py", line 852, in __init__
  File "dropbox/client/multiaccount/instance_database.py", line 205, in __init__
  File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 717, in __init__
  File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 693, in rebuild
  File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 724, in _load_db
  File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 731, in _do_migrations
  File "dropbox/sqlite3_helpers.py", line 147, in execute
OperationalError: database is locked

 

OperationalError: user-defined function raised exception

catgat
New member | Level 2

Can someone tell me how to fix this? I can access Dropbox online, but not on my Mac. It closes right after I try to open it up with an error that says "Couldn't start Dropbox. This is usually because of a permissions error. Storing your home folder on a network share can also cause an error."  In the Advance section at the end of all of the coding, it has "OperationalError: user-defined function raised exception" Please help!

Re: OperationalError: user-defined function raised exception

Zed
Dropboxer

Hello,

 

Thanks for providing the whole error log. Can you please go to www.dropbox.com/support and submit a ticket request so that our support team can investigate what is causing the issue?

 

Thank you!




Zed
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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Permission Error Message - Dropbox could not start

oLt
New member | Level 2

bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox
bn.VERSION: 28.4.14
bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: 16.0
bn.is_frozen: True
machine_id: failed
pid: 4272
cwd: u'C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Dropbox\\bin'
real_path=u'C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Dropbox\\bin'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
HOME: None
appdata: u'C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Local\\Dropbox\\instance1'
real_path=u'C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Local\\Dropbox\\instance1'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
dropbox_path: u'C:\\Users\\Linda\\Dropbox'
real_path=u'C:\\Users\\Linda\\Dropbox'
mode=040555 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
sys_executable: 'C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Dropbox\\bin\\Dropbox.exe'
real_path='C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Dropbox\\bin\\Dropbox.exe'
mode=0100777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
trace.__file__: 'C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Dropbox\\bin\\python-packages.zip\\dropbox\\client\\ui\\common\\boot_error.pyc'
real_path='C:\\Users\\Linda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Dropbox\\bin\\python-packages.zip\\dropbox\\client\\ui\\common\\boot_error.pyc'
not found
parent not found
TMP: C:\Users\Linda\AppData\Local\Temp
TEMP: C:\Users\Linda\AppData\Local\Temp
tempdir: 'c:\\temp'
real_path='c:\\temp'
mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
parent mode=040777 uid=0 gid=0
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 578, in wrapper
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 4654, in finish_dropbox_boot
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 4482, in _init_components_for_account
File "dropbox\client\main.pyc", line 4907, in finish_sync_engine_setup_for_account
File "dropbox\client\configuration\manager.pyc", line 380, in update_account_info
File "dropbox\client\config.pyc", line 81, in __setitem__
File "dropbox\sqlite3_helpers.pyc", line 188, in execute
OperationalError: unable to open database file

Re: Permission Error Message - Dropbox could not start

Jane
Dropboxer

Hey @oLt,  

Thanks for posting this query on the Dropbox Community!  

I've moved your post here, in order to help you review @Brian's reply above, that applies to the error you have received.  

Hope that this is helpful to you and you get a better understanding of what has happened!  

Warm regards, 
JaneA 
 
 
[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community here.]

 


Jane
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support

 

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