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HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

Q: HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

This may well be the longest story of a failing computer you ve ever seen It started well over half a year ago and my Dell Dimension has been giving and and switching subsequent RAID failure BSOD HD me agony ever since Excuse me about all the detail in this I am clueless as to what the problem is so I included everything My computer use to give me grief by going to the dreaded BSOD on random occasions I was less computer literate at the time so I thought nothing of them A few months down the line an icon pops up and subsequently reappeared every other hour the HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure computer was on saying that there is a S M A R T event occurring on my Western Digital HD specs not important as you will see later I follow the icon to the Intel Storage Management system and it tells me that the HD is working fine I carry on gaming and general time wasting paying no attention to the S M A R T event the blue screens were still coming thick and fast My tolerance grew thin however and I started asking my computer-knowledgeable friends what on earth was going on - they simply said my computer was screwed and I had no chance in hell My computer also began to make a very disturbing noise it sounded like a loose fan case vibrating inside my computer so I simply blew into the fan vent at the right angle and intensity and the noise subsided for a few precious minutes pardon my ignorance What I didn t realise then that I have now is that the fan was part of the PSU no spec at hand sorry I decided to buy a new HD and see if the S M A R T events disappeared I bought a new SATA Hitachi HD rpm GB that seemed perfectly suitable my old WD HD was SATA also When I opened the computer and took out the old HD there were bubble-marks on the plastic cover - I presume that they were evidence of heat damage Ignoring this I did the following plugged the new HD into SATA port with my old one in SATA port turned it on in the BIOS booted the computer on USB CD Rom partitioned and formatted the new HD and installed Win XP I switched the old HD with the new HD so that the ports were now respectively and got the computer running After entering all the details to personalise the computer I tried to copy my old data across to my new HD I encountered a problem that caused copying to stop something about msfi line terminating - not the actual name but it had m but managed to get some important data across in small chunks as soon as I tried to copy it across in one go it got pissy I began to use the computer properly again for about or days when the BSODs came back again I decided hoping that it the easiest answer was the right one that I should remove the old HD I took it out sealed it in a plastic bag and turned it off in the BIOS I now have the new Hitachi HD in SATA port - hasn t been moved since the install I turn the computer on and it works a treat Few months down the line few days ago and I hit the series of random BSODs again This time the computer reboots and says that it has just recovered and I quote from a serious error I report it an option that came up and it comes up with a Microsoft website that says that there is a problem with my RAID controller Correct me if I m wrong but I thought that RAID was a configuration that dealt with multiple drives as a single drive I have one drive in there I followed a link to Intel Corporation website and tried to download the latest driver for the RAID controller It downloaded it tried to install but as soon as the bar hit a message pops up and says that my system doesn t meet the minimum system requirements after already entering Win XP as my OS I give up and decide to chill out after surfing for about mins I find that there is a Win XP service pack that I haven t downloaded I download it install it and everything is normal I say normal but what I mean is that five minutes later I am hit with another BSOD This time I uninstall the RAID controller reinstall and update the drivers all through the use of device manager I thought this would fix it but no I kept living with it for the next few days up till now and I have just been hit with consecutive BSODs in the space of mins of on time I decided that since I had no need for RAID that there was something wrong with the BIOS settings making it seem like that there was another HD or something I stumble across an option for driver configuration That gave me roughly the following options forgive me I am using my laptop as my computer is frozen trying to format a partition all will come clear RAID or AHCI RAID or ATA Combine PATA SATA I recognised the SATA and the RAID and thought that I could fix the problem by changing it to the combine option the factory default is the first one - RAID or AHCI It comes up with a message saying that it may cause the need to reinstall the OS I rummage around and after mins with the OS install disk in my hand I click save exit The computer reboots gets past the POST hits the Win XP loading screen and BSODS I reboot hit F to change the boot sequence to CDROM chose repair XP it finishes I reboot and it hasn t worked I figure that it needs to be a proper install so I try again all the previous steps but I hit install instead of repair It says that I already have that OS on that HD so I decide to partition another space to install it on there My computer is currently frozen on the formatting screen NTFS formatting after I partitioned - not the Quick option if you are wondering at One bit of information BIOS event logs state the error I experience when loading up the computer after changing to the Combine option in the BIOS is a Keyboard error I changed keyboard using the same PS slot and same error I didn t think it would fix it but it was worth a try Right Am I missing something glaringly obvious Am I doing something stupid How do I get re install an OS without installing two on the same HD Should I buy a new computer I m about to manually turn off my computer when it s formatting a partition so please feel free to flame me because of my stupidity in your following posts Thank-you for your patience and concentration nbsp

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Preferred Solution: HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

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A: HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

Try installing a new power supply before you give up

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hd-switching-and-subsequent-raid-and-bsod-failure.122762/
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A BSOD appeared on my screen and windows failed to boot on all subsequent attempts. A fresh installation of Windows also didn't complete, because the BSOD shows up again.

Current OS: Windows 7 x86 Professional
Original OS: Windows Vista Home Premium x86
System: HP Pavilion dv2910tx (bought in November 2008)
Windows 7 installed 9-10 months ago.

The perfmon html and Windows NT6 BSOD jcgriff2 folder are attached in zip format below.

A:BSOD and subsequent failure to boot

Hello and Welcome !

Seems like Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller is causing the System to crash. Uninstall and reinstall driver. First thing i would recommend to uninstall Kaspersky completely and use the Removal Tool use this guide Removal tool for Kaspersky Lab products

There are lot of old dated drivers please update them


Code:
xaudio.sys Wed Jul 11 02:57:55 2007
SCDEmu.SYS Tue Aug 07 05:45:06 2007
rixdptsk.sys Mon Jul 30 08:24:01 2007
rimsptsk.sys Mon Jul 30 07:12:56 2007
rimmptsk.sys Wed Aug 08 17:12:07 2007
HpqKbFiltr.sys Tue Jun 19 03:42:03 2007
HpqRemHid.sys Wed Jul 11 21:00:21 2007
HSX_CNXT.sys Wed Jun 20 23:58:20 2007
HSX_DPV.sys Wed Jun 20 23:59:51 2007
HSXHWAZL.sys Wed Jun 20 23:58:32 2007
btwaudio.sys Wed Sep 05 01:08:00 2007
btwavdt.sys Fri Jul 13 04:34:57 2007
btwrchid.sys Fri Jul 13 04:36:31 2007
ATSwpDrv.sys Wed Aug 29 01:17:32 2007
Apfiltr.sys Wed Apr 18 08:33:25 2007
netw5v32.sys Fri Aug 29 12:18:42 2008
klbg.sys Mon Dec 15 22:11:09 2008
iaStor.sys Fri Dec 05 02:04:07 2008
Bugcheck:


Code:
DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: 85582690, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: 82f29ae0, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: 86fabcc0, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:
------------------

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for yk62x86.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for yk62x86.sys

DRVPOWERSTATE_SUBCODE: 3

IRP_ADDRESS: 86fabcc0

DEVICE_OBJECT: 87116028

DRIVER_OBJECT: 870e7e28

IMAGE_NAME: yk62x86.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 49a2b642

MODULE_NAME: yk62x86

FAULTING_MODULE: 923a8000 yk62x86

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F

PROCESS_NAME: System

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 82e3f054 to 82edfd10

STACK_TEXT:
82f29a94 82e3f054 0000009f 00000003 85582690 nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e
82f29b00 82e3e8e8 82f29bac 00000000 82f36280 nt!PopCheckIrpWatchdog+0x1f5
82f29b38 82e6d04d 82f44a20 00000000 da836de5 nt!PopCheckForIdleness+0x73
82f29b7c 82e6cff1 82f2cd20 82f29ca8 00000001 nt!KiProcessTimerDpcTable+0x50
82f29c68 82e6ceae 82f2cd20 82f29ca8 00000000 nt!KiProcessExpiredTimerList+0x101
82f29cdc 82e6b20e 000ab1b8 894b2d48 82f36280 nt!KiTimerExpiration+0x25c
82f29d20 82e6b038 00000000 0000000e 00000000 nt!KiRetireDpcList+0xcb
82f29d24 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000000 nt!KiIdleLoop+0x38
STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_IMAGE_yk62x86.sys

BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_IMAGE_yk62x86.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

eax=82f3a17c ebx=85c43002 ecx=000000a7 edx=00000000 esi=82f2cd20 edi=00000000
eip=82edfd10 esp=82f29a78 ebp=82f29a94 iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na po nc
cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00000202
nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x1e:
82edfd10 cc int 3
0: kd> lmvm yk62x86
start end module name
923a8000 923f8000 yk62x86 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: yk62x86.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\yk62x86.sys
Image name: yk62x86.sys
Timestamp: Mon Feb 23 20:14:18 2009 (49A2B642)
CheckSum: 0004E61C
ImageSize: 00050000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Hope this helps,
Captain

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A:BSOD upon wake, subsequent freezing minutes after subsequent bootups

Just a bump after 48.

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I write this still traumatized by a battle with viruses which was finally resolved yesterday. (Closed Hijack This Forum Post here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...galgar-dy.html)

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Hello

Try and download it from one of these three links then install it.

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A:Switching BIOS SATA RAID/AHCI setting causes BSOD at Windows Start

This is a hard one. As I'm sure you know, there should be no difference (to Windows) for RAID vs AHCI. It is normally the same driver, and the same registry setting.

So here is my WAG: maybe you need to have all 3 hard drives connected to break the RAID and change to AHCI.

Once completed, you would then remove the extra drive. Hopefully you have not formatted or changed that drive at all.

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A:Chilly BSOD? Happens on first boot, subsequent ones are ok

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

Code:
BugCheck A, {17, 2, 0, 82c98cb2}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiUnlinkWaitBlocks+b )
Code:
82d62bb8 82d62c14 nt!KiDoubleFaultStack+0x2c14
82d62bbc 82c9a8c0 nt!KeUpdateSystemTime+0x613
82d62bc0 8f6025d6*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for intelppm.sys
intelppm+0x15d6
82d62bc4 f210862c


Code:
BugCheck C5, {4, 2, 1, 82d29568}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for npf_devolo.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for npf_devolo.sys
Probably caused by : npf_devolo.sys ( npf_devolo+34a9 )

Code:
BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, 82e591c5, 9bc5f4f4, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\avgmfx86.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgmfx86.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgmfx86.sys
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Update your CPU driver.
Update WinPcap.
Uninstall AVG and install Microsoft Security Essentials for testing purposes.

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Undo everything you did in MSConfig and see if it will boot back into Windows.

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A:Help - Switching raid controllers

Yes transferring the drivers prior to switching systems would be the best thing to do. Also make sure the Chipset drivers are preinstalled Everything else you can do after the switch.
 

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Thanks in advance,
spacecracker
 

A:Switching raid controllers

Some RAID controllers save the array setup on the array and can reload it from there, but I couldn't guarantee that your board's does. USB ports dying is not uncommon, it does not signify the imminent death of the rest of the board, the ports are just a bit fragile.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switching-raid-controllers.362898/
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A:Switching HDD from RAID to NON RAID

RAID 0 writes in stripes across the drives so if you remove 1, the volume is broken. You would have to make a copy of the contents of the "slaves" then either copy that to the single HDD or add another, set up the RAID and restore the backup.

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A:Migrating from RAID to SSD and switching to AHCI

If you wish, you could try:
Open Admin command prompt: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
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A:Switching SATA Mode from RAID to AHCI

First of all, is it really currently set to RAID mode in the BIOS?

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A:Switching from AHCI to RAID issue need advice

mrjgriffin said:





Hello everyone. I was fiddling with my BIOS settings and since I heard that RAID 0 was faster than AHCI mode I tried switching my AHCI to RAID. Upon doing so my pc had a BSOD during the windows 7 startup logo. I was just curious if this is because my SSD doesn't support being ran in RAID or is it because I need to reinstall my OS after switching to RAID? Thanks everyone Click to expand...

Bad choice. RAID requires its own format and thus the BSOD. You will be luck if reversing the action will correct it AND still have data on it.

btw: Even Microsoft says never use Raid-x for the boo drive :sigh:
 

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Can I do this without re-installing the OS?

Can I take a backup of my drive now, make the switch, setup the RAID0 partions (which wipes the drives), and then recover the backup?

Any advise is appreciated!

Thanks,

Kibosh
 

A:Switching RAID from Silicon Image to Intel on a D975XBX

You can do all of that with Norton Ghost. The only real problems I forsee are:

What are you going to store the backup image on? You can't store the image on a partition you're going to delete and then recover the image and you can't store the image on the same partition you're backingup.

You'll need to install the Intel RAID driver in your OS before you create the backup or when you do change disk controller cards and use the backup image to reinstall everything your computer will not boot.
 

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Specs IDE GB Master No Slave Drv IDE DVDRW Master DVDROM Slave ATA PCI card installed IDE GB Master GB Slave IDE empty both HD's after switching Failure Boot channels When I attempted to move the GB into the Slave position of IDE I Boot Failure after switching HD's lost everything and I mean everything The BIOS reconizes the GB and DVD s plus the ATA drv s at startup but after the boot device s are identified I get the error message quot Boot Failure - insert disk into drive A quot I have since tried different IDE cables no luck various different jumper settings for the GB and GB I have tried to re-ghost Boot Failure after switching HD's each drv in the master position of IDE from an clean image from the GB drv using Norton Ghost still the same error message The BIOS and the startup screen differ in two small area s in reference to the HD geometry everything is the same Boot Failure after switching HD's on both screens area except for LBA is ON inside the BIOS but not at bootup and the same for quot bit mode quot Would this having any effect on the boot failure I hate to think I damaged my MB when swapping drv s around but it is possible I m sure no I didnt ground myself either Looking for some suggestions ie replace CMOS battery is there a program that will scan my MB for errors on a floppy of course that works Will a reinstall for scratch do the trick please reply and thanks nbsp

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HP m n HP direct info http h www hp com ewfrf wc amp cc us amp dlc en Possible RAID failure. HDD amp lc en amp jumpid reg R USEN Windows XP Media Center assumed patch but unknown x GB SATA HDDs in an unknown RAID configuration The computer is - years old This computer has recently stopped working properly Windows freezes up shortly after booting I tried using the windows XP CD to recover the data but it said something along the lines of HDD failure and gave me the following error Stop x b xf d xc x x I then attempted logging into windows recovery in safe modem and attempted Windows Recovery from a previous working date from two weeks ago It gave me the message that an attempt to write ove read-over memory failed refering to win k sys I didn t take note of the following error code I then just attempted to start windows normally but I got the Possible HDD RAID failure. same error with code x BE xBF x xB D BA x C Win k sys -address BF base at BF If you need any more information Possible HDD RAID failure. I d attempt to collect it The computer is currently running from a Ubuntu LIVE CD The computer also is not my own I can assume it s some type of HDD failure due to the age and use of no-name HDDs in RAID I don t know what informatio is stored on the HDDs so I don t intend to reformat unless needed I simply want to upgrade to Vista but I don t have a license to do this with at the moment and I d rather stay legit on a computer I don t own I can t get any information from the owner of the computer because she is currently hospitialized nbsp

A:Possible HDD RAID failure.

Did you hit F6 and use the RAID drivers when booting the XP CD? XP won't recognize the SATA drives in a RAID configuration by itself.
 

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First of all I did not Please I Help! nothing and know failure 0 RAID back up important data I am dumb I know this I have learned a lesson Now This is whats up I have a RAID configuration and one of the drives isn t working I did the recovery console chkdsk r it said one or Please Help! RAID 0 failure and I know nothing more areas are unrecoverable Then I did chkdsk p and it said the same The biggest worry is can I recover the striped data It seems as if the drive malfunctioned but my data is still there right What can I do to get the data back What am I looking at for cost Are music photos videos particularly the wedding videos my wife is freaking about worth the effort to try and recover this info Any advice would be appreciated Please don t tell me what I have already learned which is don t be lazy and not back up data I should note THis all started from the big blue screen that said Unmountable Boot Volume nbsp

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A:Raid 0 Failure

The issue is likely a corrupt partition table(PT) in the missing drive.

RAID-x creates its own PT and when corrupted, the drive is not accessible.

The first thing you will need to do is to reinstall the OS, which means reformatting.
Be sure to NOT USE the quick format method -- you need the entire disk to be low-level
formatting -- might as well do ALL the drives as you don't want to do this very often (or ever again).

Load the RAID drivers, but do not use RAID for the boot volume, just for the two data drives.

Now reinstall the OS and then deal with the initialization of the two other drives and recovering your data.
 

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A:RAID 0 Failure

You have a stripe over 2 disks, and now you have lost 1 disk, and you have no backup?

I don't fancy your chances.
 

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A:RAID 0 Failure

One of the marvels of raid 0 when ones goes there both gone.
Most people misunder stand Raid and forget you still need to backup.
Do not feel lonely you are not the only one that is sitting in this postition.

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A:Raid Access Failure

The Raid controller itself may be faulty or its driver.

Do you have the latest firmware/driver installed?

Have you tried to replace the cables?
 

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A:How to recover from RAID 0 failure?

RAID-0 is a nightmare in the situation. *IF* you had a backup the solution would be

install new HD (one or more)
create the array
restore the backup
As is, you might send the HDs to a commercial Data Recovery company and hand them your checking book, but short of that, I think you're S.O.L. (* Out of Luck)
 

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One of my HDs in my Raid 0 failed and now I'm trying to recover any data possible from it.

Any feedback is appreciated.
 

A:Recovery from Raid 0 failure

Be advised that data-recovery services generally charge per KB of data recovered. Also depending on WHAT kind of failure you have had... it COULD be almost impossible to recover.

You're looking at about $1500 (sometimes up to $5000) for data recovery. And RAID 0 is about the WORSE you can do. It's not even a "true" RAID since there is no "redundancy" involved - but it is called "0" for a reason.

If you don't have the money or the data is not worth thousands of dollars.... then its time to buy 2 320mb Maxtor or Seagate drives and set them up as RAID-1. if a drive fails, your data *IS* intact. You can even boot into Windows and use the system as normal until you replace the FAILED drive... RAID 1 is a bit slower than a single drive. A Performance RAID with protection is RAID-5... with does work best with 4 drives or more. I've built servers with such configs. Usually with a $150~500 SCSI RAID controller... and 15,000RPM Seagate Cheetas.

Sorry - but that's about all there is for this situation.

Use RAID 1... and warn others.

Here is a good article on RAID: http://techreport.com/reviews/2002q4/ideraid/index.x?pg=1

note: the article above is a bit out-dated as today's SATA-RAIDs come close to yesterday's SCSI drives... but the latest SCSI totally murder SATA.
 

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I m having a problem with a potentially failing RAID array and or disk drives Two weeks ago I was burning a DVD from files on the RAID array when the burn failed with a data read error The array subsequently displayed array RAID failure? the following characteristics Event Viewer showed a The device fasttrack did not respond within the timeout period error followed by a thousand simultaneous errors that said An error was detected on device harddisk during a paging operation The RAID drive and all directories were viewable in Windows Explorer No files within those directories could be read or written however and switching to thumbnail view would not show thumbs of images of any size The Disk Manager within Computer Management would not detect the RAID array After rebooting the array works as usual It has again failed during another DVD burning operation just today and again works after a reboot My configuration Athlon Gigabyte GA- VAXP Via onboard Promise RAID controller Win I have many drives in the system but only two in RAID They are IBM GB GXPs in RAID- Windows is on a non-RAID GB drive The system runs with something like uptime since when I bought it My questions How can I test the integrity RAID array failure? of an onboard RAID controller Is there an equivalent to SMART How can I test the two drives connected to the array Windows SMART utilities do not recognize the array as SMART-aware and because it initializes after the regular BIOS I can t check it before Windows boots Thank you for any help you can offer nbsp

A:RAID array failure?

Well, the best advice I can offer is to do a backup of any data on the RAID drives right now!

If you want to test the drives independently, you'll need to use the disk manufacturer's utility and configure the RAID controller to allow the drives to be used in a non-RAID environment. Obviously, this is best done when you have proper backups of what's on the drives!
 

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I'm using Windows Vista 32bit

Here is a picture of the error:

 

A:RAID Access Failure?

Some SATA cables can become loose easily, and the move makes this a possibility.
Open the case and check all your connections.
 

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Hello I have posted about this problem before on this forum but unfortunately Failure. Raid Help! Access I was never able to solve it but just patch it up for a month or two at a time and now it has gotten even worse Since the first day I got my computer Alienware Area- I had issues with it and in the Raid Access Failure. Help! past year the problem has only been evolving its way around all my efforts My computer randomly freezes and I am forced to do a cold boot This will happen around once a month When I do the cold boot windows Xp will not boot stays at the windows is loading screen or it will freeze seconds after Raid Access Failure. Help! I log in Despite changing my motherboard and ram advised by Alienware the problem still occurs Now even when the computer runs there are times when on the bottom right of the screen pops up quot Raid Access Failure Access Failure Critical error on disk Samsung SP C Port SATA quot Sometimes it doesnt do anything sometimes it freezes the computer I ran a chkdsk r and the computer ran for mins constantly spammed by the raid error pop ups and froze I am starting to feel that the problem is one of my harddrives but a few months ago I broke the array and ran checks on each drive and they had no problems I am running out of ideas please help

A:Raid Access Failure. Help!

Well, the highest probability here is to take your computer at it's word. There is an issue with one of the hard drives, or at least the computer THINKS there is an issue with one of the hard drives. You should run tests on each of them to test. If they pass the tests, then replace the cables. I have been driven nuts before with a computer that had a similar issue, I kept looking at the hard drives, ram, etc, and all the while the issue was with a bad SATA cable. So replace the cables. Also be sure the RAM is ok. And finally, it could be a motherboard issue.

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My question is that if i configure Raid 5 with 3 hard drives and if 2 of them fails
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A:Drives failure in Raid 5

Only if you have a backup. You cannot recover from HDD. If you add a 4th drive, and use one as a hot spare (if your system permits it), you can lose 2 drives and still be able to recover ...
 

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Dumped precious data files to NAS - (brilliant product UBCD - even set up networking without touching drives) and I'm now ready to play.

Is it possible to get Windows running again without reinstalling ? If so ... how ?

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A:NAS RAID failure - recovery?

one hd is the parity drive; if it's gone - - so are you. sorry
 

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A:Windows 7 with Raid Failure

Maybe it's a hardware problem. Make sure all the connections are snug.

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A:Recovering from a SATA Raid Failure?

Hrm.. A very liberal use of the word "drive" here. Maybe try again using "drive" for a physical hard drive and "array" for the RAID set of two or more hard drives?

Single drive RAID0? What do you mean by that? RAID by definition means multiple hard drives.
 

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A:XP reinstall setup raid failure

Have you tried booting to the Windows CD, then running a Repair install?
 

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A:Dell Raid Problem/Failure

It depends on the raid level. I think if it is just raid 0 (Data striped across two drives) for speed then he has lost everything and might as well start over. So is he running mirrored or raid 0?

http://www.twincom.com/raid.html
So whats the model of the Dell system?
 

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A:Hybrid RAID 5 Failure after cleaning

OK,my friend!

There are only two possibilities.

1. One or more drives have gone bad due to handling. (Static can kill the electronics in the HDD - the PCB in it.)

Without handling the drives, mark the HDDs as 1,2 3, and 4. Feeling your way through the Sata cables mark the SATA ports on the motherboard to which those are connected correctly. 1 to 1, 2 to 2, 3 to 3 and 4 to 4

Now install Seatools for Windows and check each drive individually by disconnecting the other three drives at the motherboard SATA Ports.

If all the drives pass the Quick test and Extended Test, you have crossed one hurdle.

This would mean that you have connected the drives to wrong Sata ports.

How do you retrieve this situation?

There are twenty four ways you can connect your HDDs 1, 2, 3 and 4 to the SATA ports marked 1,2,3 and 4 on the motherboard. Do that one by one and check whether you get your RAID correct.
Your HDDs 1, 2, 3, 4 to mother board SATA ports 1234,1243,1324,1342,1423,1432,2134,2143,2314,2341,2413,2431,3124,3142,3214,3241,3412,3421,4123,4132, 4213,4231,4312,4321

One of this combinations should bring back your RAID5.

Finally please do us a favour by uploading any screenshots to the SevenForum servers and not a third party server.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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A:RAID hard drive failure

ADDITION: The first time it failed I replaced port 1 hard drive with a new Maxtor hard drive and approximately one week later it failed also.
 

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Have attached a screenshot.

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What I want to know is can I fix this problem without reformatting/reinstalling, and what will potentially happen if I make the 'C' partition active? Dont really want to kill my machine right now!

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A:Disk Boot Failure with RAID 0 Array

No problem. First, mark the Windows partition as active.

Partition - Mark as Active

Then, run a startup repair.

That should do the trick.

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A:Solved: RAID failure of 1 drive - reuse the other?

Being as you were running a striped array the data is lost,
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with the other.
It should be fine to install windows to it.
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A:RAID HD failure with Vista-no boot after repair

Originally Posted by GHS


I had a hard drive bearing failure on my Gateway desktop with two WD 500GB SATA hard drives set up for RAID-0. The computer is OEM in every way. I replaced the failed unit with an identical part and per the instructions; I reset the disks to non-RAID; deleted RAID volume; created a new RAID volume and now the RAID volume status is ?normal? and ?bootable?, and the hard drives show as ?member disks?.

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Does this sound like a Vista (Home Premium 32bit) problem, or if not, can anyone tell me how to run CHKDSK /F, when I can?t boot?



Hi GHS, Welcome to the Forum.

I need a few answers

Did the PC come with RAID installed?
Did it have a restore partition on the RAID HDD?
How many recovery discs do you have? and what size are they? are these CD's?

You say that you changed the damaged HDD as per instructions what instructions?
I doubt you can reach a command prompt, but just in case Type chkdsk /f /r
You might reach the screen with your backup discs See attached
I hope this helps

Pooch

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A:RAID 1 w/ Hard Drive Failure Question

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A:RAID 1 XP Major failure....urgent help required:(:(

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A:Recover RAID 0 Stripe array after motherboard failure?

raid reconstructor

there is a bart pe disc with raid reconstructor built in. i have used it to recover a raid 0 array before.

i have the ISO but i am not sure how to upload the image. it is 153mb. the other tool you need is getdataback. you have to either purchase it or find other means to use getdataback. if you google "bart pe raid reconstructor" you will be able to find the info you need.

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A:Geforce MX4000 and abit KT7A raid - boot failure

NEVER flash your BIOS unless you absolutely have to for your hardware to work. THe only reason bios updates are posted is because of newer hardware on the market, so never do that unless necessary. You most likely toasted the bios when you flashed it (because no mainboard has the latest bios when it is shipped) the bios is a touchy chip, dont screw with it. your bios is prolly doa, get a new chip or a new board.
 

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A:Raid 0 Array failure - one of the drives is pairing with an unknown drive

You generally can't move RAID drives around if you wish to keep your data. They should also stay connected to the same SATA ports and in the same order. You may have the ports for the two 3TB drives reversed or on the wrong ports. You may have better luck determining which drive is the problem by using the pre-OS Intel RST RAID utility; it may tell you which drive is not being detected correctly. Also, bypass the hot swap caddies in case they are part of the problem.

I also concerned that you said to get enough ports you had to move the drives to a caddy, this caddy doesn't have it's own controller with a SATA multiplier does it? If so that's a huge mistake.

I hope you are of the significantly higher chance of unrecoverable data loss when running RAID-0.
 

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You don't move to RAID to get performance gains, necessarily. You do it for security of your data.
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A:BSOD - Kernel Security Check Failure + Video TDR Failure igdkmd64.sys

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A:BSOD Driver power state failure when shutting down /failure USBports

Are you still having BSOD problem?

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/378541-bsod-driver-power-state-failure-when-shutting-down-failure-usbports.html
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Sil 4726 based.

This box is connected to the HP computer (HP Pavilion Elite d5000t ATX) via a FD 2 Port eSATA PCI-Express Adapter - SATAPCIE2 controller
DatOptic - Sbox-R 5 bay eStata Raid w/PM

The device is reporting that the failed disk was rebuilt to the hotswap drive we have installed.

There were two volumes created on the Raid and the second volume isn't even showing up in Windows Vista (64bit).

The first volume is being reported back to vista as RAW space.

I'm not sure if this is a configuration issue or if we just ended up buying something other then what we though we were buying..

I've searched for a few hours and can't seem to get any more info then what was provided in the .pdf's that came with the steelvine processor management software.

Thank You!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/vista-sees-external-raid-array-as-only-raw-disk-after-drive-failure-rebuild.861236/
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Note: After restart the drivers get refreshed automatically and start working for sometime. And then the same issue. Please help.VATSAL-Tue_02_09_2016_101910_61.zip

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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/raid-issue-deleting-raid-volume-to-restore-non-raid-disks.160717/
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i made a restart and again it was not start. ive tried to reset the CMOS bat
but it wont help. also i notice that the system clock was working deleyed
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A:Subsequent problems

Check the CMOS battery. It could be dead.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/101574-subsequent-problems.html
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A:Control key and subsequent A key press being ignored.

Guess everyone is as stumped as i am.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/control-key-and-subsequent-a-key-press-being-ignored.1136355/
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A:Trojan.DNSChanger and subsequent PUM.DNS

By the way, I also attach the RogueKiller log.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/564175/trojandnschanger-and-subsequent-pumdns/
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Hi, I have BSOD everytime i switch on my PC..hope you guys can help analyze the dump files as attached. thank you

A:BSOD when first switching on PC

Hello greenlocal.

You need to do do some disc checks.
Update your SSD's Firmware (skip it, if it is not a SSD)
Re-seat the sata and power.
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Try to make some space of C drive free, It is almost full occupied.

Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept the restart.
Let us know the results.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/267335-bsod-when-first-switching-pc.html
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Thanks.

A:BSOD when first switching on PC

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/267260-bsod-when-first-switching-pc.html
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Thanks!

A:BSOD when switching to TV

Hi, Nizzeh and welcome to Seven Forums. Unfortunately, your dump files are not telling me too much right now. Three of them showed this

Code:
igdkmd64
start end module name
fffff880`04afc000 fffff880`04f14000 igdkmd64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: igdkmd64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\igdkmd64.sys
Image name: igdkmd64.sys
Timestamp: Mon Sep 16 19:08:54 2013 (52379D96)
CheckSum: 003FE60C
ImageSize: 00418000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
That is your Intel graphics adapter which you should first go to your motherboard's web site for your board and see if they have an updated driver later than the date above. also
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If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specsthen

Open a elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

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A:Dropper.Generic_c.MMI and subsequent problems

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy
Download Security Check from here.
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly.


Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)
Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.
Click the Scanning Control tab.
Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
Close browsers before scanning.
Scan for tracking cookies.
Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

Click the "Home" button to leave the control center screen.
On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan.
Click Scan your computer.
On the left, select all fixed drives.
Click "Start Complete Scan" to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "Continue".
Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "Remove Threats" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes".
To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
Click View Scan Logs.
[*]Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
[*]If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
[*]Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
[*]Click Close to exit the program.
Please include the MBAM log, SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log and checkup.txt in your next reply

eddie
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dropper-generic_c-mmi-and-subsequent-problems.1059421/
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So I reinstalled windows XP on a machine today, but it was an old install cd and key.

The install of XP is VERY old and the key is verified to another machine for the time being.

Well, after trying to get some things updated, any time i non-safe boot it restarts at the end (or during, i guess) of loading all the programs.

It's presumably just the blaster worm or some other such, but I can't really do anything to wipe it.

Any easy suggestions?
 

A:XP reinstall and subsequent stability issue.

Since you cannot install xp with the same key on more than one machine, I am closing this thread. Please read the tsg rules regarding this issue before posting again. Thank you.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-reinstall-and-subsequent-stability-issue.576224/
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A:Creating all Subsequent Users on External HD

Run regedit as an administrator
Find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
Modify ProfilesDirectory to whatever your external Drive is.

It works even on 8.1, and all your next user profiles will be directed there. Keep in mind that unlike under unix moving whole user profiles locations while possible, isn't recommended by microsoft and can break some updates. The recommended microsoft way is to only move the subfolders of user profiles (my documents, my images, my videos, etc...), but this involves doing what you don't want (create locally then move them).

More info from MS here : ProfilesDirectory

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/36451-creating-all-subsequent-users-external-hd.html
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bought an alienware m17x r3 last september, when i received it i fitted a SSD (re installed windows) and another 4gb ram.

Spec:

7 x64 Ultimate (originally with premium)
SSD + Slave Hdd
gtx560m


Machine will bluescreen when left alone for periods of time, not over heating, not under strain.

I had a feeling it was GPu related when the machine was trying to switch between the nvidia gpu and the intel gpu but cant be sure, i have tried both the Dell recommended drivers and the Manufacturer drivers.

I have attached requested dump files + health checks.

The health check shows 3 bluetooth devices not installed correctly (the issue occurred before these and i think they are related to my wireless keyboard/mouse)

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A:BSOD Possible GPU Switching related

105 views and no reply am i doomed?

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/204497-bsod-possible-gpu-switching-related.html
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A:BSOD after switching antivirus

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Reduce the start-up items, Antivirus software is basically whats required. Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Clean Startup in Windows 7
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Avast! can be a reason for bsods. Please remove it and use Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately: Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
Help protect your PC with Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes Free


   Note
Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes

You may also take a look at: Good & Free System Security Combination
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Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible: Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow - read here
Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it - read here
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Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+


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Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.


BSOD BUGCHECK

Code:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18229.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130801-1533
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03610000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`038536d0
Debug session time: Tue Sep 17 04:00:30.335 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:21:22.210
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {403, fffff6800002ca78, a7e00001468da867, fffff6800002ba8a}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!SURFACE::bDeleteSurface+3c8 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18229.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130801-1533
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0361c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0385f6d0
Debug session time: Tue Sep 17 02:42:44.005 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:46:08.879
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis ... Read more

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A:BSOD when switching user

There are no minidump file within that zip file, can you follow these instructions and reupload your dump files: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Checked the crash dump, and it does not indicate anything specific.

As it is not causing any more problem, it might be considered as just a glitch and can be negleted for the time being. If the BSODs continue to occur, then take it seriously.

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A:Could the bsod happen from switching to xp?

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A:Blue Screen and Subsequent Computer Slowdown

Have you tried doing a "system restore" to a prior date?

Start > run: msconfig > Launch System Restore and select a date a few days prior to the crash. These can be "undone" if not helpful.

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I can run a debugging utility on the dump files if you do this:

1 > create a new folder on the desktop and call it "dumpcheck" or whatever you like
2 > navigate to c:\windows\minidump and copy the last few minidump files to that folder. *this assumes 'c' is your boot drive, if it is not, subsitute accordingly
3 > close the folder and right click on it and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
4 > use the "manage attachments" in the "advanced" reply window to upload that zip file here as an attachment.

This might point us to a non Microsoft driver causing the error, if one exists for it.

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Virus scan using MS Security Essentials. - No hits.
Malware scan using free Malware bytes. - No hits.
Remove all Cyberware software (I saw this in another post).

This particular BSOD has become a real problem because I am testing software that requires multiple account
types.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
-Paul

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OS - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Win7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 64
? What was the original installed OS on the system?
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? retail
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 1 year
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 1 year
? Have you re-installed the OS? yes

? CPU - intel core i5 3570k
? Video Card - EVGA GTX 970
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) - ASRock Z75 Pro3
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) - Enermax 650

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 330R Blackout Edition

Got the GTX 970 and had to upgrade to the 330R to fit it in. Twice now [i think both times, but i can't remember what i did the first time] i switched the fans from low to high and got a BSOD.

Thanks again TSF!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/switching-fans-to-high-bsod-1108978.html
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Hello all,
My system has started BSOD'ing when switching users. Normally I log on as an admin, but I want to create accounts for my kids with much lower rights, obviously. The system has been stable for a few years, but now that I've created the kids accounts, I see BSOD frequently when switching to one of their accounts.

I think I got all the info requested from the SF Diag tool attached.

Thanks for any assistance!

Martin

A:BSOD, only when switching user Win7 x64

Welcome
Apparantly and driver problem. Driver verifier may be able to tell us which one
Driver Verifier
I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/244070-bsod-only-when-switching-user-win7-x64.html