Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

BSOD after checking for errors on drive C

Q: BSOD after checking for errors on drive C

My system had been very slow and hanging for a while now, so i decided to to check for errors in my drive C. Since then anytime i put on system it show the BSOD at approximately 3 minutes after. Currently my system only works fine in safe mode. I have attached my sevenforums zip file. Thanks

Preferred Solution: BSOD after checking for errors on drive C

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: BSOD after checking for errors on drive C

Hello Rainbowmarks and welcome to Sevenforums.

Notable events

* As your PC works fine in safe-mode, 3rd party drivers may be the culprit.
* When did your PC start crashing? (.. for instance right after installing new hardware, drivers & more)
* What's your temperatures just before a crash?

Updating System Specs will give us a better sight of
how your system is put together. It's simply done.? Download Speccy
? |User CP (top of the page)| |Edit System Spec|
? COPY & PASTE section to section
? Include Laptop, Desktop information
? End with |Save Changes|????????

BSOD Analyse

// Thoughts

How long have you been running Windows 7 on this motherboard? I believe that your hardware barely can support running Windows 7. Your BIOS is from 2009 which could be problematic.

Here are some of my suggestions:
Search your hardware parts on the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, and ensure that Microsoft has approved the product to be 7 ready.End with the Upgrade Advisor afterwards.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

Though if you're fine in Safe Mode, it might not be the problem but it can't hurt.

BIOS Version/Date INSYDE UL1F3G11, 12/8/2009

Problem Devices

Not Available ROOT\WPD\0000 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Broadcom BCM2070 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR USB Device USB\VID_0A5C&PID_219B\5&931ED4A&0&1 This device is disabled.
Security Processor Loader Driver ROOT\LEGACY_SPLDR\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
Problem devices can be found in your Device Manager. Search Device Manager in Start, and look for . Note that if the warning sign isn't there, select View on the top of the window, and end with Show hidden devices.
Make sure their drivers are installed.

3rd party drivers

**************************Fri Aug 24 21:18:45.687 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
amdxata.sys Tue May 19 19:57:35 2009 (4A12F30F)
iaStor.sys Fri Jun 5 03:42:33 2009 (4A287809)
igdkmd32.sys Wed Sep 23 21:18:09 2009 (4ABA7471)
intelide.sys Tue Jul 14 01:11:19 2009 (4A5BBF17)
intelppm.sys Tue Jul 14 01:11:03 2009 (4A5BBF07)
netr28.sys Tue Aug 4 11:48:15 2009 (4A7803DF)
Rt86win7.sys Thu Aug 20 18:04:54 2009 (4A8D7426)
RTKVHDA.sys Mon Sep 21 11:59:47 2009 (4AB74E93)
SCDEmu.SYS Sun Mar 15 11:25:46 2009 (49BCD7AA)
SynTP.sys Fri Jun 19 04:33:00 2009 (4A3AF8DC)

BugCheck 50, {fdc00000, 1, 815538a4, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!sfac_GetLongGlyphIDs+5a )
**************************Thu Aug 23 22:13:33.497 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck 50, {fdc00000, 1, 814e38a4, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!sfac_GetLongGlyphIDs+5a )
**************************Thu Aug 23 22:08:16.179 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck 50, {fdc00000, 1, 815538a4, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!sfac_GetLongGlyphIDs+5a )
**************************Thu Aug 23 22:04:02.862 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck 50, {fdc00000, 1, 810e38a4, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!sfac_GetLongGlyphIDs+5a )
**************************Thu Aug 23 11:31:58.816 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck 50, {fdc99000, 1, 8f4c38a4, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!sfac_GetLongGlyphIDs+5a )
Best Regards,

Read other 1 answers


I have a 3 yr old Samsung laptop which I thought was behaving properly. Today, Outlook froze and then as I tried to open other programs, each thing froze as well. I left it alone and things eventually sorted themselves out and the computer became functional again.

I looked in Event Viewer and I am seeing a LOT of disk warnings and errors, going all the way back to March. That's as far back as it goes, to the date when I installed Windows 10. (Laptop came with Windows 8 installed, I upgraded to 8.1 and then to 10.) This is in Hard Disk 0, which contains Drive C and several recovery drives.

The errors are mentioning ominous things such as "bad block", so the first thing I would like to do is actually see if the physical hard drive itself is failing. In looking at Settings, I see no indication that it is, it says the drive is healthy.

I've seen reference to software called CrystalDisk, but I would like to be assured of a safe download site for that, or is there other software someone here can recommend?


A:Checking hard drive for errors

Originally Posted by Smiley1


I have a 3 yr old Samsung laptop which I thought was behaving properly. Today, Outlook froze and then as I tried to open other programs, each thing froze as well. I left it alone and things eventually sorted themselves out and the computer became functional again.

I looked in Event Viewer and I am seeing a LOT of disk warnings and errors, going all the way back to March. That's as far back as it goes, to the date when I installed Windows 10. (Laptop came with Windows 8 installed, I upgraded to 8.1 and then to 10.) This is in Hard Disk 0, which contains Drive C and several recovery drives.

The errors are mentioning ominous things such as "bad block", so the first thing I would like to do is actually see if the physical hard drive itself is failing. In looking at Settings, I see no indication that it is, it says the drive is healthy.

I've seen reference to software called CrystalDisk, but I would like to be assured of a safe download site for that, or is there other software someone here can recommend?


The first thing you should do is run CHKDSK on your drive.
Drive Error Checking in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Then you can download and install PassMark DiskCheckup, to see the values of the SMART attributes. Let it run for a bit so the numbers can settle in.

I've used Crystal Disk Info, and it's good, but it tends to install other garbage, so you have to be cautious.... Read more

Read other 13 answers

Hi Friends, each time I check my hard drive for errors, which I do once in a month, I see a message scrolling at the end of didk check.The message scrolls so fast that I can make neither head nor tail of it and in a moment, it is gone.
Is there any way to make the message stay in the screen for a longer time? Alternatively, where else in the computer this message is stored, so that I can see it properly.
Any help is welcome. Thanks.

A:message after checking drive c;\ for errors

Read other 7 answers

I have 512 RAM, 160 gig, 1.7 mhz, XP Home, PC-Cillin.
I partitioned my huge drive with Partition Magic into 4 lesser ones; one of my data only Drives, I Drive, is 40 gigs, keeps on being checked for errors each time I reboot.
The check takes all of ten seconds, but it is annoying. Each time I try to analyze what is wrong, it bounces me around. Partition Magic can't check it with its version of ScanDisk as it says Windows has it reserved for CheckDisk, and each time Windows runs it says there is nothing wrong with the drive. But, the next time I reboot, XP tells me that I Drive needs to be checked.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

Read other answers

The last couple of times I've booted up Windows 7, prior to launching the OS, It has felt the need to perform some sort of drive error checking task, and as far as I know, I haven't scheduled any 'checking for errors' type-tasks for my hard drive.

What's going on?

Thanks in advanced.

A:Windows 7 checking for drive errors on Boot

Probably checking because something is not right, with the system. Do a system image to a time prior to the problem. Don't have any early images, try system restore.

Read other 7 answers

I have win xp and I tried to do a disc check for bad sectors and it said restart the computer and it will go.. so when i restarted and it was about to check, it said "Cannot open volume for direct access ... disc check is finished" and booted up like normal. What gives?

A:[Solved] Having problems checking hard drive for errors

Read other 15 answers

Hey Guys, first time posting here so hopefully this can be cleared up easily. ( I have Windows 7 64xBits Home Premium and More info is under my profile.)

I have been getting random BSOD's for quite a while now and I am at my wits end. Sometimes it occurs right away, say when I open up Photoshop when I am deep into work, at other times it will be quite a while before it happens, in either case, I mostly get either "Error Memory Management" or "page_fault_in_nonpaged_area", and sometimes I get other cases similar to that or non listed. I have run Memory Checks when I restart my computer but it turns up nothing, however, I have run SFC Checks that have yielded some files that I cannot fix, and I posted those below. I don't know what causes it because it comes out of nowhere most of the time.

When I try doing a Restart and Error-Check the Drive, it will give me a Blue screen of death around 4% mark, which a while back did not happen. This happens every time I schedule a disk check and it will go on a loop like that for hours. I have looked a various threads but I feel a bit overwhelmed, any helped can be appreciated, thanks.

A:Random BSOD when working, Error-Checking Drive Failure, Windows 7

Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.*If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
*If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.*If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
*If this RAM stick has no errors and both sticks failed in slot#1, test RAM stick #1 in this slot.
4. If you find a stick that passes the test, test it in all the other motherboard ... Read more

Read other 2 answers

Is there a better hard disk error checker than the one included with Windows Vista?
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Checking HD for errors

Read other 7 answers

When a user logs into his computer and opens up his Outlook, he receives a message "Mailbox - username was not properly closed. Checking for errors" So it scans for 3-5 minutes and then proceeds to open and update emails in this mailbox.

FYI at the end of every day - the user exits out of Outlook File-Exit and not by clicking on the Red X. Our mail is retrieved from an Exchange Server and is Cached.

I also checked the settings on Symantec Client and made sure it wasn't set to scan on Accessed or modified (Create, Open, move, copy, or run).

Should I just uninstall and reinstall Outlook? Do a repair? or something else?
Please help...

A:Outlook 2003 Checking for errors.

Read other 10 answers

Hi guys!
Can someone recomend any good program to check hard drives for errors with? I would prefer win based programs, and not boot up programs and stuff...

A:Program for checking disc errors?

chkdsk, of course.

Read other 2 answers

I have I decided to run the sfc /scannow on my systems at home. They are Windows 7 Pro and Home 64-bit. But one of my systems came back with corrupted files; a Pro system.

Now the system does not exhibit any issues in the everyday work, but nonetheless errors. I tried looking at the log and I cannot make heads or tails of it other than there are some failures which I do not understand what they mean.

All the systems have the same Microsoft updates except this one system; this last October rounds had one missing while all my other systems had an update (which I will find out exactly which one).

Can someone see my log and see what's going on? I also attached a screenshot of the SFC error. Thanks

Read other answers

I was wondering what the best way to make sure your external drive is functioning as it should?

Also, how much damage is done if your drive loses power abruptly?

Also, why would someone want a larger drive that needs an additional power source compared to a portable drive?

A:Checking Drives for errors and difference between portable and large

Ok mate try one of the hard drive testing tools Seatools SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

plus the disk surface test with the Partition Wizard Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
click on the drive you want to test click on surface test and then Apply at the top it might take some time to do with a large drive though.

Personally I don't like large drives for this very reason ls it and you lose a lot.

The power source is self explanatory really it is probably because the power required via the USB connection is not adequate to run the drive.

As for data loss in a power outage well once it is up and running just go through the data and see for yourself.

Read other 1 answers

My Gateway NE56R is having bad problems involving BSOD, PXE-E61 and PXE-MOF error messages, system crashes and hangs. The trouble started a few days ago after I foolishly clinked on a spam email link that may have been malware/spyware bait. When I realized I may have downloaded a virus, I used my Windows Recovery Partition to delete my entire operating system and restore the computer to factory default settings. The BSOD/PXE crashes came back, though.

I am now wondering if the problem is that my hard drive is dying on me due to age (I bought the computer two years ago) or if malware/virus may have infected the system restore software that resides in the Windows Recovery Partition. I suspect the latter cause, because my computer has never been exposed to any trauma that would break moving parts. I've only been using the computer for two years. Either way, I'm not sure, though.


Is there any way I can run some tests to find out which is the problem here? I'm not a techie. I'd appreciate any advice offered.


Gateway NE56R
Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
Intel (R) Pentium (R) CUP B950 @ 2.10 Ghz 2.10 GHz
4.00 GB (3.84 GB available)
64 bit OS


1. BSOD - flashes for about two seconds on my screen; I never have time to read all the details before it closes. It says something like, "System shut down due to a problem."

2. When I try to restart the computer, I'm frequently blocked by PXE-E61 (meia test failure, check... Read more

Read other answers

For more on this BSOD (Crash), please refer to C Drive Missing in Windows 10 - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums.


A:BSOD: Possibly caused by Errors on Hard Drive. Not sure...

That link to the BSOD doesn't work. So I am uploading a new one.

Read other 2 answers

RAM is good for sure. It has been tested and also is an RMA return from Kingston.
Power supply is good.
The BSODs don't seem to be a driver issue, as they often refer to many different things and also the OS kernel, and happen quite randomly.

I have also noticed very subtle weird things like EXEs being "corrupt", cds that I've burned missing certain files, etc.

I suspected the hard drive and did a complete error-checking, yet I still get many BSODs (about once every few hours and the frequency seems to be increasing). Its almost unusable. The hard drive SMART detection doesnt show anything abnormal about the hard drive.

I want to know how I can narrow it down without swapping in a new hard drive. I have a feeling some path on the motherbaord is no good. But motherboard issues are worth dealing with just throw it away and get a new one heh.

Of course, it could be the sound card this whole time. It is a Creative... so... heh
I guess I will try to run on onbaord sound tonight and see if I get any BSODs.

Any help appreciated,

A:random BSOD errors. I know its either mobo or hard drive - how can I narrow it down?

but the weird corrupt files and suich wouldn't be explain by BSODs occurring from a sound card driver issue (at least I don't think), which is why I have narrowed it down to hard drive or motherboard.

I will try running in safe mode tonight, yet still that won't help me figure out between a motherboard and hard drive problem.

Read other 1 answers

I was wondering what the best way to make sure your external drive is functioning as it should?

Also, how much damage is done if your drive loses power abruptly?

Also, why would someone want a larger drive that needs an additional power source compared to a portable drive?

A:Checking Drives for errors and difference between portable and large external drives

Read other 6 answers

I have a few issues at the same time, related to WU:
1. Since I've installed some updates a few days ago I cant download more but I've seen before there should be some available. The WU shows constantly that updates are searched but nothing happens, no error appears. I see on Task Manager that svchost processes are increasing the memory consuming but nothing happens with WU.
2. Skype crashing almost every time when I try connect with anyone, the message says "access violation in module ieframe.dll". I've read that could be related with WU also.

- System Update Readiness Tool KB947821 installed
- SFC scan done, no errors/issues found
- Logs attached: https://we.tl/mIKKgqYqtY

Thank you

Read other answers

my laptop always perform the task checking drive c at the point of start up. any one has the solution to this kindly help.

A:checking drive c

If check disk is running every time you boot there is an issue with the hard drive or data corruption. Download a drive diagnostic from whoever makes the drive and run it to see if any errors are returned.

Read other 3 answers

I bought a used computer and the guy said that it had a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. It wont play dvd's though. Also I would like to check the write speeds ect. Is there some way I can get all these statistics with XP Pro.


A:Checking CD Drive

DVD player needs software installed.

Read other 3 answers

I am greeted by this message everytime I turn my PC on, it then does a check that takes around 30 seconds and has a lot of words .

Looks like it's fixing corrupt files or something simular, but this happens EVERY time I restart. I have tried shutting down, restarting, holding down the power button, pressing the reset button but I still get the same message every time.

It's really bugging me now as every time I see it I wonder how long the drive has left as I really cannot afford for it to fail on me.

If anyone has any suggestions, please post them.


A:Checking Drive D: For Consistency...


Read other 2 answers

can I check a hard drive taken from a 486 that was giving
a bad controller error at boot and put it in a running pentium 111 to find out if it is ok?It will be going in a pc running wind98se and is it best to keep the hard drives
on the same chain?

A:checking a hard drive

You could slave it in your PC now, and change it in your BIOS to boot off of it and see what happens.

Read other 1 answers

Gudday all
For various reasons I need to check the presence or absence of drives on my XP machine at any given time using a DOS batch file.
If the device is physically there it is ok but I have a removable drive noted in drive position G: (yet it is not present) that constantly throws up the same error and halts the batch file. See attachment.
I would like to be able to ignore this error (and others like it) and continue checking for other drive's existence.
Has anyone any experience in coding for such a task?

A:XP DOS - checking drive existence


Check out these sites:



- John

Read other 4 answers


My laptop recently froze completely even the trusty alt control delete would not work so I had to turn it off using the power button which I know is very naughty! However, now my laptop keeps showing a message after i switch it on saying it has to check my c drive because of a consistency error and if i want to stop it press any key. Now at first i left it but nothing at all happened, the second time i pressed the space bar to cancel the programme but nothing happened again it seems to freeze on me whatever i do. I have left it 'checking' my c drive for about 2 hours now but it does not even have a percentage bar to tell me how far it is completed. (which I have read other people have seen) I know I have a large C drive due to the Sims 2 and other games but I don't know whether I should just leave my laptop to it or if there is something else I should try. Please help! university student in desperate need of her laptop!!!

A:Solved: Consistency Checking on C Drive

Typically cutting the power doesn't cause a problem but in some cases the head can crash into the platter or the data that is currently being written fails to be wrote. If you run a chkdsk /r that should take care of the issue.

Read other 1 answers

I'm having issues w/ either my External USB HDD or Vista or my notebook and I can't figure out which.

I posted some time ago regaring my drive being randomly "disconnected" from my computer. I was told to run a USB update from Microsoft's website. That didn't help. Then I was told to update my motherboard and that didn't help either. So then I was told to just simply run Scan Disk. However, I'm having issues running it on my drive. I get the same problems in normal OR safe mode.

Here's what happens: I run Scan Disk and in a matter of seconds the status gets to "8436 file records processed" and it stops. I let it sit over night b/c I thought it might just take some time but nothing. So I stop it but when I try to start it again, it tells me "Windows was unable to complete the disk check" then "The disk check could not be performed because Windows cannot access the disk." And at that point the drive letter is still listed in Windows Explorer but the meter that shows capacity disappears and if I try to open the drive it tells me "M:\ is not accesible. Access is denied." (M is my external).

Then I have to pull out the USB cable and plug it back in so that Windows allows me access to the drive - however at this point it hangs every so often so I have to reboot anyway...

What should I do next??

Some time ago when I had an XP machine and a different external drive, everytime I tried to get the ... Read more

A:External Drive - Error Checking

Would you be interested in trying out a third party program for the time being?:
> http://hddguru.com/download/software/HDDScan/HDDScan_v28.zip

Read other 3 answers

Dear All!

when i start my desktop computer it always checking my F Drive for errors, i Have 2.3 GHZ, P4, and windows XP, SP3 is installed. I know i happend due to sudden shutdown of power. Can any body help me.

i realy appreciate StillAlive to solve my Multiple windows at startup problem. which i added this morning.
thank u all

A:Checking F Drive every time at start up

You seem to be having the same problem as this one:


Follow the instructions as posted by Jack Hackett in that post. Just change the drive letters in those steps from C: to F:

I hope this helps you with your problem. Let us know how this goes.

Read other 3 answers

Hi I'm using windows 7 and sometimes when I use Chrome or Explorer to visit Facebook, my pc will work for a while then become sluggish and then freeze. yesterday was a nightmare and I couldn't get the cursor to move or anything, so I had to reboot the tower. Now i am worried I may have damaged the hard drive, is there a free tool or something that can test whether the hard drive is wearing out etc?
Many thanks.

A:Checking heard drive health, how please?

Hard Drive Diagnostics:
Make sure you select the tool which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.
For Toshiba drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Read other 10 answers

Is there any (free) software out there that can check the health of my hard drive. I want to set up a dual boot system but I wanna check the physical integrity of my drives first. My secondary hard drive is a 4 year old 120 gb western digital. The reason I ask is that every once in a while, i hear small clicks which I think are coming from that hd. It hasnt happened in months but it has started up again today.

A:Checking for a healthy hard drive

Read other 6 answers

I have the sata drive installed but when trying to check for Sata 2 Speed I cannot find a way to verify I am getting the full 3 Gbit/s? I have used differant programs but none seem to give me a direct answer. Is there a way to verify the speed without disturbing the current data?

Thank You

A:Checking Sata Drive Speed

Hello Rockit,

You could use the program HD Tune as in the first post at the link below to see what you HDD's performance is. I would doubt that your HDD is actually using the full 3Gbit/s bandwidth of the SATA 2 port. That's just the maximum speed (bandwidth) that SATA 2 provides. You'll have to check the HDD's specs to see what it's read/write speeds actually are.

Show us your hard drive performance

Hope this helps,

Read other 4 answers


Hey I really need some help or some insight into this problem, I can hardly find anything about it online.

Asus u56e laptop, windows 7 64bit.

Whenever I open up itunes, or I open up winamp, or I open up any AUDIO/DISC related program, my CD drive makes a clunking noise, and checks to see if a disc is in there. The little CD symbol next to my mouse shows up, and then it stops.

This happens EVERY time i open winamp, and every time i open itunes.
Whats worse about itunes, is it checks the CD drive every 3-4 minutes while itunes is open. Its VERY annoying because when it does this, it freezes iTunes for a second or two.

It also does the disc-check, every time I wake up from sleep mode.
Ive had to stop using itunes complletely because of this.

Oh yea, and my DISC DRIVE IS EMPTY. There is NO disc in the drive ANY time this happens.

Please any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance!

A:How do I fix my DVD/CD drive from constantly checking for discs?

Does the drive work okay otherwise? Plays/burns discs, etc?

Read other 5 answers

I installed an additional hard drive (E on the pc. After few days, whenever I start and/ore reboot the pc, I get a

checking file system on E:
The type of file is NTFS.
Volume Label:
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.
You may cancel the disk check, but strongly recommended that you continue.
CHDisk is verifying files (stage 1 of 3).
This happens every single time and I think it needs to stop. The entire process takes about 10 seconds but that adds up on the loading time. I could not jot down the whole logs as it is so fast. Any one experience this?

OS: Windows XP Pro

A:Checking file system on E:drive

Read other 6 answers

I installed an additional hard drive (E on the pc. After few days, whenever I start and/ore reboot the pc, I get a

checking file system on E:
The type of file is NTFS.
Volume Label:
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency.
You may cancel the disk check, but strongly recommended that you continue.
CHDisk is verifying files (stage 1 of 3).
This happens every single time and I think it needs to stop. The entire process takes about 10 seconds but that adds up on the loading time. I could not jot down the whole logs as it is so fast. Any one experience this?

OS: Windows XP Pro

A:Checking file system on E:drive

Read other 6 answers

I removed the harddrive from my other XP Pro tower, its a Maxtor 100 gb PATA 133 HDD & would like to know how to hook it up to the tower I'm on now to possible remove some tunes & pictures.
Picture attached

A:Checking out a Maxtor hard drive

Well, you do the opposite of what you did on the XP tower.

1. Secure the the HDD in the HDD bay.
2. Connect the power and IDE cables to the HDD
3. Power up your PC and check the BIOS to see if your HDD is being detected.

BUT FIRST, you might want to check the jumper setting on the Maxtor, to make it a Slave drive.

If the HDD was the only (or primary) drive in the XP tower, chances are it is configured as the Master drive, which will of course cause a conflict in your current tower.

this guide shows the jumper settings for your HDD:

@mods: Had to double post because of the link-post count restriction.

Read other 9 answers

Hi my name is Peter I am new to this so please excuse any mistakes in posting this I might make. I have very recently built myself a new pc to game on. Once I put the system together and installed windows 10 almost immediately I got BSOD with a random error message. Every time I turn on the computer at some point within at most 20min I will get the BSOD with a diff error message. Sometimes I will get it as soon as the pc turns on and other times it will boot seemingly normally and I will use it for short period of time before getting the BSOD with a different error message. The pc is unusable in its current state and I am loosing it trying to figure out what to do.
PS: The first time I installed windows 10 i used a boot usb that my friend made me and when I gave it back I made my own from microsofts website to see if the boot device was the problem but even when i reinstalled windows the same problem happened. I have also tried using different hard drives (both regular not ssd) which did not solve anything.
Errors: (Memory management, System thread exception not handled, irql not less or equal, kernel security check failed, page fault in non page area, etc.)

PSS: Iv posted all of my components in my profile
Please someone HELP!!!!!

Read other answers

so, my third BSOD in as many weeks...

im thinking of taking up an easier hobby, like crochetting.

my extreme retardation of logical proccesses and general mechanical and mental incompetance aside my computer went to a BSOD after i attempted to do too many things at once while updating a sound driver...

said sound driver cause the computer to go to the dreaded blue screen with the following stop code and error:

STOP: 0X0000007E(0XC0000005,0XA8119E0E, 0XF89921FC, 0XF8991EF8)

RTKHDAUD.SYS address A8119E0E base at A8114000 date stamp 439944e5

the above RTKHDAUD.sys is of course, part of the realtek HD audio sound card i was installing on my computer, due to me attempting to reinstall the drivers to fix ANOTHER problem.

booted in safe mode, removed drivers, comp works fine but has no sound.

im gonna re-download the specified drivers from the manufacturers website and try reinstalling the drivers and chipsetted sound card, just needed some legend of a person to go through the minidump that was generated by lovely, fault tolerant windows.

A:Solved: BSOD: Minidump needs checking please

ok, reinstalling the drivers didnt work, i wasnt there to watch it so i dont know when it screwed up again. booted in safe mode, discovered installation hadnt even finished, finished it and attempted to apply drivers to sound card when i discovered the reason i THINK this is screwing up. when it got to a certain part of installing the sound card it said that RTKHDAUD.SYS was missing entirely. . .

so yeah, im gonna search and try and see if i can download that specific file somewhere, if someone can help that would be incredibly awsome

Read other 2 answers

I believe my computer blue-screened twice within the span of an hour, both times while checking e-mail. (It blue-screened at least once, but the screen spontaneously turned off twice.) This happened about a week ago too, and I think I was using MS Office at that time, so nothing particularly heavy.

I am not sure what might be happening, this computer is only about two weeks old. I have tried updating the drivers and have done all the Windows updates. I've attached the mini-dumps, so if somebody could look over those for me, that would be much appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: Hi, I had another blue screen while I was checking this forum actually, so that would make at least 2 today. I have updated the file.

A:BSOD while checking browser e-mail(?)

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Intel Rapid Storage is giving you some real problems. You need may need to update your Intel Rapid Storage driver as it may be out of date. Some recommend uninstalling Intel Rapid Storage, I'll ask one of our BSOD experts to provide you info on that.

fffff880`0baa3018 fffff880`04691158Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dump_iaStorA.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dump_iaStorA.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dump_iaStorA.sys
fffff880`0baa3020 fffffa80`0e1e4000
fffff880`0baa3028 00000000`00000008
fffff880`0baa3030 fffffa80`0e1e4078
fffff880`0baa3038 fffff880`04615d1a dump_iaStorA+0x8d1a
fffff880`0baa3040 fffffa80`0e1e4078
fffff880`0baa3048 fffff880`0468c8a0 dump_iaStorA+0x7f8a0
fffff880`0baa3050 fffff880`09924058
fffff880`0baa3058 fffffa80`0e1e40c0
fffff880`0baa3060 fffffa80`0e1e4078
fffff880`0baa3068 fffff880`04612ec4 dump_iaStorA+0x5ec4
fffff880`0baa3070 00000000`00000000
fffff880`0baa3078 fffff880`04682011 dump_iaStorA+0x75011
fffff880`0baa3080 00000000`00000000
fffff880`0baa3088 fffff880`0baa3558
fffff880`0baa3090 fffff880`0469fc48 dump_iaStorA+0x92c48
fffff880`0baa3098 fffff880`04688ebd dump_iaStorA+0x7bebd
fffff880`0baa30a0 fffff880`098bd700
fffff880`0baa30a8 fffff880`04685291 dump_iaStorA+0x78291
fffff880`0baa30b0 fffff880`0469fc48 dump_iaStorA+0x92c48
fffff880`0baa30b8 fffffa80`0e1e4078
fffff880`0baa30c0 ... Read more

Read other 3 answers

I was going to make a copy of my hard drive but first I would like to make sure that there is no malware infecting my computer.

The other day after Avast did a quick scan it found nothing wrong but said some files could not be scanned and gave this message.
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\Install\mpas-d_bd_1.147.471.0.exe     Error:The system can not find the path specified(3)
This has not happened since.  Also the recently a message popped up about something requesting something, all I saw was my internet service providers name and a string of characters, it was gone before I saw more.  I have not seen anything like this before.  The internet might be a bit slow too but it's hard to be sure.
I have done scans with Malwarebytes and Hitman pro as well as my AV Avast.  All come back clear.
Thanks for any help you can offer.  Here is the DDS log
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16521
Run by a at 16:15:10 on 2013-04-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.3894.2593 [GMT 10:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe... Read more

A:Checking for malware before copying hard drive.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Your DDS log is clean. Lets check further.Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note: Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltrat... Read more

Read other 5 answers

i'm using windows xp home.

ihave a WD 1 terrabyte external usb hard drive.

i 'think' it needs checking.

i do the usual tools check now thingy and tick both boxes and agree to having it done on the next reboot.
i reboot and it does bot get checked.
is there a command to make it be checked then and there?
if so what do i type in the box?

windows calls it F:


A:Disk checking a big external USB hard drive

Look closely at all the utilities on the Western Digital website... They can be helpful in testing and diagnoses.

Is the WD 1 TB a Green, Blue, or Black... The Green is known as having reliability problems and the Blue is not far behind.

Read other 30 answers

[font=Fixedsys]Hello, I have come across a new issue(s) that I am unable to figure out. I am hoping there is someone here to assist. A few days ago I was working on my computer online and everything was good. The next day, approx. 20 hrs, I turned my machine back on. I got sidetracked and when I came back a half hour later, instead of my XP screen and the normal start-up programs, there was a blue screen and a check going on. It said something like "checking disk and cannot read disk" and there was a counted number on each line. These lines of check info were from top to bottom of screen and had corresponding numbers. I tried to exit with a couple key strokes and combinations. I decided to let it go and it went on for 4-5 hours, or until the next morning sometime. Numbers went up to like 5K or more. When I got up the next day, it had come to a few new lines of info reading "replacing invalid security ID/ default security ID for file #s/ security verification complete/ correcting errors in master file table MFT Mirror/ correcting errors in attribute definition table/ correcting errors in the uppercase files/ replacing bad clusters in ligfile" it had frozen seemingly at that. I decided to turn off using the power button and holding it down. Which I do not like to do, but I was stuck. Everytime after I turned it on, XP takes awhile to start up, when it starts to load it stoppes and goes to the F: drive needs to be checked and has an option to escape check. I... Read more

A:Issues : Checking Disc / 2nd Drive Unformatted

Nobody knows what this is? I have to opt out of disk checking every time i turn on my computer unless I have 10 hrs to kill....which I dont. I also do not need to loose my valuble info on the 2nd drive that has apparerntly become unformatted. Anyone please help?!

Read other 11 answers

I have spybot search and destroy and adaware se. Im not sure if they are scanning my exteranal hd. How do I check?

A:How do I make sure my spybot is checking my external drive

With Ad-Aware SE you can go to Use custom scanning options > customize > select drives & folders to scan and set it to scan your external drive.

It doesn't look like Spybot has an option like that. Here's why http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=10232&highlight=external+drive

Read other 3 answers

i have a notebook, Toshiba that I recently had the LCD monitor screen and keyboard replaced under my extended warranty as both parts had flaws.
My notebook was purchased in May 2003 and the warranty expires May 2006 and it is with Toshiba itself.
It has been great dealing with them, bring in the notebook for a test and then the diagnosis is made and i take it back to work and bring it in to them when the parts are at the Warranty depot.
This replacement of the 2 aforementioned parts took 45 minutes and then I left with the notebook and it is working fine.

While there and the Tech was doing the work, I mentioned that I use Perfect Disk 7 to Defrag and that I now over the past few months have 110 Excess fragments in c:\$BadClus.$ and it is in the Meta data.
The tech said it may be the hard drive. My notebook was purchased in 2003 and has a 40 gig hard drive and 1.9 ghz, 512 RAM, Intel Pent 4, Mobile processor.

I have a Ghost Image on an external Western Digital Drive. The tech from Toshiba said to make sure my Ghost is uptodate as he will have to test it for corrupt files/bad drive and that will wipe the drive clean.

I was wondering if there is a tool UNLIKE Windows Chkdsk thatwould check thoroughly the surface of the drive and not attempt to fix it if there are problems which in the attempt to repair of course could corrupt my data.

I merely wanted to do a thorough surface check and see if there was a report that indicated that files were corrupted.
And most of all I did n... Read more

A:is there a tool for checking the thorough surface of a hard drive?

Read other 13 answers

Alright, so my problem is when I start up. It started last night when I turned my computer on and said ''Your computer will now run a Disk Check on Disk Drive C: To check for consistency, Press any key to stop disk check. It is highly recommended you continue." So I let it perform the check, it's done this before many times with different drives D: And all that. It worked fine so I just did it. Then as it the percentage goes up it stops at 62% And it stays there for about a whole min then I think my pc restarts, I'm not sure since it stays on but my screen goes black and the light turns orange (off or on standby) Then it restarts up again and goes through windows XP loading screen thing and all that again. And it keeps doing it over and over, I skipped it. But when I tried using any of my games or programs that were running on Drive C: the stuff on them was completly erased. For example, I have the sims 2 on my computer. I've had it on it for like 2 years now. Then when I try to go on it on the entrance all the towns are gone (There is usually 3 and a add a town on it) And some of my other programs like MSN Messenger, when I log on all my contacts and other stuff is gone. So I uninstalled all this stuff. Then retried, it does the same. So I use system backdate and restore, and it does the same.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Read other answers

I have an nVidia 570 SLI based motherboard and the SATA drivers seem to make all my drives show up as SCSI (or fibre channel in Everst), and as such I can't check the SMART status to get the temp. And since I've just got a new case and a third hard drive (which are all stacked quite close) I have no idea if the temps are within the ideal limits.

This worked fine in XP because the drives were showing up as IDE. Does anyone know of a way to check the temps in Vista with this board? Other than booting into something like UBCD...


Read other answers

My wife was having problems with her computer recently. Once windows was up she would get a hard drive error and it would shut down. We started it in safe mode and ran malwarebytes on it and it cleaned up a few things, but did not resolve the problem. With a friends help we found an executable file in the temp folder named "IJJGlTIlJx.exe" who advised us to delete the file. After deleting the file it is now booting up without hard drive errors, but when attempting to navigate to facebook, twitter, hotmail, youtube and some other sites it does not load the pages correctly.

I found another topic that someone had the same .exe file on their system, but am not sure if our issue relates to theirs or not.

I believe we have performed all steps for requesting help:
backed up data
enabled reply notification
disabled CD emulation software
run DDS
run GMER

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Sara at 19:23:55.55 on Sat 12/18/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor... Read more

A:Hard drive errors and critical errors

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

Read other 2 answers

Hello people, i have recently been having more BSOD's with my pc, i think to do with hard drive.

So i right clicked my C drive, went on tools, and did the error checking, checked both boxes, restarted, it did the chkdsk thing at startup. But then it still came on, the BSOD.

My PC (home built)
AMD Phenom x4 ii 955
Corsair cx430W psu
4GB 2x2 Corsair xms3 1333mhz ram
MSI 870a-G54 MOBO
HP w1907s monitor
Samsung spinpoint F3 500gb HDD
ATI radeon 6770 1gb GDDR5 graphics card
i dont really know what to do.
here is an image of the BSOD i have.
However you should know thats the first one i took a picture off, the other BSOD's that came after this i was only told of by family members, they didnt know what it was but they knew it was a BSOD. Whether it was the same one i dont know...

So what should i do. Thank you :)

A:BSOD still after running disk error checking

sorry i forgot to attatch the file stuff... sorry about that... im going to do that now..

ok i attatched all the stuff

Read other 6 answers

Ok, so my customer starting having BSOD's starting around 9/18. I finally was told that they were having BSOD's so they hadn't been writing down what error codes they had been receiving. I then tried to run malwarebytes which was already installed on the system. When I tried to run it, a BSOD would occur, I tried several times without success and kept getting the BSOD. Which lead me to think we had a virus issue.

When I came into the business, I decided to do a system restore back to before the BSOD's started to occur. I was able to restore back to 9/18 and then I was also able to finally run malwarebytes and it came up with no issues.

I also uninstalled Avast virus protection and installed Kaspersky IS 2010 to see if that would find anything. Nothing found. Ok. So I figured that just by setting back the registry to 9/18 everything was good. So I left and not but a day later BSOD's again.


So I've come back to fix the issue and tried doing a hijackthis, one line seems to show up that I can't seem to get rid of, not sure if it is a virus but I'm thinking that we don't have a virus but a hardware failure issue here.

I've taken out half the memory now and we've had another BSOD since I did that, so I'm eliminating the memory from the issue.

I updated all outdated drivers to newer drivers just in case that was one issue also and made a complete backup of the system.

The line in question on the hijackthis report was... Read more

A:BSOD issue and checking that there isn't any underlying issues

Also had different BSOD yesterday,


and on the 7th had
0x0000001A - Memory Management

Read other 1 answers

Hello all.

My computer was getting a lot of BSOD and sometimes it was impossible to inicialize it, so I sent it to a local computer store so they could see what the problem was. The repair guy said it was the OS wasn't working well, so he did a Win 7 re-install.

Now I have the computer at home and I did only install a few programs (thunderbird, openoffice, and a Star Wars game), but I keep getting several BSOD everytime I turn on the computer, apparently always refering to this missing file: ntoskrnl.exe. Basically, I turn on the computer, open Chrome or Thunderbird and a few minutes later I get the BSOD.

I see this is a common problem, I've looked up on this forum to see if any solution was similar to my case but I'm worried I can't solve this by myself.

I am not sure if this is really a missing file problem or maybe conflictuous drivers (I've already enabled driver verifier).

Would appreciate any help, thank you!

A:BSOD while checking email or googling - ntoskrnl.exe

Laptop and Computer Repairs, Virus Removal, Data Recovery, Call: 01579 208409 | KTechnology Solutions

Windows 7 users: Move to SP1 to continue receiving Microsoft support

Posted by admin on 16/02/2013
Posted in: Blog.
The end-of-support date for Microsoft?s Windows 7 ? without Service Pack 1 installed ? is quickly approaching.
Windows 7 RTM (release to manufacturing), with no service pack installed, will no longer be supported as of April 9, 2013, according to a February 14 post on the Microsoft Springboard Series blog. Support for specific Windows releases ends 24 months after the release of a new Service Pack, and Windows 7 SP1 was released in February 2011.
Windows 7 SP1 mainstream (free) support continues until January 13, 2015. Extended (paid) support for Windows 7 SP1 is available until January 14, 2020. (Microsoft continues to provide security updates for free during the Extended support phase of a product.)
The Springboard blog included this chart to explain the differences between Mainstream and Extended support:
As far as we know, Microsoft has no plans to release a second service pack for Windows 7. Many of us Microsoft watchers have asked the company about this but received no comment. Microsoft is believed to be moving to a new model, via which it delivers annual refreshes of Windows, rather than big-bang releases once every three years or so, with service packs delivered in the interim.
The new model will likely change policies for some IT shops that have wai... Read more

Read other 9 answers