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Windows 7: Hard disc causing crashes?


31 Dec 2011   #1
annapolitan

 
Hard disc causing crashes?

I have had multiple instances of browsers not responding - white screen - both IE and Firefox. I check my event log and found two consistent errors: bonjour service and disk issues. First, should I uninstall bonjour? Second, is this suggesting that my hard drive is dying and needs replacing? the error messages are:
1) The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3.
2) The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.


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31 Dec 2011   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Yes, you can uninstall Bonjour, but you won't be able to discover other itunes libraries on other systems broadcasted around you. Can also reinstall iTunes if you want to keep it

Defragment your harddrive see if it can make it. Then check your disk for errors and automatically fix them and recovery of bad sectors:
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03 Jan 2012   #3
annapolitan

 

Thanks Dusty - I uninstalled Bonjour, I defragged my hard drive, and I checked the disk for errors. It indeed found several and attempted to automatically fix them and recover bad sectors. I think the crashes are happening LESS, but are still occurring. Is it possible a second round of disk-checking is warranted? Or could there be a potential additional issue that I need to address?
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03 Jan 2012   #4
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

DO these tutorials: fix system file errors & startup repair

after that, my guess would the the HDD is going bad. Someone else may have to confirm that. You might try the disk check again, and before it starts, I think there are options for more advanced checking.

This is the wrong section for this post, as it should have been created in the crashes section, but read this and post what it tells you here anyway, and we'll see what we can find: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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03 Jan 2012   #5
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Download Speedfan and use it's built-in smart monitoring to check your hard drive's health.

Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

Run the online analysis:


It will bring up a web page about your drive's overall health including specific breakdowns of what areas your drive is doing poorly in:
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04 Jan 2012   #6
annapolitan

 
Browser crashes

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
DO these tutorials: fix system file errors & startup repair

after that, my guess would the the HDD is going bad. Someone else may have to confirm that. You might try the disk check again, and before it starts, I think there are options for more advanced checking.

This is the wrong section for this post, as it should have been created in the crashes section, but read this and post what it tells you here anyway, and we'll see what we can find: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
Dusty,
Thanks for the further tips - we'll see what happens. Sorry for posting in the wrong section. I started this as a BROWSER issue, since crashes are mainly happening while surfing the internet, and it has morphed into a possible hard drive issue.
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