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Windows 7: I just got the BSOD! Please help.

15 Jul 2015   #11
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Ok so I finally got round to running this diagnostic program, been really busy. It hasn't BSOD's since this time, but it just locks up all the time. I'm fed up with it. Trying to back up and orgaqnise my data, lots of datas and I'm going through some photoshop work, opening large jpg files in windows photo viewer and this hasn't worked well for some time. Large files >50MB (which my computer should be easily able to cope with!) just lock everything up, thumbnails take ages to sharpen as well.

It really is quite unworkable, so I need to get to the botom of this.

Anyway I ran Short Drive Self Test, Short Generic Test and Long Generic Test and it failed on Long Generic. Stopped at 6% and just said failed. So I'm not sure what to do next.

Is this repairable?

I'm planning on reinstalling everything from the disk image again, and getting rid of some stuff, mainly Steam games. What's the best thing to do from here, and is my HDD broke?


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15 Jul 2015   #12
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
Is this repairable?
About repairability, as far as I know, Seatools can repair Seagate and Maxtor brand discs only. Unfortunately I am not aware (that definitely does not mean it is really not there, it only refers to my lack of knowledge) of any way that can repair Hitachi discs. So I will not be able to help you with the repair.



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...... it failed on Long Generic. Stopped at 6% and just said failed. So I'm not sure what to do next.
If I have been in your place, I would have replaced the hard disc in this situation.
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15 Jul 2015   #13
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Replacing isn't an option right now, although I could run it from an ext drive. I'd also like to replace the fan but these machines are welded shut.

I don't understand what needs repaired, is it not something that a full system reinstall would solve?
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15 Jul 2015   #14
Arc

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The disc fails because of bad sectors mostly, and some other reasons. Those may be attempted to repair, but the attempts cannot guarantee for a repair.

Usually formatting cannot do the job. But who knows what will happen there for you. You may give it a go as you want.

If not repaired and/or not replaced, the BSODs (and some other issues, which will increase gradually over time) are supposed to continue.
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15 Jul 2015   #15
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Is there no way to just segregate the bad sectors? What if I defrag it would that not identify bad sectors and leave them data free?

I don't understand why this can cause the BSOD, would it not cause some of my date to be corrupted? So far I have seen no evidence of that, just a slow performance. It's been like this for the past year and a half, for two years this thing ran seamlessly then one day I inadvertently download some malware from some free software and it's been like this ever since.

I had the same thing with my old macbook for years, nothing but problems and coudl never get to the bottom of it, it now looks like the same thing is happening with this. Computer seriously do my head in.

And the fan as well is so noisy, especially when gaming or sometimes it'l just go nuts, sounds like a hoover. Had the same thing with my mac for years, incessantly noisy fan.

Another constant problem is shutting down and restarting, there are always processes running in the background and I have to force them to shut down or else it takes ages.

I reran the WEI and it dropped down 0.1 on graphics and gaming graphics.
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15 Jul 2015   #16
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Think you could be right and I might have to consider the possibility of buying a new HDD, or whatever it is wrong with this thing. Once I've organised and backup up all my data and attended my first therapy session on how to overcome data hoarding, I'm going to reinstall it from the recovery disk and take it from there.

Any kind of serious work I do on it design or photography basically goes along the lines of an hours work, or less before it just locks up and I have to turn it off at the power. It's not like the fan is going mental and it slows down because there is so much data running the processor (8 core i7 by the way) it just goes silent and nothing happens, it just locks up and wont work.

I can't deal with this problem anymore I had it for years on my mac, and if there's one thing that turns me into the incredible hulk it's staring at a computer waiting for it respond when I've got a thousands ideas flowing through my head and I want to get them done.

Maybe someone will kindly point me in the right direction of possibly running it off an external drive, or a USB or card?

This machine was an ex display model, got a good deal on it but maybe not if the price to pay is hardware failing after 3 years, I don't know how long they keep them on display for.
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15 Jul 2015   #17
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

That said, a restart always sorts it out and it is only after I churn so much data through it, photos or whatever that it slows down so that would suggest to me it's a software issue? I'm hoping Win 10 fixes some of these issues. I don't know if I trust that diagnostic program, I mean I am not ruling the possibility that it might get it wrong some of the time.
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16 Jul 2015   #18
Arc

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I have nothing more to say than that I have already said. Rest is on you.
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13 Jan 2016   #19
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

An update just completely messed up my system last night, and I have spent the day factory reseting my machine. Been meaning to get round to this for ages.

I just ran the seatools for windows long generic test on my HDD and it has just reached 10%, whereas before it was failing at 6% all the time, so I'm about to find out if my HDD really is failing.
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15 Jan 2016   #20
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
Is this repairable?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by STU9000 View Post
...... it failed on Long Generic. Stopped at 6% and just said failed. So I'm not sure what to do next.
If I have been in your place, I would have replaced the hard disc in this situation.
Just as well I didn't go down that road then because I don't think that was the cause of the problem. I just finally got round to reinstalling everything from a factory reset and my computer is working fine, no more noisy fan, large files opening up faster in photo viewer, no more locking up, no more (not responding) and it passes the long generic test now.

So yeah, no disrespect but that was lousy advice, I very nearly spent 50 on a new disk drive and opened this thing up and replaced the old one when in fact it wasn't necessary at all.
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