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Windows 7: Repeated BSOD on Seatools scan

09 Oct 2013   #1
stuart569

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Repeated BSOD on Seatools scan

Hi

I have been getting the attached BSOD almost daily recently. I tried to run a scan with Seatools (Long Generic) but I get the BSOD each time i try. I'm guessing its a hard drive fault. Any help would be greatly appreciated Attachment 289004t

Here is a copy of Hard Drive Information from Seatools.Attachment 289006

Stuart


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09 Oct 2013   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi stuart569.

The latest BSOD , a stop 0xF4 is supposed to be a storage related issue, and rightly you should try seatools long generic with the repair option; using Seatools for DOS.

The problem is your Storage controller is set to AHCI mode (Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller / c:\windows\system32\drivers\msahci.sys), and Seatools for DOS cannot recognize a AHCI disc.

Boot into BIOS. Set the storage controllers to IDE/SATA mode and try Seatools for DOS again. Let us know what happened there.

After the disc check is complete, boot into the BIOS again and set the storage controllers back to AHCI again ... otherwise Windows will refuse to boot.

On another note, the BSOD of 16/09 was caused by the wireless network adapter driver, which is extremely outdated. Update it from Drivers for Atheros AR9285 and Windows 7

Let us know the results.
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11 Oct 2013   #3
stuart569

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi

Thanks for that. I've downloaded the updated driver and I am currently making a bootable USB of Seatools DOS. I'll run it over night and let you know the results in the morning.

Stuart
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11 Oct 2013   #4
stuart569

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
No Bios Setting for ADI/SATA

There is no option to change the storage controller in my BIOS settings....?

Stuart
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11 Oct 2013   #5
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Can you please post a picture of your BIOS and where you've looked?
I want to see whether it's those toy BIOS that doesn't give any control over practically anything.
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11 Oct 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

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After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
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12 Oct 2013   #7
stuart569

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have updated my system details. Attached are pictures of Seatools results and all my BIOS screens. I believe it is the toy version. I used the repair function on Seatools DOS after he scan. Not sure if this will have solved my issues though as you said it doesn't recognise AHCI?

Stuart

Attachment 289345
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12 Oct 2013   #8
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

What I see is that you do have a limited set of controls in that BIOS.
What I also see is that Seatools has attempted to repair some bad sectors, I personally don't believe in it's
effectiveness , if the deterioration has started what will prevent it to continue, just my take on it.
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14 Oct 2013   #9
stuart569

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

So do you think the hard drive is on it's last legs? It seems strange as the original HD did the same. BSOD as well as random No Operating System Found errors.
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14 Oct 2013   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

From your pictures it looks like you have External boot device set as the first boot option. That may cause No Operating System Found if no device is connected that is bootable.

A HDD repair finds bad sectors and attempts to read the data they contain and rewrites it to good sectors. All drives have a portion set aside for this. If the space is full no more repairs can be made. The bad sectors are then marked as unusable so no more writes will be attempted to them. The drive's controller does this.

Have you dropped or otherwise caused the drives to meet some hard shocks? It is odd two drives have the same problems.
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