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Windows 7: Random BSOD in WIndows 7 Kernel-Power Event ID 41

08 Dec 2014   #91
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

My only thoughts are that the damaged drive, even though it says it was repaired, some of the data was damaged in the process and/or there is corrupted files on the drive. Therefore the clone nor the imaging can read it in order to copy it.
That's my opinion. Am I correct that you have no problems with Windows 7 but are having issues with XP? Please refresh my memory. As I recall, you are doing music editing and need XP. For that reason, you need the XP OS. You have pretty much ruled out a VM or upgrading you windows to run XP Mode. Windows 7 'should' be capable of running an X86 program. If you will look in your Windows 7 main drive you will see Program Files and Program Files X86. Program files is for X64 programs and Program Files X86 is for X86 Programs. The real question is is the program you use Windows 7 compatible? I suspect not, but you could check. I further believe that at least part of your problem is that your sata controller is in Raid mode. If your Windows 7 has iaStor (Intel Rapid Storage controller) installed, it would boot if you changed the BIOS to AHCI mode. I have no earthly idea what XP would do.

I also may be wrong, but I think you have been slightly confused, to a degree. When you run sfc /scannow, if you run it from the Windows 7 OS, it is only checking the Windows 7 OS. It does not even look at the XP drive. Whatever you do in Windows 7 has nothing to do with Windows 7, conversely, whatever you do in the XP OS has nothing to do with Windows 7. The only caveat to that is the imaging and cloning. You can for instance clone any drive on your computer from Windows 7, if it happens to be XP, that makes no difference just so long as it can read what is on the XP drive. It appears that it cannot, which leads me to believe that the XP drive is damaged beyond repair.


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08 Dec 2014   #92
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I would like to say one other thing. When you test a drive and the diagnostic program says I found a damaged sector but repaired it. It did not repair it. What it does, to the best of my understanding, is tell the controller board, this particular sector is damaged, so do not write any data there. That is what it calls repaired. Still, any data that was in that damaged sector still cannot be read in most circumstances. Further, what happens in most cases, is that damaged sector continues to grow and get larger and larger without the controller board knowing it, unless you run and fail another diagnostic test. Then it repeats the process of 'repairing' it, but just tells the controller a larger area is damaged. This will usually continue until the damaged area becomes so large, the hard drive cannot function any longer. I hope I explained that right.
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08 Dec 2014   #93
DrillHead

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (retail) and Windows XP SP3 dual boot config
 
 

Very helpful indeed and thank you for responding so quickly. You recalled pretty much everything right.

While I continued to work on it today (I had the day off from work) I thought of a few of these things you mentioned. I was nearly resolved to just image the damaged drive and then restore from Win PE to see if that would work. But I decided to take one last effort with the program I had intended to use initially: AOMEI Partition assistant. Remember me asking you about "sector by sector" copying?

Well that worked perfectly on the first try. I then remove the failing drive, changed my boot sequence to the fresh new drive and voila! It booted just like it was the old drive. I had to change some drive letters around to match my old set up and re adjust the location of my swap file in XP and everything is working great.

Now I will use the extra 1 TB space to fully image my windows 7 drive. I will then reset my XP install to image to the additional 1 TB drive from my warranty claim and should be good to go for the moment. Planning an additional external drive for redundancy in the very near future...
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08 Dec 2014   #94
DrillHead

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (retail) and Windows XP SP3 dual boot config
 
 

Your first advice was the best advice about the drive reporting bad sectors and eventually failing.

I am very glad I took action. The data I nearly lost was irreplaceable.

You have my sincere gratitude.
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08 Dec 2014   #95
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm very happy you have it running well and everything worked out for you. If I was able to help you along in some small way, you are most welcome. But, it was you who did all the work. Unless your failing drive has completely failed, I would wipe it as clean as possible before sending it back, after copying my data off. Yes, I'm a little Paranoid, I guess. At any rate, I'm glad you are computing the way you like to. If there is ever anything else we can do to help, feel free to call on me or anyone else here.
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09 Dec 2014   #96
DrillHead

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (retail) and Windows XP SP3 dual boot config
 
 

Yes I plan to wipe it several times at least. A little paranoia is healthy methinks.

I do have one more question. When imaging Windows 7, I'm doing so from within Windows 7 assuming if I need to restore I will use Win PE to do so. Should I also be in XP when imaging XP? Or can I makes the image while in 7 and still restore a bootable XP drive from Win PE if needed?
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09 Dec 2014   #97
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You ned to create a bootable rescue disk from whichever imaging program you are using. I think that will work better. You can try it from within 7 or XP, I am sure they are set up to do it, most are. What it will usually do is tell you to reboot and restore the image during reboot. if I understand what you are doing, it cannot restore an image while the disk is in use, so whether within Windows doing it during reboot or form a bootable rescue disk, it is still doing it while not in use.
If you like, I can get the person, WHS, who wrote the tutorials on Macrium to come and answer your questions. He will be happy to do so, if he is available.
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09 Dec 2014   #98
DrillHead

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (retail) and Windows XP SP3 dual boot config
 
 

I understand that the restore process happens from the rescue disk. I'm asking about the actual imaging of my XP drive (2 partitions). Should I image that drive from within XP or is it okay to image it while in 7 and then restoring from the rescue disk and have the drive still boot the way it does now?
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09 Dec 2014   #99
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Well, I don't know what Imaging program you are using. But, I use Macrium and Paragon and you can make the image from within the Operating System. As I understand it, I believe you can restore from within the OS too, but I believe the odds are better of a good restore if done from the rescue disk. But, I always make the image from within the OS. I use several OS's, I always image them from within Windows 7, mainly because 7 is my main OS. But, I don't think which OS you image them from matters, but you can also image them from the rescue disk, if you wanted. So, in case I wasn't clear. I make the image from within the Operating System. I restore the image from the rescue disk or Win PE environment.
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10 Dec 2014   #100
DrillHead

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (retail) and Windows XP SP3 dual boot config
 
 

Okay. I understand.

Can I image 2 partitions as part of the same image? I want to image my C:/ and F:/ partitions (the only 2 partitions on my XP drive) to the same backup image and restore them both together as needed. C:/ = OS F:/ = Apps

Is that even possible?
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