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Windows 7: 4th master hard disk error, press f1 to continue

05 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
4th master hard disk error, press f1 to continue

Hi, i had my PC running XP fine, no problems that im aware of. i partitioned the hdd and installed Windows 7 x64 on second partition and now every now and then the PC reboots and displays the error;

4th master hard disk error, press f1 to continue

any help would be great, let me know if anymore info is needed.

Thanks,

D.

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05 May 2010   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

That is a BIOS error, check your PSU.
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05 May 2010   #3

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Smells like a failing HDD, start your backups...

zzz2496

Ps. Use "SpeedFan", check the disk's S.M.A.R.T status, see if it's indeed dying...
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06 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

thanks guys, i will check out SpeedFan.
Dont know if this is a vital piece of info i missed but i only have 3 HDD's in my machine?
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19 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
That is a BIOS error, check your PSU.
Could you advise what i should be checking in the bios please, if it helps i haven asus P5Q Pro Turbo.
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07 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

DxxS, I'm getting the exact same error as you after going from Windows 7 32bit to 64bit. Did you figure out what was going on? Did you update a driver? maybe firmware? update your bios?
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11 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Im not completely over the problem yet, it still does it every now and then but not nearly as often, to be honest im not sure what has caused the improvement, i ran the windows memory diagnostics which found no errors, done some basic maintenance(defrags, clean ups etc), i was having issues with werfault.exe which i have now disabled, also stopped many startup apps, the last two things seem to have made a fair contribution to system stability somehow. if it continues i will try updating bios, i dont really want to but may have to, will also try rebuilding at some point.
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12 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

DxxS: After I wrote my original post 4 days ago, I went to the MSI website to see if there were any firmware or bios upgrades for my MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital motherboard.

There was a bios upgrade. I ran it and the system has not crashed since! My machine was crashing every 2 to 3 days so I just barely made it past that. I hope this really fixed it. If it crashes, I'll report back to you.
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12 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, ill have a go at a bios update and see what happens.
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