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Windows 7: 23 simultaneous RAID drivers; which are necessary for system stability

02 Feb 2014   #1
silentbob2002

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
23 simultaneous RAID drivers; which are necessary for system stability

Hi,

I'm trying to figure out which of these, if any, need to be checked (set to autorun on boot).

Please note that I am not even configured for RAID.. I just upgraded to 2x SSDs in my laptop.

My computer seems to be working better since I unchecked all these , except when it forgets what it's supposed to be doing. For example, I'll open my music folder, and it will show 0 items. When I check the folder properties, it says everything is there (xxxx files, xx GB). Or sometimes when I try to play an .mp3, it loads VLC, but won't play anything. I click the play button, but nothing happens. The mouse is still responsive, and I can still click on other things (open the calculator, for example). But 1 out of every 100 or so mouse clicks, and the computer doesn't register the command I just gave it. During this period, task manager always shows CPU usage very low, 0 to 2% (it's not as if it's freezing up because another process is taking up the CPU).

I have a feeling that I unchecked a box or two that are needed for system stability. ..Or do these issues sound like one of the new SSDs could be faulty? Your comments are appreciated.

Thanks




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25 Feb 2014   #2
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you still need assistance with this issue?
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01 Mar 2014   #3
silentbob2002

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

YES, please!

What I know so far, is if I re-enable all these, my computer takes a long time to startup and shut down. CPU usage (after everything is loaded) hovers around 30-33%. Available / free RAM is around 3 (of 8 GB).

When I disable all of them , my computer boots and shuts down extremely fast. CPU usage after boot hovers around 0-4 %. Available / free RAM boosts to almost 7 (of 8 GB).

There is no doubt in my mind that having these disabled is beneficial, except for when my computer forgets what its doing. Explorer itself doesn't seem to freeze up, it's always the programs within it. Sometimes it's Mozilla, sometimes VLC, sometimes the calculator.. When this happens , the CPU usage goes to 0%, as if the computer is finished loading. The system idle is at 99%.

When I go into a folder, sometimes it says all the files are there (under properties), but nothing will show up. The green progress bar at the top shows me that Windows is searching the folder for files. If I wait long periods of time, sometimes up to 20 minutes, everything finally shows up. Should I be concerned about losing data? The new SSDs I put in the laptop are Samsung 840 Pros, although they are only configured for SATA 2 on this laptop. Any information you have is appreciated..
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01 Mar 2014   #4
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you are not using RAID, I do not know of a reason to engage those Services.
1. Can you preform the Error-checking on your drives to insure the drives are in good condition.
2. Please post an image of your Device Manager.

Thanks
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01 Mar 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The only driver I see you might want is the one for WinTV, if you use it, otherwise none are needed as Gandalf said.

Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Do you have Indexing enabled?
Try this to see if your files become visible.
Index - Rebuild
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01 Mar 2014   #6
silentbob2002

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here is the CHKDSK log for both drives

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
179456 file records processed. File verification completed.
54 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
224242 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
179456 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 361 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 361 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 361 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
22394 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
34841208 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
179440 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
30323481 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

233857023 KB total disk space.
112186564 KB in 124639 files.
89380 KB in 22395 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
287151 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
121293928 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
58464255 total allocation units on disk.
30323482 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 bd 02 00 66 3e 02 00 03 51 04 00 00 00 00 00 ....f>...Q......
29 01 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 )...,...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................


Checking file system on D:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is DATA.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
164352 file records processed. File verification completed.
889 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 0 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
171218 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
164352 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 54 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 54 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 54 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
3434 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35255240 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
164336 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
4925796 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

244196351 KB total disk space.
224187740 KB in 56860 files.
32896 KB in 3435 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
272531 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
19703184 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
61049087 total allocation units on disk.
4925796 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 82 02 00 93 eb 00 00 48 a9 01 00 00 00 00 00 ........H.......
13 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .H..............
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................


Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

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I don't use indexing. It is disabled, along with Windows Search. I use a third party program to search for files.

Thanks for your help with this.


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01 Mar 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you run the Rebuild Index?

Your C:\ drive should be in the slot so it is listed as Disk 0. You may have to set the BIOS to reflect this change.
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01 Mar 2014   #8
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Let's try the easiest fix. Click on each of the Other devices and delete them with the keyboard delete key.
Now reboot. Recheck the Device Manager. Is there a change to the Device Manager?
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02 Mar 2014   #9
silentbob2002

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oddly enough, when I ran diskmgmt.msc a second time, it showed the C drive as being Disk 0 (see photo). Upon rebooting a couple of times, and loading diskmgmt.msc again, it then showed drive D as Drive 0. It appears as though C and D keep switching places as Drive 1 and Drive 0.

The BIOS is really simple, the boot order is set properly (Notebook Internal Hard Drive first, then Internal CD-ROM, etc). There isn't much more to change other than system date/time and enabling/disabling a few unrelated things.

Also, upon deleting those entries in the device manager and restarting, they showed up again, but now with yellow !'s next to them (see photo #2). I believe at least one of them to be the TV Tuner card, which I don't use.

Thanks again


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02 Mar 2014   #10
Gandalf

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

  1. Click the Start Orb, type msinfo32 in the search box. Hit Enter
  2. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
  3. Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
  4. If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
  5. On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell us so.
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