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Windows 7: HD Error Msg., And Windows Explorer Restarts

12 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
HD Error Msg., And Windows Explorer Restarts


Few weeks old HP PC, Windows7 Home Premium, 64 Bit

Still fighting my problem with Windows Explorer shutting down periodically,
every 1/2 to 1 hour, fixing itself, and restarting. Really annoying to say the least, as the re-starts wipe out a few of the icons in the notification area of the Taskbar at bottom. Takes about a minute or so for the"re-fixing" to be accomplished.

Anyway, some of the error msgs in the Event Log had ATI mentioned.
Thought this might be a problem with my ATI graphics card.
There are two Users on PC, and the other user says he never, ever, gets any of these error messages, so it's hard to see that it's a graphic card problem, as the card, I would think, is active irrespective of the user. True ?

This morning the error message were different.

It said: "the Device detected a Controller error on\Device\Harddisk5\DR5"
I will past the error descr. below.

Is this my main PC HD ? I only have one.
But I do use External HD's for backups.

Think the HD is about to quit ?

Have so many error msgs, that I was wondering if there is any way of opening my Event Log (viewer) to all on-line so you experts can have a peek at it? Other than posting one or two descriptions here, posting them all doesn't seem practical.
Any suggestions ?

BTW: Between these error messages and re-starts of Window Explorer, the PC seems to work just fine. No other problems.

Thanks for all the help, really appreciatge it, Bob

Here the HD error message:

BODY{font:x-small 'Verdana';margin-right:1.5em} .c{cursor:hand} .b{color:red;font-family:'Courier New';font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none} .e{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .k{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .t{color:#990000} .xt{color:#990099} .ns{color:red} .dt{color:green} .m{color:blue} .tx{font-weight:bold} .db{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;border-left:1px solid #CCCCCC;font:small Courier} .di{font:small Courier} .d{color:blue} .pi{color:blue} .cb{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;font:small Courier;color:#888888} .ci{font:small Courier;color:#888888} PRE{margin:0px;display:inline} - <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Disk" />

<EventID Qualifiers="49156">11</EventID>




<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-11T19:48:46.365721500Z" />




<Security />


- <EventData>

<Binary>0E04800001000000000000000B0004C003010000000000000000000000082D00000000000000000029B709000000 0000FFFFFFFF060000005800000000000000FF0006120C000010000000003C0000000000000000000000002D100980FAFFFF 000000000000000080D2320980FAFFFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>



My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2009   #2

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

If the machine is only a few weeks old i would be exercising the Warranty...
Trying to fix it yourself may Void this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600

I second that Patio...just out of box failure. Take it back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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