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Windows 7: Supposed HDD errors appearing in Event Viewer.

16 Sep 2011   #1

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Supposed HDD errors appearing in Event Viewer.

Hi guys,

I just noticed while popping in the Event Viewer that I keep getting these errors about my Hard Drive. It always goes along the line of 'The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.' I keep getting these errors almost daily in the Event Viewer. I have posted the Event Viewer log if you would like to see the full log (It seems I can't upload .evtx files, so I compressed it into a .zip file). HDD Error.zip

Help would be appreciated.

Slasher



My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

I get those every time I plug-in a USB flash drive or hard disk. I think it has something to do with VirtualCD; I just ignore them. Do you have a VCD e.g. Daemon Tools running? Times coincide with USB stuff?

If you want you can tell Windows to pop a message every time you get an error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Hi guys,

I just noticed while popping in the Event Viewer that I keep getting these errors about my Hard Drive. It always goes along the line of 'The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.' I keep getting these errors almost daily in the Event Viewer. I have posted the Event Viewer log if you would like to see the full log (It seems I can't upload .evtx files, so I compressed it into a .zip file). Attachment 175602

Help would be appreciated.

Slasher
How old is the computer?

If you want, go into the BIOS and usually you have a HDD check utility in there. See if it shows anything.

Other than that, see if there are any updated drivers for your HDD.
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16 Sep 2011   #4

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@maxseven - Yes I use WinCDEmu, but that is not the cause of the problem. How would I find out if the problem is from plugging in USB HDD's?

@motc7 - It's a December 2009 HP laptop (check the system specs). The BIOS is a restricted one... And there are no drivers for the HDD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
How would I find out if the problem is from plugging in USB HDD's?
Simply look at the clock, plug in a drive, and open-up Event Viewer and look for the error. Or have it open already and hit Refresh. Try this with any of the gizmos you plug-in to your USB port.

BTW "Harddisk1" should correspond to whatever Disk Management shows you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2011   #6

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok fine then, I've narrowed down the problem to one of the External Hard Drives I have plugged in. What can I do next to fix this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

But, how do you know anything is broken? AFAICT it's related to your virtual drive and there's no way to avoid the error. If you don't believe me, uninstall the WinCDEmu software and see if the problem goes away.

If there is a "fix", I'd like to know about it too. But until then I just ignore it as it isn't hurting anything.
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17 Sep 2011   #8

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Dude, I already told you, its not my virtual drive. The Event Viewer kept pointing to Disk1, which is one of my external Hard Drives in the Disk Management (Disk 0 is my laptop HDD). My Virtual Drive does not run at all unless I tell it to do so. If something wasn't wrong, this would not be showing up as an Error under Event Viewer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2011   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

I would download the diagnostic program from the manufacturer of your external. It should be able to tell you if there are problems with the external.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2011   #10

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

It's a Transcend StoreJet... I couldn't find a diagnostic program for it on the website.
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