I recently bought at last a larger HDD, with the aim of replacing my old 250GB with a 3TB for my data, keeping my system, apps and docs on my 500GB. Currently as I've not yet transferred my 250GB disk across I've got 3 discs in my system.
The problem is when I try and copy my data across I get after a while source not found errors, soon followed by a system crash. the system, on the following reboot then comes up with terrifying message of "No Operating System Found". The reboot after it boots up correctly, with windows confirming if you want to use safe mode or not, etc. While I'm generally very familiar with computers and their architecture, I admit I know a lot less about hard drives and drivers
compared to CPU and memory architectures. I'm surprised that this is causing problems with both my 250GB disk and with my system disk, unless it is related to the IO bus itself. All in all I need someone more experience in this corner to help me figure it out. The error is as follows:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
I've also attached the minidump. Sys details as follows:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (and usual updates)
Mobo: ASUS P5Q3 Duluxe dual onboard WiFi
Bios: 2105 (26 April 2009)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
RAM: 8GB Corsair something (it's compatible and has worked for 1.5 years), DDR3 1333
GFX: Sapphire HD4870 Toxic 1GB
PSU: SilverStone Strider Gold 1000W (note: also brand new and changed recently)
SATA1: Western Digital WD5001ABYS
SATA2: Maxtor 6L250S0
SATA3: Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 (Brand new, suspected)
SATA4: DVD drive (Previously SATA 3)
SATA5: DVD drive (Previously SATA 4)
I can provide Channel / Location / partitioning info if needed Things I also think are of relevance:
- My cooling (I've seen this error related to many things, overheat included.
I recently migrated my pc to a new case. my pair of 120mm fans (front inlet, rear exhaust) upgraded to a pair of 200mm (front inlet, top exhaust) and I've cleaned my pc and upgrade my CPU heatsink. Everything seems ice cold, but I was concerned that there is now less cooling around my HDDs, an there are 3 rather than 2 with a gap between. It is possible that the new airflow pattern is not as optimal for the chipset and bridge cooling, although with the huge heatsinks they have I wouldnt be concerned about that. Still, a 90gb single transfer between 2 disks is hell of a load.
I have gotten this error on 3 occasions: once the day I bought the disk, and twice in the last day (I stopped to wait for my second case fan to arrive in case it was a heat issue). The changes to my system when I first got the disk were a new PSU, new case (different cooling), and the new disk. As part of this my dvd drives moved SATA port, I also hooked up my new e-sata port on the case, although I don't have any external disks. The changes yesterday were the fitting of the front case fan in front of the hard drives and a new CPU heatsink and fan. There were 2 weeks between these events and these are the only two times I have attempted the copy of data to the new disk. The first two times I tried the whole block, the last time this morning I only tried to copy 1 folder of 10gb.
- Event logs
Searching deeper into my system logs I see a around 15 disk errors for each event reporting bad blocks. However, the old disk has never had problems in the past. Along with this are a lot of ATA api controller errors, and a "bugcheck" error which initiated the blue screen. An example of each is attached. Doesn't look pretty.
Yes my Bios is old. I find something quite terrifying about a Bios flash and have always held the policy of NEVER update the bios if it is working at the moment. However, when checking the hardware monitors for my new cpu fan (which was so quiet i thought it wasn't working) I noticed the new disk appears in Bios as 856GB. I also hold the policy of if the Bios isn't working upgrade / downgrade as necessary, and if this is related I will go hunt a stable version down. closing
Any light shed on this will be welcomed. What puzzles me most is the randomness of it. I have had no problems with formatting or deleting data from the new drive, only when copying large amounts of data to it. It is a large margin bigger than my other disks, it's packed in with other disks, the bios is old and I do plan to hammer it. I suspect it's less of a nuclear disaster than the event logs show but it's quite clear the system isn't too happy about it and I want to fix it.
Thanks in Advance
PS: on a lighter note when joining it asked as a confirmation "how many hours are there in a day". I put 24, but today definitely feels like 30+!