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Windows 7: bsod, after long period of powered on

23 Aug 2010   #21
marosell

Windows 7
 
 

Just tried the hitachi hdd tester.

On initial run, the program detected my drive. So, I selected my drive to run "full test". When it started to test the drive, the following window popped up saying "Device not found"; see attached. After that, when trying to re-detect drives, the program never found the drive again. :/


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24 Aug 2010   #22
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try unplugging the hard drive cables, blowing them out with dust, and plugging them back in securely,

If you have extra SATA cables lying around, replace the cable and see what happens.

You may also try a different SATA power plug.
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24 Aug 2010   #23
marosell

Windows 7
 
 

So, I think my system is slightly more stable at the moment, not sure how, but now I'm having other weird problems.

If I'm surfing the internet, three things happen at the same time randomly: 1) My wireless connection says that I'm no longer connected to the internet (though still connected to the router, theres just no internet), 2) my display goes wonky: all my clear windows (aero) lose their opacity and go to regular windows, and 3) my browser (chrome) crashes.

How do these three things happen at the same time, like they're related? Then a couple minutes later it corrects itself, but repeats moments later. Everything is also running incredibly slow.

Going to reseat components now, but thoughts on these new developments are appreciated.
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24 Aug 2010   #24
marosell

Windows 7
 
 

So.

I opened up my case, and there was a HUGE amount of dust on my processor fan/heatsink. Unbelievable. I took my whole machine apart, hit every component with compressed air, took alcohol wipes to all the contacts of all components, re-gouped the processor with some arctic-5, and re-seated everything.

Then I booted.

Weirdest thing is, that missing driver for the "Mass Storage Controller" was the first thing that Windows 7 fixed on this bootup. Windows automatically detected and installed some "Sil 3132 SATALink" Controller for the first time. No more yellow "!" in my device manager!

My computer is running a good 20-30 degrees cooler, and much quieter.

No more crashing (at the moment). Kind of makes sense looking back on it. My BSOD's must've been from over-heating problems. I wouldn't have a problem unless my computer was on for a length of time (build up heat). Additionally, instead of forcing my memory/proc to run at certain timings and voltages, stability increased because the mobo ran everything on auto, allowing the computer to change how it ran based on it's condition.

So then my computer would be fine just sitting here until I made it do something (launch the browser = processor cycles, memory usage, and network driver), all of which immediately failed when launched. Just enough strain and heat to break the camel's back.

But I still don't understand how that SATALink Controller just now installed itself, where did that come from?

I'm going to try to run my PC for the next 2-3 days, see if temps stay similar and check for BSODs. Something tells me that this was it though.
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25 Aug 2010   #25
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I honestly can't tell you all about that myself. I'm not surprised to hear heat caused the issue, though.

Glad it's working for now...hope it stays that way!
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25 Aug 2010   #26
marosell

Windows 7
 
 

Nope. Just had a BSOD. Attached is the dump.
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26 Aug 2010   #27
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Uh-oh. Just like I said I feared in my first post, it looks like I need to find some Silicon Image drivers for you.

I think I found some however: http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/313..._logo_win7.zip

Try those, see what happens.

...Summary of the Dumps:
Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Wed Aug 25 20:42:31.576 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 1 days 0:05:41.417
BugCheck 1A, {5003, fffff781c0000000, a80e, fffff8a012e71009}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SiWinAcc.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SiWinAcc.sys
Probably caused by : SiWinAcc.sys ( SiWinAcc+102e )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x1a_5003
PROCESS_NAME:  TrustedInstall
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27 Aug 2010   #28
marosell

Windows 7
 
 

I already had a si3132 driver, but I just now uninstalled it. That driver didn't want to install, but I forced it by "finding on disk". As the official description, its a 3132 "softraid" driver which doesn't sound right.

Now I have a "Device cannot start" notice in my device manager. I'm afraid to shut down with this configuration, what should I do?
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27 Aug 2010   #29
marosell

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, I found the correct driver for non-raid x64 off of the silicon image driver website, no yellow flags in device manager right now.
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27 Aug 2010   #30
marosell

Windows 7
 
 

Just placed an RMA order for 4 new sticks of memory from crucial. If you spot any other driver issues, I'll definitely hear them, but I think it's time for the big guns.
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