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Windows 7: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1

22 Dec 2012   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Yep, not a single ATAPI error since installing the new SATA ACHI driver in the "RST and AHCI Driver and GUI" file package. I have been using my computer as usual and no errors. So case solved for my part .


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01 Dec 2015   #32

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

This seems to be a general problem on some windows 7 systems.

I have this errors pop up every time I insert a USB mass storage device. Usually 2 hits in the even viewer and sometimes it happens after I start transferring some data if the USB was plugged in for long on idle.

I may have an old intel RST AHCI drivers (i don't use raid only ahci with 6 HDDs) as I installed my windows 7 on April 2013 when I got this new PC.

It's a bogus error message, nothing's wrong with the USBs, it's a bug in the software. It doesn't matter whether I plug it into USB2 or USB3 port and it doesn't matter whether is USB2 or USB3 stick.

Just letting everyone else know, but, if you don't have this exact same case, it may not apply.
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16 Dec 2016   #33

Windows 7 x64

To this day I see "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3." intermittently upon login to a Windows 7 system with a Western Digital MyBook drive that's always plugged-in.

It does not happen with the same drive plugged into a Windows 8.1 system. So perhaps its a bug that's been fixed, but no one at Microsoft ever though it important enough to back port into Windows 7.

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16 Feb 2018   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm posting this same info to the top few search results on Google...

I spent many, many hours researching and testing to find a solution to the Event ID 11 (“The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk...”) errors in the Event Viewer as well as other related errors and it taking several minutes for a drive letter to be assigned to a USB thumb drive after insertion.

If you encounter this issue when inserting a USB thumb drive in a Win7 PC, disable Autoplay via:

gpedit.msc Computer Configuration->Administrator Templates->Window Components->Autoplay Policies->Turn off Autoplay
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