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Windows 7: BSOD :The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort5.

14 Nov 2011   #11

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Generally SATA port0 is used for the OS drive.
It can be changed to other ports with no ill affects, but I would keep it on port0 if possible.

If the right RealTemp window is idle temps and you have a stock Intel CPU cooler, then it's about right.
Check the temps when your system is maxed out.

Intel Core™ i7-920 Processor
Your max recommended temp is 67.9C for Tcase (your CPU case) add 5C for max core temps, 72.9C is max core temp for your CPU.

My i5 750 is OC'ed and runs Prime95 at 57C, so no real need to have your system running above 60C.

That is a good way to test the SSD, move the OS image to a HDD and un plug the SSD. This should tell you if there are any issues with the SSD.

Let us know the results.

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23 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Guys

Well faced the inevitable and invested time with a full reinstall from scratch. I was starting to go round in circles, installed additional drives and software which I believed should not bee necessary for my setup.

Thank you all for your help you've been great with the endeavours, time, patience and help.

Here's my advice and solution that I have now been running fine with for 3 days without a glitch (well 1 BSOD when installing office but this may have been an issue with a non-powered usb hub and software security dongles). See attached jpegs.

So the solution was brutal, necessary and following the wise words of Gregrockers Reinstalling Windows 7 performed a total reinstall.

Process :

• Backed up any important data on the OS drive ie; bookmarks, etc.

• Updated the motherboard bios using the latest available from the hardware manufacturers. Reset everything and rebooted back into BIOS. Set the BIOS for Hard Drives to AHCI for all drives and SSD to default boot with no other devices bootable including LAN etc. Switched off any unecesary motherboard hardware (2 on board ethernet sockets as I use a seperate PCI ethernet card) and the onboard HD sound intel CH10 (from memory). Made sure as many relevant bios setting at default/auto particularly for memory and cpu timings.

• Disconnected all hard drives leaving only the SSD on Port 0 and the DVD drive (IDE 1) connected, replaced all the sata cable with new ones (had some spare). Had a general clean up of all the fans and tidied all cables leaving inners streamlined for air flow. All Hard drives except SSD still not attached and left out for the remainder of W7 install.

• Using the Linux/Ubuntu boot disk method performed a secure SSD erase restoring the drive to manufacturers state.

• No formatting required as SSD secured wiped let Win7 decide and did not opt for format. Installed Windows7 without any usb ports occupied (apart from mouse and keyboard) and no other hard drives or hardware attached (apart from the obvious graphics card etc...Im not that good).

• Ran updates for everything.

• Reconnected each hard drive one by one performing reboots and updates on each occassion. I did not use any of the JB Micron controller ports. On reading some post around the net and from users on the manufacturers (EVGA) forum they are not overly recommended, feel free to interject and correct my info here. This also identified that one of my recent harddrive purchases was a SCSI drive on SATA with 64MB Cache, believe this may be better serviced on a motherboard with USBIII?

• Once everything was done performed a windows backup system image before installing any more hardware, software or drivers.

• Installed each hardware component piece by piece using windows update driversw or latest manufacturer drivers. Rebooting on each install.

• Installed all relevant software required for my use and registered (takes hours, well 2 days but done). Only software I installed for system maintenance was CCleaner to keep the SSD free of junk, ESETNod 32 (I trust this antivirus), 7zip for compressed files, VLCPlayer for playback, Infranview for photos, Foobar for music, copytrans for ipod and only firefox for browsing (ignoring Internet explorer 9). Configured all the software for my use (again time consuming) and promised should I need anything more in the future I have a book to make notes and when a page is filled restore from image, retweak and back up again.

•Checked the eventviewer verifying no nasty exclamation marks and warnings, apart from one's which I was aware about when installing 2 pieces of aditional software and trying to be clever.

• Renamed the original WindowsBackUpSystem image to original and performed a final backup along with recovery DVD just in case.

Been running now for 3 days and only 1 BSOD which occurred when installing Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. Ran antivrus and spyware check on the disk in the laptop. There were approx 6 cab files not accessible so rescanned system post office install. On second install attempt all went smoothly. Possibly the ide cable was not quite in properly. This is a genuine copy as far as I can tell.

So what I have learnt from this lesson :

Be patient, dont do short cuts no matter how tempting it may seem and be pragmatically logical on installations. A well thought out and proper installation saves a hell of a lot of time and trouble trying to resolve issues and running around in circles, creating more problems and adding further issues into the equation. Further more if anything more happens I can just reinstall again and I believe the image is suitable for any SSD or Harddrive, again interject if I am wrong here.

Dave if you read this I kept the CPU fan speed to 800RPM from the 550RPM just to be safe, not that the temperatures ran to high with the two 140mm fans on the cooler tower I shouldbn't hace any issues. Maybe an overclock on the memory in the near future we will see!

Thanks all and sevenforum. You're all fantastic :)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2011   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Thanks for the update!

Good luck with the 'new' system :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Nov 2011   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

You're welcome.
Thanks for letting us know the method and results.

That is an excellent guide for re-installation.

There are times when a clean install is needed, some people spend days/weeks trying to fix an issue when a re-install will give you a crisp, fresh, fast OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok final update as it's now been several weeks and daily use for hours on end.

All running fine. No BSOD's, crashes or strange going on. In fact everything is running very smoothly and ready to overclock the memory, or rather upclock to 1600mhz that the memory is meant to run but defaults as 1066mhz.

So thanks again for all your help sevenforums and gurus :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2011   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

You're welcome.

Glad to hear it's running well for you.

Good luck on the RAM settings, let us know if you have any questions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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