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Windows 7: error 6008 every few days

07 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
error 6008 every few days

Hello mates!

i've a really serious problem and iam clueless as to the problem

i bought new parts(06/17/12) and build a new pc and i recycled some parts from the old pc

as i wrote in my specs asus mobo intel cpu 3570k psu corsair 750tx chassis lancooler pc-k63
5.16GB RAM g.skill

i used from my old pc gpu ati 4770 hd
2.2 hard drives [1.ssd 60gb 2.2TB WD caviar green]
the WD HD went to hell because of bad sectors(1444 to be exact)
but iam getting ahead of myself

here is the problem
about 2 weeks ago the pc started to suddenly restart
it happened without a warning while the pc was in idle mode
it just went POOF and started to restart himself several times but after 2 seconds restarted again and again and again in a non-stopping cycle

i shut down the pc waited a few minutes and plugged the psu cable again
this time the pc started loading fine but at the BIOS menu an alert showed saying
asus anti-surge was triggered.. i thought that maybe the cpu had over-heated or something of the sort
so i entered BIOS mode but saw that the temp were low
27C and the mobo was on energy saver mode
before i could do anything else the pc crashed again and started the endless restart cycle
after re-shutting it and pulling the cable out i tried to disconnect everything
i removed the WD HD, the gpu, the RAM, and re-plugged them all one by one
first the ram then the gpu
then i started the pc and everything worked out perfectly
i then re-connected the HD and saw on hd sentinal pro 1444 bad sectors

i then ran prime95 for several hours just to make sure that everything's ok

so i thought to myself that that's the reason for all this head-ache
so now iam using the 60GB sd and an external HD by samsung of 1TB

only that again iam having the RESTART CYCLE issue
and i have no idea what to do!!!!
plus the external usb samsung drive is not working all that well... after a while it starts to beep and the icon [G:\] disappear
i re-installed the whole drivers using the asus cd

iam pretty sure that its the psu but i have no way of testing it...not that i know of anyways

please help me...iam clueless here...!

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08 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

I see you have an SSD installed. SSD drivers are a common cause of crashes, in particular Crucial M4's (such as yours) with outdated firmware. Make sure that the following is up to date:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
  • SSD Firmware
  • BIOS Version
  • Chipset Drivers
  • Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
  • Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (older drivers for these are especially problematic)
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08 Jul 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

that was weird...
i looked up before at the bios and it was version 0210 updated to 03/12/12
so i thought to myself that thats pretty new

but then i checked asus's website and it turns out that they had 3 new bios updates since specificly stating that these updates contain stabler bios

also did the firmware update

i hope that now it wont crash!
thanks JaidynM!

if it does to crash again because of god knows what i'll post it here(hopefully it wont )
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08 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

No worries, let's hope it doesn't crash.
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09 Jul 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

it crashed again

this time i checked the event viewer and saw about 100(not kidding here) errors 51
i forgot to mention that beside the SDD and the WD HD that went to hell i plugged a usb external HD "samsung s2" of 1 TB

anyways i used this usb HD as a back up HD and i've backed up all the important stuff from the dying WD HD
anyways this is the error i got

An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 during a paging operation.

after a 100 times of this error the system crashed

The previous system shutdown at 3:48:06 AM on ‎7/‎9/‎2012 was unexpected.
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

Imageshack - hdds.jpg
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09 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Can you please post the event viewer log?

In the meantime, run the following scans and stress tests.

Run an sfc/scannow command in an elevated command prompt. If errors are found, run it twice more with each scan followed by a reboot.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Test your RAM using Memtest86+. Let it run until 6-8 passes have completed or errors have been found.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your video card using Furmark. Watch your machine's temps and stop the test if it starts to overheat or artifacts appear on the screen.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Test your hardware using Prime95. Watch your machine's temps and stop the test if it starts to overheat. Let it run for up to 2 hours or until errors have been found.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Stress test your CPU using Intel Burn Test.
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Run a chkdsk on the system partition to check for bad sectors or system errors.
Disk Check
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09 Jul 2012   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

ok.. will do the tests
for now here's the event log

just went to the bios and saw under the PSU that the 5V value is 4.400 and its marked in RED!

does this means that the psu is faking it and thats it useless??

after a while tried to plug the usb external HD of samsung and the pc crashed immediately
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09 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

If you are overclocking any hardware, STOP. Reset any changed values back to default.

It may be the PSU, do you have a PSU with higher wattage? Enter your hardware and other required information into here so we can see if you need any extra wattage.

If you restart without the external HD does the computer still crash?
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09 Jul 2012   #9

windows 7 ultimate 64bit

not only was i not OC the mobo settings was on "energy saver"

Minimum PSU Wattage: 310 W
PSU Wattage: 360

i have Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 with 750 w..!
this shouldnt even tickle my psu...
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09 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Hmmm, your PSU definitely looks sufficient.

Restart the computer without the external HD and see if it crashes.

Complete the scans and stress tests I posted here giving priority to the sfc/scannow, Memtes86+ and chkdsk.
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