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Windows 7: Green Ribbon of Death is back with venegeance

05 Dec 2009   #21
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
I see that you have 2 or 3 HDD's, the issue may stem from your secondary drives.
C:\ drive is always active and indexed, the other 2 drives go into standby mode.
If you use access either of the 2 they have to come back online and it causes Windows 7 to wake them up and you'll see the explorer bar in green move very slowly as the drive is being indexed.
Right, the issue is back , and I think you are the closest to the truth here .
I am using Vantec EZ Swap mobile rack (like the one here) to hot-swap hard drives, although I never hot-swapped while having the issue - I always booted with either the rack empty or having an hd in it.
Now, after reinstalling RC I tried hot-plugging a hard drive into the rack. Inserted the hd, went to Start->(Right-click)Computer->Manage->Storage->Disk Management->More actions->Rescan disks.
Done, the inserted HD got identified, I opened it with Explorer, and then the issue was back for all partitions, not just the inserted HD.

Is there another way to work with racks like that in 7?


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05 Dec 2009   #22
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kookoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
I see that you have 2 or 3 HDD's, the issue may stem from your secondary drives.
C:\ drive is always active and indexed, the other 2 drives go into standby mode.
If you use access either of the 2 they have to come back online and it causes Windows 7 to wake them up and you'll see the explorer bar in green move very slowly as the drive is being indexed.
Right, the issue is back , and I think you are the closest to the truth here .
I am using Vantec EZ Swap mobile rack (like the one here) to hot-swap hard drives, although I never hot-swapped while having the issue - I always booted with either the rack empty or having an hd in it.
Now, after reinstalling RC I tried hot-plugging a hard drive into the rack. Inserted the hd, went to Start->(Right-click)Computer->Manage->Storage->Disk Management->More actions->Rescan disks.
Done, the inserted HD got identified, I opened it with Explorer, and then the issue was back for all partitions, not just the inserted HD.

Is there another way to work with racks like that in 7?
Are you configured as a redundant AKA RAID?
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05 Dec 2009   #23
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
[Are you configured as a redundant AKA RAID?
No, IDE...
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05 Dec 2009   #24
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kookoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
[Are you configured as a redundant AKA RAID?
No, IDE...
So the drives are SATA connected but configured as IDE in the BIOS?
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05 Dec 2009   #25
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kookoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
[Are you configured as a redundant AKA RAID?
No, IDE...
So the drives are SATA connected but configured as IDE in the BIOS?
Exactly
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05 Dec 2009   #26
Lens Pirate

Win 7 64 Ultimate- Win 7 Home premium 64- XP- Adndroid 3.1 and 2.3 Ubantu- Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I had issues very much like you are having. It was caused entirely by a bad secondary drive. Not a failed drive, just a messed up one. Once that drive was RMA'd and replaced
all my issues and general weirdness went away.

If I were you I would do complete check disk on all of you drives includeing the long winded "looking for bad sectors" check
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05 Dec 2009   #27
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Yip, done that, no problems found.
However, I've had some issues with one of the drives before - it used to be inside a Maxtor external case, which I threw away. It seems to be perfectly ok now though, and I don't have any problems with it under XP...
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06 Dec 2009   #28
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
A bad workman always blames his tools...
I don't blame the tools, I blame the workbench.
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07 Dec 2009   #29
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lens Pirate View Post
I had issues very much like you are having. It was caused entirely by a bad secondary drive. Not a failed drive, just a messed up one. Once that drive was RMA'd and replaced
all my issues and general weirdness went away.

If I were you I would do complete check disk on all of you drives includeing the long winded "looking for bad sectors" check
THANK YOU. Yes, a bad disk was the culprit.
And this is a VERY worrying sign about Windows 7. Why would a single bad disk, which is not active and not even being accessed (on the face of it, anyway), make the complete OS unusable?! The fact is that having this disk gave me no problems under XP what so ever, but under Windows 7 not only did it have problems with the disk as such, but it practically brought the whole system down without even accessing it - simply through some background processes. That's just poor design.
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07 Dec 2009   #30
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kookoo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lens Pirate View Post
I had issues very much like you are having. It was caused entirely by a bad secondary drive. Not a failed drive, just a messed up one. Once that drive was RMA'd and replaced
all my issues and general weirdness went away.

If I were you I would do complete check disk on all of you drives includeing the long winded "looking for bad sectors" check
THANK YOU. Yes, a bad disk was the culprit.
And this is a VERY worrying sign about Windows 7. Why would a single bad disk, which is not active and not even being accessed (on the face of it, anyway), make the complete OS unusable?! The fact is that having this disk gave me no problems under XP what so ever, but under Windows 7 not only did it have problems with the disk as such, but it practically brought the whole system down without even accessing it - simply through some background processes. That's just poor design.
No, not really. Windows 7 has to deal with so many configurations its an excellent OS! When you figure it deals with Legacy configurations, X86, X64 RAID, IDE ADAPI etc and finally remains stable thru out, Kudos to the design team.
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