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Windows 7: Hard Drive Clicking?

15 Mar 2012   #31

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Well you can keep using it accepting that there will be some data that you will lose when it totally fails unless you pay a specialist Company to recover the data at the cost of ~$1k.

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15 Mar 2012   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Not sure what you mean?

I have said its disconnected and all my data has been backed up and im happy to discard it and buy new?

Its been left on all day and ive had no crashes whilst ive been at work but the problem seems to be the updates just hang and dont get anywhere.
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15 Mar 2012   #33

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate

The xact same thing happend to one of my drives, it was a 1tb western digital, first started "ticking" once every hour, then every minute then all the time and eventually in the end it just stopped reading any info. I have not read the rest of this thread, so I am positive you got better advice, but if I may give my point, just trash it, and get a new one, in the end it will stop working, it can be tommorow or in 2 years, mine took 7months. And sorry, but I don't know what caused it,and I am not going to read all the posts to find out
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18 Mar 2012   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yeah ive trashed it now, got a new drive on order should be here in the next 2-3 days. :)

Not sure if i should start a new thread or just continue with this one but im still having the same trouble i described in post #26 and #27, has anyone got any ideas as to why this might be please?
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18 Mar 2012   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

You never answered my question in post #28. Did the crash occur while your bad drive was still connected but not installed to?

Please upload your crash reports for the blue screen crash by following the and I will analyze them for you. May indicate what hardware is causing problems if the bad drive was disconnected.
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18 Mar 2012   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Do you still have your bad hard disk connected to the computer?
I answered
No the bad drive has been disconnected.
Anyhow no the drive was completely disconnected when the crash happened.

I'll do the scan and post the BSOD results.

thanks for taking the time to help me :)
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18 Mar 2012   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Ah, sorry, must have missed it in the hoopla.

You're welcome. I'll keep an eye out for the crash reports.
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18 Mar 2012   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

No problem, i've probably confused matters by changing the problem from the original topic!

Ok heres the attachments for you to look at :)

Attached Files
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18 Mar 2012   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Security Software:
mpcmdrun.exe	c:\program files\microsoft security client\antimalware\mpcmdrun.exe	1100	8	200	1380	18/03/2012 20:51	3.0.8402.0	266.95 KB (273,352 bytes)	27/04/2011 18:21
msmpeng.exe	c:\program files\microsoft security client\antimalware\msmpeng.exe	852	8	200	1380	18/03/2012 08:03	3.0.8402.0	12.48 KB (12,784 bytes)	27/04/2011 18:21
nissrv.exe	c:\program files\microsoft security client\antimalware\nissrv.exe	1404	8	200	1380	18/03/2012 08:03	3.0.8402.0	281.52 KB (288,272 bytes)	27/04/2011 18:21
msseces.exe	c:\program files\microsoft security client\msseces.exe	2072	8	200	1380	18/03/2012 08:03	2.1.1116.0	1.37 MB (1,436,736 bytes)	15/06/2011 15:35

Possible out of date driver:
atikmdag	fffff880`0407b000	fffff880`0459d000	Fri Apr 24 04:51:57 2009 (49f199cd)	004cc863		atikmdag.sys
Update the driver from ASUS - Graphics Cards- ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/1GD2

  1. Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\gbu\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\031812-32463-01.dmp] Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache* Executable search path is: Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64 Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Built by: 7600.16917.amd64fre.win7_gdr.111118-2330 Machine Name: Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02805000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02a41e70 Debug session time: Sat Mar 17 18:10:10.559 2012 (UTC - 6:00) System Uptime: 0 days 0:23:36.448 Loading Kernel Symbols ............................................................... ................................................................ ......... Loading User Symbols Loading unloaded module list .... ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * * ******************************************************************************* Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information. BugCheck 1A, {41790, fffffa8003bc0640, ffff, 0} Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+33476 ) Followup: MachineOwner --------- 2: kd> !analyze -v ******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * * ******************************************************************************* MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a) # Any other values for parameter 1 must be individually examined. Arguments: Arg1: 0000000000041790, The subtype of the bugcheck. Arg2: fffffa8003bc0640 Arg3: 000000000000ffff Arg4: 0000000000000000 Debugging Details: ------------------ BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_41790 CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1 DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT PROCESS_NAME: MsMpEng.exe CURRENT_IRQL: 0 LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff800028e862e to fffff80002875540 STACK_TEXT: fffff880`02b07928 fffff800`028e862e : 00000000`0000001a 00000000`00041790 fffffa80`03bc0640 00000000`0000ffff : nt!KeBugCheckEx fffff880`02b07930 fffff800`028b6a9a : 00000000`00000000 00000000`072a0fff fffffa80`00000000 fffffa80`08896060 : nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x33476 fffff880`02b07af0 fffff800`02874793 : ffffffff`ffffffff 00000000`025fe860 00000000`025fe828 00000000`00008000 : nt!NtFreeVirtualMemory+0x5ca fffff880`02b07be0 00000000`77a3f89a : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13 00000000`025fe798 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0x77a3f89a STACK_COMMAND: kb FOLLOWUP_IP: nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+33476 fffff800`028e862e cc int 3 SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 1 SYMBOL_NAME: nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+33476 FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner MODULE_NAME: nt IMAGE_NAME: ntkrnlmp.exe DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4ec7a284 FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_41790_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+33476 BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1a_41790_nt!_??_::FNODOBFM::_string_+33476 Followup: MachineOwner ---------
  1. Possible causes are Drivers... Memory problems...
To determine which of these caused the crash, follow these steps:
  • Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

    If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for ESD safety:
    1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
    2. Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
    3. Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
    4. Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working.
    Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.

  • An underlying driver may be incompatible\conflicting with your system. Run Driver Verifier to find any issues. To run Driver Verifier, do the following:
    a. Backup your system and user files
    b. Create a system restore point
    c. If you do not have a Windows 7 DVD, Create a system repair disc
    d. Run Driver Verifier and in step 3, only select Standard settings. Do not select the other two settings in the red boxes.

    If Windows cannot start in normal mode with driver verifier running, start in safe mode. If it cannot start in safe mode or normal mode, restore the system restore point using System Restore OPTION TWO.

    Thanks to zigzag3143 for contributing to the Verifier steps.
    If you are unable to start Windows with all drivers being verified or if the blue screen crashes fail to create .dmp files, run them in groups of 5 or 10 until you find a group that causes blue screen crashes and stores the blue screen .dmp files.
    The idea with Verifier is to cause the system to crash, so do the things you normally do that cause crashes. After you have a few crashes, upload the crash reports for us to take a look and try to find patterns.
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18 Mar 2012   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Installed new ati driver.

Ran memtest and it picked up errors straight away tried both sticks in different slots one at a time and the errors are still there

if it is the RAM i had this thread from before so im wondering if it isnt compatible after all?
Need help selecting RAM please
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