I think my HDD is giving me blue screens, how can I be sure?


  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    I think my HDD is giving me blue screens, how can I be sure?


    Hello,

    Ok for a long time now I have been getting blue screens, at first I thought it was my SSD and I even got that RMA'd but I'm still getting BSOD.

    The dumps are as follows (see attached).

    I tried to defragment the HDD and twice I got a BSOD within about 5 minutes of the process.

    Is there anyway I can find out where the corrupted area on the HDD is, and would it be possible to partition that area and not use it?
    I think my HDD is giving me blue screens, how can I be sure? Attached Files
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  2. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #2

    Hello Chopp mate for one thing you never defrag a SSD nor chkdsk it. I'll have a look at the OCZ site and see what I can find.

    The other dive personally I don't like large ones for this very reason you will need to run a tester over it try these the Partition Wizard will check the surface as opposed to the sector stuff.

    SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

    Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi, thanks for the reply and the information.

    This is the log of the SeaTools

    Code:
    --------------- SeaTools for Windows v1.2.0.8 ---------------
    13/10/2013 5:16:05 p.m.
    Model: HD103SI
    Serial Number: S1VSJ9BS703060
    Firmware Revision: 1AG01118
    SMART - Pass 13/10/2013 5:16:05 p.m.
    Short DST - Started 13/10/2013 5:16:27 p.m.
    Short DST - Pass 13/10/2013 5:18:13 p.m.
    Identify - Started 13/10/2013 5:18:24 p.m.
    Short Generic - Started 13/10/2013 5:18:32 p.m.
    Short Generic - Pass 13/10/2013 5:19:58 p.m.
    Long Generic - Started 13/10/2013 5:20:28 p.m.
    Long Generic Aborted 13/10/2013 5:24:01 p.m. *I'll do this later
    I'm currently doing the Partition Wizard scan, will post details after.

    Can I do the Long Generic and the surface scan at the same time?
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  4. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #4

    No mate they are two separate programs and if you do the surface first the generic which might take a fair while - over night.

    You could do a a sfc and a chkdsk on the spinner too SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

    Disk Check < but remember only on the spinner
    Now before those if you can run these
    http://www.superantispyware.com/
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
    download from bleeping computer
    delete any rubbish they come up with
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  5. Posts : 512
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
       #5

    If you have a Seagate hard disk, you should do a full erase with Seagate Seatools for DOS. Seatools for DOS full erase will check every sector, write a zero and if it identifies any bad sectors, it will assign spare sectors, if available, to replace the bad sectors. I've had a Seagate hard disk pass both the Seatools short and long tests, but fail a full erase. So, the full erase is the ultimate test for Seagate drives.

    Of course you will need to reload your os, programs and data after the full erase.

    Another program to view the hard disk SMART information in detail is GSmartControl. This program can run SMART tests.

    GSmartControl as well as Seagate Seatools for DOS are free downloads.

    Regards
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  6. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #6

    As well as tjg suggestion you can wipe the drive with Partition Wizard or use this Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command this or rather both take a long time to do and overnight is good but back up any data you want if you can.

    I would send shot of the Partition Wizard wipe but my attachment is not working so open PW > click on the end of the drive > select wipe drive > you will see a jobs waiting message > go to Apply at the top and click on it and anything to ok it afterwards. Just be careful you select the right drive . CCleaner has a similar function too.

    Oh I meant to mention TJG he is trying to fix the spinner mate the OS is on the SSD:)
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  7. Posts : 512
    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
       #7

    Yes, what I posted about Seatools full erase doesn't apply to SSDs.

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Regards
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  8. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #8

    tjg79 said:
    Yes, what I posted about Seatools full erase doesn't apply to SSDs.

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Regards
    No probs mate every little bit (no pun) helps we are a team anyway eh?
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Ok an update: Last night the Partition Wizard tool finished it's surface scan with on errors, but there was no pending item so I couldn't get to step 3.

    I ran the spyware scans and it only came up with cookies.

    It blue screened a few more times last night, I'll upload the dumps of those in this post...

    I'm currently doing a scan via Properties > Tools > Error check, after dismounting the drive, unfortunately I don't have time to do it out of Windows because I have work I need to doing.

    I have taken all my memory sticks out one after the other and I got a blue screen even with each out, so I'm sure it's not my memory.
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