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Windows 7: Trying to understand this hard drive error in event viewer

3 Weeks Ago   #1
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Trying to understand this hard drive error in event viewer

In event viewer I have seen lots of errors, but all the same for my two platters. Both are encrypted with Truecrypt so I'm not sure if that's the issue or not. However, C drive (the system drive that's an SSD) is also encrypted with Truecrypt and there are no errors for that drive. The error is as follows:


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The default transaction resource manager on volume G: encountered a non-retryable error and could not start. The data contains the error code.
The same error occurs for drive H. The other platter. Since this is Truecrupt, drives G and H are just virtual drive partitions. E and F are the actual physical drives. No errors for those. And again, no errors for C drive the system drive on a SSD.

This error shows up under system in the logs of event viewer.

I should say that when I turned my PC on it had a couple of beeps and I had to restart it. Not sure if that's related or not. I think this motherboard may have some oddities. It's worked well for two years now, but I have had some weird boot up oddities every once in a great while. Also, the LED status on the motherboard has always said A0. My motherboard manual is not very forthcoming on exactly what that is or if that's the normal status code. It's been like that ever since I built this PC.

Another thing is that every once in a great while while playing a video game, doesn't matter which game, my computer will freeze up and emit a loud sound from the speakers. I have to do a hard reboot by holding down on the power button. The computer's restart power button won't work in this case. I've tried everything to solve the issue from updated GPU drivers, new GPU, new PSU and checked the event viewer which yields nothing. So it's more than likely hardware related and with me thinking this thought it was my USB connected yoke or pedals. So I bought a USB power meter and attached inline with the pedals to see if I saw an amp spike when ever the computer decided to freeze which is incredibly rare. But despite having that power meter connected for about a year I saw nothing of the sort. I have yet to test the yoke.

I'm kinda gravitating towards a bum motherboard. Even though it works for the most part without really any problems, it has a few quirks it seems. The current BIOS is F8.


Quote:
The data contains the error code.
What data and where's the error code?

I'll check both drives for errors with chkdsk now.


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Usually when you get two beeps on startup, it means there's a memory problem. At that point the CPU is idle and Windows hasn't loaded. So, perhaps a memory test is in order.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didn't even say how many beeps I had. And every time I bought more RAM I tested the RAM with Memtest. So I've tested all RAM three times thus far.

It ain't that.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, absent of the hard drive errors I'm seeing in event viewer, the beeps are 4 and they sound like 4 long beeps, but according to the award BIOS it's short beeps at 4 which means the real time clock malfunction. Which would be odd to me because this board is only 2 years old. Next time it does it I'll pay more attention to the actual LED display and see what it says and hopefully provide better clues as to what's going on.

The thing is all I have to do is hit the reset power button, it goes to BIOS, I exit BIOS and I can boot into Windows. Never had this issue before.

Still wondering about the HDD errors in event viewer as well.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Earlier you said you had a "couple of beeps" so I interpreted that to mean two.

I assume you have the latest BIOS.

Have you tried replacing the CMOS battery?

I see in one blog where the person pulled his GPU and reseated it to fix the problem.
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