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Forum: BSOD Help and Support 18 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
And CHKDSK /r we did try. Time to buy a new disk,...

And CHKDSK /r we did try. Time to buy a new disk, I'm afraid, and maybe make it an SSD for system. Then swap the former system spinner into data use. Thank you.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 16 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
HD Sentinel has a class of test/repair commands...

HD Sentinel has a class of test/repair commands which it calls Surface Tests, and which are supposed to be the more thorough/powerful among those it offers.

There are no less than 6 different...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 15 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
Thank you for looking into that data, axe0. Let...

Thank you for looking into that data, axe0. Let me throw in a few questions.


Is there a particular concern associated with the deep dips in transfer rate shown by the Benchmark test of HD Tune,...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 11 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
Hi, axe0. Here are the results. ...

Hi, axe0.

Here are the results.


System disk has 2 partitions, C: (Windows and software), and Z: (empty).
Data disk has 2 partitions, D: (data, plus Windows Users folders, according to the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 09 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
OK, will do that and report back.

OK, will do that and report back.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 08 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
Here are the files from a new run of your command...

Here are the files from a new run of your command (n2). It's possible something went wrong when zipping the first batch, as the second zip is larger than the first.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 08 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
Sorry. I'll try again. Is there something to...

Sorry. I'll try again. Is there something to check to be sure that the collection is complete ?
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 08 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
Hello axe0, Here are the files.

Hello axe0,

Here are the files.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Jul 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Clairvaux
Recurrent BSODs while imaging with Macrium, or just using new printer

Hi,

I have been suffering from recurring BSODs in the past months. I had (practically ?) never suffered BSODs before with this W7 install. Triggering events :

After installation of a new Epson...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Clairvaux
Thank you, Jumanji. It's nice to have an expert...

Thank you, Jumanji. It's nice to have an expert on corrupted disks so helpful and available.


Edit : I did not know Unknown Kadath's blog. It is a great resource. Posts are rare, unfortunately...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Clairvaux
I ran CHKDSK as instructed, and the drive is...

I ran CHKDSK as instructed, and the drive is back. I successfully browsed some Macrium images, so everything seems to be fine. Anything to be learned from logs ? Do you think the corruption might...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Clairvaux
Thank you, Jumanji. I will do that tonight, and...

Thank you, Jumanji. I will do that tonight, and report back.


I suppose the command must be given with administrative rights ?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Clairvaux
External disk not accessible (possibly related blue screens)

Hi all,

I have a fairly new external drive which can't be accessed anymore. It's one of my backups in a USB enclosure, where I store my Macrium Reflect images. Bulk disk + enclosure were bought...
Forum: Tutorials 06 Nov 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 515,448
Posted By Clairvaux
Thanks, Brink. Maybe I'll try this some day then,...

Thanks, Brink. Maybe I'll try this some day then, but only with RunAsSpc.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Nov 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Clairvaux
A quick follow-up, in case anyone has a similar...

A quick follow-up, in case anyone has a similar problem.

1. It seems I may have been mistaken, and it was the disks, or one of the disks, emitting the unexpected noise, and not the power supply.
...
Forum: Tutorials 06 Nov 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 515,448
Posted By Clairvaux
Hi Brink, This sounds fantastic, and almost...

Hi Brink,

This sounds fantastic, and almost too good to be true. What I'm wondering is : does it open an easier path for malware ? Can malware take advantage of it ? For one, I seem to remember...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Clairvaux
Thanks for pointing out the Corsair forum to me,...

Thanks for pointing out the Corsair forum to me, Megahertz07. I'm not sure that noise can be linked to the fan increasing its speed. Going from zero to normal, or the other way round, maybe. I see...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Clairvaux
I want to stress that I don't find this PSU noisy...

I want to stress that I don't find this PSU noisy at all. And I built up my rig after careful study of Silent PC Review, and similar sites. I'm picky about quietness. It's just the potential for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Oct 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Clairvaux
Power supply making strange noises ; is it on its last legs ?

Hi,

The fan of my Corsair VX 450 W power supply has always made a very specific noise at switch-on. It goes like this : whoof, whoof (not a very good rendition, I admit).

When switching off, it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Clairvaux
Well, thanks for answering them !... and letting...

Well, thanks for answering them !... and letting me know about those hdd protectors I did not even know existed. And sorry about being late to acknowledge your answer. Microsoft Outlook.com ate the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Clairvaux
That's one more problem I had not thought of. No...

That's one more problem I had not thought of. No rack manufacturer mentions plastic protectors. These (https://www.startech.com/HDD/Mobile-Racks/extra-tray-satsasbp425-satsasbp125~SATSASTRX25)trays ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Clairvaux
What are those protector sheets ? Something...

What are those protector sheets ? Something you're supposed to put on the drive before inserting it into the rack ?

Some people report problems with 7 mm drives (like Seagate Barracudas) ; not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Clairvaux
Totally unreasonable, if true. Also, this means...

Totally unreasonable, if true. Also, this means you need to have an open case at all times, and the case on your desk.

Absolutely.

Not where I live... "A what ? A hard disk ? Are you insulting...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Clairvaux
I don't get it. How can you have your HDD inside...

I don't get it. How can you have your HDD inside your computer, and a separate power cable outside ?



Indeed, and that's one of the reasons I keep a backup apart from the computer. Hoping that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Clairvaux
Hi, Lady Fitzgerald. Star Tech seems indeed...

Hi, Lady Fitzgerald.

Star Tech seems indeed to have rather less flimsy products than others. Regarding this specific rack, there is one buyer on New Egg saying it does not work well with spinning...
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