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Event 51 error during paging operation


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#1 realmc

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 07:51 PM

Log files on my XP Sp3 machine have been showing Event 51 Warnings scattered throughout the day for quite some time. The warnings are random and not connected to the starting or stopping of any particular operations. I recently formatted my HD for other reasons, but see no noticable change in Event 51 Warnings. Running chkdsk finds nothing and WD's diagnostic tool found no problems with my HD. Can anyone see anything in my log file (below) that gives any clue as to what is causing this warning?

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 51
Date: 10/1/2010
Time: 3:09:58 PM
User: N/A
Computer: OFFICE
Description:
An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 04 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h....
0008: 00 00 00 00 33 00 04 80 ....3..€
0010: 2d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 -.......
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 8e 00 bc 00 00 00 00 .Ž.....
0028: 84 90 11 00 00 00 00 00 „......
0030: ff ff ff ff 03 00 00 00 ....
0038: 40 00 00 84 02 00 00 00 @..„....
0040: 00 20 0a 12 80 01 20 40 . ..€. @
0048: 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 c0 85 89 c8 56 11 8a .…‰V.Š
0058: 00 00 00 00 08 20 5a 8a ..... ZŠ
0060: 00 00 00 00 47 00 5e 00 ....G.^.
0068: 2a 00 00 5e 00 47 00 00 *..^.G..
0070: 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0078: 70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0a p.......
0080: 00 00 00 00 04 02 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:02 PM

http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=51&source=

The error states drive D is at fault which is the cd-rom drive.

This is common on older drives due to lack of cache memory. If you notice more frequent errors that disturb normal operations you may want to swap out for a new one.

Edited by ectech1, 01 October 2010 - 08:06 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:13 PM

realmc,

Please look in the Disk Management to see if the D: is a hdd or a optical drive.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Disk Management.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=51&source=

The error states drive D is at fault which is the cd-rom drive.

This is common on older drives due to lack of cache memory. If you notice more frequent errors that disturb normal operations you may want to swap out for a new one.


D is my recovery partition, not cd-rom drive.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:46 AM

Where is your swapfile located?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:23 PM

pagefile.sys is in C and the file size is the default 2046mb

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:32 PM

Is this a desktop or a laptop?

If it is a desktop, then i would try replacing the cables to see if a cable is bad.

If it is a laptop then your IDE Controller is dying, and you will need to replace the laptop.

What tests did you run from Western Digital?

Have you updated the chipset drivers at all on this newly reformatted hard drive?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:14 PM

Is this a desktop or a laptop?

If it is a desktop, then i would try replacing the cables to see if a cable is bad.

If it is a laptop then your IDE Controller is dying, and you will need to replace the laptop.

What tests did you run from Western Digital?

Have you updated the chipset drivers at all on this newly reformatted hard drive?


This is a desktop unit and I think (not completely sure) the problem existed prior to some earlier cable swapping. I performed the Western Digital "Quick Test" and I updated all drivers after reformat.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:35 PM

Perform the long test and report back your findings.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

Perform the long test and report back your findings.


Will do, but may be Sunday before I can post results.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:04 PM

I would also do the following:


How to Test your RAM



Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to check whether your system's RAM (Ramdom Access Memory) is working properly. Bad RAM can lead to a whole host of problems, often which do not appear to have a single cause -- appearing as systemwide glitches, blue screens, and other system trouble. MemTest86+ provides a very good detection mechanism for failed RAM, and is about as good a test you get short of actually replacing the module itself.

Tools Needed
Please perform these steps from a separate, working, machine.Perform these steps on the problem machine.
  • Put your CD in the drive and configure your machine to boot to the CD. This is different on all machines, but it's usually by pressing F12 or F10 as your system boots, and selecting either "CDROM" or your cdrom drive. If you are unable to force a CDRom boot, reply with the make and model of your machine and I should be able to get you exact instructions.
  • If you've done it correctly, MemTest86+ will start to run automaticly, as shown below:
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  • If you want to be reasonably your RAM is OK, then allow MemTest to run until you see this message:
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    On the other hand, if you want to be completely sure your RAM is OK, allow MemTest to run overnight. Memtest will run forever until power is pulled on the machine.
  • Check the MemTest screen for any reported errors. Errors will appear as RED warnings at the bottom of the screen, similar to the following screenshot:
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  • Hard-Reset the machine, removing the MemTest disk in the process.
If you didn't get an error screen, Congratulations! :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:43 PM

cryptodan,

The WD Extended test of hard drive was a "pass". Will test ram tomorrow.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:29 PM

Perform the long test and report back your findings.


Completed WD long test and result was "Pass". I also swapped out cables and nothing improved. Lastly, ran MemTest86 v3.5 and no errors reported in RAM. However, when trying to boot from a DVD to perform the test, I discovered the DVD drive does not work on this machine. Thinking that is the problem (see reply from ectech1) I disabled the drive in Device Manager, but the Event 51 error persists.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:32 PM

Try replacing the drive with a known good one.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:45 PM

Try replacing the drive with a known good one.


I do not have an extra and really have no need for one on this machine. May just remove it.




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