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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:00 PM

Hello. I think my hard Drive is busted. It is slave to my other hard drive. On the reboot it gives a message that primary slave [Disk E] failed. I disconnected Disk E and tried to reboot everything works ok. Any way I can make it work? I want to move my data from it. Please advise.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:08 PM

Does it continue to boot if you leave the E drive in?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:58 PM

I don't know. I unplugged it and didn't plug it back in yet. When it's on, the pc boots every other time.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:10 PM

See if it will continue to boot up.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:40 PM

Ok. I plugged it back in and it worked. I checked all disks and no errors were found. But it takes 7-8 minutes to load the Windows.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:14 PM

Back up all data you deem important and then remove it from the system.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:38 AM

It seems to be working now. I did backup my stuff just in case. I played games on it as well, and it seem to be working. The only concern I havbe is that it takes 7-8 minutes for my PC to full boot from the moment I press power-button to the moment all my icons next to the clock load and hdd stops working. I have only 15 items or so on my start up and they essentials. I do however have four HP items loading.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:17 PM

Its the drive causing your slow down.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:08 PM

"I have only 15 items or so on my start up and they essentials"

Thats a lot! Too many IMO.

You might want to test the drive with the manufacturers diagnostic utility that are provided here.
If the drive passes diagnostics drastically reduce the amount of startup items.

Only thing I have loading on startup is antivirus and the volume control.
You may find that your "essentials" loading on startup are not essential at all and are slowing the system down.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:09 PM

Well I tried unplugging the drive, Windows still starts for 7 minutes. Also, it is about 30 programs and not 15 as I anticipated. And by the looks of it, I need all of them. Also, they were all there before, and my system was starting in 5 minutes or less. Something is still going on. I did the drive test, it passed quick and full. My main drive also passed quick and I did not do full yet.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:10 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

No installation required.

Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.

Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.

You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:10 AM

Here it is. I will also attach my start-up items as they appear. Thank you very much.

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Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:07 AM

Uncheck all of the following:

"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" "" "" ""
+ "AudioDrvEmulator" "" "" "File not found: C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe" -1 AudioDrvEmulator "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\Audio Emulator\AudDrvEm.dll"
+ "BCWipeTM Startup" "BCWipeTM" "Jetico, Inc." "d:\jetico\bestcrypt\bcwipetm.exe"
+ "CTHelper" "CtHelper Application" "Creative Technology Ltd" "c:\windows\system32\cthelper.exe"
+ "CTxfiHlp" "CTXfiHlp MFC Application" "Creative Technology Ltd" "c:\windows\system32\ctxfihlp.exe"
+ "HPHmon06" "HPHmon06" "Hewlett-Packard" "c:\windows\system32\hphmon06.exe"
+ "Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer" "Logitech KHAL Main Process" "Logitech, Inc." "c:\windows\khalmnpr.exe"
+ "Launch LGDCore" "Logitech G-series Profiler" "Logitech Inc." "c:\program files\logitech\gamepanel software\g-series software\lgdcore.exe"
+ "Launch LgDeviceAgent" "Logitech GamePanel Agent" "Logitech Inc." "c:\program files\logitech\gamepanel software\lgdevagt.exe"
+ "Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer" "Logitech KHAL Main Process" "Logitech, Inc." "c:\windows\khalmnpr.exe"
+ "NvCplDaemon" "NVIDIA Display Properties Extension" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\nvcpl.dll"
+ "NvMediaCenter" "NVIDIA Media Center Library" "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\nvmctray.dll"
+ "nwiz" "NVIDIA nView Wizard, Version 135.70 " "NVIDIA Corporation" "c:\program files\nvidia corporation\nview\nwiz.exe"
+ "PowerPanel Personal Edition User Interaction" "PowerPanel Personal Edition User Interaction" "Cyber Power Systems, Inc." "c:\program files\cyberpower powerpanel personal edition\pppeuser.exe"
+ "RCSystem" "DLL Module Loader" "Creative Technology Ltd." "c:\program files\creative\shared files\module loader\dllml.exe"
+ "sHotKey" "SHOTKEY" "Chicony" "c:\program files\sony\shotkey\shotkey.exe"
+ "VolPanel" "VolPanel.exe" "Creative Technology Ltd" "c:\program files\creative\sound blaster x-fi\volume panel\volpanel.exe"
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" "" "" ""
+ "BestCrypt Auto Open.lnk" "BestCrypt Control Panel" "Jetico, Inc." "d:\jetico\bestcrypt\bestcrypt.exe"
+ "Logitech SetPoint.lnk" "Logitech SetPoint Event Manager (UNICODE)" "Logitech, Inc." "c:\program files\logitech\setpoint\setpoint.exe"

See if it boots faster.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:45 PM

I did it through Advanced System Care so I can turn it back on later. Essentially removed everything except Avast (because it didn't turn off). It saved about 3 minutes. Still I get a black screen during boot, without arrow, hard drive does something for about 40 sec or so, then it resumes start up. This black screen is what I am concerned about. Feels like some program is scanning for something. I am sure it's legit but not sure what it is. I do have my Avast set to do a rootkit scan (default setting). Still 4 min? My other PC has Avast and Comodo. It starts in about a minute. Go figure....

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:47 PM

What are the specs of the other system?




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