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Computer crashes when not present. Event viewer mentions an error with iaStor0

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#1 8-bit Hero

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:49 AM

The past weekend I've noticed an issue coming up. My computer (supposedly) crashes, then reboots and then when I go into the event viewer I see the following errors happening just prior to the crash.

\Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.

This happens about 4-5 times over a few minute period and the last error is

A time was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Windows Error Reporting Service to connect.

Then the next entry is the computer restarting.

One important thing to note as I have noticed this both times this has happened. I am not home when this occurs. I don't shut my computer off if I'm going out for a few hours, I leave it running and both times this happened I notice the error and then shutdown occurs around 20 minutes after I leave. I don't know if that's a coincidence but I thought it was worth a mention.

Also the second time this occured (when I arrived home about an hour ago) the computer was at a black screen with a prompt asking me to select my boot device. Pressing a key repeated the message. I powered off and back on and no issues persisted. The previous time the computer simply rebooted on it's own.

the computer is new. I built it around 2 months ago. A previous crash occured a few weeks back with a bluescreen but did not occur again. My specs are as follows.

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
iNTEL I3 2120
GT 430 1GB
Asrock B57M Mobo
Seagate 1tb HDD
8 gb DDR3 ram

Edit: Computer no longer boots. I once again came back from idle and nothing was working right on the PC. Everything was slow and not working so I shut it off. Now windows won't boot.

It says to select a boot device or insert the boot CD. The only options to boot from are the CDDVD Drive. It doesn't list the harddrive. Help.

Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2012 - 10:35 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 8-bit Hero

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

Issue is the harddrive. I'll try and do an RMA. It fails seatools tests and scandisk.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

Thanks for letting us know what it was...happy computing :).


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