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#1 smokey58ps

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:05 PM

So at random times my Hard drive disconnects or disappears were it is inaccessible, cant even be seen in my-computer or disk management. I use the hard drive for programs and as my desktop, download drive. Any opinions or solutions would be helpful


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:49 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:11 AM

in my opinion...get a new separate back up drive...do a total back up...clone...identical everything....EVERYTHING...do it NOW...NOW>>>NOW....you can do it...(think Jezel there) Then try all the other stuff but when the hard drive finishes it's life like it seems to be on the death watch..you will at least have all your files and won't be so sad. Take it from the voice of experience...from one who did not back up back then...and now I do...and all is good...all the time..peace of mind is everything. After your hard drive fails and you buy a new PC or install a new hard drive...and install the back up..you can use the new separate drive for future back ups and never have an issue again...I mean worry. But this is just my experience.



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:17 PM

ToolBox:
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Smoker (administrator) on 04-06-2017 at 22:06:40
Running from "D:\"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To be filled by O.E.M. Manufacturer: To be filled by O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================
Error: (06/04/2017 08:08:34 PM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program) (User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/04/2017 01:07:01 AM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program) (User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/04/2017 12:33:09 AM) (Source: System Restore) (User: )
Description: Failed to create restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation; Description = Scheduled Checkpoint; Error = 0x80070422).

Error: (06/03/2017 06:21:38 AM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program) (User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/03/2017 12:00:01 AM) (Source: System Restore) (User: )
Description: Failed to create restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduled SPPCreation; Description = Scheduled Checkpoint; Error = 0x80070422).


Error: (06/02/2017 11:31:44 AM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program) (User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/02/2017 12:00:00 AM) (Source: System Restore) (User: )
Description: Failed to create restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation; Description = Scheduled Checkpoint; Error = 0x80070422).

Error: (06/01/2017 04:35:32 PM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program) (User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/01/2017 12:00:00 AM) (Source: System Restore) (User: )
Description: Failed to create restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation; Description = Scheduled Checkpoint; Error = 0x80070422).

Error: (05/31/2017 09:52:18 PM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program) (User: )
Description: 80004005

System errors:
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Error: (06/03/2017 08:13:27 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Steam Client Service service failed to start due to the following error: %%1053 = The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Error: (06/03/2017 08:13:27 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Steam Client Service service to connect.

Error: (06/02/2017 02:40:08 AM) (Source: atapi) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.


Error: (05/27/2017 03:18:16 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: )
Description: {995C996E-D918-4A8C-A302-45719A6F4EA7}

Error: (05/19/2017 02:19:33 PM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3.


Error: (05/19/2017 02:19:21 PM) (Source: atapi) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.

Error: (05/15/2017 02:39:09 AM) (Source: atapi) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.

Error: (05/12/2017 08:16:25 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the LanmanServer service.

Error: (05/12/2017 08:15:55 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the AVG Antivirus service.

Error: (05/10/2017 03:05:01 AM) (Source: Disk) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, is not ready for access yet.


Microsoft Office Sessions:
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Error: (06/04/2017 08:08:34 PM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program)(User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/04/2017 01:07:01 AM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program)(User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/04/2017 12:33:09 AM) (Source: System Restore)(User: )
Description: C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreationScheduled Checkpoint0x80070422

Error: (06/03/2017 06:21:38 AM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program)(User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/03/2017 12:00:01 AM) (Source: System Restore)(User: )
Description: C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreationScheduled Checkpoint0x80070422

Error: (06/02/2017 11:31:44 AM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program)(User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/02/2017 12:00:00 AM) (Source: System Restore)(User: )
Description: C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreationScheduled Checkpoint0x80070422

Error: (06/01/2017 04:35:32 PM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program)(User: )
Description: 80004005

Error: (06/01/2017 12:00:00 AM) (Source: System Restore)(User: )
Description: C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreationScheduled Checkpoint0x80070422

Error: (05/31/2017 09:52:18 PM) (Source: Customer Experience Improvement Program)(User: )
Description: 80004005

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========================= Memory info: ===================================
Percentage of memory in use: 44%
Total physical RAM: 16281.73 MB
Available physical RAM: 9008.69 MB
Total Virtual: 32561.65 MB
Available Virtual: 25118.45 MB

========================= Partitions: =====================================
1 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:119.14 GB) (Free:41.96 GB) NTFS
2 Drive d: (Extra Drive) (Fixed) (Total:298.09 GB) (Free:290.8 GB) NTFS
4 Drive h: (FreeAgent GoFlex Drive) (Fixed) (Total:1863.01 GB) (Free:963.34 GB) NTFS

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Speccy:   http://speccy.piriform.com/results/kBUNffLgBnYkcBblo8o0n5P


Edited by hamluis, 05 June 2017 - 08:24 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:30 PM

I read over in overclock's forum a thread from a person who accidentally solved his HD on again, off again, on again, etc. by F8, running the memory diagnostics (probably the middle choice).  He said it worked, in his situation.  A few other posters indicated following that idea - and their HDs stopped appearing, disappearing, appearing.  Does it apply to this situation (will that work for this situation)? -- I really don't know.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1304039/hard-drive-shows-up-in-bios-but-not-windows


Edited by RolandJS, 05 June 2017 - 09:47 AM.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

Check your voltages as reported in BIOS and post them here.  If this is a desktop computer post manufacturer and model and rated power output of your power supply.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:56 AM

Which drive...are you referring to in your initial post?

 

Both drives connected to the motherboard...seem to have generated errors, along with an ATAPI error (which may relate to optical drive).  IMO, these things point to something other than the individual devices.

 

Topic moved to Internal Hardware forum for examination of possible hardware issues.

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:50 PM

I wonder if the bad optical drive is causing everything else.  I've seen this where a bad non-essential optical drive causes weird recognition problems with the System Drive.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

ill try the F8 but when i did the last post the drive disconnected and i didnt notice till i was downloading but i still ran the programs. Here is with the drive still showing and connected, Plus the drive doesnt disconnect and connect over and over on its own, i have to restart or shutdown computer to get the drive to reconnect/show up again.

 

Mini Tool Box Report

https://pastebin.com/embed_js/sBvNT3cN

 

Speccy Report

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/SH2TbHfMX6sJ5DgembSCymo

 

About power i dont see it could be that since its a 850W so its plenty of power and it only started after i did a fresh install of windows, Plus i got a UPS to protect against power surges. Plus computer is built with all new except for PS, optical Drive, 1 internal HDD and 1 external HDD. Which the old stuff in the computer still is not the problem its the new 2TB internal HDD that was bought in 3yrs ago.



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:25 PM

ill try the F8 but when i did the last post the drive disconnected and i didnt notice till i was downloading but i still ran the programs. Here is with the drive still showing and connected, Plus the drive doesnt disconnect and connect over and over on its own, i have to restart or shutdown computer to get the drive to reconnect/show up again.

 

Mini Tool Box Report

https://pastebin.com/embed_js/sBvNT3cN

 

Speccy Report

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/SH2TbHfMX6sJ5DgembSCymo

 

About power i dont see it could be that since its a 850W so its plenty of power and it only started after i did a fresh install of windows, Plus i got a UPS to protect against power surges. Plus computer is built with all new except for PS, optical Drive, 1 internal HDD and 1 external HDD. Which the old stuff in the computer still is not the problem its the new 2TB internal HDD that was bought in 3yrs ago.

 

Just because it says "850W" doesn't mean it's not outputting bad voltages.  If you skip this and it turns out later, after a lot of time and effort, that the problem was the PSU after all, you are going to feel really stupid.  Power supplies go bad, and bad power causes all manner of problems.  Also post manufacturer and model number of PSU.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:50 PM

ok it is a Desktop PSU is a Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W Model is TR2 RX-850AH3CH

DC output is +5V +3.3V +12V -12V +5Vsb

 

Bios power info is as follows

3.3V is 3.360V

5V is 5.035V

12V is 12.149V

VDDA2.5V is 2.532V



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:46 PM

Those ar

 

ok it is a Desktop PSU is a Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W Model is TR2 RX-850AH3CH

DC output is +5V +3.3V +12V -12V +5Vsb

 

Bios power info is as follows

3.3V is 3.360V

5V is 5.035V

12V is 12.149V

VDDA2.5V is 2.532V

Those are good voltages (within 5% of what's supposed to be there).

 

I note from your Speccy that your BIOS is old.

 
Brand: American Megatrends Inc.
Version: 2104
Date: 11/21/2013

 

 

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_990FX_R20/HelpDesk_Download/

 

 

Version 2901

Description SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 BIOS 2901
Improve system stability
File Size 3.13 MBytesupdate 2016/08/05 Download from Global

 

 

 

Note how it says the latest version "Improves system stability".  I'm not optimistic that the latest version of BIOS will fix your problem, however I HAVE seen a "BIOS refresh" make weird recognition problems go away.  Also pull your CMOS battery and verify it's still putting out it's 3.3 volts (or whatever it is).  If in doubt replace it.

 

Have you ever seen a situation where the Hard Drive was not recognized in BIOS, or is it just in Windows that it disappears.

 

Reason to ask is if it's not appearing in BIOS, then you have a very limited number of causes.  Bad BIOS, Bad motherboard (could be SATA socket, trying moving cable), bad cable (reseat all connections), bad hard drive.  Not showing in BIOS is hardware not software.

 

On BIOS flash:

If you have done it before and feel comfortable, I suggest you update BIOS to latest version.  Just be aware that sometimes a bad BIOS flash can BRICK a machine. New BIOS saves a copy of the old BIOS now (they didn't used to), so the warning/disclaimer is more perfunctory now.  If you've never done this and want assistance, mention that here and someone will help.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:51 AM

I just found this.  Happened to look at your Speccy in my browser just before closing it and thought "WTH" and looked at it again and noticed this:

Voltage

+12V: 12.107 V
+5V: 5.038 V
CPU CORE: 1.164 V
VIN3: 1.680 V
VIN4: 1.752 V
+3.3V: 3.147 V

 

It might be a nit, but it might not.  I once had a computer and long story short +0.1 Volt meant the difference between crashing every 15 minutes, and crashing once a day, and +0.2 volts cured the problem completely.
 
There might be something wrong with your BIOS, or your chipset drivers or whatever that causes the motherboard to deliver 0.15 volts less than it should and low CPU voltage causes instability.  I know this because overclockers INCREASE CPU voltage in order to increase the stability.
 
Give your motherboard's capacitors a really good inspection using a flashlight and a magnifying glass and look for signs of bad caps, i.e. swollen, burst, leaking, light white or yellow crust on the top.  If you see anything unusual, don't touch it (destroy the evidence) instead take a good, high-res pic and post it here for group inspection.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:00 AM

Okay I just noticed you have like 3 different "hard drives".  One Western Digital standard HD, an old SSD (been running for "1000+" days, and something USB "Goflex" or whatever.  Is this correct?

In general, during troubleshooting, it's best to remove all extraneous, unnecessary hardware in order to isolate the system. If the problem goes away, you know it's something you removed.  I disagree with Louis's opinion above.  While in one set of circumstances two hard drives both throwing errors may have a cause common to both (power, motherboard, or whatever), I still think it's possible that HD "A" can throw errors and make HD "B" errors too.  I really don't "disagree", but I still want to troubleshoot as if one of those two HD's is "the" problem, and it's causing a problem with the other one.

 

So remove 2 of the 3 HD's and (obviously) leave the system drive.  I assume that's the SSD.  If the problem goes away, you've narrowed it down.
 

And also I remember reading about SSD's 3/4 years ago and they were considered "flaky" and also they had a life expectancy, didn't they?  I want to know if someone that knows more about SSD's than I do thinks it's possible that the SSD is simply old and failing due to age.  Speccy says it's been running for over 1,000 days.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:35 AM

no i have 4 drives, only one does it and the drive is shown on bios always it just vanashes from windows and wont show back up unless i restart/shutdown even just restarting sometimes doesnt fix it and its not cable since ive even switched with another HDD and it still did it plus the HDD is not the SSD its a normal HDD, im thankful for the responses but Please read the info i post in response thank you since i posted everything i just said just about


Edited by hamluis, 12 June 2017 - 08:12 AM.





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