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Flash525

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#1 7 years ago

Okay, so turned my system on this morning, everything started up fine. Signed into Windows Live, then opened up Firefox. Everything froze. Ctrl, Alt & Delete didn't work, so I manually turned the computer off, and then back on again.

Upon restart, I was shown a notification saying there was no virtual disk (or something). I can't remember exactly what the error said. Suffice to say, it took me to my boot menu, and I figured I'd just tab through it all and have the system restart again; this it did.

As expected, I then got the option to start in Safe Mode. Figured I'd do such, and whilst in Safe Mode, ran a check on the disk via the Command Prompt Window. The results here were perplexing. Please See Attachment.

Upon then restarting the system again, I was told that two of my drivers had errors. The two drivers in question were my RAID Controller, and my SoundMax Audio Driver; the latter I can acquire the driver online, as I know the make ect, but the RAID Controller I have no idea. I can't rollback the driver, I can't update it (Windows Update wont recognise it). I don't even get any details for the item when I view properties. It wont tell me the provider, version, nothing except what it actually is.

Help?




D3matt

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#2 7 years ago

For the RAID controller, it's probably just part of the motherboard manufacturer's driver set. Look up your motherboard on the manufacturer's website where they have driver downloads, you should be able to download it either separately or all as one big bundle.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#3 7 years ago

See the "check disk cannot run in read only mode"? in Safe mode, run 'chkdsk /f /r'

That will actually fix the issues on the drive rather than just read them aloud.

Likely hood is everything will be fine afterwards.




Flash525

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#4 7 years ago

D3matt;5513846For the RAID controller, it's probably just part of the motherboard manufacturer's driver set. Look up your motherboard on the manufacturer's website where they have driver downloads, you should be able to download it either separately or all as one big bundle.[/QUOTE]Downloaded and Installed this Sunday. Ta for the tip. :)

Sgt. D. Pilla;5514932See the "check disk cannot run in read only mode"? in Safe mode, run 'chkdsk /f /r'

That will actually fix the issues on the drive rather than just read them aloud.

I've since ran chkdsk (after reinstalling the RAID driver) and it comes back with no errors.

For future reference, can I run 'chkdsk /f /r' out of safe mode?

[QUOTE=Sgt. D. Pilla;5514932]Likely hood is everything will be fine afterwards.

All seems to be working fine now, though I am troubled somewhat as to what caused my problem. Whatever it was sent my computer clock back to 2002 as well. :uhm:




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#5 7 years ago
For future reference, can I run 'chkdsk /f /r' out of safe mode?

Yes; there's no big difference unless you run Windows 7. Check Disk in Windows 7 is designed to use all available RAM, thus if you run in safe mode, there is more RAM for Check Disk to use (Under Windows 7); so it's slightly quicker on larger drives (1/2/3TB)




Flash525

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#6 7 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;5515351Yes; there's no big difference unless you run Windows 7.

Nope, Vista for me. I doubt I'll get Windows 7, at least (providing my problems don't persist) I wont be getting a new computer until after the next operating system is release.

Anyway, seems I've still got problems. Every now and then, my screen goes black (regardless of what I'm doing) and seemingly crashes. I can Ctrl, Alt & Del, and it takes me to a window where I can switch user, change password, or load up the task manager. However it is extremely laggy here. Usually I just switch off and restart; this sometimes results in my clock resetting to December 2001.

I've ran my anti-virus, spybot, chkdsk, disk cleanup, disk defragmentor... everything I can think of. All seems to come back okay. I'm perplexed as to the problem here. I thought my problems were fixed (as above) but apparently, they're not. :uhm:




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#7 7 years ago

Do you turn off the power, or are you diong something with hybernation?

I am thinking you had it in sleep or something and the power went off, the AC outlet power for a quik second.




Flash525

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#8 7 years ago

I always turn my computer off when I'm finished doing whatever it is that I'm doing. I don't think I've ever put the computer to sleep, or in hibernation.