After BSOD & HDD Not Recognized

TechnoHolic

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After BSOD, HDD Not Recognized

I was surfing..suddenly a BSOD occured..restarted the pc using reset button because windows was hanged at that time..After restarting, the harddisk wasn't recognized at boot time..by pressing the reset button again, entered the BIOS menu and there is no harddisk..!! then turned off my PC for sometime (some seconds) and switched it on and everything was OK..I didn't get further BSOD's till now (after 4 hrs of usage)
but i'm very much worried about my harddisk now..i've a huge amount of data on that disk..googled on the issue but didn't find any workable help/solutions..
So asking here..Please help..
OS-XP SP2
RAM-Corsair value 1600 (new)
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TechnoHolic

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Re: After BSOD & HDD Not Recognized


Generic iBall 12V on 18A

download & install crystaldisk info & post the screenshot of values table here.

Here it is..Installed new OS.
HDD.JPG
 
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Myth

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Re: After BSOD & HDD Not Recognized

Might be the psu.
"12V on 18A" is irrelevant here. Somehow I dont trust local psu ratings.

Run seatools tests and post here if any fails.
 

whitestar_999

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hexa value of 19 in ultraDMA crc error count indicates problem with either sata cable or power supply issue.you can replace sata cable immediately(costs only ~Rs.20) & if you are using any quad core processor or graphics card then get a new good power supply like corsair too for long term safety.in fact even if you are not using these still at least get FSP 400W for ~1800-1900 just for peace of mind.corsair VS450 is more widely available & costs ~2200.
 
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TechnoHolic

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hexa value of 19 in ultraDMA crc error count indicates problem with either sata cable or power supply issue.you can replace sata cable immediately(costs only ~Rs.20) & if you are using any quad core processor or graphics card then get a new good power supply like corsair too for long term safety.in fact even if you are not using these still at least get FSP 400W for ~1800-1900 just for peace of mind.corsair VS450 is more widely available & costs ~2200.

Thanks for reply..
are you sure it's not my HDD problem.!!??
Faced only two times.
1. when i was trying to quit malwarebytes process from process manager
and
2.as indicated on 1st post..
any way today reinstalled my OS and no problem till now..it is running instantly more or less 6 hrs today..
 

Mario

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Along with all the other advice, plz plz plz back that stuff up on some DVDs or on an external NOW!!
 
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TechnoHolic

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Re: After BSOD & HDD Not Recognized

I'll..i have a 'foxconn' sata cable will try it tomorrow..

Along with all the other advice, plz plz plz back that stuff up on some DVDs or on an external NOW!!

why..?
Is the HDD going to be bad..!
 

Mario

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Re: After BSOD & HDD Not Recognized

why..?
Is the HDD going to be bad..!

Hopefully not! But better be safe than sorry, especially when it has happened once/twice. Stitch in time saves nine. At least back your "really" important stuff up (like docs/pdfs/stuff)
 
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TechnoHolic

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Re: After BSOD & HDD Not Recognized

Yes..i keep my documents in CD/DVD as multisession basis..but i'm worried about my collections..
 

whitestar_999

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ultraDMA crc error indicates corrupt data writing which is most likely caused by faulty sata cable(personal experience).usually hardware error is indicated by pending/reallocated/uncorrectable sector count.still always backing up important data is a must no matter how good hdd is running.
 
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TechnoHolic

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that time i saw a boot message "something that means HDD is not recognized (forgot the actual words) + contact support.intel.com)"
then i turned off my pc and restarted..and everything was Ok..
 

whitestar_999

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just keep checking values in crystaldisk few times a day for next 1-2 weeks.the raw values of attributes i mentioned must not increase.
 
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TechnoHolic

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ultraDMA crc error indicates corrupt data writing which is most likely caused by faulty sata cable(personal experience).usually hardware error is indicated by pending/reallocated/uncorrectable sector count.still always backing up important data is a must no matter how good hdd is running.


Changed the sata cable..is there any problem if i add SATA II cable to a SATA III harddisk..My previous cable came with a SATA II Hard disk.
 

Mario

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Changed the sata cable..is there any problem if i add SATA II cable to a SATA III harddisk..My previous cable came with a SATA II Hard disk.

What? cables have changed as well from II to III? I thought the same cable could be used with both...

There's nothing like a SATA II or SATA III cable technically, there's just branding and marketing and cables that have latches.

So, go ahead and use that "SATA II" cable without worries.
 
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TechnoHolic

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just keep checking values in crystaldisk few times a day for next 1-2 weeks.the raw values of attributes i mentioned must not increase.

it is increasing..I've already changed the sata cable..what to do now..Please help me..
 

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whitestar_999

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it is increasing..I've already changed the sata cable..what to do now..Please help me..
previous value was 19(25 in decimal system) & current value is 1A(26 in decimal system) so value increased just by 1.keep an eye & post the value again if it changes in next 7-8 days.
 
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