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Vipersfang0000

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My HP pc sometimes didn't detect hard drive...I put it down to a dodgy cable because sometimes it worked...and sometimes it didn't.

I was given a HP pc running windows 8.1.
So I use my windows 10 update like I did on my older windows 7 pc...

After running fine for a month it takes 5 minutes to boot up. Then it displays the same message. When I restart it, it works fine. All hard drives are detected within windows...is this a common windows 10 update problem? How can it be resolved? I'm pretty sure the hardware drive is fine. It's a bit odd both problems being the same.
 

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Other may have more ideas.

Have you reseated the HDD on both ends?

Have tried rolling back the latest update?

Lets run a check disk on the drive see what is happening.
Run CHKDSK using Command Prompt | PC Help Forum

To post the results follow these instructions

Here is one way that you can pull the log to view it.

Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog
Type powershell.exe
Then press Enter.

In PowerShell, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter.
get-winevent -FilterHashTable @{logname="Application"; id="1001"}| ?{$_.providername –match "wininit"} | fl timecreated, message | out-file Desktop\CHKDSKResults.txt

The CHKDSKResults.txt file will be created on your desktop,

COPY and PASTE the contents from the CHKDSKResults.txt file into a post.
So I use my windows 10 update like I did on my older windows 7 pc...
Where did the media come from?

Maybe think about preforming a fresh install some time windows 10 has issues with older left overs for the previous versions of windows.
 

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i ran CHKDSK with the commands to locate bad sectors and to fix errors... it took almost 4 hours but when it finished i ran the command to get a txt file of the out come this is what it said...

TimeCreated : 27/01/2021 01:38:28
Message :

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
677120 file records processed.

File verification completed.
35987 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.


Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
44560 reparse records processed.

804106 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.

0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.

44560 reparse records processed.


Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Cleaning up 2641 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2641 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 2641 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
63494 data files processed.

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
39422496 USN bytes processed.

Usn Journal verification completed.

Stage 4: Looking for bad clusters in user file data ...
677104 files processed.

File data verification completed.

Stage 5: Looking for bad, free clusters ...
713281843 free clusters processed.

Free space verification is complete.

Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
No further action is required.

2843053 MB total disk space.
57118300 KB in 174611 files.
128420 KB in 63495 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
912504 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
2786257 MB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
727821649 total allocation units on disk.
713281843 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 55 0a 00 25 a2 03 00 25 0a 06 00 00 00 00 00 .U..%...%.......
52 00 00 00 be ad 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 R...............

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.



do you spot any errors? maybe its fixed.
 

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Do you know if the drive is a SSD or HDD?

Have you made any changes to the BIOS?

once in windows lest check a couple more things

Open a command prompt and type in the following command and on the list look for you HDD

wmic diskdrive get model,status

Does it say OK or Pred Fail

Download Crystal Disk Information this will give us a more better view of the drive.
Download – Crystal Dew World (crystalmark.info)

Make sure to download the ZP. This will be the portable version and there is no install.
Uncompressed the ZIP file and run the DiskInfo64.exe file.

Post a screen shot.
 

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Its a HDD and i haven`t made any changes to the BIOS.
This is what wmic diskdrive get model,status displayed.

downloading the other programme now.
 

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Thank you that shows us that the HDD is starting to fail.

Back up any personal data that you can and replace the HDD

Reallocated sectors count is the number of sectors that are marked as reallocated by the hard drive upon an error. A growing count is generally considered a bad sign and can result in hard drive failure.

Uncorrectable Pending Sector Count is a critical S.M.A.R.T. parameter that indicates a number of uncorrectable errors while reading/writing a sector on the hard drive. The error can cause drive corruption and permanent disk failure leading to data loss.

I would suggest getting a SSD and preforming a clean install of Windows 10
 

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Thank you. I'll look into one. Luckily everything is already backed up on a external hard drive.
 
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