Hard Drive Test

kemical

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What can i do now , are any of these any good . I followed the instructions as listed .
Hmm.. Well if it was me I'd detach the drive and see if the crashes stop.

If they do reconnect the device and see if the come back. If the y do then you know it's the device thats faulty?
 

NettleWarbler

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I went to the local city to test that hard drive , one was £5 but he only tested upto 4TB . One only tested upto 8TB , one could test the 18TB but it would cost £20 per half hour and it could take hours . Both computer shops in the towns near me are shut , i went to the city pc shops thinking they would have plenty of testing software . I never realised there would be limits , its just been a waste of tiime .
 

bochane

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A partial test of a disk is a good indication of the health of the whole disk.

If the disk disk, when mounted in your pc still causes crashes you may also think of cables being damaged even a too small powersupply. A crashdump may tell more but none showed up. Could you try the Powershel script?
 

NettleWarbler

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How do i run PowerShell Script , i downloaded the ap . There is a video that says run it from notepad but i can't find folder options in my control panal .
 

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bochane

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That is easy. Type 'powershell' in the search box in the bottom left corner of the screen, select 'powershell' in the results, click on it and it pops up.
 

bochane

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In the last line of my answer #64, sorry for the typo, is a link to a script of Neemobeer which helps collecting crashdumps. Copy the code into your powershell and run it.
 

bochane

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You did not copy from this link the procedure into powershell.
It starts with

$CollectDir = "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\SYSTEMREPORT"
$DumpPath = "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl"

and ends with

$dumpdir = Get-DumpSettings -Path $DumpPath
Create-Archive -DumpLocation $dumpdir

Could you try that and run it?
 
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NettleWarbler

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I copied off neemobeer , powershell script and got . Are these files any good .
 

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NettleWarbler

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I typed
$CollectDir = "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\SYSTEMREPORT"
$DumpPath = "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl"
$dumpdir = Get-DumpSettings -Path $DumpPath
Create-Archive -DumpLocation $dumpdir
into script .
 

NettleWarbler

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I did copy and paste it , everything as in my post and i'm still none the wiser about getting a dump file from it . This PC has just restarted once again while online . The pics above 2 entries back show the results .
 

NettleWarbler

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This is what i get with the first 2 lines pasted in.
$CollectDir = "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\SYSTEMREPORT"
$DumpPath = "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl"
 

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bochane

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There are far more lines then that.
Please navigate to the site of that link.

(I sometimes wonder whether this is a real question.....)
 
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NettleWarbler

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For some reason microsoft edge was left open , with the msg create dump . I think it worked that time . Just have to find it now .
 

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bochane

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The dump file that has been created during your tests with that disk, are important and may reveal a clue what is wrong, either with that disc or wrong with your system.
Creating a dump yourself wil not help.
 
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