Debugging :: Windows 8.1 BSOD After Configuring RAID 1
May 23, 2014
I had a HDD go bad, so I set up 2 250gb Drives as a raid 1 setup. Windows 8 worked great before HDD Failure, but now after re-installing 8.1, it only runs for about 5 min before I receive DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. Dump Files are included below.
Also, I have 3 monitors attached. The main Monitor displays the error, while the right monitor remains at the desktop and the left monitor shows a distorted blue screen. (Not sure if it matters..)
So I recently just bought an SSD and it's installed in my ASUS G750JX laptop as the boot drive. I did a little research and found out about RAID 0. I did a bit of research and found out that if I set from AHCI to RAID 0, I'll have to reinstall Windows. Now here's the problem. My Windows copy is obviously OEM. Let's say I have set up the RAID 0 and I want to install Windows.
- Is there any way I can use the same product key that came with my laptop to install Windows 8? - Where do I get the disc or iso for Windows 8/8.1 [Not the PRO version] that is legit? (I tried to Google for an ISO but all of them are for Windows 8.1 PRO
See I would buy Windows 8 again but it's expensive. Before you throw at me things like "Clone your OS to another HDD first", I want a fresh install.
On a side note, I am running Windows 8.1[Not the Pro version]
I had to reinstall windows. I had a raid 0 with 2 drives, when I started widows the drive couldn't be accessed. so the only option was to convert to dynamic disk. I did that but still cant read or change drive letters. I am pretty sure my data is still on it. but how can I read this disk?
right now I am scanning it with easeUS data recovery and it looks like its finding files. any other way to read the drive?
I currently own but don't have installed (although I did try installing on friday july 18 2014) a lsi megaraid 9341-4i raid controller. When I had it installed, I disabled the intel rst and used my marvell secondary controller for my optical drive putting my two ssd's I wanted to raid on the lsi controller. I also switched all of my storage settings for windows 8 to legacy and not UEFI in windows since the controller can only be seen by the motherboard in legacy mode. After that, I configured the lsi bios to create a raid 0 on the ssd's and proceeded to install windows 8.1 64 bit. When I get to the point of a fresh install of windows and it asks me to load a driver, I do and it finds the 9341-4i and installs the driver. However, when the driver is done installing, there is no raid array to be found. I redid the raid array with full initialization and still no dice. My question is: why is windows not seeing any raid array after the driver successfully installs. I am using the most current from LSI's website windows 8.1 64 bit driver for the card too.
I have a second hard drive on my HP DV7 laptop. It's a 750GB Hitachi.
Last week I started getting a SMART event and it would ask if I wanted to check the disk. Now every time I start the computer, it's running chkdsk and found a bunch of bad clusters. Also Some of my directories are missing, yet the space available remains the same, so its not deleting the directories and freeing up the space.
I'm recovering the data tonight but I have a few questions:
1) My data recovery software has the option to skip bad directories. Should I do this? And if I do not skip this, will this simply transfer the errors to the hard drive that I'm recovering to.
2) If I clean and then reformat, will the disk be usable? Or should I just junk it and get a new one.
Currently using Onboard RAID1 which is just a pair of 1TB SATA drives that boots into windows 8.1. SATA BIOS mode is set to RAID.
I need want to switch the onboard SATA mode to AHCI so I can boot to SSD, instead.
I'm sure some have tried this: If you just clone the RAID partition as it sits on to the SSD, it will not boot the SSD when the SATA Bios mode is set to AHCI.
So, besides a bare-metal reinstall, how do move my Windows 8.1 installation on to the SSD so that when its all done the SSD will boot into windows and the SATA Bios is in AHCI mode? I'm not opposed to purchasing software like Macrium or Acronis if any of those can do the job.
It seems like anyone using onboard RAID would have run into this problem after purchasing an SSD.
Until very recently i was running Windows 8 with a 240 GB Sandisk SSD as a primary and a 2 TB Western Digital Green HDD as a storage. I decided to set up a RAID 1 setup so i purchased a second 2 TB HDD and installed it.
My intent was to run windows 8 off the 240 SSD as a primary and have a RAID 1 setup for my 2TB HDDs.
I learnt that my data configuration was set to AHCI. I decided to do a complete clean install and change the sata configuration in BIOS to RAID.
After successfully creating a RAID volume using my 2TB HDDs i proceeded to install Windows off my primary. I am however having difficulties in that it will not allow me to install windows on either drive.
I have a laptop with windows 8, and everytime (or almost everytime, about 4/5 of the times) when I start/restart it, it says that it's configuring windows, please do not shut down your computer. This takes about 20 minutes each time and is really annoying.
Also, I'm not sure this happens all the time, but the first time this happend I just sat by my computer and waited. There I saw that first it was configuring, then when that got to 100%, it said "Configuration failed", then it said "Restarting" and started all over again, but the 2nd time it finished successfully and the computer started.
Since then, I haven't bothered sitting by my laptop and waiting for it while it updates, so I go do something else. So I don't know if that "Configuration failed" thing happens everytime or only that time.
My windows 8 ultra books has been showing failure configuring window features for nearly hours and I can't swipe or do anything with it, this happened after the window updates happened, I don't know what do any more, I switched it off and then turned it on, but it's still ones back failure configuring window feature reverting changes.
So, since yesterday, Windows 8.1 tries to boot, then gets halfway through, shows a sad face for a second, and then restarts. It does this again and again. Just get the message "Failure configuring Windows updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer" then "Configuring Windows updates, 30% complete. Don't turn off your computer".
Then it boots, does the same thing again.
I've tried booting from the install media, but Refresh doesn't work, nor restarting in safe mode. Weirdly, pressing F2 to load BIOS, which always used to work, no longer does, it just continues trying to load Windows.
I've got an oldish PC, around 4/5 years old, with Windows 8 installed. Its got a fairly decent processor (at the time), a Q9550. Intel DP43TF motherboard.
i just got a new MSI Laptop and i downloaded some games from steam and you know that kind of stuff. Then i had to download windows 8.1 (not from disc) and then it started downloading normally and then all of a sudden this "Failure configuring windows features Reverting changes" popped up and then i just waited and waited, i waited for about a few hours then i gave up and decided turning it restarting it but it came back and again and again i could go to the password the sign would just pop back up i tried pressing f8 and f9.
After several replacements and repairs in my machine, I am wondering if my settings are still correct...
I would like to use my 32GB SSD as a RAID0 (I believe) caching device, to speed up the boot process and frequently used apps.
In the Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM, I created a RAID0-volume of 29,8GB, then went to install OS.
In the BIOS, I had to boot in AHCI-mode, or else I couldn't see the 2TB HDD to install Windows 7 to... (in RAID-mode, it could only detect 29,8GB of Unallocated Space)
However, now I have Windows 8 installed (clean install from 7), and in Disk Management, I see my SSD as a Standard Drive, with MBR and 29,82GB of Unallocated Space.
How do I setup this SSD device to act as it is supposed to act? Do I format it, partition it, make it Active, make it a Dynamic Disk? Or is it not possible since I've installed Windows in BIOS AHCI-mode?
I have problem with Windows Update and i see that i am not only there. My problem is, after install updates and restart system, i get message after some time "Failure Configuring Windows Updates. Reverting Changes ..."
My Windows is Windows 8 RTM and i tried install updates manual but nothing change.
I attach screesnshot where is problem in updates ...
I have an Asus VivoTab Smart that comes with Windows 8, and before I can do the 8.1 upgrade, I have to install all 112 updates. This was going just fine until after it rebooted, and now it's been stuck on the "Failure configuring Windows updates, Reverting changes" screen for about the past 12+ hours. I restarted it a couple of times by holding down the power button, but it comes right back to the same screen after the Asus splash screen. Were this a laptop, I know exactly how to fix it (go to Advanced Recovery Options), but since it's a new tablet that I haven't yet connected its Bluetooth keyboard to, I'm basically stuck. I can't even boot to a flash drive because that requires a keyboard to get to the boot options.I don't have a keyboard attached to it and because the OS isn't loaded (can't get the Charms bar so I can restart it that way or boot into Safe Mode or anything.)
My laptop is 2 days old and I went to do a windows update which I had to do and just says 'failure configuring windows features. reverting changes, don't not turn off computer' this also is happening with my other laptop I think it's a bit of a joke that it doesn't work on a brand new laptop..
I manually installed windows updates yesterday. They seemed to have installed fine. I rebooted and went about my day...early evening i stepped away from my laptop for a few minute and came back to the lock screen. It had rebooted from a BSOD while I was away...I wasn't doing much on the computer at the time. Comodo dragon browser open playing a facebook game and winamp streaming some music...
I've been trying to update to Windows 8.1 but I keep having issues. I constantly have failing Windows Updates. I have tried a couple different things, renaming the SoftwareDistribution file to .old, Windows Repair, and full clean install of Windows 8. I for the life of me can't figure out what's going on.
Currently, I am unable to install the SF_Diagnostic tool for some reason. It's hung up on downloading the necessary files from Windows Features. I have a mini dump from Windows 8 attached and will try to update it with the SF_Diag tool if it ever installs.
Edit: had to manually enable .NET Framework in order to get the diagnostic tool to install. The mini dump is still the same regardless so I'll keep that there.
Recently I've experienced random BSOD's in Windows 8. Although my computer know-how is limited at best, I knew it was best to upgraded my pc in steps. The first week I installed a SSD (with a fresh install of Windows 8 on it) and ran without any problems. A week later I installed 16 gigs of (new) ram (with the SSD) and everything ran fine.
The problems started two weeks later. I haven't made any changes to my pc or driver upgrades since then. If I idle in windows everything works fine. The same is true when running Office or browsing the internet. BSOD's occur when:
- Playing games (modern or old), either after 5 minutes or after 3 hours (seems very random but frequent);
- When wathing a HD youtube movie (BSOD's when doing this seem very rare though);
I have had a long history of BSOD issues on this system, and have exhausted my patience in trying to fix it. I have done my own research to no avail, and have even utilized my warranty to get parts replaced. At this point in time I have a replaced motherboard and video card but the BSOD issues have actually increased in frequency.
For testing I have re-loaded Windows. Ran tests on the memory. Replaced the hard drive with an SSD. Updated drivers as best as I could based on the version of Windows and availability of drivers, and as mentioned I have even had the Motherboard and Video card replaced. The only hardware left to rule out is Power Supply and CPU.
My Sony Vaio Multi-Flip has been causing a lot of pain recently. A couple of months ago, it was making a lot of noise (which apparently came from the fan) but the problem resolved itself and has rarely occurred in the last 2 months. The engineer said at the time, that it was most likely a fan noise (as opposed to the HDD).
However from the last few days, the laptop shuts down out of nowhere (without a blue screen). This happened 5-6 times consecutively the first time, after which I was somehow able to do a system restore to a couple of weeks earlier, to see if it might have been a software issue. That temporarily seemed to fix it, but a few days later the issue is back. It happens every now and then (say once or twice a day). The laptop just shuts down completely in a snap. What might be causing this? I have an important business trip coming up and the last thing I want is for this to happen when I am in a client meeting.
I notice my CPU temperatures are normally between the 55-70 degrees on average usage, so I wonder if replacing/cleaning the fan is the way to go?
Also, every now and then, I hear a "beeping noise" and I notice this is usually when I lift the laptop up or tilt it slightly, while it is still running. This is shown as a critical error in my event log, with error source "Kernel Power" and error description " The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."
DM Log collector results attached as SF Doesnt seem to be working for me on Windows 8.1. The greens status bar doesnt go past the "u" of "lunch" text above it despite waiting for ages.
trying to install a driver for my internet connetion, the installation goes just fine, but when at the end, where the drivers start installing, the PC gives me a BSOD no matter how I try regular installation, copying drivers files from a PC on which internet is working (this PC, working on Windows7). The full message is:
The specs of the other PC (notebook):
Asus X552L Nvidia Geforce 820m Intel core i5 4Gb RAM 2 3.0 USB ports OS: Windows 8.1 Pro