BSOD Errors after installing Windows 10: IRQ Not Equal and others

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  1. axe0's Avatar
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       #31

    I did notice just one little red box showing on the screen.
    Let's try to get a better picture of how the HDD is.



    Diagnostics Test

     HDD TEST


    Run SeaTools DOS to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Run the long test.
    Note   Note
    Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

    Make a photo of the result and post it.

    Run chkdsk
    Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Use option TWO with parameter /r
    Upload the chkdsk log Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Run HDTune to
    • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
    • check the health,
    • run a benchmark.

    It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
    When above is done please make screenshots of the following
    • the error scan,
    • the health,
    • the benchmark incl. following
      • transfer rate,
      • access time,
      • burst rate,
      • cpu usage.
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  2. Posts : 21
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
    Thread Starter
       #32

    I haven't had a chance yet to do this extra stuff, BUT HD Tune Pro did complete a scan without another BSOD. Screenshot is attached.
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  3. Posts : 80
    W8.1 x64
       #33

    Yes, HDD has one bad sector, and I would recommend replacing it.
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  4. axe0's Avatar
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       #34

    I wouldn't yet recommend a replacement, only a single bad sector isn't indicative to a failing hard drive and is easily resolved with a proper chkdsk command.
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  5. Posts : 80
    W8.1 x64
       #35

    Sometimes, but I personally do not recommend using such HDD, because it can only get worse as the time passes.
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  6. Posts : 21
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    Thread Starter
       #36

    So just to confirm, just chkdsk in a command prompt window? Or are any parameters desired/required?

    (And I acknowledge that this could be a temporary stopgap while I think about getting a new computer - speaking of which, suggestions as to the best way to properly back up this one in preparation for a transfer to a new one would be much appreciated. :) )
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  7. axe0's Avatar
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       #37

    Make sure to read my previous post, about HDD tests, properly. It answers your question.
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  8. Posts : 21
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       #38

    Good News/Bad News


    axe0 said:
    Make sure to read my previous post, about HDD tests, properly. It answers your question.
    The good news: I was able to complete the full scan using the utility you pointed me to.

    The bad news: The Short DST failed and the long test failed.

    Once I returned the BIOS to booting from the hard drive, the computer will not boot up. Instead I get:
    Automatic Repair: Yourr PC did not start correctly.
    I can restart (which I have tried, to no better result) or choose Advanced Options to try to repair the PC.
    I am now using my laptop to compose this.
    Suggestions?

    If I can't fix it myself, my options are:
    1. Take it to professionals to fix/recover data from it; and/or
    2. Replace the hard drive in the current (old) computer; and/or
    3. Buy a new computer.

    I don't really see the point of #2. And I don't really like my laptop much. :)

    i'm looking forward to your comments/suggestions.
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  9. Posts : 15
    Windows 10/OS X 10.11 ADP
       #39

    Simply put, you can buy a new HDD and that problem will go, but I imho you shouldn't.

    With a system that old it is likely that most of the parts in your PC aren't actually Window 10 compatible, but are running Win 7 drivers minimally hacked to provide functionality as was the case when I upgraded my Q6600/Q35 machine in the living room. This presents itself in weird ways, and can be the cause of seemingly unrelated problems. For example, said machine lost the ability to standby completely after the Anniversary update.

    You'd be best off buying a new system. If you do want a new hard-drive, I recommend a return to 7... 8.1 if you need the store. I also recommend buying a smaller store built model than one of the big 5, but that's just my personal opinion. I would be much more comfortable with a Target made machine than a Dell/HP for example, purely due to the amount of bloated and potentially dangerous software/adware I expect it to come with.
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  10. Posts : 21
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       #40

    StarEmpire said:
    Simply put, you can buy a new HDD and that problem will go, but I imho you shouldn't.

    With a system that old it is likely that most of the parts in your PC aren't actually Window 10 compatible, but are running Win 7 drivers minimally hacked to provide functionality as was the case when I upgraded my Q6600/Q35 machine in the living room. This presents itself in weird ways, and can be the cause of seemingly unrelated problems. For example, said machine lost the ability to standby completely after the Anniversary update.

    You'd be best off buying a new system. If you do want a new hard-drive, I recommend a return to 7... 8.1 if you need the store. I also recommend buying a smaller store built model than one of the big 5, but that's just my personal opinion. I would be much more comfortable with a Target made machine than a Dell/HP for example, purely due to the amount of bloated and potentially dangerous software/adware I expect it to come with.
    Just an update, for anyone else with similar issues trolling the boards/the Net:

    Using the Windows 10 repair feature that you come to after encountering an error/problem booting up, I tried practically every option that was suggested on the Boards, including disabling security scanning (or something like that) and restoring from a storage point (or something like that), but to no avail. (I even managed to run chkdsk from a command prompt window, only to be told that the hard disk had no errors!)

    Finally, I took what was (for me) the last resort of having Windows restore itself, removing any applications but keeping my data intact, as at that point I was giving up the computer for lost, essentially, and I wanted to recover my data.

    After removing my applications and re-installing Windows 10, the computer is now working and - for the moment - doing so without BSODs. I have re-installed the minimal number of applications that I use on a daily basis; but I will be looking at buying a new machine - as this one clearly isn't very happy with Windows 10.

    Thank you to everyone who held my virtual hand through the diagnostic process.
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