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  1.    18 Apr 2017 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Let's see if there may be a driver issue




    "Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart." - Round 2. Diagnostic Test "Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart." - Round 2.
     DRIVER VERIFIER

    warning   Warning
    Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
    Please create a restore point.

    Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.


    It will be at least several days (possibly longer) before I'm able to do that. I'll provide you with any updates.
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  2.    18 Apr 2017 #32
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    No problem, I have the time to wait
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  3.    05 May 2017 #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    No problem, I have the time to wait

    I went through the process to use Driver Verifier described in the tutorial that you linked to (Part 1 - Option 1, then Part 2, including the restart), but I am not noticing any sluggishness on my computer. Might it be that Driver Verifier isn't working (possibly the reboot didn't cause it to kick on)?

    Is there any way that I can tell for certain whether it's running (such as an item in my Task Manager)?
    Last edited by hbenthow; 05 May 2017 at 00:59.
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  4.    05 May 2017 #34
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    Some settings in driver verifier require the system to reboot for it to be enabled, if you don't reboot the system those settings won't be used whilst running driver verifier.

    It happens from time to time that no sluggishness isn't noticed.

    In an admin command prompt, run following command to see the status of driver verifier.
    Code:
    verifier /query
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  5.    05 May 2017 #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Some settings in driver verifier require the system to reboot for it to be
    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    enabled, if you don't reboot the system those settings won't be used whilst running driver verifier.


    But (as I mentioned in my last post), I did restart my computer after applying the settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    In an admin command prompt, run following command to see the status of driver verifier.
    Code:
    verifier /query

    I've now done that. I have the result that the command prompt showed me attached as a text file below. Does this information confirm that Driver Verifier is indeed running?

    Attachment 133590
    Last edited by hbenthow; 05 May 2017 at 10:28.
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  6.    05 May 2017 #36
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    It was only an explanation why driver verifier needs to be restarted, nothing else

    Driver verifier is running on your system. If driver verifier wasn't running you wouldn't get this kind of information
    Code:
        Raise IRQLs:                                861860
        Acquire Spin Locks:                        6822007
        Synchronize Executions:                          4
        Trims:                                           0
    
        Pool Allocations Attempted:               17556682
        Pool Allocations Succeeded:               17556682
        Pool Allocations Succeeded SpecialPool:        915
        Pool Allocations With No Tag:                   24
        Pool Allocations Not Tracked:                    0
        Pool Allocations Failed:                         0
        Pool Allocations Failed Deliberately:            0
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  7.    05 May 2017 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    It was only an explanation why driver verifier needs to be restarted, nothing else

    Driver verifier is running on your system. If driver verifier wasn't running you wouldn't get this kind of information
    Code:
        Raise IRQLs:                                861860
        Acquire Spin Locks:                        6822007
        Synchronize Executions:                          4
        Trims:                                           0
    
        Pool Allocations Attempted:               17556682
        Pool Allocations Succeeded:               17556682
        Pool Allocations Succeeded SpecialPool:        915
        Pool Allocations With No Tag:                   24
        Pool Allocations Not Tracked:                    0
        Pool Allocations Failed:                         0
        Pool Allocations Failed Deliberately:            0
    Ah, that's good. The 48 hours will be over at 8:57 PM tomorrow night, so I should report back shortly after that (if I don't get a BSOD first).
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  8.    06 May 2017 #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.
    Well, I have now run Driver Verifier for over 48 hours. It ran without incident. There were no BSODs. Right before I turned Driver Verifier off, I saved the information from Command Prompt again. Here's a text file of it:

    Attachment 133883
    Last edited by hbenthow; 06 May 2017 at 23:23.
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  9.    07 May 2017 #39
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    Partly good

    Going back a bit to the hardware tests, did you run the hard disk tests on all your hard drives or partitions?
    I just went through the event logs a bit, there is an unbelievable large amount of issues with multiple disks spread over months.

    The day this thread was created, a large amount of event logs like these were created
    Code:
    Event[10497]:
      Log Name: System
      Source: disk
      Date: 2017-03-08T01:50:00.872
      Event ID: 153
      Task: N/A
      Level: Warning
      Opcode: N/A
      Keyword: Classic
      User: N/A
      User Name: N/A
      Computer: DESKTOP-AVBIS4C
      Description: 
    The IO operation at logical block address 0x1ecc9fb0 for Disk 3 (PDO name: \Device\0000004f) was retried.
    
    Event[10515]:
      Log Name: System
      Source: disk
      Date: 2017-03-08T01:50:36.038
      Event ID: 51
      Task: N/A
      Level: Warning
      Opcode: N/A
      Keyword: Classic
      User: N/A
      User Name: N/A
      Computer: DESKTOP-AVBIS4C
      Description: 
    An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk3\DR3 during a paging operation.
    Almost 2 months earlier, the same
    Code:
    Event[8063]:
      Log Name: System
      Source: disk
      Date: 2017-01-31T01:12:13.851
      Event ID: 153
      Task: N/A
      Level: Warning
      Opcode: N/A
      Keyword: Classic
      User: N/A
      User Name: N/A
      Computer: DESKTOP-AVBIS4C
      Description: 
    The IO operation at logical block address 0x137d5000 for Disk 3 (PDO name: \Device\0000004d) was retried.
    
    Event[6421]:
      Log Name: System
      Source: disk
      Date: 2017-01-16T16:24:57.552
      Event ID: 51
      Task: N/A
      Level: Warning
      Opcode: N/A
      Keyword: Classic
      User: N/A
      User Name: N/A
      Computer: DESKTOP-AVBIS4C
      Description: 
    An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 during a paging operation.
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  10.    07 May 2017 #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Partly good

    Going back a bit to the hardware tests, did you run the hard disk tests on all your hard drives or partitions?
    No. As my C drive is the only one that necessary for the computer to function correctly, I only tested it. I've run rudimentary tests on my other drives, but nothing advanced.

    I just went through the event logs a bit, there is an unbelievable large amount of issues with multiple disks spread over months.
    The two hard drives listed as having problems in those reports (Disk 2 and Disk 3) are both external drives (neither of which is necessary for my computer to run correctly). Disk 3 is an ancient external Western Digital drive that I use only as a backup and which showed me some warnings in a hard drive test long ago. I already knew that it likely had issues.

    Disk 2 is an internal SATA drive placed in an external USB enclosure (also used as a backup). I had to replace said enclosure, as it was faulty and kept causing (non-dangerous to my system) errors (hence the read errors on Disk 2). All of those error reports for Disk 2 are from times when I had a faulty hard drive enclosure.
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