Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


  • Content count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About newprouser

Profile Information

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
  • Country
  1. For anybody who might come across this in future, the problem turned out to be the USB-To-SATA convertor chip. The drive seems to be working fine after replacing the USB-To-SATA component (the seagate backup+ have user replaceable ones). Btw now that I think about it, in all my previous seagate usb hdd drive issues, the problem has always been the USB-To-SATA component which always used to fail after a year or two.
  2. Hi Jaclaz, Wanted to share another interesting information : When I said I was on USB 2.0 connection in the above posts, I was connected to Physical USB 3.0 port using a 5+ year old generic USB 2.0 cable ( in addition to the Ext. HDD's Original USB 3.0 cable) PC USB 3.0 Port => USB 2.0 Ext Cable => External HDD's Original USB 3.0 cable => Ext HDD USB 3.0 port. So when I connected the HDD directly to the same Physical USB 3.0 port as the used by the USB 2.0 extension cable, as expected, all the partitions are recognized as RAW in disk management. Similarly when I connected to an Physical USB 2.0 port as the extension cable, as expected, only one of the partitions is recognized as RAW in disk management. So your guess of the problem being the USB 3.0 driver might be correct. Also I have two installations of the same Windows 7 x64 + below listed drivers installed with same symptoms. The following are drivers used : Intel USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller Driver Other Storage Specific Drivers : Intel Rapid Storage Techonology Driver Intel Management Engine Components All drivers acquired from Gigabyte Downloads : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4971#dl I couldn't find this on a basic search , I'll try it to find it out. Will try it out now.
  3. Hi Jaclaz, Thanks for your response. I have attached two logs as you requested using testdisk 6.14 on windows 7 USB 2.0 : See post attachment USB 3.0 : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B27OhEKhMnnRbml0X29wRG03WGM/view?usp=sharing Btw, All i did is - open test disk and view the partitions. On USB 2.0, all partitions were already listed so I did not continue quick search. On USB 3.0, only 1 partition was listed , and even then test disk started writing a huge log (1 gig in 2 mins or so), so I did not continue quick search. Let me know if you want me to try anything else or if you would like me to try running it from ubuntu. testdisk_USB2.0.zip
  4. Hi Folks, I have a Seagate Backup+ Desktop USB 3.0 external HDD. Thing is one or more partitions show up as RAW in disk management and when ever I connect the HDD windows prompts me to format. This seems to be a generic issue and there were a lot of solutions posted in different sites, however, I have additional symptoms/problems than what was faced by most people - All the partitions are originally NTFS partitions created using Windows 7. - Only 1 partition is identified as RAW when connected to a USB 2.0 port - All partitions are identified as RAW when connected to a USB 3.0 port. (These were working fine earlier on USB 3.0 connection) - The partitions and data are identified and files "openable" in Ubuntu 14.04 - Test Disk on windows identifies only one partition. - Test Disk on linux was able to find all partitions in quick search. - Test disk on either windows / linux, display's read error when trying to do a deep search. - There are no symptoms of read error/ bad sector etc in SMART. - There is no click-of-death noise in HDD. Any suggestions on how to correct the partitions ? Config : Windows 7 x64 , latest updates Core i5 4440 Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Mobo Kingston Hyper X DDR 3 4 GB RAM AHCI - Enabled
  5. hi allen2, as you mentioned i'm able to see a dozen processes listed in the svchost.exe accessing the exchange server ... I have attached a screenshot displaying them... I have that BITS can be used to trasfer data in the background , maybe that could be the culprit ?
  6. There is a feature in Comodo Firewall program to list all the active connection. I used it to find about svchost.exe accessing exchange server.
  7. note sure what you mean by "which", since svchost.exe is a system process . Did you mean to ask if svchost is running as which user[NETWORK SERVICE, SYSTEM] ? That is a mystery to me too. I'm was able to see the exe downloading data through comodo firewall. By seeing the destination IP, i concluded it was accessing the exchange server. [i have no other software/tool which would access that particular IP]. I don't have access to the other side. On my side , i checked the windows logs part in event log. The apps and services logs were way too big. Is there any specific folder/application where i can find the details ?
  8. Hey all , I have Microsoft Outlook 2010 installed on my win 7 x64 PC to access my company's emails through the exchange server. Now , i haven't saved my credentials, so every time I open outlook , I'm prompted to enter it. The issue I'm facing is , many times, i see svchost.exe downloading data from the exchange server, even when i have not opened outlook or set outlook to work offline. I was wondering how it is able to access the data without authenticating, since I had made sure even the credential manager is also empty. Also this issue seems to happen only in win 7 for some reason. Note: i have not made any changes to outlook configuration.
  9. For what its worth : the problem was indeed with the BIOS. The issue got resolved after flashing the bios chip externally.
  10. Not able to reach the BIOS screen. As I mentioned above, none of the buttons are able to open up the BIOS page,so it seemed like a BIOS reset *might* solve the issue. Either even after a re-install the video problems persists, so it seems more like hardware issues as suggested above.
  11. Stoopid Question - was the "pins" reset done using a jumper? If so, was the "jumper" put back to the "normal" position?Bios Recover Procedure (see the jumper? 3 settings - Normal, Clear CMOS, Recovery). The Jumper MUST be put back to Normal after Clear CMOS. Yes, the jumper is in the normal position.
  12. UPDATE : Some of information I posted in the 1st post are wrong. 1st, the BIOS was not flashed. Only the settings were reset using the pins on motherboard. Next, the motherboard utility CD is not able detect the hardware automatically, but by executing the respective installers for Video, Audio , Network , Motherboard INF's etc, all components are getting detected. The BSOD appeared after repeatedly switching on and restarting the PC about 5-10 times in a short duration. And after a normal boot it has not re-appeared. --- Some more updates on problem description: > As soon as PC is booted the Monitor display comes alive (i.e its NOT in stand by), but still the video does not display. Display appears only after 2 minutes (exact - each time) > Pressing any of the usual buttons (including ESC , TAB ) to bring up BIOS does not help - its totally inaccessible. > All bootable media other than HDD do not even get activated - so any CD , USB device does even seem to be queried. > When no HDD is present the blank screen lasts forever. even the usual "No bootloader/bootable device found message is not displayed. > Trying to update BIOS using the intel BIOS updater EXE file fails to recognize the BIOS. > But if all RAM is removed, appropriate beep sound is heard. -- @ jaclaz Re-seating the RAM did not work. Unfortunately not able to boot any other media on the PC. I will try to get the HDD checked on another PC and report back. @tain Tried re-connecting all that I could - Optical , HDD , FDD , RAM , Power supply connectors. No change. @Tripredacus Usually the key to be pressed for accessing BIOS is displayed, but right now the entire screen is blank though the monitor is ON. Also removing the ODD does not seem to affect in anyway. @puntoMX None of the button seem to bring the BIOS. Do you feel that a power surge in power supply could have caused this ?
  13. Thanks for the replies jaclaz, tain,Tripredacus,puntoMX. This PC is my friend's PC, so its taking some time to get him to do all this stuff. I will let you know asap as to whether your ideas solves the issue or not.
  14. Hey Everyone, This is my configuration : Intel 945 GCNL Board 800 FSB Core 2 Duo 2 Ghz E4400 Samsung 667 Mhz (2+2) 4GB DDR2 RAM 160 GB Segate SATA HDD DVD LG floppy disk The problem I am facing is like this : When I start my pc, the I'm not able to see the usual "press F2 to load BIOS" text and even pressing the F2 button does not help. Next during the same period the computer hangs for about 2 minutes. And after this period the windows XP booting starts. After loading windows I find that many of the hardware(motherboard) components are not recognized. Till now I have tried the following : - Reinstalling windows - Flashing the bios - Resetting bios to default via motherboard hardware I got a BSOD all of sudden which may or may not be related the above issues. please see the screenshot below : But nothing seems to have solved the issues of 1) Hanging at BIOS boot and 2) Hardware components not recognized in windows. Any ideas on what the problem could be ?
  15. Thanks guys, I recovered the partition and my data