I am running XP Home SP-2. Recently I've noticed the following err



Bob Neumann
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D
The error then goes on to suggest that the cable is failing, I have changed
the cable to my hard drive but it still occurs.
I have 3 cd/dvd drives and a hard drive.
drive c=hard drive
drive d=dvd rom
drive e=cd rw
drive f=dvd rw
the one coming off the hard drive is the F drive
Is the \D in the error suggesting that the fault lies in the D drive ?
Or what could be wrong ?

Bob Neumann
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Since I entered the error on this site I have looked more cosely to the error
it does vary slightly it refers to Harddisk1, Harddisk2, Harddisk3, or
Harddisk4 is this significant ?

"Bob Neumann" wrote:

> The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D
> The error then goes on to suggest that the cable is failing, I have changed
> the cable to my hard drive but it still occurs.
> I have 3 cd/dvd drives and a hard drive.
> drive c=hard drive
> drive d=dvd rom
> drive e=cd rw
> drive f=dvd rw
> the one coming off the hard drive is the F drive
> Is the \D in the error suggesting that the fault lies in the D drive ?
> Or what could be wrong ?

Bob Neumann
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Also this can occur when the PC is just idling

"Bob Neumann" wrote:

> The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D
> The error then goes on to suggest that the cable is failing, I have changed
> the cable to my hard drive but it still occurs.
> I have 3 cd/dvd drives and a hard drive.
> drive c=hard drive
> drive d=dvd rom
> drive e=cd rw
> drive f=dvd rw
> the one coming off the hard drive is the F drive
> Is the \D in the error suggesting that the fault lies in the D drive ?
> Or what could be wrong ?

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Bob Neumann wrote:
> The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D
> The error then goes on to suggest that the cable is failing, I have changed
> the cable to my hard drive but it still occurs.
> I have 3 cd/dvd drives and a hard drive.
> drive c=hard drive
> drive d=dvd rom
> drive e=cd rw
> drive f=dvd rw
> the one coming off the hard drive is the F drive
> Is the \D in the error suggesting that the fault lies in the D drive ?
> Or what could be wrong ?

Please post the entire verbatim error you are getting.

Steve

frodo@theshire.org
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Bob Neumann <BobNeumann@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D
> The error then goes on to suggest that the cable is failing, I have changed
>....
> Is the \D in the error suggesting that the fault lies in the D drive ?
> Or what could be wrong ?

No, it is misleading, it is NOT your drive D:

look in Disk Manager for the drive number assignments, this error is for
your "Disk4".

Note it is a HARD disk, not an optical disk; diskmgmt calls these CD-ROM #
disks.

run: diskmgmt.msc

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this error OFTEN occurs w/ IDE ZIP drives (xp considers these HARD disks).
If it's a zip drive then you can ignore it, for a while. It indicates
that the DISK may be starting to fail, when feasable reformat the ZIP disk
w/ a LONG format so it finds bad sectors.

If this is a real HD, check the cables. Are they 80-wire cables? Newer
HD's require 80-wire cables (rather than the older 40-wire) to run at the
faster DMA speeds. 80-wire's have a blue connector at the motherboard
end, black and grey at the other end.

Since your later posts indicate that this error is floating around your
various HDs I'd suspect a mother board problem. BACK UP NOW just in
case!!

It could be heat related, or power supply related. or even memory
related. time for some diagnostics.

open the box and check all cables and fans, clean out dust, clean any
filters. reseat all connections. make sure it's running cool. and that
the fans are spinning.

good luck

HeyBub
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Bob Neumann wrote:
> The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D
> The error then goes on to suggest that the cable is failing, I have
> changed the cable to my hard drive but it still occurs.
> I have 3 cd/dvd drives and a hard drive.
> drive c=hard drive
> drive d=dvd rom
> drive e=cd rw
> drive f=dvd rw
> the one coming off the hard drive is the F drive
> Is the \D in the error suggesting that the fault lies in the D drive ?
> Or what could be wrong ?

Look up "dirty bit" - your problem may be solved with a CHKDISK /F

Bob Neumann
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Thanks for all your suggestions.
I ran diskmgmt.msc which was new to me, and very useful.
It informed me that disks 1, 2, 3 and 4 are actually my 4 built-in card
reader drives.
These normally work ok but occassionally disappear from explorer and I have
to re-boot to get them back.
I think there is something wrong with the driver as windows also give me an
Event 7026 error. Something about "The following boot-start or system-start
driver(s) failed to load: Urfreadr_xp"

"Bob Neumann" wrote:

> The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk4\D
> The error then goes on to suggest that the cable is failing, I have changed
> the cable to my hard drive but it still occurs.
> I have 3 cd/dvd drives and a hard drive.
> drive c=hard drive
> drive d=dvd rom
> drive e=cd rw
> drive f=dvd rw
> the one coming off the hard drive is the F drive
> Is the \D in the error suggesting that the fault lies in the D drive ?
> Or what could be wrong ?


I am running XP Home SP-2. Recently I've noticed the following err