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controller error på device harddisk dr1   Laptop LG s900

The pc keeps shutting down sometimes. Ive cleaned the dust around the fan. I look at the logs and this is what is
says

controller error på device harddisk dr1

Ive ran chkdsk  but still it says controller error på device harddisk dr1

Thanks Davy
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by:khairil
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Hi,

Your disk might having problem. Better backing up your application to the external drive.

You can test your drive by attach it to different computer (you may need converter for this). If still having the same problem then it is time to get new disk. If not then maybe something wrong with the mother board of your laptop.
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by:rindi
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Run the HD manufacturer's diagnostic utility on the HD. You'll find the tool on the UBCD:

http://ultimatebootcd.com
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nobus earned 250 total points
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if it is really  a controller error, it can be a bad motherboard also
you can check if it boots normally from a live cd -  and can access the disk :
http://www.ubcd4win.com/                              ubcd  Win
http://www.knoppix.org/                               Knoppix      
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by:Dr. Klahn
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"Controller error" is distinct from "bad block detected."  This error indicates that the drive controller itself is failing.  Unfortunately, on a laptop there is no resolution for this problem except to replace the motherboard.
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by:davy999
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Nobus

I can boot theres no problem there. Customer says it shuts down all of a sudden
I saw the problem in the hardware logs.

I have had the laptop running for a couple of hours and it hasn't shut down yet
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by:nobus
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check if it made a minidump - and post it (look in windows\minidumps)
if it is not set to make minidumps, enable it : go to device manager\advanced tab\restart settings
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by:nobus
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if you suspect temperaturte problems, install speedfan to monitor them : http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php      
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by:Gerald Connolly
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If its working, make a backup asap, make a disk image if possible with something like acronis
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