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validation fails

Postby now_john » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:28 pm

Hello,
Over the years I have made hundreds of images with BING and BIBM and don't remember validation failing more than a time or two. I have a Dell Laptop running Windows 7 with one sata hard drive 250GB. I have made images of OS many times before. This afternoon two consecutive images failed. The first at about 90% and the second about 30%. I booted into BIBM and selected as always the first choice on each page (except of course for the source and destination).

I am running Spinrite now to check the drive. Any other suggestions, especially if I find no errors with Spinrite. Thanks in advance.

John
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Re: validation fails

Postby 30075 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:15 pm

look at the ifw.log in the program directory. Also check the Windows Event Viewer system log. Any time I've had two in a row fail, the drive was going & I just restored the last good backup to a new one. Seems like drives aren't nearly as reliable nowadays unless you buy the enterprise ones... I have some old drives from the early part of last decade that are still humming along, but it seems I've had about a 50% failure rate within a year or two on everything in the past half-dozen years. And it's hard not to notice that Seagate has dropped their warranties from 5 years to a year. I think WD has slashed them, too.
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Re: validation fails

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:24 pm

you probably have memory going bad, I wouldn't run any disk utility at this
point, run memtest86+ from memtest.org overnight and/or just replace the
memory as a starting point.

"now_john" wrote in message news:6221@public.bootitbm...

Hello,
Over the years I have made hundreds of images with BING and BIBM and don't
remember validation failing more than a time or two. I have a Dell Laptop
running Windows 7 with one sata hard drive 250GB. I have made images of OS
many times before. This afternoon two consecutive images failed. The first
at about 90% and the second about 30%. I booted into BIBM and selected as
always the first choice on each page (except of course for the source and
destination).

I am running Spinrite now to check the drive. Any other suggestions,
especially if I find no errors with Spinrite. Thanks in advance.

John

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Re: validation fails

Postby now_john » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:54 am

I checked the ifd.log as I was using BIBM and not IFW. This is the report from that log. Both reports were the same except for the time.
[ 9/03/2013 3:17:35 pm] Deleting incomplete or failed backup.
[ 9/03/2013 3:17:35 pm] Operation Completed with Error Code 80
[ 9/03/2013 3:17:35 pm] The image stream is corrupt. Please reboot!
I was able to run two successful images later last evening.
When I ran the two failed images I was also working on two other computers at the time doing some maintenance. I recalled (after I had written the post below) that during the first image creation I had removed a usb drive from a usb hub attached to that computer. During the second I accidentally touched a yubikee attached to the same hub and triggered it. The computer emitted the usual noises it does if a key is pressed too long. Is it possible that those two mistakes of mine could have caused the image failure? I removed all usb devices from the computer (it is a laptop) before I made the two successful images.
I do not have easy access to it today but could also run a memory test.
Thank you for the suggestions.
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Re: validation fails

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:42 am

I would say it's possible. I've used systems that have been quite sensitive in that area (e.g. static electricity). Good idea to still check RAM, though.
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