The driver detected a controller error on DeviceHarddisk5DR5

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My PC apparently had crashed before I came home from work (as my daughters told me; they rebooted it).

At first, I got into the Event Viewer to see what it says. It says several hours before they rebooted it, there's also another important message in the event viewer: The driver detected a controller error on DeviceHarddisk5DR5.

I've no idea what that means. I got into Computer Manager to take a look at the disks on my machine.

There's only 1 hard drive, and a few slots for microSD, etc, but none of them are labeled "Harddisk5" nor is there anything labeled "DR5".

How do I determine what, if anything, those are?

Could they be USB drives that my daughters used?

Answered By 589515 points N/A #103323

The driver detected a controller error on DeviceHarddisk5DR5


I think that Harddisk5 that you see in the Event Viewer doesn’t points to your local hard drive. Maybe it’s pointing to a different drive like a USB flash drive for example.

If the system crash did not do any damage to the system I think you should not worry anything. Maybe they inserted a USB flash drive in one of the USB ports then they open something from the flash drive and accidentally pulled out the flash drive from the USB port while the computer is reading it and the system crashed afterwards.

You should check your computer for any possible errors after it had a system crash. Use a disk utility application to check the system. For a much thorough diagnostics on the system, use a disk utility application like Norton Utilities. You can also check your computer for possible virus infection.

Update your antivirus then run a full system scan on your system.

Make sure to scan the System Volume Information folder located in the root of every drive.

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