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  • Random hard drive errors? -Access privileges [SOLVED]

    Hello,

    I recently did a 48 hour test with BurnInTest running (it would run for one hour, exit, and my script would call it again) while the DUT was getting temperature cycled. I ran into two types of errors:

    Test file could not be re-opened. (3 times)
    Test file could not be created. Check access privileges. (1 time)
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    DETAILED EVENT LOG
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    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-02 23:36:36, Status, PassMark BurnInTest V7.0 Pro 1014 (32-bit)
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-02 23:36:36, Script, RUN CONFIG
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-02 23:36:37, Status, Main Tests started
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-02 23:36:37, CPU, 3DNow! SSE4a test(s) selected, but CPU feature not detected
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-02 23:36:38, 3D Graphics, 3D test starting: Duty cycle = 50. Test on primary monitor (0). (x,y) = (0,600). WxH = 300x200.
    WARNING: 2012-11-03 00:25:55, Disk, C: Test file could not be re-opened
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-03 00:25:55, Disk, File block that could not be opened was: C:\BurnInTest test files\~bittestC00019
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-03 00:25:56, Disk, Disk Error (C: ) : Test file could not be re-opened in Cycle 72 with pattern Random data, random seeking

    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-03 00:36:44, Status, Test run stopped

    **************
    RESULT SUMMARY
    **************
    Test Start time: Fri Nov 02 23:36:37 2012
    Test Stop time: Sat Nov 03 00:36:44 2012
    Test Duration: 001h 00m 07s
    Temperature CPU 0 average (Min/Current/Max): 1.0C / 53.5C / 54.5C
    Temperature CPU 0 core 0 (Min/Current/Max): 1.0C / 55.0C / 57.0C
    Temperature CPU 0 core 1 (Min/Current/Max): 1.0C / 52.0C / 52.0C

    Test Name Cycles Operations Result Errors Last Error
    CPU 213 2.463 Trillion PASS 0 No errors
    Memory (RAM) 54 174 Billion PASS 0 No errors
    2D Graphics 2975 44633 PASS 0 No errors
    3D Graphics 6 190371 PASS 0 No errors
    Temperature - - PASS 0 No errors
    USB Plug 1 10 882 Million PASS 0 No errors
    Serial Port 4 82 9.481 Million PASS 0 No errors
    Serial Port 5 82 9.484 Million PASS 0 No errors
    Disk (C: )84 45.845 Billion FAIL 1 Test file could not be re-opened
    Network 1 12 499360 PASS 0 No errors
    TEST RUN FAILED
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    DETAILED EVENT LOG
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    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:13:25, Status, PassMark BurnInTest V7.0 Pro 1014 (32-bit)
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:13:25, Script, RUN CONFIG
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:13:26, Status, Main Tests started
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:13:26, CPU, 3DNow! SSE4a test(s) selected, but CPU feature not detected
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:13:27, 3D Graphics, 3D test starting: Duty cycle = 50. Test on primary monitor (0). (x,y) = (0,600). WxH = 300x200.
    WARNING: 2012-11-04 03:46:52, Disk, C: Test file could not be created. Check access privileges.
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:46:52, Disk, Write block - File name: C:\BurnInTest test files\~bittestC00005
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:46:52, Disk, The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (32)
    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 03:46:52, Disk, Disk Error (C: ) : Test file could not be created. Check access privileges. in Cycle 49 with pattern Random data, random seeking

    LOG NOTE: 2012-11-04 04:13:32, Status, Test run stopped

    **************
    RESULT SUMMARY
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    Test Start time: Sun Nov 04 03:13:26 2012
    Test Stop time: Sun Nov 04 04:13:32 2012
    Test Duration: 001h 00m 06s
    Temperature CPU 0 average (Min/Current/Max): 15.5C / 16.5C / 46.0C
    Temperature CPU 0 core 0 (Min/Current/Max): 16.0C / 18.0C / 47.0C
    Temperature CPU 0 core 1 (Min/Current/Max): 15.0C / 15.0C / 45.0C

    Test Name Cycles Operations Result Errors Last Error
    CPU 213 2.505 Trillion PASS 0 No errors
    Memory (RAM) 54 174 Billion PASS 0 No errors
    2D Graphics 2980 44701 PASS 0 No errors
    3D Graphics 6 190735 PASS 0 No errors
    Temperature - - PASS 0 No errors
    USB Plug 1 10 892 Million PASS 0 No errors
    Serial Port 4 82 9.484 Million PASS 0 No errors
    Serial Port 5 82 9.456 Million PASS 0 No errors
    Disk (C: ) 84 46.159 Billion FAIL 1 Test file could not be created. Check access privileges.
    Network 1 12 500080 PASS 0 No errors
    TEST RUN FAILED
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    I don't think it's a disk or permission/privilege error since the majority of the tests were working just fine. Thoughts? Since the CPU was operating at 100%, could that have contributed?

    I would normally test it again using only the disk test, but we are using an outside lab for the temperature chamber. I'm basically on their schedule.

    This is the closest I could find to any searches but it doesn't help that much:
    http://www.passmark.com/forum/showth...ight=re-opened

    Thanks for any assistance.

  • #2
    The disk shouldn't fail just because the CPU is under load.
    I think it is more likely that either there are device driver bugs or the hardware really is bad.

    The error messages that come back from the operating system are pretty general. So you can't read too much into the actual messages if it is a situation where you are for example seeing random failure on the SATA bus.

    Like you suggested, I would do a couple more runs.
    Try just the disk test by itself.
    Try the test with the same settings without temperature cycling.

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    • #3
      So I tested two different units at room temp this time. One of them had the same settings (CPU, RAM, graphics, disk [default test mode]) and the other had just the disk test.

      I looked back through the errors and found that only the random data pattern, with random seeking was causing issues. So I included only the random setting in the disk only test. Sure enough, I found four more errors from it. The multiple test unit hasn't recorded a single error yet.

      So I believe it's this section of the disk test that is causing issues. Does the program use anything different to write/read the test file for this specific mode? I'm trying a different hard drive but using the same drivers.

      If it helps at all, I'm using an industrial grade SSD.

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      • #4
        Are all of the errors the same?
        Do you have any 3rd party software that might be holding files open (e.g. Anti-virus software)?

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        • #5
          Yeah I saw both of those errors. 2 for the first error, and 2 for the second.

          The unit ran eTrustITM when the errors were received. I turned it off and began the testing again to see if that makes any difference.

          Edit: With the anti-virus turned off, I still received the error.
          Last edited by Twerp; 11-15-2012, 12:20 AM.

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          • #6
            I've tried a different brand for the hard drive. I'm now using a Western Digital 64 GB SSD sample. I've also turned down the file size to 1%. When I did this, I saw a lot more errors, presumably since the amount of files to write/read from increased.

            Is there any possibility that the random data with random seek is faulty for any reason? I'm at a loss as to what it could be. Any guidance will be appreciated.

            Code:
            Disk volumes
            A:  Local drive, WD, NTFS, (59.60GB total, 59.51GB free)
            C:  Local drive, NTFS, (24.21GB total, 8.71GB free)
            D:  Local drive, FAT32, (24.22GB total, 24.22GB free)
            E:  Removable
            .
            .
            .
            ******************
            DETAILED EVENT LOG
            ******************
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:22:57, Status, PassMark BurnInTest V7.0 Pro 1014 (32-bit)
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:22:58, Status, Main Tests started
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:22:59, Disk, Drive A [1]: SMART attribute data
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:22:59, Disk, Model WDC SSD-D0064S-7150, , Serial# WEB1L9200199
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:22:59, Disk, Power cycle count: 5
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:22:59, Disk, Temperature: 100C
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:22:59, Disk, All other SMART attributes within thresholds.
            WARNING:     2012-11-16 14:35:14, Disk, A: Test file could not be created. Check access privileges.
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:35:14, Disk, Write block - File name: A:\BurnInTest test files\~bittestA00009
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:35:14, Disk, The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.   (32)
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:35:27, Disk, Disk Error (A:): Test file could not be created. Check access privileges. in Cycle 25 with pattern Random data, random seeking 
            WARNING:     2012-11-16 14:36:38, Disk, A: Test file could not be re-opened
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:36:38, Disk, File block that could not be opened was: A:\BurnInTest test files\~bittestA00022
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:36:45, Disk, Disk Error (A:): Test file could not be re-opened in Cycle 27 with pattern Random data, random seeking 
            WARNING:     2012-11-16 14:39:38, Disk, A: Test file could not be re-opened
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:39:38, Disk, File block that could not be opened was: A:\BurnInTest test files\~bittestA00011
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 14:39:47, Disk, Disk Error (A:): Test file could not be re-opened in Cycle 32 with pattern Random data, random seeking 
            WARNING:     2012-11-16 15:07:58, Disk, A: Test file could not be created. Check access privileges.
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 15:07:58, Disk, Write block - File name: A:\BurnInTest test files\~bittestA00032
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 15:07:58, Disk, The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.   (32)
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 15:08:12, Disk, Disk Error (A:): Test file could not be created. Check access privileges. in Cycle 78 with pattern Random data, random seeking 
            LOG NOTE:     2012-11-16 15:23:03, Status, Test run stopped
            
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            RESULT SUMMARY
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            Test Start time: Fri Nov 16 14:22:57 2012 
            Test Stop time: Fri Nov 16 15:23:03 2012 
            Test Duration: 001h 00m 06s 
            Temperature CPU 0 average (Min/Current/Max): 40.0C / 44.0C / 51.5C
            Temperature CPU 0 core 0 (Min/Current/Max): 40.0C / 44.0C / 51.0C
            Temperature CPU 0 core 1 (Min/Current/Max): 40.0C / 44.0C / 52.0C
            Temperature HDD 1 (WDC SSD-D0064S-7150 ATA Device) (Min/Current/Max): 100.0C / 100.0C / 100.0C
            
            Test Name                   Cycles   Operations      Result Errors   Last Error
                          Temperature   -        -               PASS   0        No errors
                            Disk (A:)   92       119 Billion     FAIL   4        Test file could not be created. Check access privileges.
            TEST RUN FAILED

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            • #7
              Still think it is likely there is some other software running on this system which is coming in and locking the files on the disk.

              Any chance you can repeat the test with a clean install of Win7?

              The other thing you could try would be run Microsoft's Process Monitor and see what other processes on the system are accessing these file.
              http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/sysinternals/bb896645

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              • #8
                Well that was an interesting morning. Spent a few hours glaring at the process monitor log.

                It looks like the anti virus software was indeed the culprit. I only saw the AV and the bit.exe touching those files. I'm not sure why the AV was still running when I'm pretty sure I closed it. Judging from the log, it just looks like the timing was off by 0.2 seconds. I'll repeat it with it really closed this time. Thanks for the assistance, David.

                http://i.imgur.com/i8WbB.png
                Last edited by Twerp; 11-19-2012, 11:11 PM.

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                • #9
                  We have done a lot of testing of anti-virus products.

                  eTrustITM is an older solution from CA (who aren't even in the Antivirus business anymore). I am not surprised at all that 1) The product doesn't disable or uninstall cleanly. 2) The product interferes with the normal operation of the computer.

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