"The driver detected a controller error on" head scratcher and fix

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Ace_Balasador

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Hello everyone

I specifically created this user account of mine to share this error that i encountered, what caused, and how i eventually fixed it.

Lately i have noticed that my PC is becoming very sluggish, sometimes "freezing" for around 10-15 seconds in random intervals. So i installed processhacker/ procexplorer to monitor things and after observing things i cant seem to pinpoint a single process that's causing the sluggishness. So i went to the event viewer and found out these error logs



So after some researching , i found out that the likely culprit was an outdated asacpi.sys file, so i downloaded from ASUS the latest version.

When i was trying to install the updated asacpi.sys i encountered a "The extended attributes are inconsistent error" , i tried to install it many times but i always got the same error, i ran SPECCY just to peek at my PC's details but it always crashed, so i ran it in debug mode and found out that it always crashes when the "ANALYZE PERIPHERALS DATA" is checked.



So i ran CCCleaner instead and rebooted and encountered a "DISK ERROR OCCURRED" when trying to boot, when i tried running the repair disk it always says something about an I/O error, you may have removed a USB/ hardware device when it is currently being read upon, yaddi-yadda. Then i remembered a week ago that i installed my old PC's PATA HDD to copy my old files into a new SATA HDD that i bought, BUT i already removed it! Then IT DAWNED ON ME... I left the PATA cable attached! I removed it ASAP...



Then finally everything went well :)



No more errors!

Lesson: Never leave connected PATA cables even if they dont have a HDD installed at the end of the cable(s)

Hope this helps :)
 
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