Over the years ive had two hard drive’s fail but one failed before there was even a chance to know the drive was about fail probably before S.M.A.R.T back in 2002/2003. It was a brand new drive with alot of programming stuff on it. I didnt think id need to backup a brand new drive oh what a lesson learned.
The first one was at a time where there was no google cloud and no online sync and backing up was a pain in the ass.
The Windows 10 1903 update
When the Windows 10 1903 update “rolled out” it became one of the worst experiences ive ever had to go through in upgrading a Windows PC in almost 20 years.
When i did get the fecking thing to work after two BIOS tweaks it revealed another problem. Everytime windows booted up one of the harddrives would dissapear for no reason.
Turns out after a few software hard drive diagnosis programs, the drive is kinda fu*cked and its a Western Digital Drive.
S.M.A.R.T – Self Monitoring and Reporting and Tool:
This invention in hard drive tech is fantastic, if your having problems with a hard drive and do a scan if there are any problems with the SMART settings then you could be in trouble.
Now the drive is still working but S.M.A.R.T is reporting problems with the drive which isnt a good sign.
Thats two Western Digital Hard Drives dead!
Dont buy Western digital Drives im guessing i bought these drives cause they were the cheaper option and that wraps up this post with this link to a survery of hard drive failures and yes Western Digital is number one.
Hard drive failure survey;
56,224 hard drives later, Western Digital fails most often
Microsoft did it again, released a new update for Windows 10 that broke things. Easy to do but this article sheds some light on the “BSOD” that the new update had and erm got me;
Since the new update came out yesterday my sound card and bluetooth and headset wouldnt work. Even worse than i was getting the “BSOD” Blue screen of death every time i turned on and off the headset.
After a frustrating few hours i had given up and was about to reinstall Windows 10 again.
Then i remembered my old post and problem with bluetooth with Battlefield 1 and low and beyhold it worked.
Basically you want to disable the “Handsfree Telephony” option and you can find the post below here which shows you how;
Multiple issues with Windows 10 build 1803:
ghacks.net lists all the common problems with this new update and there are many;
This may work for you in my case i had old Bluetooth dongle from Motorola “BCM92035DGROM” and a Philips Bluetooth headset “SHB3165”.
Battlefield 4 & Battlefield 1 Bluetooth Headsets gives no sound
Seems this is a problem with bluetooth in general. I found the following article from the steam forums about bluetooth headset problems in GTA V. It might be worth a read to shed light on any problems your having.
If you start Battlefield 4 on windows 10 and havnt disabled “handsfree telephony as below” all your sound will cut out.
There’s a problem with Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 where you get no sound if your playing with a bluetooth headset. After a bit of googling and research i found the solution;
1. Goto; control panel->Hardware and Sound->Devices and Printers
2. Select Properties on your Bluetooth headset and go to the services section.
3. Uncheck “Handsfree Telephony”.
Note this works on Windows 10 cant say if it work on Windows 7 or 8.