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PC crashes after hard boot

Q: PC crashes after hard boot

I have been getting few BSOD screens lately, usually while watching a YouTube video and sometimes the system crashes as soon as it boots. However, I have been very busy lately so I kept postponing the the search to find the error.

Today, something unusual happened, after yesterday's update (KB3156421), I booted my system but the monitor remained blank, I could here clicking noises around the area of DVD drive (couldn't tell if it was from the hard drive or not) and the system didn't boot up. I had to do a hard boot and restart my PC, which gave me this error:

I selected the second option and then the system had booted successfully, soon I restarted my computer to clock the RAM back to 1866Mhz and it still loaded fine. However, whenever I did a hard boot when I was troubleshooting this error, the clocking noise came back and I had to manually restart the system to be confronted with the same message.

I have ran both MemTest and the chkdsk command before (around 4 months ago) and there were no problems.
Have also ran a Kaspersky virus scan and no malware was detected.

I have uploaded the DM log collector file but it does not contain a crash report for today's BSOD.

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Preferred Solution: PC crashes after hard boot

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I have this big problem since I have received my P50 (at least for one year now). It is a 7600HQ machine with a Quadro 1000M video card. Let's say I start my day by turning on the laptop. The laptop boots. I see the Windows login screen. If I wait a little the P50 crashed very hard. The screen shows the artifact in the screenshot I have attached but sometimes I see an even color (like yellow) instead of the artifacts. The whole system is frozen. The lights on the keyboard do not react (num lock for example). So I hard reset the laptop using the power button and this repeats for around 10 times before it is booted correctly. And after this: the P50 is rock solid. It stays on for days at a time. Multiple VM's running, 32GB memory, M.2 SSD. Fully functional. So I thought it was Windows and installed Linux. This showed the exact same behavior. Some things to consider: 1. Only happens when I turn on the computer after some down time2. Once up it is rock solid3. Seems to happen more when I connect an external monitor (immediatly after connecting the cable). Both DP or HDMI show the symptoms.But I have seen it happen while using the P50 on my lap.4. All updates installed via the System Update app of Lenovo. Inclusing all BIOS updates5. Tried the hybrid or dedicated options in the bios for the video card. No change.6. It does not happen all mornings. Sometimes it boots up fine on the first try.7. Never happens in the BIOS or boot up screen. Only when the... Read more

A:P50 Hard crashes on boot or wake up

Look in the  event viewer and see if there is a message at the time of the problem?

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Dell Inspiron 1501, WinXP Home Media SP3, Ver 2002, 1.99GHz, 896RAM, 70% free, now defragmented AVG 8

Ran updated and in safe mode AVG, Spybot, Adaware, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, A-Squared
On-line...McAfee, F-Secure, TrendMicro, Windows Live-One and Malicious Malware Remover

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Julz at 12:34:51.04 on Mon 03/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.444 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:Locks-up, typing jumps and slow, browser crashes, must hard boot

I have tried additional procedures so therefore this log is of no further use and the topic is now closed......

Thank You

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
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We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

Formatting USB external hard disk
Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
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A:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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I don't know whether I have a malware problem, or a hard-drive-in-death-throes problem, or what. But I figured it was best to start here, so if it's not a virus I can go over to the XP forum with that ruled out.

Over the past few months my desktop has been steadily driving me nuts. First it began giving me BSODs at random intervals, anything from a day to a month apart. (Currently, about once every three weeks.) The most common error is 0x0000008E, but I've also had 0x00000019, 0x00000024, 0x1000000A, 0x0000004E (PFN_LIST_CORRUPT), 0x0000007F, 0x0000000A (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). Usually it crashes at startup, but it has taken as much as twenty minutes. I've tried defragging the hard drive, using a registry cleaner, and replacing Sygate firewall (see below) but nothing appears to have worked.

Then Sygate starting occasionally crashing while I was online. I replaced it with PC Tools free firewall, which hasn't had any problems. (Yet...)

Somewhere in the last several months (hard to say whether it was before or after Sygate and the BSODs, it seems to have been creeping up for a while) Firefox developed an increasing tendency to hang. It reached the point where it was basically non-functional for a good quarter hour after connecting. During that time doing anything - maximising or minimising windows, accessing the start menu - took forever. Then Firefox started crashing - constantly. I worked my way through the official trou... Read more

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Alright, I have an Acer Aspire 7745G laptop ( a piece of $#%@ by the way) with two hard drives, C and D. I install all my games on D, seeing I had a hard drive failure on C three months into the warranty and now want to tax C as little as possible, seeing Windows is installed on there and I would be f***ed if C crashes with all my files. Now, after the warranty is over, C is running well, but just two days ago, when I game, multiple games keep crashing, like homefront, Black Ops, etc. On my speakers a buzzing noise sounds for a few seconds and the games freeze, then I get a CTD. When I go into my computer, hard drive D is no longer visible until I completely shut down the computer and then turn it on again. Then Hard Drive D works OK for about half an hour into gaming, then crashes again. Keeps repeating over and over again. Does this mean hard drive D is on it's last legs? Or maybe there's some drivers I need to update? I reinstalled the intel AHCI drivers of Acer's website, but no to no avail.
My specs:
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Acer Aspire 7745G
8 gb ram
ATI radeon 5650m
i5 460m @2.53 Ghz

A:Hard Drive Crashes

Check this setting:
Go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options >
Whichever plan you are on > click "Change Plan Settings"
Click on "Change Advanced Power Settings"
Expand "Hard Disk" > expand "Turn Hard Disk Off After" > and make sure the setting is "Never".

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Hello all,
Last Feb I bought my son a Asus K50 laptop and since that time the hard drive (windows will continually try to start until the screen goes black) has had to be replaced 6 times, I thought it was the laptop but, I let him borrow my Dell laptop Latitude D610 (gets a DST short test error, error code 1000-0146) and he has crashed the hard drive on this one as well. What could he be doing to crash these drives? How can I prevent this in the future? Anybody need a son?

In advance thank you.


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For the last few months I have been having BSOD and random hard crashes. I have been using my laptop for school and haven't really looked into fixing this until now. The most recent error that I saw was dxgmms1.sys and system service exception. I removed my driver for video card and reinstalled from ATI site.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? OEM
? Age of system (hardware) About 15 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? About 15 months

? CPU AMD Phenom II Black X4
? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5750
? MotherBoard Asus M4A78T-E
? Power Supply - brand & wattage Corasair 650W

? System Manufacturer Hand Built
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

A:BSOD and hard crashes

Bump. Please and thank you

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I just install XP Pro on my kids PC a couple days ago and I have never personally witnessed this problem on any PC. Sometimes when he just begins to type something in the search area of AOL 9.0 it hard crashes the PC it will reboot and of course go through the check disk thing and it might be fine for a while but eventually will do it again I am totally lost here. I am not really sure it's the IE 6.0 to blame just thinking it might be.
Thanks Mr. Bill

A:IE 6.0 Hard Crashes OS to Restart

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My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

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I'm getting frequent hard crashes while running games fullscreen, with the occasional BSOD. I removed Kaspersky, thinking it could be the cause, run sfc /scannow, tried different video drivers, etc. I even rolled back to a time before the crashes were happening, but they persist. PC has been running fine for a few months until a few weeks ago.

Files included. Thanks in advance.MPC-Thu_05_05_2016_144321_62.zip

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My PC shuts off during gaming. This usually happens after my PC begins to run really slowly (start menu loads slowly, 15-20 FPS in game etc).
When it happens my screens are first to go off to black and I get a no signal message. After this my USB devices like the LEDs on my mouse and
keyboard go off along with the LEDs on the graphics card. Then some fan starts spinning up really loudly (not sure which one as the pc crashes just after this).
And finally, my PC turns off with an audible click from the PSU.
My PC tends to only crash on the most demanding games I play like BF1 and rarely on CSGO.This particular crash first happened a couple of days ago
but since I bought a new RX 480 its been crashing through simple DirectX errors in Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1and also blue
screens with 'kernel power 41' errors. 
Computer Specs
-Windows 10 64bit
-RX 480 G1 Gaming 4G @ stock speed
-i5 4690k @ stock speed
-G-Skill 8GB (4x2) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133mhz
-MSI Z97 Gaming 5
-Hyper 212 EVO
-Dual monitors
-Antec High Current Gamer 850w Bronze
Attempted Solutions (that failed)
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from AMD 
-Using DDU to wipe all display drivers and then reinstalled them from Gigabyte 
-Ran Microsoft memory diagnostic tool
-Ran Memtest86 (0 errors after 12 passes)
-Ran countless recommended registry cleaners
-Ran HD Tune Pro on my hdd with windows installed for a disk defrag and scanned for... Read more

A:PC hard crashes during gaming

Sorry for the delay, just returned from traveling and am still very busy. For starters, uninstall the ATI Tool and see if that stops the crashes. Beyond that, wait until it does it again, recover it, then generate these 2 sets of reports for us to have a look at: Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports: Report Set #1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.NOTE:Please zip up the (.ZIP) files - do not use .RAR or other compression utilities. .ZIP is the type file that can be uploaded to the forums.Report Set #2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdo... Read more

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So recently as you can see in this thread, my GPU has decided to die. For now though I've installed the latest Intel HD 4000 Drivers which should keep me going until the new year, when I can start looking at building a new rig.

Now since losing my GPU, I've ran into a strange and frustrating issue. Every now and then, my PC will crash - it will look like this, make an awful sound and then switch off after maybe 15/20 seconds.

Now I can't put my finger on what's causing it, it can happen when I'm playing CS, when I'm browsing the web, or writing in documents.

I'm about to uninstall the Intel HD graphics drivers to see whether that stops it, the issue will be then, I will not be able to play any games.

You can see my PC specs here.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I fairly recently got a new computer, and started w/ windows 7. I have since had the very occasional unexplained hard crash. Most of them occur when I'm not present. I did try to install ProTools 8, which was a complete failure, and caused a few hard crashes, but that's the only thing I know of that's a direct cause. I've since given up on ProTools, both because I'm sick of it, and it seems there's no reliable driver for the Mbox (which is also fine with me). Obviously, hard crashes concern me, but I have no idea how to go about determining the source.

I have:
Windows 7 Ultimate
AMD FX-4100 Quad Core
Gigabyte MB (and I can never seem to find a model number when I need it, but can keep digging if need be)
Nvidea Geoforce 9800 GTX+

I don't do a whole lot with it. Normal interneting and stuff, and some recording programs (audition mostly), all just via line ins and line outs. I'm kinda just stuck restarting when bad things happen. They've been rare enough that I've just shrugged and moved on, but repeated hard crashes probably shouldn't be ignored, so...

Any help is appreciated

A:Occasional hard crashes

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Has anyone else been experiencing any hard drive failures? I have 2 lenovo's (twist and y50-70) and both have had hard drive failures within days of one another. I sent the y50 drive off to have tested and it came back as firmware was corrupted therfore eventually crashing my hard drive. I have not been able to reach Lenovo at all.

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my hard drive crashes when i copy files from one partition to another and the c: drive directory structure turns to gibberish if that makes any sense and i have to fdisk format and reinstall windows and program files. i've checked the cable , jumper setting and ran the diagnostics disk that came with the drive and the drive appears to be healthy mechanically and electrically. is windows 98 really that unstable ? i'm wondering , if i back up the mbr and partition table could i just restore them after a crash to avoid reinstalling everything ? is the mbr and partition table the same thing and how would i go about backing them up. any thoughts ?

A:hard drive crashes

IS the drive set up correctly in the BIOS? Are you running any drive overlay software on the drive (for compatibility with large drives and older system BIOS)? Do you have the correct drivers for your IDE controller? Right click My Computer and select properties, go to the performance tab and if it says DOS compatibility mode you may have a controller problem. I wouldn't suspect the OS at all as being the culprit though.

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After 3 years of stability, i have reformated/reinstalled.
Now I get these error's randomly:
Drivers are up 2 date.
I am at a lose.
I have a BS in Computer Science, owned my own in home PC repair biz for over a decade and this is throwing me a loop.
Please help, I'm very frustrated.
Losing money, Lost patiants, can't enjoy this machine at all right now.
Thanks in advance!

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First some background: In October of 2016 I bought an HTC Vive (virtual reality headset) and I loved it. I have over 2000 hours of use in mine. No issue there. The issues started in October of 2017 when, I was playing with my headset, and my whole computer just 'shutoff'. I don't know what the proper term for a computer restarting with a delay is, so I'll call it a 'shutstart'. Basically, when a shutstop occurs, my computer shuts down as if I had held the power button down, and then after 5ish seconds, restarts. Normally, this would just be concerning, but now it's at the point where I have had it shutstart during a reboot.

What triggers a shutstart, I do not know, but what I do know is that none of my tests have found the trigger. The oddest part about this whole ordeal is that the intensity of the game I'm playing doesn't have effect on the chance of the shutstart. It only ever happens when I'm in loading screens or menus. I would have assumed it would be related to my memory buses, but all the tests I did didn't show anything odd.

Memory Stick Tests = (No errors)

CPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

GPU = Maxed it for an hour, No issues

CPU AND GPU = Both Maxed for an hour, No issues

Harddrives = No issues (NOTE, bought a new internal Hybrid SSD for all of my games and downloads.

Fans = All fine

Powersuply= More Power than my computer needs, Shouldn't be running out of power
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Hi I have a Dell Inspiron late 2011 model on which I recently installed Windows 8.1 32 bit. Soon after the installation, the system started crashing frequently showing BSOD. I got a new computer for myself, but now I am unable to access the hard drive from the old Dell one. When plugged in another computer, it says file system "other" under the disk management section. Moreover, whereas the hard drive had two partitions, now it's showing just one single partition and is asking me to 'format it before using it'. The hard drive is shown to be 'healthy' though. I have very important data in the hard drive, and I don't want to lose it.. Could somebody please help?

A:Hard drive not accessible after OS crashes

The OTHER drive is a hard drive partition which has not been formatted with the file system neither FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 nor NTFS/NTFS5. The OTHER drive can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, accidentally shut down operating system, power outages, etc. When you access the OTHER drive, you will get an error message like "The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". In this situation, if we click "No", the drive cannot be accessed. On the contrary, if we click "Yes", we will lose all of the files stored on this drive. I suggest you try some data recovery software.

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I hope someone can help. My computer has started to crash when I have a few things on the go. It usually happens when on the Internet, but not on any particular site or any particular length of time. It has only happened recently, but I'm not sure why.

I am running windows XP, and it happens no matter which browser I'm using. The computer is also running much slower than it was.

I have run a full virus scan using AVAST, which is also running constantly in the background, I have cleared the temp files, I have run every option using Auslogic Bootspeed, I have run Ccleaner and Spyblaster as well as Spybot, Regcure and Tuneup utilities 2008. I have also cleared out the startup menu to include the absolute minimum.

I've tried uninstalling and re installing IE, but that now just opens then shuts down instantly.

When the computer crashes, I can still move the cursor round the screen, but can't click on anything. Ctl, Alt, Del doesn't even bring up the windows task manager. I have to hold down the power button and restart the computer.

Any help much appreciated



A:Computer crashes when working hard?

Hello Chloe

I?ll suggest you check for dust inside the computer, as described: here

When done - Rightclick on My computer - Properties, and tell how much ram you have in the computer.

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Last night I installed a brand new Western Digital hard drive into my wife's PC. I partitioned it and set it up so window's sees it. Problem is, now the system keeps crashing every so often....it will either crash a game being played or completely shut down the computer.

The one thing that I noticed right off the bat was that the main hard drive is set to Master and this new drive is set to Secondary Master, but after the computer started up I figured it must be ok. That's the only conflict I can think of that might be screwing things up.

Any ideas on why it might be crashing?

AMD 3.0
Sound Blaster Audigy
Two different hard drives
1 gig of DDR ram

A:Installed new hard drive, no PC crashes

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I have had multiple instances of browsers not responding - white screen - both IE and Firefox. I check my event log and found two consistent errors: bonjour service and disk issues. First, should I uninstall bonjour? Second, is this suggesting that my hard drive is dying and needs replacing? the error messages are:
1) The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR3.
2) The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Hard disc causing crashes?

Yes, you can uninstall Bonjour, but you won't be able to discover other itunes libraries on other systems broadcasted around you. Can also reinstall iTunes if you want to keep it

Defragment your harddrive see if it can make it. Then check your disk for errors and automatically fix them and recovery of bad sectors:

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Recently most games and apps I open are not responding and then crash and I notice my hard drives disk usage spikes up to 100% during these crashes. I've installed CrystalDiskInfo to do the S.M.A.R.T reader/test thing and it said the health of my hard drive is good, so I don't get it. What can be the issue??

A:Is my hard drive causing crashes, or is it something else?

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Hello to all of you. I have an Intel Pentium 3 computer, with Me as the operating system. I recently a Western Digital external drive called the "My Book Essential". I plugged it in the first time, everything seemed to go well and then, it stopped. It froze everything. I tried again and this time nothing happened, my screen just froze and there were no peripherals installed. When i unplug it, the screen comes to life and I see D Drive cannot write to. A blue screen warning.
Now, I know that my usb plugs work well cause this week I plugged in a card reader and in less than 5 minutes it was working. According to WD my system needs no drivers for this external drive. I have read comments that it seesm to work well with XP but has trouble with Me. What should I do, return it? Use it to crack nuts with it ?

Thanks for any answers.

A:Hard Drive crashes computer!

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Ok so i came home last night from a ****** day of the fair and going to megans house. I boot my computer to find out the blue sceen of death appears "unmountble boot volume" By the sound of that I know Win XP is going to need a reload. Im fine with that. But the messed up part is i hook the HD to another computer and theres nothing on the disk!!!! A complete RAW data partion 0/0kb or what the properties box says. Explain how a hard drive can just magically reformat itself as a RAW partition??? Ghosts?
Heres what the disk consisted of or HAD

- a C:Windows XP partition
- a Linux RedHat 9 partition
- F: Network drive partition

Even more wierd....when my HD is a slave...my F: is still intact and readable by other master HD. However the clicking the properties of C: thrashes hard drive and then tells me C: is not formatted....would you like to....bla bla bla shut up! Any help is needed and this doesnt seem possible unless a ghost came into my house and reformatted my drive. BUT.........my WindowsXP bootscreen loads...........

A:Hard Drive mysteroiusly crashes

Sounds like the controller on the HDD is stuffed - that's why when its slaved to another drive it works OK, because its being driven by the controller of the other HDD. You should recover what data you can and then return that HDD.

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Hello, many many thanks to all who work here on these forums. Much appreciated.

Okay, my computer has been hard crashing on certain games within just a few minutes of logging in. It shuts down and auto restarts. Sometimes however, it shuts down tries to restart and shuts down again. Up to a cycle of 3 times. During those times it is restarting even before the beep at start up. I have checked the heat ranges and the processor is well with in the limits. I think 61 C is the highest I have seen it recently. I do not get a white, blue, black, or Green screen prior to these shutdowns.

THE GMER log was extremely long. The total post was over 84,000 characters. please advise.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6134 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 341776 MB; E: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 621752 MB; F: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 476798 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
The logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:28:49 AM, on 5/10/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16521)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
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A:Computer Hard Crashes 10 minutes into games.

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Lately windows explorer has been crashing every time I turn on my external hard drive. And since then I also seem to have lost all my cookie information since I now have to reapply my passwords. I have created a log using VistaForums SysInfo but I really don't know what information I should provide the forum with to solve this problem. I was using a program that searches for duplicate files when the crash happened. Also as soon as I turn off the external Hard Drive explorer seems to work fine and I am always being asked to format the external hard drive.

A:External Hard Drive crashes explorer

You obvioiusly have a virus what virus or spyware protection do you have?

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i have a wd external hard drive and have been using it for 6 months but now every time i plug it in my computer performs a crash dump showing a blue screen and then restarts please help all my files are on it

A:external hard drive crashes laptop

Firstly I would connect the external to a desktop computer to see if it works well there. If it does, I would copy all the critical files to removable media.

Also if you have access to another Exteranl drive try it on your computer to either rule out the computer as the problem or the external drive. It could also be as simple as a bad USB Cable.

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I got the free upgrade for Windows 10 and installed on my Windows 7 PC over a year ago. It recently crashed, and so a new hard drive from was installed but they sent me Windows 7 Home Premium. It's not satisfactory, so I'd love to reinstall Windows 10,
but I don't think the file is available any more. Any chance of getting the file again?

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I'm not 100% sure this is the right section since apparently the error is caused by an .exe but this only started happening after my dad installed a new hard drive into my previously perfectly stable computer. It's not a new boot drive, just one I use for storage. Ever since then, my computer has been randomly restarting (usually every other day, my computer runs almost constantly). A message pops up that says "system has recovered from a serious error". I finally got fed up and ran the .dmp file through the windows debugging program and got this.Microsoft ? Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86Copyright ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\StoopidKat\Desktop\Mini052210-01.dmp]Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are availableSymbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbolsExecutable search path is: Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatibleProduct: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS PersonalBuilt by: 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435Machine Name:Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055d720Debug session time: Sat May 22 12:19:13.080 2010 (UTC - 5:00)System Uptime: 3 days 3:46:45.469Loading Kernel Symbols................................................................................................................................................Loading User SymbolsLoading unlo... Read more

A:installed new hard drive, now computer crashes

Download BlueScreenViewNo installation required.Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.use this and while you are doing it this will be moved to Windows XP

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So I've recently built a computer, everything was working fine but after a month or so it started freezing randomly, only fixed by restart. Then on boot some hard drives would say they have bad sectors and failed SMART. After a few weeks eventually the entire system crashed and would not boot on any of my drives.

I managed to get it boot on a CD and reformatted the SSD drive that the operating system was on. I replaced the (supposedly) failing drives and things were looking good. But it wasn't more then a week or two when it started freezing randomly again (sometimes in the middle of activities, sometimes when it was just left on) And again saying the, now brand new, drive was failing, though from everything I can tell it is not when I run disk checks from booting from a boot CD.

I'm not expert so I have really am at a loss as to what to check. I can't afford to keep replacing my hard drives and like I said it doesn't even seem to be actually true, if I disconnect then reconnect the drive it seems to come up fine.

My suspicion is that either the SSD drive, that the OS is on, is causing the trouble or else its my motherboard. Honestly, I have no proof of either but I am pretty much out of my depth here. Here is the general specs on my system:

Mother board: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core De... Read more

A:Hard drive crashes caused by motherboard?

they have bad sectors and failed SMART.Click to expand...

S.M.A.R.T. is enabled in the HD firmware. Failures at that level are purely hardware related. Such failures create bad sectors.

Q.E.D.:- the drive is just cr*p.

IMO, the motherboard could never create a HD failure - - while software can do so as well as bad user procedures
(eg sharing r/w a folded and two or more users opening the same file at the same time).
Bad disk drivers would easily be a contributor too.

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Hi, I need some help with this problem because even the HP support weren't able to help me. My problem is with my USB 3.0 ports. I have an USB 2.0 Hard Drive, and some times, when I disconect it, Windows just crashes. No error message (no BSOD and that kind of error) and nothing after booting up again.

When I safely remove the usb, this only happens always. When not doing, the system always crash (I Know that I should always remove the usb drive with safety, but sometimes I just forget about it... I don't think that the system should crash in that way).

I've already tried to refresh without affecting my files, and the old formating and reinstalling everything. Did a Windows Update, and tried to update drivers (no new driver is avaible).

I just want to know if this is a somewhat common issue, or I have an Hardware problem. I have 4 days left to get my notebook replaced.


EDIT: Forgot to mention, I've already updated the BIOS.

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I have a Toshiba 2TB Canvio USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive, it was working yesterday but I am now having problems with accessing it today.
I connected it today and in my computer it shows up as Local Disk (G:), when I click onto it to try and access it file explorer crashes and only sorts itself out when the drive is unplugged.
I tried uninstalling the driving and had no luck with it, can't access anything that involves the hard drive to format it either

Is there anything else I can try?

A:External Hard-drive crashes when i try to access it

Hello and welcome to the Tenforums!

Interesting problem. I, too, have the same external drive but when plugged into my USB3 port it shows up as TOSHIBA EXT (E: ).

This suggests to me that your registry has got corrupted in some way because it should not be showing up as a Local Disk. Can you check how it appears in Disk Management (right click on the start button to access this)?

To restore your registry the simplest way would be to restore your system to a restore point before this happened, but that all depends upon whether you set up W10 to create restore points or not. Hopefully you did.

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I'm wondering if this is at all possible on an external HARD DRIVE, not FLASH STICK.

I'd like to be able to take a large external hard drive, and partition the first 20% to use for boot images with some kind of boot loader, and the rest for data partitions.

Otherwise, can someone help me find an article to show how to get the following onto a usb flash drive along with a boot loader (and how big of a flash drive do i need?)

-ubuntu live environment
-bart PE
-disk wipe
-windows xp install

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Hi, I have just recently gotten a new computer which came with Vista. Previously what I have done with any new operating system I got was installed it into my old computer. However, I came to find out you can only have one computer assigned to each cd, unless I wanna buy another one, which is unecessary.

I wanted to get rid of Vista and return to XP but the XP disc would not install because of multiple errors, such as missing ntldr.

So I decided to use deriks boot and nuke to clear the hard drive, and that went smoothly.

Now, here is my problem... When I insert the XP cd it spins for a while and eventually comes to an error screen with:

"no boot sector on hard disk"
"CARDBUS NIC boot failed"

30 seconds or so later I also get this message

"No bootable devices"
Also, when I just start the computer normally, it does go to a screen that says no operating system found, which makes sense.

The weird thing is that the Windows Vista CD still starts up and goes to the installation area when I boot from CD drive, So I know my CD drive is working properly.

I have tried the XP CD in another computer and it works fine.

The computer with the problems is a Dell Inspiron 8500.

Sorry if this has been answered somewhere but I grew tired of reading through threads only to come to a very general solution of booting from the XP disc, which wont work.

Since I used deriks boot and nuke, I have not formatted and repartitioned the drive ( I don't know i... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP Disc won't boot - no boot sector on hard disk..

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:

HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.


What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

A:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,

A:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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My computer will not boot. Boot device not found Hard Drive (3F0) I have a G7-3ried reset4OUS WINDOWS 7 64 bit. I have tried to reset BIOs  HELP

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I yesterdy tonight fitted an HP e-pc C10 with a new hard disk, and the disk
has been partitioned, formatted and set as primary. Using the HP
Recovery CD which came with the machine, I installed Windows 2000 on to
the new disk.
The install went without hitches until the very first full boot. Admin
sign-on is completed, then Win 2k spontaneously shuts down and
re-starts. On the re-start we get an error message: Boot failure, disk
not recognised. Press any key to restart the OS.
On pressing the key the boot once again fails. This is very hard to
understand, as the machine successfully booted in to the install
programme twice. Furthermore, the bios detects the hard disk as a
Primary IDE correctly. Yet, at the crucial moment of finalising the OS
boot the system fails.
Anyone any thoughts?

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My SSD crashed, with the boot program on it. Can I get my HDD to boot  the comp? It's not partitioned for it. I have a 32 gb 3.0 flash drive. Running 8.1. Already tried to recover, and restore the ssd, partition isn't there. I think it's toast. 

A:Dual Hard Drives, SSD (Only boot Drive) Crashed, Can I get HDD to boot?

A couple more details. I'm hearing a beeping sound when I power up now. The ssd isn't even recognized when I scan the comp. If I use this comp, also a dell, and running 8.1 to load my flash drive with 8.1, will it boot my laptop, then can I set up my hdd to boot?

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This morning I resumed XP to have it lock up on the desktop after a minute or so. It went right to a BSOD and rebooted to fast for me to read it. After post it shows my system configuration page then begins to load the OS. It pops up a Windows 98 boot screen then proceeds to show me the Windows 98 Startup Menu. There are 6 options all fail to a very limited DOS screen.

It displays: Warning: Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Choose, Command prompt only, and run SCANREG.

Then it shows a few missing files required for 98 to load. Funny thing is I haven't had 98 since about 2000 and I know for a fact its not even installed on my HD. Furthermore typing command.com results in bad command or file name. Only basic DOS commands work. CD, MD, RD, Dir, Del, type. All others result in bad command or file name. Checked my boot.ini, comes up fine. NTLDR, NTdetect.com, bootsect.dos are all in the root dir. I have 2 HD, master and slave. Slave drive is not mounted nor are either of my cdroms.

I've seen a lot of things go wrong in the last 23 years but this one takes the cake. I would use my xp cd to reload windows but it is currently at my office and I'm at home. Any ideas?

A:XP crashes tries to boot 98

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hello all am having a problem with my computer (ibm old boi lol)..everytime i turn it on as it goes to xp splash screen it crashes to a blue screen.i get this
stop: 0x0000007b(0xF9677524,0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)
i started to think that the hard drive had failed but when i put it in another computer everything works fine,but when i put it back into the ibm computer it craches all the time..i tried to boot to install windows again but it keeps crashing..

A:crashes on boot

Did you try the IBM/Lenovo support website for history of that error message and solutions?


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Hey guys can someone help me ? When i start pc after longer time Win 8 will boot up and crash then again he boots up and then its ok i get this error message after crash : Check

Attachment 17759

thx btw

A:PC crashes after boot up..

If it does not boot to desktop and ends into a BSOD loop, try to boot into Safe Mode; and then post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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What should my boot.ini values be set at?

These are my hard drives:
F: Partition1 (PQSERVICE) 14GB - 4GB free
C: Partition2 (SYSTEM RESE) 100MB - 75MB free
E: Partition3 224GB - 224GB free (would be installing upon)

D: Partition1 (Its my USB that is installing it)

(3) for Partition i assume. Not 4 because of USB right? And when computer is booted only Partision1 and Partision3 show, Partition2 is hidden. If that makes a difference. And rdisk at (0) or (1).

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I've run into a pretty peculiar problem with a computer at work.. Whenever my colleague turns on her computer for the first time in the morning, and she opens up her e-mail messages (Outlook Express opens fine, the problem arrises when she opens up her e-mail message) or boots MS Word (2003) the computer hangs.

It seems to be a problem with explorer, although terminating the process and executing it again afterwards through the task manager doesn't solve it. Restarting also doesn't work as quite a few processes don't seem to want to terminate.

Doing a cold reboot is the only thing that works. And after that, she doesn't have any problems for the rest of the day. Until the next day.

Thx for the help

A:XP crashes after first boot

sounds like it could be a cold solder on the mobo. after the computer gets goin int warms up and makes a proper contact, then after the reboot theres no prob.

thats all i can think of neway

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Hey guys, to be honest, i just made an account here to look for assistance.

Anyway, since getting this new computer, I'm experiencing random hard crashes, freezing the entire system, (even ctrl+alt+del) forcing me to press the reset button.

Can anyone help me shed even a bit of light on this? If any info is needed, i'll give it.

A:New User - random hard crashes on windows 7 32bit?

Quote: Originally Posted by Mcshizzlyfly

Hey guys, to be honest, i just made an account here to look for assistance.

Anyway, since getting this new computer, I'm experiencing random hard crashes, freezing the entire system, (even ctrl+alt+del) forcing me to press the reset button.

Can anyone help me shed even a bit of light on this? If any info is needed, i'll give it.

Hi and welcome

Can you use these to generate a dmp file so we can analyze it? http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...g-process.html


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