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Q: intalled new hard drive and still getting BSOD

Hello,

I am very beginner-level tech guy and am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction of how to proceed.

My Dell Dimension 8400 got the BSOD:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF8969528 , 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I ordered a new hard drive to replace the original hard drive expecting that to resolve the problem.
I allowed the system to create a partition based on the entire space allowed and started installing windows XP.
Windows XP installation progressed for a bit then when it restarted the computer it went straight back to the same BSOD!!!. OUTRAGEOUS!!!

I did a hard drive diagnostic and the new drive (Drive 0) got a "Pass" The two CD drives (Drive 4 & Drive 5) both said "Diagnostics Not Supported"

I have left the SATA Operation to the system default (RAID Autodetect / AHCI). I tried switching the SATA Operation to (RAID Autodetect / ATA), saved and exited, but still got BSOD.
All other BIOS settings are default

Is the Boot Sequence important? Currently it says:
1.Onboard or USB Floppy Drive
2. Onboard SATA Hard Drive
3. Onboard IDE Hard Drive (not present)
4. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive
If I change the Boot Sequence to SATA Hard Drive #1 could that help?

I hope I can fix this and the Mother board is not broken.

Should I be testing/checking the memory cards?
How would I do a RAM test, or a CPU test?

Would it be useful to disconnect/reconnect the internal components to ensure the connections are proper?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Preferred Solution: intalled new hard drive and still getting BSOD

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A: intalled new hard drive and still getting BSOD

1. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive
2. Onboard SATA Hard Drive ( if the drive is sata)
alter the first drives to boot as above.
system default (RAID Autodetect / AHCI)

reset the bios to safe settings (default)
lift and reseat the memory chips take care to earth your self to the case before touching chips.
boot into the bios and make the necessary changes firstboot etc...take note of correct memory amount installed and the time and date/month/year is correct.

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At start up I am getting the blue screen which says "remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers"

I did take out the hard drive and connected it to another computer using a sata to usb cable, but the drive was not recognized so I put the hard drive back.

Now when I am unable to boot up. It is a windows 7 64bit.

A:BSOD -Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers

Please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html. Upload the files here, this will tell you how. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/9733-screenshots-files-upload-post-seven-forums.html

Also, please give us a better explanation so we will understand what you did.

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Here is the problem:
My toshiba was having BSOD several times a week then it turn out my old HDD was causing that. It had bad sectors and i've sold it..
But a month after i install the new HDD (500 gb hitachi) i get this BSOD:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF80003086C76
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Bucket ID: X64_0xA_nt!KiInsertTimerTable+c6
Server information: 68511f3d-66c6-4eb2-a02f-48eba006a043

is this still because of the HDD?

A:BSOD on a New Hard Drive. Is This Because of the Hard Drive?

nufcfanatic welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at this link

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also run a memory test

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hi all,

I replaced the hd on a dell pc. When I tried to use the installation disk that came with the pc (XP home SP1), it would go so far and then blue screen. Any suggestions to fix this issue?
 

A:XP SP1 BSOD on new hard drive

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Hey all
i have two hard drives and one seems to be playing up it's godam annoying me.

i have two computers and i have put one of the hard drives in my new computer and it doesnt want to damn work!!! it loads up and asks me if i want to load up normally or in safe mode... which is quiete strange then when i tell it to go into safe mode or normally it comes up with the Blue screen of death!

so im thinking theyres something wrong with the hard drive so i put it into my old computer and it is up and running ... i mean im on it right now posting this!

can someone tell me whats the problem... ?
 

A:Hard Drive BSOD

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I have been using Photoshop Elements 3.0 for some time. I installed Elements 5.0 on the same computer a few days ago. Is there a down side in terms of the speed or efficency of my system to having both versions installed ? The hard drive space 3.0 occupies doesn't seem so large, but are there other issues that I'm unaware of ? Is RAM some how involved, etc., or is there no real downside to keeping both versions installed ? I'm asking because there may be some things I prefer to do in 3.0. Thanks, Jack P.S. I know though both versions are currently installed, I cannot have them both open at the same time.
 

A:Having both Elements 3.0 and 5.0 intalled ?

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Hi,My TP is t 2 days old. After installing WIndows 7 64-bit, i identified thatno drivers for other devices are installed. I am not good with drivers identification. To be specific I am mentioning the below adapters that dont have drivers:1. BCM43142A02. Ethernet Controller3. Network Controller4. SM Bus Controller5. USB COntroller6. Unknown device.All the above have yellow exclaimation mark. Help is needed badly. Thanks,Subhankar Saha










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A:No drivers intalled

Hi: You need these drivers... SM Bus ControllerUSB COntroller Download and install the first driver on the list from the link below... http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207%20-%2064 Graphics:  See if this one works...1st driver on the list... http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/mobile?os=Windows%207%20-%2064 BCM43142A0: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73091.exe Ethernet Controller: This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp72119.exe Network Controller: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72879.exe The unknown device may need this driver.  If that doesn't work, please post the hardware ID for the unknown device. This package provides HP 3D DriveGuard Software (HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection) for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. HP 3D DriveGuard Software protects the hard drive by parking the heads if the notebook is accidentally dropped, or is abruptly impacted by another object. File name: sp71811.exe To find the hardware ID, click on the Unknown Device in the device manager. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the unknown device window. Now you will see a Property drop down list and it will be set to De... Read more

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I have ordered my Copy of Windows 7 that comes out in October.

I have decided to install the Release Candidate and use it until then.

So far everything in compatible except for the following:

Green Print World (fails to install)

Zone Alarm (says I need to "upgrade" to Vista SP1, which I assume that it doesn?t recognize Windows 7)

Kodak Easy share Camera C813 (Kodak did say that they will release Windows 7 drivers in the future)

Does anyone use the above items, if so are you having problems? Can you even use them at all? If so what did you do to solve it?

Also, should I still be using security software I had before, like I had with Windows Xp?

Spyybot search and destroy
Spyware blaster
Ad-aware
Super Antispyware

I am using Avira right now with no problems.

Also if i cant find a Windows 7 driver should i try to use a driver for Windows Vista?

A:Intalled Windows 7

For right now, using Vista drivers is working a majority of the time. I think you'll see a pretty big push from manufacturers to get drivers out there for their relevant products as Windows 7 is shaping up to be a big shift in the OS market (according to some sources). It make sense for these manufacturers to get their drivers out and circulating before or shortly after this goes live in Oct.

Cheers,

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When i turned the computer on this morning i noticed that when i went to the start button that it told me that i had new programs installed of which i had prevoiusly installed in the past so i clicked on the programs in question and in the past (after installation) the hi-lited program goes and so does the message from the start button but not this time i also turned computer off and back on but to no avail still the same message and the same programs are hi-lited as just been installed.

Cheers

A:new programs intalled

Lets try this : click on start - right click anywhere on the start menu - properties - start menu - customize - advanced - uncheck highlight newly installed programs - ok - ok

If you would like this options on again after this you can turn it back on. Should help. I would leave it off.

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I just reinstalled my winxp. I also installed zonealarm pro 5.0.
Everytime after I start up my computer my CPU usage is up to 100% and 2 or 3 minutes later zonealarm icon appears at the right bottom with a popup window like the picture.

 

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I recently bought a Dell Dimension E310. When I bought it it came without a hard drive so I installed a Western Digital 500gb Sata HDD. I plugged in the Sata power and Serial data leaving whats labeled on the hard drive as factory jumper settings (the 3-pin connection on the hdd) unconnected. The computer came with an Operating System disk. Its from Dell one of those "Already Installed On Your Computer" disks. It has Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2 on it. I've tried reinstalling this several times and the outcome varies. Sometimes I'll make it completely through the installation and experience the blue screen with white text a while after the OS is up and running. Other times the blue screen comes during installation of the OS. Windows XP Media Center Edition is the tag on the computer, I have a copy of this, installed it with the product key on the tag, installed just fine. While installing drivers I again got the blue screen, Ive also seen a "generic host process for win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close" error when I try using IE or opening nearly anything. I've even been on the login screen and seen the blue screen just before my computer restarts on its own and notifies me that "Windows has recovered from a serious error" after logging in. I feel at a loss. I've tried Installing several copies of windows, like Windows XP, Windows Media Center Edition a few times only to get similar results.

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A:New Computer New Hard Drive BSOD! help!

If the new hard drive (all new ones are) is Sata 3.0 transfer rate compatible, then you must set the jumper on the hard drive for Sata 1.5 transfer rate operation, because your motherboard does not support Sata 3.0 transfer rate. It does however support 1.5 transfer rate, so therefore, move the jumper on the drive for 1.5 transfer rate so it can see the motherboard properly.

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My error is BSOD -- "Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated."

.... it tells me to run chkdsk /f, but then I try that switch and it tells me that it is an invalid switch!
I am really bumming and hope someone can help me ...

Here are my exact error codes and symptoms:

Stop: 0x0000007b (0xf88c2528, 0xc0000034, (last two are all zeroes)

I have tried 2 brand new hard drives on this Compaq laptop.

I install the hard drive, and boot from CD (XP home).

It formats then installs XP.

Upon its own reboot I get the XP logo and then the blue screen with the above error.

If it is a boot sector virus, how do I get rid of it when I cannot boot at all? I'd be willing to try to solve it is if it a boot sector virus -- PLEASE HELP! I have already spent $150 on hard drives!!!!!

Thank you to anyone willing to help here.

Don in Tucson
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A:BSOD after installing new hard drive

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i am getting BSOD with error process initialization error even with my factory asus windows 7 disc. With no disc i get error of missing boot mgr. Can i just put in a hard drive out of an old pc that has xp???

A:BSOD error can i just put in a hard drive that has xp ?

If you swap in a drive with a pre-installed OS from a PC "with different hardware" the drivers etc will not match and you will likely get lots of error messages, if not a BSOD or failed boot. You need to fix the problem and or re-install the operating system.

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Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Originally installed with Vista
Retail upgrade
2 years old
Reinstalled OS 2 months ago

Keep getting the BSOD at random times, there is never just one program that initiates it. I have done a system restore, reformatted the old hard drive, installed a new hard drive and nothing has helped.

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials, and believed the computer to be clean of viruses. But took it Office Depot this morning and they say there may be a virus on it.

I've attached the zipped files as instructed. If there is a virus, and it is still there after replacing the hard drive, I don't know what to do.

Thank you

A:BSOD randomly happens, even with new hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mjaquith


Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Originally installed with Vista
Retail upgrade
2 years old
Reinstalled OS 2 months ago

Keep getting the BSOD at random times, there is never just one program that initiates it. I have done a system restore, reformatted the old hard drive, installed a new hard drive and nothing has helped.

I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials, and believed the computer to be clean of viruses. But took it Office Depot this morning and they say there may be a virus on it.

I've attached the zipped files as instructed. If there is a virus, and it is still there after replacing the hard drive, I don't know what to do.

Thank you



These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!
1-Memtest.





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*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If ... Read more

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I have a toshiba laptop that got a nasty virus. I ran combofix and all it found a deleted was an install file on the d drive. when that didnt change anything i ran msconfig and had it do a selective startup. i restarted it and now it wont start up. i tried starting it in safe mode and normal mode and every time it pops up with the bsod saying the hard drive is missing. wth should i do?

A:HELP!!! BSOD missing hard drive!!!

Can you see the HDD in BIOS?

Are you running XP SP3?

Running Combofix should be done under expert supervision; OS may have been damaged. Do you have your OS recovery disc?

If not and no HDD recovery partition, you'll need to contact system manufacturer -

OEM / Retail Recovery Discs + Recovery Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I get the BSOD when I have my external hard drive plugged in and I do anything for long enough (I.e. watching a movie, doing a virus scan... etc) Can you please look over my file and see if you can tell me what the problem is?
Thanks!

A:BSOD while using external hard drive

Welcome
You seem to have a driver problem. Most of the reports were consistent. I do not know how it ties in with the external
Update driver
Productname:JMB38X Flash Media Controller Driver Description:JMicron JMB38X Flash Media Controller Driver Company:JMicron Technology Corporation

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Hi there,

Many thanks in advance for taking a look at my situation. I think I'm starting to circle the drain and with my limited skill set, I think it's time to call in the cavalry.

Sudden BSODs have be plaguing me the last few days. Activities during the BSODs are pretty much browsing the web and dealing with files on the hard drive. I also do some work in Photoshop, geotag photos with the Microsoft tool, and play various video files.

The PC has started to lag, with the CPU jumping to 100% when it didn't "need" to do this previously.

I followed the directions for memory dumps and page file sizes, waited for another BSOD, ran the SF diagnostic tool, and attached a zipped file here. Incidentally, I peeked in some of the text files generated by the tool and noticed that EventSys.txt shows entries like:

Event[889]:
Log Name: System
Source: Disk
Date: 2013-06-24T06:58:27.041
Event ID: 11
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: MEGATRON
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk6\DR6.

I mention this entry because the last two BSODs happened right when I right clicked the C drive to get into properties. I don't know if this references my C drive or not as I have a separate data disk in the box as well. A previous EventSys.txt showed similar entries, only referencing the page file in the description. Unfortunately I overwrote this file when I ran the diagnostic tool... Read more

A:BSOD browsing web and hard drive

MEMORY.DMP zipped is still huge, didn't upload it.

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hello
i have been having this problem on my desktop for awhile now and have lost all of my info on my hard drive multiple times i have went into the debugger and have found this info.
Log Name: System
Source: Disk
Date: 3/25/2011 10:26:25 PM
Event ID: 11
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Dwight-PC
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk5\DR5.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="Error">
<System>
<Provider Name="Disk" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">11</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-03-26T02:26:25.209387100Z" />
<EventRecordID>585</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Dwight-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\Harddisk5\DR5</Data>
<Binary>0E02800001000000000000000B0004C003010000000000000000000000082D000000000000000000712B02000000 0000FFFFFFFF0600000058000000000000000000061208000010000000003C000000000000000000000080CB9A0180FAFFFF 0000000000000000107C6B0380FAFFFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
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A:windows 7 bsod hard drive?

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
Warning: On some motherboard's you will need to set the Sata controller to IDE mode in BIOS for the HD app to work correctly.

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Hello,

I had a use who had a hard drive failure a week ago, so I sent him one with the same OS installed on it from our HQ. However, he has already had a BSOD on it. Can you please analyze it so I can get him fixed up? Thanks in advance for your help! Zip file is attached.

A:BSOD: Installed new Hard Drive on PC

Apparently the BSOD is caused by Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet driver.

Code:
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 3] 0 e1 fffffa80049df050 00000000 fffff80002eda200-fffffa8005fe9220 Success Error Cancel pending
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\b57nd60a.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for b57nd60a.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for b57nd60a.sys
\Driver\b57nd60a nt!PopSystemIrpCompletion
Args: 00016600 00000000 00000006 00000005
And the driver is old.

Code:
fffff880`04c00000 fffff880`04c6c000 b57nd60a T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: b57nd60a.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\b57nd60a.sys
Image name: b57nd60a.sys
Timestamp: Wed Aug 24 09:11:33 2011 (4E5472ED)
CheckSum: 000723E8
ImageSize: 0006C000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from Ethernet NIC Driver Downloads | Broadcom

Let us know the results.

* Is SonicWall NetExtender a must there? At least dont put it at startup.

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I read some posts here about a similar problem but none answer my question. I was trying to partition my hard drive with disk manager in vista home premium. I partitioned 22gb and formatted it FAT32 then it started to ask me for drivers which i didn't have or know where to even get the drivers and vista wasn't able to find it, so i then restarted my computer then after i see that the partition that i made doesn't say it has been formatted it looks like it unformatted it self, I so restart again and i get the blue screen saying the error 0x0000007b. So the only way to fix it is to use the vista boot disk and use system restore then it works. Then i see the partitioned drive looks formatted and appears in My computer again and it asks me again to install drivers, like the first time i formatted it. For some reason the partitioned drive gets unformatted after i restart my computer which causes me to get a blue screen error. I hope it makes some sense. Please help!
 

A:BSOD when partitoning hard drive

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Yesterday, after coming home from work, I noted that my computer had restarted. Thinking it was Windows Update, I jumped back into Windows. It took me almost 15 minutes to get into Windows, which is abnormal for my computer. In trying to diagnose that, it froze again, and the one thing I noted was that my hard drive didn't appear to be reading.

I decided to do some investigating, and came across the possibility based on the one time I was able to get into the event viewer was that it appeared that Windows thought there was an issue with my hard drive controller (error code 11? Windows isn't my strong point, hardware is, and I can't easily get back)

Running diagnostics on my hard drive, it came up with nothing, saying that the hard drive was fine (I used WD's LifeGuard tools). And after some time, the error seemed to go away, and I was able to go about normal activity. I did make a change though, telling Windows that if it BSOD'd, that I didn't want it to restart.

Through the night, it BSOD'd again, and does not give a process or file that is causing the problem.

The stop code is as follows.

*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8010835060, 0xFFFFFA80108010835340, 0xfffff80003581510)

In researching the error message I received above when I was able to get into Windows without problem, it seemed that I would want to investigate either the hard drive controller, the hard drive itself, or the cabling, so I will be switching out the cable after I p... Read more

A:BSOD Possible hard drive problem?

That crash primarily indicates hard disk problems. This could mean hard disk corruption, bad sectors, a failing hard disk, Windows files or registry corruption, viruses, or memory problems. In other words, it is not necessarily the hard disk itself causing the crashes, but the hard disk is a possible culprit. Let us know what you find when you replace the cable. Here are the steps I usually give for that crash:




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If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log (you may need to search for wininit instead of chkdsk).
For any drives that do not give the message:
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems
run disk check again as above. In other words, if it says:
Windows has made corrections to the file system
after running the disk check, run the disk check again.

Run all Basic tests with SeaTools: S.M.A.R.T. Check, Short Drive Self Test, Drive Information, Short Generic, and Long Generic. Run the tests for all HDDs.SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for DOS
If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site an... Read more

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Hi again. Following a hard drive failure, I replaced the 40GB hard drive in my Emachines 540, with a 160GB drive. Put in the machines` restore disc, which includes the OS, Windows XP. All goes well, OS installs, machine spits out the disc and I press a key to reboot. Then I get the BSOD with the reason "unmountable boot volume" and the code STOP:0x000000ED (0x80F5CE30,0xC000014F,0x00000000,0x00000000). This happens every time I turn on. This is driving me nuts. Any ideas on how to rectify this would be most welcome. Many thanks.

A:Fitted new hard drive. Then BSOD.

check you are using an 80 wire cable
that the drive is jumpered to master
that it is connected to the end black plug on the cable

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Hi all you computer guru's.

I have a friend with an issue that I think you can all help with, whoever bites this one first.

Recently his computer suffered a virus attack during a adobe flash player upgrade. Suspecting it piggy backed on that but I wasn't on site then.

When I looked at it today it BSOD'd. I didn't have the chance to get the error at the time so i'll be sure to get that the second I can. I think I'll focus on the were's and what for's.

The virus hit a 1 tera drive he recently put in to max out space. It's been working for months. He has about a gajillion games on his computer and runs pretty much all (Vindictus, Blockland, Eve Online, oh me ) Everything worked fine until his adobe incident. AVG apparently detected it but he either wasn't careful enough or smart enough to act on it right away. His computer restarted on the adobe download a few minutes after AVG cried foul.

After the restart BSOD. I went out there today and we tried pulling the drive since Windows is on his other drive. Boom problem solved. I really don't want to chuck a big drive like that into the can and I'm worried his other drive is infected. I have no clue when the payload on this drops but signs are pointing to immediately.

Sitting right next to me are two windows XP desk tops I dont use any more (My laptop can run circles around them ) I am loathe to plug it into one of them but if I need to I will for ya'll.

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1/ When I try and format a 4TG Seagate hard drive I get a BSOD.
2/ When I initially connect the drive Windows sees the drive as a 4TB drive with a 4TB unallocated volume. I allocate the full 4TB as a GPT Simple Volume and commence a quick format.
3/ During the format a BSOD occures.
4/ After this happens Windows will not boot if the drive is attached. I have returned the hard drive to Seagate twice and both replacement drives have the same problem.
5/ I have attached/uploaded a zip file with the details of the BSOD occurances
Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Hey all,

I have been pulling my hair out over this hopefully someone can help. This problem is pretty complicated so I will just start at the beginning and describe everything.
First my motherboard is a gigabyte x58a-ud3r. It has a i7-930 in it, not over clocked at the stock settings. It has 6gb of ram (right now, it should have 12 but I have taken out 3 sticks cause I thought that might have been the issue)

Recently my hard drive which was a hitachi deskstar crashed on me, it wont boot, even a clean format makes it keep restarting or giving me the bootmgr missing error which even after i use the windows disc to do repair it still is in a restart loop.

Anyways so I ordered a new hard drive from amazon, the seagate st2000dm001 barracuda 7200rpm 2tb sata 6gb/s.

The drive arrived today, I put in my windows 7 install dvd and it formatted the drive and installed windows 7 just fine. Then I was doing updates and it did it, it was like 66 updates or something as far as I remember and it had to restart.

Right here when it restarted is when the trouble began. It now is just restarting non stop, goign to the verfying dmi data and restarting. I cant get it to boot in safe mode, not while using the windows 7 install dvd.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

(tl;dr : New Hard drive, installed windows, did updates, now the hard drive is just restarting nonstop)

A:New Hard Drive , getting BSOD 0x0F4

Hello Pandu1986 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The first few steps to look into would be booting live from the 7 dvd and going into the repair tools. The first option would be the Startup repair tool on the top of the list. Typically that help resolve fixable startup problems.

The second option there after running the Startup repair tool a few times if necessary and still not getting anywhere would be scheduling the Disk Check tool from the command prompt option. "chkdsk /r" is the command with the repair switch added.

Your last option since this is fresh install failing on you would be to simply wipe the drive entirely including the present primary for a second fresh start. For that you would take your time as far as any updates just getting the basics running one at a time since you likely saw a bad install of one or more updates.

The drive itself could be the problem as another thought while this is often a sofware/OS related issue. Since this is being seen with a totally new drive out of the box you still can't rule that out however as being the cause.

As far as OS drives generally a smaller size for a single OS primary is also advised since 7 has problems with 2tb and larger primaries as far as being used for the OS. 2tb and larger are best left as storage/backup type drives.

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iv been at this for days and i desperately need help. here is the story:

this computer sat in a room for just a few weeks after being used regularly without any issues what so ever. i moved it to another room to be used as the family computer as I got a new one, and we then got a blue screen maybe every 3/4 times after the windows loading screen. the error was usually 8E. but every once in a while it would boot just fine. so we got sick of it and i did some reformatting. didn't work. i popped it open to find the video card loose. so i fixed that and it didnt happen for a while. now its back. this time it would flash the blue screen for a split second BEFORE the windows screen and then reboot. the error was 7B. that error plus the dell diagnostic lights told me it was probably a hard drive problem. so iv tried 3 different drives. some blank, some with an OS. nothing. it then started giving me error 4E. now, bios nor windows install will even recognize any of the 3 drives. absolutely NO hardware changes short of keyboard/mouse and using single monitor as opposed to 2 (current monitor was one of the dual monitors).

iv tried:

different ram
3 different IDE cables
resetting CMOS
connecting nothing but video card and hard drive
3 different hard drives (2 WD, 1 maxtor, 1 blank, 2 with windows XP)
using different plugs from power supply

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A:BSOD - hard drive? mobo? help please

idk why my edit made a new post...sorry.

i tried reformatting the external drive and it says it cant access the partition.

would an ide to sata adapter work if the ide slot is dead? the mobo has sata slots.

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Hello again.

After I have installed a fresh Windows 7 64 Bit installation on a newly bought Crucial M4 SSD drive there are the BSOD's again.
The last time I thought the cause perhaps was, a driver mcdbus.sys installed by a video editting program. This program is now not installed at all. Or the cause was the program Migicdisk wich I had removed later. (See my previous post)
Now sometime later my harddrive crashed completely! So I bought a new hard drive an SSD as stated above and reinstalled Windows on this drive.

Does one of you know perhaps where the problem really could be found?

System specs are in my Profile.

Thanks,

Kasper

A:Again BSOD's after reinstall W7 on new SSD hard drive

Is there anybody who could look at my problem.
If you need more info please let me know!!

Kasper

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Attachment 351566
Recently bought a new hard drive about 2 weeks ago,
now it randomly BSODs about once every 2 or 3 days,
planning to return to manufacturer but need to be sure .

A:Random BSOD, new hard drive

Hello, VulcanPeace, welcome to the Forums. I looked at the last 4 or 5 dump files and from all appearances, the problem is your Hard Drive causing the problems.


Code:
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa8005758b30, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa8005758e10, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff80003184130, Explanatory message (ascii)
Debugging Details:
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----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----
PROCESS_OBJECT: fffffa8005758b30
IMAGE_NAME: csrss.exe
DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0
MODULE_NAME: csrss
FAULTING_MODULE: 0000000000000000
PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000006 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x%x.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xF4_IOERR

Code:
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000006, fffff80002eb822f, fffff880055fe6e8, fffff880055fdf40}
Probably caused by : hardware_disk
Followup: MachineOwner

Code:
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
terminated.
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa8005932b30, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa8... Read more

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Guys, my computer has just started giving me occasional BSODs within the past three weeks or so. The problems seem to come when my external hard drive is being accessed. That hard drive contains mostly media. The first couple of crashes happened while recording/capturing video to that hard drive from a game, and I assumed it was just something caused by the capturing mechanism in the game. Since then it has happened while browsing or listening to my MP3 collection in iTunes and Zune and other benign media-related activities like that.

I am running 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, completely up to date from Windows Update. The hard drive is a recertified Seagate 1.5TB drive I got from Woot in December. In my attempts to fix this, I have updated every driver I could think to update, including video card and sound card, all to no avail. I've scanned the hard drive with the built-in error-checking tool, and it came up completely clean.

I'm attaching my zipped up minidump folder so maybe someone smarter than me can interpret it. Just let me know anything else you need. Please help me!

A:BSOD when using external hard drive

Hey there. I noticed you're running AVG which is the worst bsod offender going. Completely uninstall that then give it a go. Enjoy.

That will fix things. If on the very slight chance it doesn't, look into updating this driver:

Code:
LUsbFilt LUsbFilt.Sys Fri Feb 29 05:08:14 2008

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Hi All

I have a Windows 7 laptop (11 months old) and have had no trouble until last week when i tried to download the new IOS 4.2 for my Ipad.I left the PC running, and downloading the file fine, but when i returned, the screen was black with a message saying disk cable loose, no bootable options

I rebooted the PC, and now every time i try to download a file from the internet that is bigger than a couple of MB, it crashes to a BSOD. The hard drive has started to click slightly when i am downloading/installing files/programs.

Can anyone help please?

Cheers

Billy

A:BSOD & Clicking Hard Drive

Clicking HDD is not good, get it back where you bought it while it's under warranty.

You probably have lost all data too, hope it's backed up, same thing happened to me and l started to back up after that.

Good luck

John

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I have a laptop, HDD is formatted into two partitions. On my non windows partition, when i do file copying over to it, or renaming a certain one file it will hang and I will get a BSOD. I can only assume that the hard drive, has some bad sectors or whatever on it, where that partition is physically.

I tried defragging that partition, it just BSOD again. Is there a way I can get the operating system to know that this area is bad and avoid using it. Better yet, shouldnt the hard drive be reporting errors to the OS so it knows?

I only know how to run a chkdisk while logged into windows through the GUI but it says the hard drive is in use so I cant, so how do I run one before booting windows. Will that fix my problem?

A:BSOD [Corrupt hard drive?]

Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I'm at my wit's end here.
So I've had a computer now, for about two years. I use it to do schoolwork, play tf2, post on a forum, nothing major.

But I swear, it's like whatever I use with the computer only has a short amount of life before failing.
I got the computer from a more savvy friend. He constructed it from a lot of spare parts, but I know he knew what he was doing, as he'd been working at a computer repair shop for multiple years at the time.
Only a few months after receiving the computer, I started having problems, used Google, and learned the problem was one of the RAM sticks had failed. I found the defective one, took it out, and thought nothing of it.

Since the two years have passed, I have had the power supply explode, installed a new fan since the computer ended up overheating, lost the use of a usb port, ended up losing usb devices any time I turned off the computer and left them attached, took out another ram stick, and now I'm getting hard disk problems.
Each time I started up my computer it's a crap shoot. When it's working, there's about a 1/4th of a chance it won't boot up, and I have to spend at least an hour getting it working again, by unplugging everything but the keyboard, or enabling bios settings, or using chkdsk.
Speaking of chkdsk, the damn thing is detecting tons of errors constantly. No matter how many times it fixes it, it comes up with new ones the next time.

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A:I get a BSOD, despite replacing the hard drive

Hello Plec, welcome to SF!

Looks like you have not been lucky with this system. No offence but it also looks like your friend that built it, was not that savvy... or should have told what the risks are in the way he apparently did the build. We know about Murphy's here but this sounds as a bit too much.

It is really hard to give you good advice on the info you gave. Your story is clear enough but we need detailed technical spec's of ALL components to be able to suggest anything....

Some advice offhand... if you yourself are not into computer electronics/parts... then don't add anything to it until you are sure of what you are doing....You wouldn't want a faulty PSU to burn your new HDD.

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Hello all,I've got a problem.
Yesterday night,while I was sitting on my laptop,a BSOD appeared and the computer restarted.After the comp restarted,I could reach till the "Windows is Starting page" and then another BSOD and the comp again restarted and so on.

When I went to startup repair,there was no Operating system to repair.It told me to "Load Drivers".
Then I tried using my win7 cd and on startup when I booted it up,at the after the "Custom Install" page where you choose on which partition to install to,and even there,there were no partitions and it told me to "Load mass storage drivers".

I searched around a bit and found out that it is something to do with SATA harddrives and IDE's and Bios's.

Since then I've tried nearly everything but to no avail.
I am not a n00b and I've solved many problems myself but this time I'm at a total loss

I had Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

HP Pavilion dv6-3142se Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
THIS is my laptop,its been just over a month since I bought it.

1) My laptop doesnt have any option in the Bios about SATA and IDE's (hp's newer laptops have stopped giving that option i read somewhere)

2) I checked the Drivers on the hp site and downloaded the chipset (i think it might be useful) and intel storage driver. I even went to the Intel driver site to find something similar.I put all of those on a USB drive and extracted all those that could... Read more

A:BSOD and then cant recognize hard drive

Good news!
I installed Ubuntu on a portable drive and it picked up my HD!
as you can see its a Hitachi,not a Toshiba (sorry)
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4782/99157284.png
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/4895/68253061.png
Now the thing is,I had 4 drives.
A Music
B Movies
C Windows 7
E Setups misc etc
The C drive was 169 gb and everything is in it.
But it seems like the A and B partitions have been added into E.
My E partition was around 50 gb,A was 70 and B was around 200.
All of those have been added up to give me 331 GB. The files from partition E are still there,but the files from A and B are not there.

Also see this
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/8108/48364352.png
After going into this drive,you can see that now it shows only 50 gb (which was the size of the original E drive). The Music and Movies partition is missing/hidden.

My guess is that they still exist,but are hidden.
Heck,even in Windows 7 after doing a clean install,I could see my C and E drive but couldnt see my A and B ones.
So I went into Administrative tools and then into Disk Management and the partition was still there and I only had to assign a drive letter to them and then they appeared on My Computer.
I think its because by default you can only see the C,D,E,F drives and you have to 'unhide' or re-assign the other drive letters.
So any help about this :S?

Also now you must have seen the sata storage controller and hard drive model,so can someone point me to a driver please!?!
Here... Read more

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Background... my idiot ex-bf hooked up an antique power surge protector to my Dell Studio XPS running Windows 7. The surge protector caused my computer to do a few cold shut downs and after one of these it came back with a black screen displaying this error message... NOTICE - Hard Drive SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you back up your data regularly. A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem.
Press F2 to resume

Pressing F2 took me to a blue screen that appeared to have options for BIOS(I am not very educated in these things). If I hit ESC, then confirmed that I wanted to Escape by hitting F10, it would boot up normally and I could use my computer with no problems. So this has been my procedure for the last 6 months or so. Yesterday I do a warm shut down and it comes back up with the usual error message, but this time after hitting ESC and F10, it took me to a BSOD. I tried Start Up Repair which said it could not fix the problem. The specific error message is 0x0000007b.

Trying to repair from my Windows install disk gives me this error...
Start Up Repair Error
problem event name: startuprepair offline
problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
problem signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
3: unknown
4: 209
5: AutoFailover
6:1
7: Baddisk

Attempting to run Check Disk gives this error...
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A:Bad Hard Drive? BSOD 0x0000007b

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hello.
I have Windows 8 installed on my SSD and I thought I'd plug in my HDD as well. I started up the PC, the HDD was found and there were no problems.
But it only took about 5 minutes and I got a BSOD. I don't know if this had to something to do with the HDD or if it might be due to something else.
Earlier I also recieved an error message when shutting the pc off, I don't know exactly what it said. Something about Memory...
Perhaps you'll find somehing in the logs as I have no idea what to look for.
It's strange that I've had two problem like this after only hours with Windows 8, while I cannot remember ever having a BSOD in Windows 7.
I would really appreciate any help! Thank you in advance!

A:BSOD after plugging in hard drive

Hi again.
Just wondering if there is something I can do to find what caused the BSOD? What can I do with the .dmp file? Can I find the error code somewhere?

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Hello sevenforums~ im new here.. i hope u guys can help me with my problem.. When fresh restart, my pc wont BSOD even i right click my e.g Drive C: . but after (probably an hour of using pc) i tried to right click the drive C: and it gives me BSOD. i got this error after rebooting

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:

BCCode: fc
BCP1: 8D08B9C0
BCP2: 05C5B963
BCP3: 8D08B82C
BCP4: 00000002
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Can anyone pinpoint what caused the problem? thank you

A:BSOD after right clicking any hard drive

Hi.

In this order,

Remove any virtual driver software,like daemon tools,alcohol120%.....

Download http://duplexsecure.com/download/SPTDinst-v179-x86.exe run it and click uninstall to remove the sptd from your system. The minidump analysis points sptd for your computer crash\bsod.

For virtual drive software you can use the http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/mi...c-overview.htm

You need to update these old software\drivers.


Code:
TBPANEL.SYS 0x9cf9f000 0x9cfa02c0 0x000012c0 0x3d41d4b0 27-Jul-02 1:01:04 πμ
ASACPI.sys 0x8ec84000 0x8ec85420 0x00001420 0x411c2d04 13-Aug-04 4:52:52 πμ
seehcri.sys 0x9060d000 0x90612f00 0x00005f00 0x478488c1 09-Jan-08 10:41:37 πμ
btnetdrv.sys 0x9060b000 0x9060cf00 0x00001f00 0x4794816f 21-Jan-08 1:26:39 μμ
VcommMgr.sys 0x9073d000 0x90742b00 0x00005b00 0x486b26ba 02-Jul-08 8:56:58 πμ
IvtBtBus.sys 0x90743000 0x90747c80 0x00004c80 0x486b26ce 02-Jul-08 8:57:18 πμ
BtHidBus.sys 0x8991c000 0x8991f680 0x00003680 0x4891b394 31-Jul-08 2:44:04 μμ
nvm62x32.sys 0x8ed45000 0x8ed99c80 0x00054c80 0x48f8fcf7 17-Oct-08 11:00:39 μμ
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Specs:
OS: Win 7 (x64) Ultimate
Age of system: Less than 2 months
Age of OS Install: Less than 1 day
CPU: I7 920
Video Card: 2x GTX295 Co-op (EVGA) /196.21 Nvidia drivers
Motherboard: EVGA 3x Classified (E-760)
Power Supply: KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1220MA1S / 1220 watts

Problem:
On startup if I have my USB external hard drive (my passport 500gb) attached to my PC, I receive a BSOD. If I unplug it and startup everything works fine. If I uninstall all Nvidia graphics drivers and perform the same steps (plug in usb hard drive and start up) everything works fine. I've tried the most recent and the previous Nvidia drivers and both seem cause the same issue. I'm not entirely sure if those drivers are the culprit hence I'm asking for help in tracking down the issue.

The BSOD states: DRIVER_IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and at the bottom lists Nvlddmkm.sys.

TSF Vista and Perfmon reports attached. Thanks in advance for any insight.

A:BSOD w/ external hard drive

There are no memory dumps in the attached reports. Please do the following:

Quote:




Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service (not RapidShare as the analysts usually can't download from it) - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): http://www.carrona.org/setmini.html




The information that you have posted suggests that your video sub-system is to blame. While this isn't a sure thing, it gives us a start. Can you try the steps that cause the BSOD with only one video card installed?

Once you've set your system to make minidumps, then please run Driver Verifi... Read more

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Hi,

I am new to the forums. I just purchased a new Dell Vostro Desktop Minitower. I have a 1TB OWC Mecury Elite-AL Pro external hard drive. When I either safely remove the drive or when I turn on my drive with the switch in the back. I receive the BSOD during these two operations. I would like to attach a copy of the dump file, however the size is too big.

System Specs:
- 32 Bit
- Windows 7
- OEM

- Brand new
- brand new

Thanks for your help!

A:BSOD with External Hard Drive

Welcome to 7forums. Please following the instructions for posting BSOD

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I'm running RTM x64 and other than this one issue it runs perfect. I'm really liking it overall, great performance too. But this one issue really bothers me since I have lots of things on other drives. Basically if I add another hard drive it starts to boot, sits on the Windows logo screen for 30 secs or so then BSOD. It's not just one drive either, I tried it with 3 different drives. All of which work fine and I can put them in any other(non-Win 7) system and they work with no issues. I can shut down, connect a drive, boot into another OS and access what's on them but that's really a pain in the ass and shouldn't be necessary, I should be able to have 2 or 3 drives without an issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD on startup with more than 1 hard drive

Please copy the contents of your \Windows\Minidump folder to another location on your machine, zip them up, and upload the zip archive here. Analysis of those files may help to pinpoint the cause of the problem.

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Last week I installed my new Hitachi Deskstar 1.5TB SATA 6.0 Gb/s hard drive. Windows recognized it right away and everything went smoothly as I transferred files over. A day later I started getting generic DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD's, but they only happened right after I woke up the computer from Sleep Mode. Before I installed the HD my computer was absolutely perfect with no problems so this made me think it was a driver issue. Updated all drivers with Driver Genius, but still BSOD after waking up computer (they are random, it doesn't happen after every wake).

My motherboard has two SATA III 6.0Gb/s ports. The first is occupied by my Crucial C300 SSD booting Win7 Ultimate x64, and the other with my new Hitachi. These are controlled by a Marvell 6.0Gb/s driver. I also have two SATA 3.0gb/s devices connected: a WD Black 1TB HD and an ASUS Optical drive. I'm starting to think it has something to do with either the Marvell Controller, or how these three hard drives are configured, but honestly I have no idea at this point. I'm usually well versed when it comes to troubleshooting BSOD's or any general problem with my PC but I cannot figure this out for the life of me so I'm hoping you guys can help me out!

P.S.

Before you guys ask for a minidump file, trust me, i've tried! I don't know why, but when my PC BSOD's it won't generate a dump file. I have all the settings configured for the memory dump, but it will not produce. I opened up the computer and checked all ... Read more

A:BSOD after installing new hard drive, PLEASE HELP!

MEMORY DUMPS - REQUIREMENTS


PAGING FILE ? ENABLED AND MANAGED BY WINDOWS 7
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings in left-hand pane |
the System Properties dialog will open with the Advanced tab selected |
in the Performance section, Settings button |
in the resulting Performance Options section, Advanced tab |
in the Virtual Memory section, Change button |
in the resulting Virtual Memory dialog, checkmark Automatically manage paging... |
OK button | OK button | OK button


STARTUP AND RECOVERY SETTINGS
WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo |
Advanced system settings in left-hand pane |
the System Properties dialog will open with the Advanced tab selected |
in the Startup and Recovery section, click on the Settings button |
in the System Failure section, checkmark Write an Event to the system log |
in the System Failure section, checkmark Automatically restart|
Under Write debugging information, select Small memory dump (128K) |
in the Small dump directory: box, enter %SystemRoot%\Minidump |
OK button

If you get a crazy message from Win 7 about your paging file being too small, then just ignore the message since we have already made sure that the paging file is set to be managed by Win 7.

ENABLE THE WINDOWS ERROR REPORTING SERVICE
WIN key | type SERVICES.MSC | ENTER key
Scroll down to Windows Error Reporting Service |
Double-click on Windows Error Reporting Service |
In the resulting dialog, General tab |
In the Startup type box, c... Read more

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When I swap HDs on two exact same laptops I get a BSOD on one but OK on the other. bothe laptops are Dell Precision M2400 and HDs are OEM HDs for that model. Any ideas or suggestions
Thanks
 

A:BSOD on Hard Drive swap

If laptops is absolutely same, then most probably SATA controller settings in BIOS are different. In one laptop you have IDE in other AHCI. Result > BSOD.
Change settings on both laptops to IDE and problem should disappear.
 

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Hi,

I have a WD Elements 1TB Hard Drive (WDE1UBK10000U) installed on Windows 7 - up until yesterday I kept getting the BSOD message APC_INDEX_MISTMATCH STOP: 0x00000001. Couldn't work out why this was so I disconnected all the external drive and Windows has been fine since.

Also seems like there is no new driver available.

Just thought this info might be useful to someone else in the same situation.

Regards,

Luke

A:External hard drive causes bsod

  
Quote: Originally Posted by spookyduke


Hi,

I have a WD Elements 1TB Hard Drive (WDE1UBK10000U) installed on Windows 7 - up until yesterday I kept getting the BSOD message APC_INDEX_MISTMATCH STOP: 0x00000001. Couldn't work out why this was so I disconnected all the external drive and Windows has been fine since.

Also seems like there is no new driver available.

Just thought this info might be useful to someone else in the same situation.

Regards,

Luke




Hi luke and welcome

we really need the actual dmp file. use these to find and upload it to us. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

thanks

Ken J+

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We have a dell Inspiron 9300. We keep getting the BSOD with the system 32 error. We don't have the OS disc, just the disc from dell. So we know we are going to have to set the computer back to factory settings. However, we want to get our pictures off of the hard drive before we do this.
We were thinking of using an enclosure to get the pictures off of the hard drive. Has anyone ever used one before? Also, how do we know what kind of hard drive we have ( PATA/EIDE..etc) to know which enclosure will work with the hard drive? Any help would be greatly appreciated! We want to save our wedding and honeymoon pictures!!!
 

A:Help backing up hard drive BSOD

there is a device out now that will allow you to slave either one using usb port - it is a USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE adaptor - it works with ide, sata, and laptop hard drives - i use one almost daily and i love it - you can get it online - we carry them in the store for 30 bucks - cool thing is you never have to shut your system down to slave in the hard drive - for me that is a big thing because i may slave in 5 a day sometimes- anyway - that is one route you can go
 

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Hi all, I have a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) with Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) and I just recently had to replace the hard drive, it's only been a year or year and a half. The past few days I've been getting random system failures...the system just shuts off without warning. Upon booting up, Windows Problem Reporting reports a BSOD with BCCode 7a. Research confirms this is most definitely a hard drive issue, where there are bad sectors or a damaged drive.

According to HDSentinel, my HD Health is only 76%!! I'm wondering if it would be worth it to run a full surface check and full disk check with HDSentinel. It will take 12-24 hours to complete both..as I have a 1TB hard drive.. and I will lose all of my data...but it's either that or buy a new hard drive for $120.

My question is: would it be worth it to try and save the hard drive? Or, is it too far gone, with only 76% health? Also, what might cause such a drastic change in the HD Health? The laptop hasn't had any sudden shocks, hits, or anything, but all of the sudden I am getting 4-5 BSOD's per day, all 7a. S.M.A.R.T. status is OK, but obviously the drive is having issues. I ran dskchk on C:/ and it didn't help.. would SeaTools possibly be able to save it? It's a Seagate drive. I'd just like some outside opinions--I've worked on computers for years but I've never had to/wanted to save a dying hard drive. I've heard it's possible to repair damaged drives using tools ... Read more

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Hi,
a recent vista automated update rendured my computer un-bootable(( cheers microsoft..and as i didnt previously create a backup image, thinking i would be able to repair as with XP, i had to reinstall ...losing 500g(3 years worth) of data(((..anyway..whine over

so i've freshly installed vista...and it wont recognise an internet connection. it says i have a connection..which is local only..diag says it has no or limited connection.

I'm with virgin media...which mean i have a modem..off which runs an ethernet cable. Previously i was able to plug the ethernet cable in and it would automatically recognise the connection...and away.

Ive restarted the modem...left he modem off for 10 second ...and hour.....6 hours. Tried three different cables....tried using a usb connection. With no joy.

If anyone has any ideas i would be gratefull.

A:Re-intalled vista can't see internet??!!!

Originally Posted by markpbennett


Hi,
a recent vista automated update rendured my computer un-bootable(( cheers microsoft..and as i didnt previously create a backup image, thinking i would be able to repair as with XP, i had to reinstall ...losing 500g(3 years worth) of data(((..anyway..whine over

so i've freshly installed vista...and it wont recognise an internet connection. it says i have a connection..which is local only..diag says it has no or limited connection.

I'm with virgin media...which mean i have a modem..off which runs an ethernet cable. Previously i was able to plug the ethernet cable in and it would automatically recognise the connection...and away.

Ive restarted the modem...left he modem off for 10 second ...and hour.....6 hours. Tried three different cables....tried using a usb connection. With no joy.

If anyone has any ideas i would be gratefull.



Mark,

Welcome to the Vista Forums

There are a couple of possible errors. Try these fixes first, one at a time:

1) Go into network connections, find your Internet connection icon, right-click it and disable it. Re-enable it and see if you can get online.

2) As above, but reboot after disabling, and once your computer comes back on, re-enable.

3) Go into Device Manager, find your network adapter, uninstall it, and reboot the computer. Vista should detect it and hopefully automatically install it again. You may need the driver disk that came with your computer though.

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