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BSOD installing Vista on a brand new comp

Q: BSOD installing Vista on a brand new comp

Hi I recently built a system, bought all the parts on newegg, put it all together, and everything starts up fine, seems really smooth. Unfortunately when I try to install vista, it BSOD's on me before I can even get to any startup screen. It goes to the windows loading files part, then on the next teal blue screen it bsod's. I bought a new sound system along with all the other components and it included a sub that warns to keep it away from PC's etc. Unfortunately they put the boxes right next to each other outside my door, is there any chance it could have fried both my HD's? I've tried everything I can think of, installing with just 1 HD (tried both), tried with 1 stick of ram (tried both), I just can't think of what else it could be. I'm pretty sure everything is compatible or else I wouldn't even get this far, but I'll list my system.

Also tried to install windows xp as a last resort, I get a bsod during installation on that (right at the end, finalizing installation step) and eventually I even got it installed, but then it bsod right at the end. When I restarted I even got to a mainscreen kinda, where it told me it was changing my resolution, it changed it then I got an error about Windows media player. Tried repairing the install and it said couldn't copy file wmp.dll along with about 30 other files. I'm just at a loss and really frustrated here. Anyway, here is the system.

GeIL EVO ONE 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model GE34GB2133C9DC - Retail

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3750330NS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 017-P3-1298-AR GeForce GTX 295 FTW Edition 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported ... - Retail

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM

Sorry for the long list, I just copied it off the order page of newegg, didn't want to leave anything important out. So I'm thinking either 2x bad hds or compatibility issue. I'm bad at this though lol. Thanks for the help guys.

Edit: some additional info. I read somewhere that maybe I need to update my bios? is that a possibility? Also I downloaded memtest, but wasn't sure how to use it really. I burned the program onto a cd and tried to startup the computer with that cd in. It didn't seem to do anything different, except it ran chkdisk on my HD and fixed a bunch of errors it said. This was before I got winxp actually installed. Also, when I formatted the first HD through winxp setup, It formatted the HD (750 gigs) in about a minute. I kept getting bsods though, so figured it was definitely the HD. The 2nd HD it took 3 hours to format. Only difference is I did quick format on the 1st and regular format on the 2nd. Sorry I didn't write down all the bsods, there were a lot of different ones. From a memory bsod, to a not enough space bsod. even a 2 line bsod that didn't say much of anything.

Also, sorry if this is in the wrong area, I want to get vista installed so I thought I'd put it here, but maybe it would be better off in a general forum area.

Preferred Solution: BSOD installing Vista on a brand new comp

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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A: BSOD installing Vista on a brand new comp

Hi -

I am concerned about the formatting of the drive(s).

Re-format the HDD with KillDisk then try the Vista installation again. Leave XP out of this for now.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Be sure to change the BIOS firing order so the DVD is 1st.

If you get another BSOD, get at least the 1st 2 sets of numbers. Any digits to the right of the "0x" that are zeroes are assumed. So, if the code is

0x0000008e -- this is equal to 0x8e or 8e

Try to get the "8e" or whatever the number is from the 1st and 2nd set of numbers of the bugcheck

Regards. . .



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(not sure which forum this belongs in)

just set up a brand new comp pre-loaded with vista home premium. works just fine, except for when i have firefox and iTunes open at the same time. Any time there's a song playing and a new web page is loading, the song will skip and crackle until the page fully loads. definitely sounds like not enough power in the processor/RAM, but that doesn't make sense to me since I should have more than enough.

here are the specs:

eMachines T5274
Pentium dualcore E2180 2.0 GHz, 1MB shared L2 cache, 800 Mhz FSB

help much appreciated!

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Hi all, I just got my new laptop about two weeks ago and today suddenly it seems to be slow. I'm thinking there are some malware or spyware problems. Can anyone take a look at my hijack this log?


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:41:24 PM, on 6/12/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\ERAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

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A:BRAND NEW comp VISTA slower than usual!


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I bought this new computer running Windows 7 Ultimate, it's a very decent computer, but every now and then (not too often thankfully) it just restarts out of the blue. It doesn't show any errors or BSoD, just restarts. When it does it, I'm not putting any real load on the system, just playing a simple game... So any idea what could be causing it?

Thanks in advance.

A:Brand new comp restarts itself? (No BSoD)

It could be overheating. If it is a laptop, buy a laptop cooler. If it is a desktop, go into the Bios and look for the voltages, temps and fan speeds. Also open the case up and make sure the processor fan is spinning normally. If it is a new computer, take it back and get another one, it should be under warranty.

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Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Wed 2010-05-12 오전 1:55:02 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0x0, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF80002E46B34)
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\051210-11466-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

I just got a BSOD while surfing the internet via Chrome.

The only thing I've changed on my laptop is overclocking GPU, undervolting GPU.

Could anyone help please?

Do these lead to the Graphics card as the problem?

What BSODs usually show when undervolting caused the crash?

A:BSOD on brand new comp.. Win7 64bit

Quote: Originally Posted by meraki1990


Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Wed 2010-05-12 오전 1:55:02 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0x0, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF80002E46B34)
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\051210-11466-01.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.
I just got a BSOD while surfing the internet via Chrome.

The only thing I've changed on my laptop is overclocking GPU, undervolting GPU.

Could anyone help please?

Do these lead to the Graphics card as the problem?

What BSODs usually show when undervolting caused the crash?

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


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hi im having a problem
i have an 80gb old seagate hd and a brand new 750 gb samsung hd (both sata) i had originally xp installed on the 80gb and then got the upgrade to vista disc and had no problems... now i wanted to get rid of the old 80gb hd so i could use the second sata port for my new blu-ray disc player but i have data on my second 750gb that is valuble to me and is not easy to move.... so i created a 100gb partition using paragon partition manager and installed the os on the new partition which is the G:/ HD.... So i have the two options of vista when i start my pc but when i try to remove the old hard drive and boot vista just on the new one i just get a black screen with a dos type (_) symbol

please help me out here as i want this fixed (i spent hours installing programs and settings etc. on the new hd)

thanks in advance,

A:installing vista on brand new hd with partition

Anyone? please this is pretty urgent

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A few weeks ago I decided to get a new computer for gaming, but not knowing much in the field of hardware I let my cousin (way better on the subject) basically pick out the parts, let me order them, and he'd put it together.

The parts came a few days ago and Ive had the computer built for awhile, we ordered Vista home premium with it (32 bit edition) and I still have yet to get it installing correctly.

So basically the first night I start installing it, everything seems to be going fine but its taking a LONG time (around 7 hours), at 1 AM it still shows no signs of being done and I did not want to leave it on overnight, so I turned it off.

Turned it on the next morning, saying it didnt finish and would need to resintall, tried it again except this time it stays at 0% on the second step ("Expaning Files")

I mean, after like an hour or 2, its still at 0%, but the computer has not actually FROZEN, just hanging or whatever.

Ok, no big deal, I use a reformating program, completely wipe the HD and try again.

Its not freezing anymore! huzzah! So I wait for 7 MORE long hours, watching it slowly install, it restarts a few times, theres some points where its just a black screen with the mouse cursor for like 15 minutes, I get the "Vista is preparing for its first start" message, it restarts, says its completeing the installation, then I get an error saying something along the lines of "Windows setup failed to install Vista on this hardware"... Read more

A:Huge issues installing Vista on a brand new PC

It's possible that you got bad memory or a bad drive. Start with the memory. If you have multiple sticks, remove them one at a time and try to install. If you want faster results, use a memory test. You can use the one on the Vista DVD or:

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

Then I'd suspect some misconfiguration of the drive. Check BIOS settings and look on the drive for a jumper (even SATA).

I've installed a few Vistas and the number 7 was not ever involved, even on old machines.

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Good day to all. Can someone please assist me, advance thanks..

I bought a PC with MSI mainboard, N430GT, with 2-2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G installed RAM (=4GB), 500GB HDD.
Everything works smooth until I read that I could upgrade memory up to 16GB max. BTW my OS is Win7 64 Ultimate.

So I decided first to buy and install 2pcs-4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G (=8GB), for a few days everything works fine as expected, I shut it down one night and the following day restarting my PC, it turned BLUE with messages., and then on as often as every 5 minutes or less it turns BSOD.

I asked my friends and told me to do a clean OS reinstallation and I did that, but the problem persisted as if nothing changed.

So I did a memory diagnostic and It noted that possible hardware problem.

I did immediately changed and swap back my original 2pcs-2GB memory, and surprisingly until this thread writing it is ok.

My mainboard supports dual channel (two slots only) and I want to know how could I checked which one of the two 4GB memory modules is not working, or is it safe to install only one 4GB memory to checked which of the two is working or both are not working?

Any immediate response is of great help. thanks.

A:BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

The Kingston Value Ram (KVR) is known to be marginal and not even work in some PC's. The regular Kingston memory is usually OK but none of the techies that I know will use or recommend the KVR.

Check the MSI (or whoever the motherboard vendor is) site for your motherboard model (you didn't list it so I can't check for your). The N430GT is your video card, not the motherboard. Most motherboard vendors list compatible memory for their motherboards. Best to use memory that has been certified for the specific motherboard.

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hi i got vista on my laptop preinstalled, and was wondering as i have made a back up disk, could that be used to install on a new comp, not in an illegal way, i intend to only use this on my new system, or is this OEM stuff gona stop me? i should be able to do this as i own the product key dont i?

A:installing a pre installed vista on new comp?

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At some point during the Installation process of Windows Vista operating system. My computer freezes at different points. Sometimes I get all the way through and download all items needed for the desktop and then it freezes upon Shutting down. At the "Shutting down ...." Screen the little circle then stops spinning. Then upon restarting it says some of the start up files are corrupt and then I have to re-install yet again. My question is: what could be causing this system failure?

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I am using a Dell computer, with Windows Vista 32 bit.

My former hard drive was corrupted, so I got a brand new hard drive, installed Windows Vista 32 bit, and began downloading updates. Clearly, there were a lot of updates, but when all the recommended updates were down, I selected optional ones that consisted of the Anti-Spyware, silverlight, one other, and Service Pack 2.

When I downloaded them, and installed them, it prompted me to restart, of course.

However, the computer stayed at the black screen with the moving bar in the middle, saying "Microsoft Corporation" on it. I gave it plenty of time, having left and come back about 2 hours later.

Turning my computer off and trying again didn't help.

looking at some forums, I restarted it, again, and boot it in Safe Mode, which it did. While in windows Safe Mode, it showed Service Pack 2 installed, but I opened system restore, to restore my computer prior to the installation of SP 2. I began the process, and it shut down and began restarting, again, but it ended up going to the exact same screen.

Then, I rebooted it, tried to enter safe mode again (my plan was to remove the update, that I read you could do somewhere), but then it just ended up restarting and going to the same place again.

Then, I inserted the windows CD, and boot it from there, and selected "Repair Computer", which it went through some steps, suggested system restore, which I said yes to (there was, in fact, a restore point before th... Read more

A:comp wont boot after installing vista 32 SP 2

Perhaps this will help: Can't install Vista Service Pack 2 - Microsoft Answers

Also try a clean boot while in safe mode: How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I just built a desktop gaming computer today.

everything seemed to worked perfect, except when I tried to install the OS. I have the windows vista ultimate x64 I got from an iso. I burnt it and set the IDE dvd burner I have to boot first. I turned on the comp with the vista dvd inside and it went to the vista installation stuff. During it is installing, it freezes on me when im about 30% through "expanding files". The entire screen is frozen, I can't operate my mouse. I am forced to manually reboot after 10 minutes of waiting for something to happen. after that, I get a "Bootmgr missing press ctrl alt del to reboot" and I do it, and it keeps on coming up. I also tried to set the hdd to boot first, still.

Can anyone help?

A:Trouble installing vista on newly built comp

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so i just bought windows vista ultimate for my first computer upgrading task and i all ready have windows home premium on my desktop, whats going to happen when i boot it?? sorry if this is a dumb question but kinda new to this... i guess my main concern would be will i lose all my mediathat is currently on the computer?? thx-

A:installing ultimate 64 on comp with vista home premium??

Originally Posted by rdhemi

so i just bought windows vista ultimate for my first computer upgrading task and i all ready have windows home premium on my desktop, whats going to happen when i boot it?? sorry if this is a dumb question but kinda new to this... i guess my main concern would be will i lose all my mediathat is currently on the computer?? thx-

Does your desktop have Vista Home Premium x64 on it? If Yes, then you should be able to perform an upgrade install of Vista Ultimate x64.

If No, then you will need to backup all pertinent data (Document, Music, etc.) to a different hard disk or DVD, then perform a clean install of Vista Ultimate x64. You cannot "upgrade" from a 32-Bit OS to a 64-Bit OS.

Sorry I don't have better news for you....

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please help i cant log-in to my profile it tend to have the bsod when i am log-in to it

inspiron 1525
intel pent dual cpu t2370
ram 2gb
32 bit os


error from microsoft windows analyzer

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 9446FAC0
BCP3: 9AF67048
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Hi my friend just bought a brand new computer and I dont really know all the specs but the thing is everything works fine untill they try to open up three or more web pages then everything locks up and they have to do the infamous ctrl+alt+del. We scaned for viruses and adaware/spyware but nothing came up so I dont know what the deal is, it only freezes when opening three or more web pages . Anyone have any clue cause I dont

A:Brand new comp freezes

My guess they are running out of memory and should upgrade the amount.

Also make sure they installed the latest Windows updates, which may fix the problem as well.

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I just got my brand new custom built computer from NCIX.com working...It was working fine, playing all my games in the highest settings...when i was installing a game that came with my asus video card my computer decided to start shutting down....i have a lanparty motherboard designed for overclocking and i overclocked its slightly and increased some of the DRAM voltages...when i start it back up it asks me if i want to run in safe mode..safe mode with networking..or safe mode with a prompt. it also asks if i want to run it in the last workable settings or the just open windows normally...then a blue screen pops up and says that a problem has been detected and that windows shut down to prevent any hardware from being damaged. i put all my BIOS setting back to their original setting but everytime i try and start my computer this same old blue screen pops up telling me that i have to do all this stuff like run memory test or check for BIOS updates..what should i do...should i reformat?????????

A:brand new comp problems

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HELP! my brand new comp is rebooting every 10-15min

i have just finshed building my computer, used my friends oe windows xp home loaded it to my computer everything was fine. I went home pluged her in and it worked fine for about 10-15min. then all it dose is reboot dosnt matter what iam doing i could be on the web anything then it reeboots.I took it back over to my friends house and it runs fine no rebooting or anything. my question is could it be that are monitors are diffrent, he has a 17" dell flatt crt and i have a hp mx70 crt, could it be that my computer is set for his setings? question 2: should i just reinstall windows and start from scatch?
help! :knock:

A:my brand new comp is rebooting every 10-15min

Go to Device Manager and delete the Dell monitor. Re-start and Windows should detect the correct monitor. This will be a start.

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Hi guys/gals, Please help. I have 2 computers that seem to exhibit the same problem. The computers will load the initial brand image (e.g. dell or compaq) but then hangs on a blank(black) screen forever. I can get into the bios and load setup but thats it. The first computer that had this problem was a dell optiplex gx 280 and the second was a powerspec. i dont' know it matters but they happened within a day of each other. i tried resetting the jumpers - no affect.

A:Comp hangs after brand screen

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Were these 2 computers networked together? Have you tried booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key at boot? Can you boot to the Recovery Console?

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Ok.....Iv been tryn to get this to work for a long time....1 guy came over and no luck...(all he did was install sum stuff and fixed up sum errors)....When i try to play counter strike...bf1942...jk2...aoe i aways get erros while im playing my games!!!
Plz Help!

Ps: System Req.

CPU: AMD Athlon 2400+ XP
Graphics: Radeon 9500 Pro
Mother Board: A7N8X Delux
40 GB Hard Drive
OS: Windows XP Home

A:Erros With All Games..(Brand New Comp)

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Same problem. Computer not on a network. Press power button, CPU fan comes on, hard drive comes on (I can hear it rev plus I tried it in a stand-alone hard drive "shoe" with USB port to my main computer -- I can read the files).

Screen displays only the PowerSpec Brand logo, goes no further.

Digital Plumber.

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I have posted everywhere and two people have replied, I thanks those two people, but I need more...

The rig:
Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Details
Asus P4S800 Motherboard Details
Crucial 512MB PC3200 Ram Details
Asylum GeForce MX 4000 Details
Cheap 350watt PSU that came with case (12a on 12v)

Its not a gaming machine, hence the GeForce4 MX4000 ($79 card).

The problems:
Here are the pics of what typically happens when switching between apps/or doing anything when the cpu is working
and here is a shot of the ASUS Hardware Monitor:
I get frequent not respondings in applications, but never really a full freeze, they come back within seconds. When I have windows open and I clcik the Show desktop button, sometimes the icons take a few seconds to draw out, or not nec. draw, but redraw from the plain file icon to the app icon. Somtimes clicking popup menusthe popup is immediate, other times theres a 2 second pause. I am going from a 2.4 non HT Dell, and my new comps running under that level. SiSandra scores for CPU are on, as well as memory. The video drivers/bios/chipset are all latest drivers. The BIOS is set to auto memory timing, and the cpu is the same non-oc'd as it is oc'ed 150MHZ.

Possible Causes:
1. Power supply?
2. Video card? I can stil return the card, and I plan on doing so.....

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A:Desperatly Need Help: Brand New Comp Sucks!

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hey guys new to the forums. have a brand new computer i just made. i have win 32 bit and win 64 bit on a partitioned HD. the computer was fast but now is starting get get sluggish and lagging with the internet,disk defrag takes a few hours. few other problems. loads really fast and all not much running at start up. ive included a Hijackthis log to see if you guys can find anything wrong.. or is there something else i can check that may put this guy back to the pace it used to be.

Thanks alot Roullette.

Running processes:
E:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Hey everybody

Recently have got a new comp with pretty good specs (xp media centre edition), and plenty of ram and memory. However I have noticied that now and again i will get a crash or a hang. Typically when i exit MSN messenger it will crash and stop responding. I have also noticed that sometimes my sound doesnt work. Then when i restart it will be fine again! I know this shouldnt be happeneing on a new comp but not sure how to solve this problem or even if this is in the right topic.

Thanks for the help


A:Solved: Crashes and hangs on brand new comp

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Alright, I just built myself a new computer, but when I turn on the power, the screen receives no signal. I checked and all my power cables are connected; the videocard needs no power. I checked to make sure the videocard was seated properly, and that the motherboard's power connectors plugged in well. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Brand new, home made comp... PROBLEMS!!

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I want to be able to print from my XP Computer to the Vista computer in the other room, wirelessly.

XP Home
Vista Home Premium
New, Shared Printer

Printer on the Vista computer is "shared"...I don't know anything about networks
I use control panel: "add a printer" -> "A network printer" -> "Browse for printers" -> it shows some sort of window with icons that don't really mean much to me:

One category is called "Workgroup" and when I click it, the Vista name of the computer in the other room shows up, but nothing happens when I double click that. I connected to a wireless printer a long time ago this way when one was connected to an XP computer, and the actual name of the printer would show up.

Does anyone know how to do it?

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i have win 7 ultimate x64
my comp won't stop BSOD and mentions ntoskrnl.exe+80640 as the main cause for this, the pc also freezes repeatedly, also recently it started rebootin and beeping after that.
can't find the solution im strugglin from that more than a month
the bios also behaves wierdly lately, it changed it self time and system time and also changed RAM frequency.
after turning driver verifier my comp reboot more frequently
i hope some1 can help me get to solution becauze im really lost, i added all the files required for you to help me.
thanx , mark

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I'm getting BSOD while trying to install Vista x64 on my system with a USB stick, my drive partition is on GPT with UEFI enabled, I'm able to install Windows 7 and 8 x64 edition successfully without any error, can anybody help in this, PFA screenshot for the error.

A:BSOD while installing Vista x64

You have a self-assembled system... Vista may be having trouble with one of your hardware components. This was an issue before the service pack update (see MS support issue, and stop errors). Or it's possible you may have one or more corrupt files in your installation software. You might want to try downloading the Vista ISO and burn to a DVD.

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I just got a new system and wanted to install win 7 on it. For a day or 2 it worked perfectly fine. Then I got a BSOD and was forced to reboot. After rebooting i was unable to regain access to win 7 because it kept giving several different BSOD's .

After a while of trying to repair and restore win 7 I decided to install win xp. This works perfectly fine. No BSOD high end games show no signs of any broken hardware.

So after formatting the disk I installed win 7 on I tried to install win 7 again. With the same result, the setup loads and the win logo appears for a while after that a BSOD.

So I tried the upgrade way. But when i tried to upgrade xp to Vista I got a BSOD after the frist reboot.

Can anybody help me based on this information? If more info is needed please let me know how to get it.

A:BSOD's on installing Win 7 and Vista

It has to be hardware.

Our suspects: RAM, PSU, hard drive, CPU, and motherboard.

I recommend returning the machine to the place you got it. It is unacceptable for this to be happening, this is why the OEM provides a warranty.

If for whatever reason this is not an option, let us know, and I'll get you a RAM and hard drive test, so you can purchase a new part.

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I am also having a hard time installing Vista Ultimate x64 on my machine. I have the proper hardware yet in the middle of the installation it freezes or bluescreens. I will give you a more detailed report of what the BSOD stop code is if you need it. Here are my specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Mobo
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD
LITE-ON 20X DVD?R DVD Burner LH-20A1L-06

I feel like it might be a problem with my hardware because I couldn't get 64bit versions of Ubuntu or Xubutnu to install either. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

A:Installing Vista BSOD

Originally Posted by mattj

I am also having a hard time installing Vista Ultimate x64 on my machine. I have the proper hardware yet in the middle of the installation it freezes or bluescreens. I will give you a more detailed report of what the BSOD stop code is if you need it. Here are my specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Mobo
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD
LITE-ON 20X DVD?R DVD Burner LH-20A1L-06

I feel like it might be a problem with my hardware because I couldn't get 64bit versions of Ubuntu or Xubutnu to install either. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

Hi MattJ,

If you have the BSOD code handy I can look it up for you


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Hey there,

I've been searching for several days now for a fix to my BSOD issue, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere, so I decided to ask for some help here.

Im getting random BSOD under the following error codes:
0x0000007E & 0x00007F

My laptop was running smoothly before installing Vista Service Pack 1. I had to intall SP1 cuz I wanted to use VisualStudio 2010. After installing SP1 & VS2010, Im getting random BSOD - random error codes. After then I removed VS2010 & updated my system BIOS & Graphics Driver. After doing so Im getting just two types of BSOD - 0x0000007E & 0x00007F.

BSOD occurs after running the system for sometime. But If I run Yahoo Messenger 10 - most of the time system crashes instantly.I removed/reinstall Yahoo Messenger 9/10 but still it keep crashing. I have also Yahoo Messenger for Vista installed but it doesnt crash at all!

Here the system details:

- OS - Windows Vista Home Premium x86 (32-bit)
- Service Pack : Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1, v.668 Build 6001 - Recently installed
- System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
- OEM Version preintalled HP Pavilion Laptop
- Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2310 @ 1.46GHz, 1467 Mhz, 2 Core(s)
- Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
- Age of system: 2 yrs
- Have you re-installed the OS- NO.
- Video Card : Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family - Recently updated driver.
- Antivirus - Avast Home Edition
- Firewall : Zonealarm Pro 9

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A:[BSOD] After installing Vista SP1


Abnormally Stopped System Services

A service is reported as having an unexpected error code
One or more services has failed. The service did not stop gracefully, suggesting the service may have crashed or one of its components stopped in an unsupported way.
Service exited with code not equal to 0 or 1077
Restart the service
Top: of 1

Display Name: SL UI Notification Service
Exit Code: 1066
Service Name: SLUINotify
Path: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Service Code: -2147467259
Started: False
State: Stopped

Any hacked software? If so, that's the most likely cause of the above error.

Have you deliberately disabled your telephone modem? If so, why?

29 memory dumps from 22 Jun to 06 Jul 2010 (15 days)
7 different STOP error codes (19 are STOP 0x7E), blaming X different causes
Although this is starting to resemble a pattern of hardware failure, there's enough consistency that we can't rule out software causes at this point.

So, we'll have to attack this problem from 2 different directions (FWIW - the most suspicious area is your networking devices/drivers - because of the number of errors that point to that function):

First, try these free hardware diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hd... Read more

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I had a computer built for me by Ibuypower about 2 years ago. I have not made any changes to the hardware of the computer since I got it. I have had to use the recovery disk and reformat my computer about 3 times since I have had it. I don't know if its because of vista or if Ibuypower is not good? Not sure what causes it but it will start to take a long time for it to boot up over time and become laggy.

So recently my PC got to that point again so I backed up all my data on a external HDD and booted the PC from the recovery disk. Everything went fine until it hit "expanding files" in the installation process. It took a few minutes for it to hit 1% and when it does I get a BSOD.

I have tried many things to fix it for the past 4 days and I cannot figure it out. I have tried removing ram and moving it I have no idea what could be causing this everything appears to be running fine.

Could it be a bad HDD? Could it be Vista?? Im open to ideas

Vista Home Premium 64bit
Hush Ultra 680w Power Supply
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16
120mm Liquid Cooler
ASUS P5N-D 750I SLI Motherboard
Corsair 2GB DDR2 x2
Nvidia 9800 GT 1GB video card


A:BSOD when installing Vista

and welcome to the Forum

I would run diagnostics on the hard drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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Just bought a new pc and a seperate copy of windows vista ultimate. I inserted the disk and I got to the screen that said "loading windows files" then after this it went black for a second the blue screen of death appeared.The first part of the error code was 0.0000007F and the rest were 0's. Anybody had this or know what it could mean? Here are the build

G31-M7 TE motherboard
intel quad-core 6600 processor
4GB ram
geforce 9800GT
1TB sata hard drive

A:BSOD on boot installing vista on new pc

When I read your issue I thought to myself, "That sounds like a memory issue." Here is the code and definition:


One of three types of problems occurred in kernel-mode: (1) Hardware failures. (2) Software problems. (3) A bound trap (i.e., a condition that the kernel is not allowed to have or intercept). Hardware failures are the most common cause and, of these, memory hardware failures are the most common.

Try this: Take out one stick of RAM at a time and try to load it. Any BSODs?

Do this: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html The good thing about this test is it engages almost immediately as you boot-up.

It could be your harddrive as well.

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A coworkers computer has a laptop that was being taken over by malware (system tool 2011 or whatnot)

I removed it through safe mode.

They purchased and installed Norton 360.

Since then, its BSOD every day. I went into the problem solver under the control panel. It recommended installing windows updates. The only update available was windows live essentials 2011. I begain the update, and I too recieved a BSOD.

I have restarted the computer, disabled norton until next restart (through norton 360's options) and now installing the windows update again.

It did not recieve a BSOD.

But its been sitting here for an hour (?) with "Preparing to install..."

I personally despise norton, its performance killing ways and its continuos problems. Wasn't my choice however, and the not so saavy computer owners believe these crashes are a result of something I did.

Any ideas? How can I resolve the BSOD's without uninstalling norton 360?

A:Vista 32 BSOD's after installing Norton 360

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Almost every anti virus causes BSOD except Security Essentials. I suggest that you use it in conjunctuion with Malwarebytes.
At least for a test.

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My brother installed an extra 2g of ram on my computer yesterday & also upped my Vista to 64bit from 32bit. Unfortunately he has gone away now & left me with a problem).

Since then I've been getting random (every 30mins or so) BSODs for differing reasons (memory_management, IRQL_less_equal_to, system_service_exception, pen_list etc etc etc).

Is anyone able to help me fix this! please!

Have attached the zip files below.

Thanks in advance


A:bsod since installing new ram & vista 64bit

Hi Krissy and welcome to TSF.

It looks like your brother installed the RAM, but forgot to change the paging file.

Follow this: http://www.windowsreference.com/wind...size-in-vista/

Only difference is that you should change the setting to System managed size. Let us know how goes.

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Hello there!
Right, i have had this problem now for a week as i have struggled to install Vista Ultimate on a partition on my main internal harddrive. My goal is to dual boot so that at startup i can choose eith XP or Vista.
I manage to get to the "Completing Installation" stage with no problems (pc restarting fine) but then where the progress bar stops and after 7 minutes or so the screen goes black and a blue screen of death appears for a couple of seconds until the system automatically restarts. The installation then claims unsuccessful and rollsback to XP.
I turned off automatic system restart in the advanced startup optiosn and managed to get a look at the bluescreen (which i snapped a photo of and is below)

The message on the bluescreen is "STOP: 0 x00000116" and there apears to be and error with the file "nvlddmkm.sys".
The error seems to be a problem with my video drivers or video card (which has run faultlessly before) and all my computer has passed the upgrade advisor Microsoft provides.
I have found some "solutions" on the internet that say that vista is not compatible with my drivers and i need to untinstall then and return to the default driver XP provides but i have tried numerous different stratagies to try and find a way around the blue screen. Different Vista installtions from Microsoft...checked drivers + updated all.... booting from DVD and maual setup activation and mounting iso to dvd- there is little i have le... Read more

A:BSOD on completing installation- Vista Not Installing

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After installing ANY new graphics card (I've tried multiple Radeon 7870's and now GTX 670), both cards cause BSOD in games relatively quickly.

The only card that will work is my old GTX 280 - which i badly need to upgrade from.

Here's the recent reports:
Dump File : Mini050912-04.dmp
Crash Time : 5/9/2012 11:08:06 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
Parameter 1 : fffff960`20131cc6
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000008
Parameter 3 : fffff960`20131cc6
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+57ad0
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+57ad0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini050912-04.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 6002
Dump File Size : 286,064
Dump File : Mini050912-03.dmp
Crash Time : 5/9/2012 9:33:27 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c5
Parameter 1 : fffff800`633e6798
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff800`03388c35
Caused B... Read more

A:Vista BSOD after installing new Video Card

If you post the necessary information you will be helped as soon as possible
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I have just built my first computer and am attempting to install Microsoft Windows XP: X64 edition. I get through the initial installation and it tells my comp will reboot and then continue setup. it then restarts and i get te windows logo and a loading screen but then nothing happens. someone please help me out. i don't want to pay microsoft $35 for help. Thanks ahead of time for helpin me.

A:Installing on brand new HDD

have you checked your connectors for your hardware and try and format the hdd again. when the windows screen loads and nothing happens then so i understand it is the services. if may be your cd drive as sometimes they can cause that problem

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So here's the story. One of our staff knocked a ThinkCentre A2U onto the floor.  It appears that the HDD is damaged beyond repair - we can't get past the BIOS screen. Easy enough to buy a new HDD, but how to install Windows 7?  We have the Product Key, but Microsoft rejected it saying that we needed to contact the manufacturer - Lenovo. So here we are.  DigitalRiver is no help, it just refers back to Microsoft. Any suggestions, guys?

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Hi all,

A few days ago, I bought a GALAX Gamer 120GB SSD and a Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM HDD from a PC parts store. I installed them in my tower's case and connected them up. Then, I attempted to install Windows 8.1 Core onto the SSD from a bootable USB drive I had made using Microsoft's Installation Media Creation Tool. The installer promptly error'd. I attempted a few more times, to no avail. I contact MS's answer desk, and they couldn't help, so I left it for the night and went to bed. The next day, I decide that I will attempt to install Windows onto the HDD and then clone it over. Of course, it installed perfectly fine on the HDD. Using both Windows' System Image Backup/Restore tool and a myriad of others, I still could not get an installation on the SSD. I ran a surface test on the SSD which turned up fine. I tried again tonight with the same USB drive to install Windows onto the SSD, again, it error'd, I contacted the MS Answer Desk again, they had me change a BIOS settings, and then take my ram cards out and clean them with an eraser. Neither of those worked, and MS support suggested I contact a local tech as it is a hardware issue.

Do you guys have any thoughts on what I should do? Feel free to PM or reply asking for more info.


A:Installing Windows 8.1 on a brand new SSD

Now that you have windows on the HDD - Does the SSD show up in file explorer? and Disk management ?

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Hey peeps!

I just bought another 8gb stick of ram to go with my other 8gb. Whats installed in there right now is the Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200mhz 8gb. The one i purchased is Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz 8gb. My motherboard being a MSI Z170a sli pl. Will The 2400 mhz stick work with the 3200mhz? If so how would i go about installing it? Do i dual link it, or single? Go into bios set timings with the 3200mhz?voltage?
Or will putting in the Stick automatically adjust the to what it needs to be?

A:Installing Ram same brand different frequencies

It should work but both sticks will run at the lower speed of 2400MHz.

Are you in Poland ? (Looking online for your motherboard found only Polish websites).

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I am new to Windows 10, never used it... Here is my question...

I have a new SSD and a genuine Windows 7 Pro key, which I have not used. Do I have to install windows 7 with this key on my new SSD first and then upgrade and then clean install windows 10 or is there a way to do a clean install of Windows 10 and then activate using the windows 7 key.

I suspect the answer will be NO but I thought I would ask...

Thanx for the replies...

A:Installing on a brand new SSD with a genuine Win 7 Pro key...?

No need to install 7. Download 10 Pro from Tech Bench, put it on a USB with Rufus, clean install Windows 10 and put in your 7 Pro key when asked.

Absolutely there is no need to install 7 first.

Where (or who) is Anduin by the way?

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Hello!, This is my first post in the forum, I've been having a problem since yesterday with my windows vista ultimate x64 just after I installed service pack, as soon as it reboot to continue with the service pack installation it crashes and after a few tries the installation was able to complete the installation but once I'm in windows it doesn't last for a while in about 1 minute keep crashing with the same BSOD I got during the installation of service pack. Yesterday what I did was to uninstall service pack and I got rid of the problem thought it was a failure installation and today I tried again even with the antivirus turned off and again got the same BSOD (during and after installation). I attached the logfile of windbg and in the zip file is the .dmp, and other files that were mentioned.

A:Vista Crash after installing Service Pack 1 BSOD SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION

Are you installing Service Pack 1 for the 64 bit operating sytem or the 32 bit?

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I used the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade CD to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 (32 bit). The installation was successful through the .NET upgrade, but I had problems once I installed the (57) updates. The first time I went through the process, the system froze, I had to restart in safe mode a couple of times, etc.

I finally restored the system to the state it was in before the .NET upgrade (the first restore point available - the restore to the second restore point failed). I then let the system do the .NET upgrade and tried to install the (57) updates again. The system again crashed with the dump that I am attaching. The update information shows that the updates failed and they are now queued to be installed again.

The laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 - just under 4 years old
Vista came with the system and was at the Syspack 2 level
Windows 7 upgrade was the retail version (3x version). I was able to install it without problems on my husband's Thinkpad T61

A:BSOD crash after installing updates to Vista to Windows 7 uprade

Welcome to SF.

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NIPALK.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NIPALK.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NIPALK.sys
Probably caused by : NIPALK.sys ( NIPALK+120e6 )

NIPALK.sys Mon May 12 17:21:05 2003

Update your video driver:
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\igdkmd32.sys (, 4.59 MB (4,808,192 bytes), 9/23/2009 8:18 PM)

Update your network driver:
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\e1e6032.sys (, 218.13 KB (223,360 bytes), 3/5/2008 5:43 PM)

Update your wireless network driver:
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\netw5v32.sys (, 4.04 MB (4,231,168 bytes), 6/10/2009 5:18 PM)

Update your audio driver:
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\adihdaud.sys (, 336.00 KB (344,064 bytes), 6/6/2007 10:46 PM)

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I just bought a new laptop yesterday, so there's no bugs or anything on it. All I've done is check my gmail, install an the antivirus program Best Buy gave me, and try to install some of my audio recording software (Adobe Audition and Guitar Port).
And that is where my problem starts.
My old computer had windows xp on it, and it ran my software just fine.
Now with this brand new computer, it won't install.
I get just past the part where you agree with all their license stuff,
and then suddenly it tells me, "Setup has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly." And then it just closes the program.
I bought this software in 2007, so I hope it isn't "too old" for Windows 7 or something...

A:Brand new Windows 7 not installing software

Run it in compatibility mode

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I just recieved my new Dell dimernsion 4600 and wanted to install an Optorite DVD+/-RW that I just purchased. The burner reads and writes in both cd and DVD. My new Dell came only with a CD ROM drive. I am wanting to know if there would be an advantage to keeping the new Dell CD-ROM drive in my computer or should I just install the DVD burner in its place.

THanks for your assistance. I am definitely new at installing hardware so any tips about the installation process would be very helpful

A:installing DVD burner on my brand new dell

If the CDROM is on the secondary IDE cable, install the DVDRW on the same cable as the CDROM. Make the DVDRW master and the CDROM slave.

This way you can do on the fly CD to CD copying.

At the end of the year you can replace the CDROM with one of those Dual layer DVD 16x drives that are supposed to be coming out.

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All this techie stuff is Latin to me. So bear with me. I took Spanish in high school.

1. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505. I bought it used 4 years ago.
2. I am installing a brand new hard drive, fresh out of the box.
3. The drive that died on me was a Seagate Momentus 7200.1, 100GB, 7200 RPM, Firmware 8.04
4. I went online to best buy and micro center, but am in the dark regarding the driver interface. Since the laptop is pretty much dead in the water, how can I determine the it? I'll need to know that before I walk up to the kid in the store, right?
5. As soon as you tell me what I need to buy, I'll install it and then have some questions about installing Windows XP.

Thanks in advance,


A:Installing a brand new hard drive, what's next?

Hey Patrick,

Yes you check what the problem is in your lap before buying the HDD. So,
Does the laptop turns on without the hard disk? If so a message should appear there is no boot device.
If the lap works fine without the hard disk well you should buy the new one.
If the lap is pretty much dead well it is probably dead from every circuit on it.

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