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[SOLVED] BSOD due to main hard drive

Q: [SOLVED] BSOD due to main hard drive

Here is the situation. My customer called me and said his computer keeps booting in an endless loop. I suspected a corrupted master boot record. I went to his house, booted up into the Recovery Console, did memory checks and such, and did a FIXBOOT command. Well, this did nothing for me except give me some typing practice. I noticed too that I can't get it to boot into SAFE MODE.

When I rebooted it, it came up with the infamous "NTLDR IS MISSING - PRESS CTRL-ALT-DEL TO RESTART". And then it gets really exciting!! I tried rebooting again and got the BSOD 0x0000007f error. Well, I did all of the normal processes of elimination by removing one RAM module at a time (but memory already checked good so it was more of a second check than anything else) and disconnected one CD/DVD drive, although since I worked on the hard drive last, it just makes sense that something went awry on the hard drive.

Moving right along, I removed the hard drive and connected it to my Linux laptop (gotta love Linux!!!) and Linux sees all of the folders and files. I think something got messed up in the boot sector but now all I can get is a constant BSOD. Let me just clarify one point I left out above....the BSOD appears when I try to boot from the Windows XP disc in an attempt to get back into the Recovery Console. I think that perhaps the FIXBOOT and FIXMBR commands jacked up some pointers and now the processor doesn't know where to look so it stops.

I say all that to ask this: Is there a way I can take advantage of being able to access the hard drive via Linux to make it bootable again? As I said, I think I jacked up some pointers somehow and Windoze isn't letting me in. If I boot WITHOUT the CD, it just says DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER.

One other point: During boot, it shows no IDE Channel 1 Master (which is where it should be seeing this hard drive). So, in effect, it doesn't even see the drive.

So, I can't boot up into the Recovery Console and I can't get to a command prompt in any way. I've tried two separate system disks and every time it gets all the way through the loading of drivers and such for setup and then it goes to BSOD 0x0000007f.

I can easily enough get all of the data off the drive through Linux but would love to restore the drive to functional without having to format it. Any ideas??

Thanks guys!!

Mike

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] BSOD due to main hard drive

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: [SOLVED] BSOD due to main hard drive

Hi Mike, you know I've been seeing this kind of thing alot lately. It ususally ends up being just like you said a totally messed up boot record. Now how this comes to be I really haven't found out yet, although I suspect some sort of a Win update, 3rd party service conflict that is occuring to all these computers. Although you may very well be able to resolve this without a reinstall, since you are able to recover the info with linux, the easiest fastest way to fix this persons computer is going to be to get the data, use kill disk to wipe the drive and do a format and re-install. Believe me the client will thank you since the computer will most likely work better than ever. If you need a link to download killdisk just let me know. I'm sorry I don't have a better fix for you, but I have tried everything else with this problem and as I said this was always the easiest fix.

Let Me know if I can help further.

Reguards
Patmark

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I'm currently running Windows Vista 64 bit. My hard drive setup is as follows:

C: 70 GB Raptor 1. (The OS drive... System Boot, Page Files, Programs, etc.)
D: 70 GB Raptor 2. (Music, Photos, a few programs.)
E: 500 GB HDD 1. (Empty)
F: 500 GB HDD 2. (Empty)

I would like to do the following...

C: 500 GB HDD 1: (OS drive... System Boot, Pages Files, Programs, etc.)
D: 500 GB HDD 2: (Extra storage)
E: 70 GB Raptor 1: (Music Files)
F: 70 GB Raptor 2: (Picture Files)

What I'd like to do is make one of the 500 GB HDDs the C drive, and reinstall my Vista onto it, and reformat the 70 GB Raptor that my OS is currently on. I've backed everything up that I need to, and I've said my goodbyes to anything I can stand to lose. I just need to know what steps I would need to take to be able to accomplish this. If anyone could help me with that, it'd be much appreciated.

ADD: Just to clarify, I DO have the original OEM disc of the version of Vista that is installed on this comp.
ADD: Also, they are SATA drives.

 

A:Solved: Installing Vista on a Different Hard Drive (Switching main drive?)

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Hello,
I've been trying to clear out my hard drive of some stuff to free up some much needed space. However, I can't seem to find what it is that's taking up so much space. When I look at what all is on there, nothing seems to add up to the amount that it says is on there. My main drive is 69.6 GB big and it says I have 13 GB free (I know that's low, that's why I'm trying to clear it out of things I don't need on there). The problem is, I have uninstalled and deleted everything I don't need and have the main drive almost down to the essentials and a few other programs I use regularly. It should leave me with almost 30 GB free space, but as I have mentioned, it says I only have 13 GB free. Aside from what I have done, how else can I find out what is taking up all this space? Could it just be that something is wrong with my main drive? Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Solved: Main Hard Drive Mystery

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Is there any way at all of changing the drive letter of the main hard drive - which is obviously in use? Have got it set at 'I' by accident and want to return it to 'C' drive. I know about changing other drive letters and have done so easily enough but am stuck with this one. Is it forever???

A:Changing drive letter of main hard drive

Hello silver2142

You can change the drive letter of anything except the system partition.
Unfortunately, the only real way to change the system partition letter is to wipe and reinstall.

XP won`t mind being installed on "I". It is just an inconvenience to you.

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Hi.can anyone help me with the above question??

A:How to Add exterior hard drive and use as main hard drive??

Hi, No, you can use it as secondary HDD. Regards.

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Hi

The main hard drive on my pc that has the operating system on and everything is begining to fail and i need to sort it out before i cant use the disk anymore. The disk is in warrenty so i will be able to get it replaced but not all the things on it.

How can i backup my operating system and all of the programs and files on it, i have another hard drive that i can use as a backup but im not sure how to do it.

Can anyone advise me on what to do?

Would be a great help thanks.

A:Main Hard Drive failure - What to do?

Hi Fields,

Have a look here;
http://www.zdnet.com.au/downloads/0,...675060s,00.htm

Pooch

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Hi,

I have a 4 yr old Compaq computer running Windows XP Pro (upgraded from Win 98). I recently put an additional 80 gig hard drive in and want to make it the main drive and leave the original 10 gig drive for special storage (pictures and music). how do I make this happen?
 

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Hello,

I just installed windows xp pro on a new hard drive I had to get and instead of the typical C:\ for my main drive it has assigned it an E:\. Can anyone tell me what I'd need to do to get it changed to C: It is a particularly a problem when I download and it looks to install on C not E

Thanks.

A:Main Hard drive assigned E: not C:\

There is no practical way to change the drive letter of a drive containing an OS. Windows will function normally as it is. I used Windows 2000 for years on D: with no problems whatsoever. You can almost always change the default install folder.

The only way to change the drive to C: would be to do a clean install.

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I have a second hard drive in my PC that I use for media files like audio and video, etc. Every now and then I just make a complete copy of the drive, just in case it fails one day.

This morning I started wondering if I could maybe make a copy of my C drive, ie the drive that actually runs the PC itself? This way if that drive ever failed and my PC refused to start up, I could just swap in the backup drive and be up and running again.

Am I being hopelessly naive here or is this something one could actually do?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, believe you me.
 

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I have a Western Digital 120 GB HD and for some odd reason my computer fails to read it. All i get is Failure to read Master Disk Drive or something to that affect, then a blank screen just appears and you can not input any commands, or other times it will ask you for a bootdisk but this happens very rarely, unfortunetly i bought my computer from a friend and he lost the bootdisk, what should i do to fix this problem?
 

A:Main Hard Drive not reading?

Hello...

Go here and get their diagnostic tools and test your drive to see if it is defective or not.

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#dlgtools

Shane
 

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I bought a new ssd for my computer but i still havn't installed anything on it yet.
I would like to know if i will have problems or will it be as easy to install and run normaly as the youtube videos show.
On my main hard drive i had windows 7 but upgraded to windows 10. I only have my windows 7 CD so it would install windows 7 on it. Do i need to reinstall windows 7 on my main hard drive, maybe find a windows 10 upgrade or will it all work together fine?

A:Do i need to downgrade my main hard drive (new ssd-win 7)

Dont really understand what your are saying

you want to install windows 10 on your new ssd ?

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Hi,
I had Ubuntu 9.10 on my PC and decided to change to 7. It didn't recognize the main partition so it formatted it, and installed. When the installation was done, my main hard drive letter is E: . I tried changing it through Disk Management: it gave me ''The parameter is incorrect''. I tried editing the MountedDevices registry key: it gave me problems and I had to system restore back to normal.
Is there anyway I can change the drive letter? Maybe with Gparted?

A:Main Hard Drive isn't letter C:

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sonicroxs


Hi,
I had Ubuntu 9.10 on my PC and decided to change to 7. It didn't recognize the main partition so it formatted it, and installed. When the installation was done, my main hard drive letter is E: . I tried changing it through Disk Management: it gave me ''The parameter is incorrect''. I tried editing the MountedDevices registry key: it gave me problems and I had to system restore back to normal.
Is there anyway I can change the drive letter? Maybe with Gparted?


You are probably going to give yourself a bunch of trouble by changing it why not just leave it the way it is?

Ken

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I have been using two hard drives, with the slave being a clone, replica or image of the main. When the master got fouled up, I used Norton Ghost to restore from the slave. Ghost was not reliable, and I found Maxblast worked better. Recently a worm or virus got in the master and wouldn't let it boot. Restoring from the slave didn't help, it was in the slave also. I had to clean up both HD's with fdisk and fdisk/mbr, then restore with CD's which takes a lot of time.

How can I make a BOOTABLE clone of the master, take it out of the machine, and swap it back in case of crash again? I use Windows 98 SE, and there may be a way to use the OS to do this, but I am not clear on the details such as copying the boot sector. BTW I now scan all downloaded files with Norton AV before opening but this is not foolproof.

Thanks for looking, Laremac
 

A:Backing up the main hard drive

afterthought: What about going into the Bios and setting the machine to boot first from CD-ROM, then the back-up HD would not need to be bootable. I could clean up, restore form the slave, and just leave the CD in to start. That is unless they have developed a virus that will infect a CD-ROM!
 

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Hi, This issue is causing some serious problems like installing software and doing all kinds of stuff. Every time I try to do that some type of error comes up saying insert Drive. What do I do?
 

A:F is main hard drive.. Need to change to C.

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Hi everyone,
 
I require some help from experienced members of this community to find bulk and clutter on this laptop. I know I'm supposed to have over 100 GB on this SSD, but somehow I start with a little over 96 GB and I only have 5 GB of free space remaining. Could someone help me take a look and see if there are any junk programs that have come pre-installed on this Dell laptop? I would love more space.
 
There has also been problems of physical memory maxing out at 100% when I'm running 2-3 programs. But that can be solved after the hard drive space situation has been eased.
 
Thanks!

A:Main hard drive lacking space

Download MinitoolBox and check list installed programs. Copy and Paste the log into your next post.
 
In the search box type Run. In the Run Box type %temp%. All the files listed can be deleted. Do this for every account on the computer.
 
If you do not have CCleaner install it and use the default settings to clear out your browser temp files and history. 
 
WinDirStat is good for finding files that are taking up space on the drive.

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So, I thought my main hard drive in my computer was failing because my monitor wasn't turning on during boot up. So I wanted to see if it would at least show the boot screen if I put a different hard drive in there. The only one I had handy was a 1.5 TB one I've been using as a portable hard drive (filled with data) so I put that in there, and same thing. So after I while I figured out it was my RAM, which I just newly installed 2 more gigs, wasn't seated properly, so my computer is back to normal now. This is the least of my worries.

Now, my 1.5 TB that is filled with 10+ years of data is showing as RAW format, and "needs" to be formatted. Which I definitely don't want to do. I have EASUS data recovery on my main comp, and used that, but that only recovered 40% of my data. Is there any way that I can change the settings on the hard drive or something to get it back to normal???

Please help!
 

A:USB Hard Drive put into main computer, now showing as RAW

If you plugged it into a USB port on the front of your machine, try plugging it into one of the ones on the back and see if it reads it correctly.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron that is running Win7 Home premium 64 bit and I am getting an error message while booting up it states
"No boot sector on internal hard drive"
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot"

When I hit F1 it does nothing. I am not worried about losing data on this computer because I have everything backed up. I would just like to fix it so I can use it again. When I first received this message I was able to strike F1 and it would boot just fine but then I tried to fix it on my own. I think I killed the boot sector altogether. I must warn you that I am new to the MBR set up so you will have to walk me through it one step at a time.

A:No Boot sector main hard drive

Have you run the Dell diagnostic tool?
If NO, Press F12 at boot, & run the Dell diagnostic tool.

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I have C which is the main hard drive but I also have F, should I plug it out before formatting?

A:When formatting, should I plug out all but the main hard drive?

Yes unplug all other HDD.

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Running Vista Business. When I open My Computer and open the main hard drive, the first folder there looks like a registry key of some kind. In addition to the normal Program Files, Drivers, Users, etc. folders, one folder is called {96229774-D3a0-4410............}. If I open that folder, there's a file called uts and it's an exe file. Anyone know what that might be? I also see these other files in My Computer:C called:

bootsect.bak
comlog
syslevel.lgl
tvtpktfilter.dat

Any idea what these are for and can I delete them?
 

A:Some strange UTC.exe file on main hard drive...

Are you asking about UTC.exe or UTS.exe?

Have you run any virus scans?
 

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I loaded windows onto my PC without assuring the 1TB Hard Drive was properly plugged in so it loaded instead to something else that only has 16G so now that I have found the issue with my hard drive I plugged it in and my PC recognizes it but it will not
transfer windows to it and I cannot rename my hard drive from A to C drive thinking that would fix the issue. I have attempted to change the values, etc but it will not allow me too. Ive even tried to put windows 7 disk back in and reload, uninstall and nothing.
Can somebody please help??

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Alright, so I've got this extra computer that my family uses. And somewhere along the line, they started noticing that their C: drive is constantly full. Clear it as they might, eventually it fills up by hundreds of megabytes, and usually within a few hours time.

Disk Cleanup has done all it can. But that's probably irrelevant because this is probably a malware problem. Right?
 

A:Something is eating up space on my main hard drive.

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So, I thought my main hard drive in my computer was failing because my monitor wasn't turning on during boot up. So I wanted to see if it would at least show the boot screen if I put a different hard drive in there. The only one I had handy was a 1.5 TB one I've been using as a portable hard drive (filled with data) so I put that in there, and same thing. So after I while I figured out it was my RAM, which I just newly installed 2 more gigs, wasn't seated properly, so my computer is back to normal now. This is the least of my worries.

Now, my 1.5 TB that is filled with 10+ years of data is showing as RAW format, and "needs" to be formatted. Which I definitely don't want to do. I have EASUS data recovery on my main comp, and used that, but that only recovered 40% of my data. Is there any way that I can change the settings on the hard drive or something to get it back to normal???

Please help!

(originally posted in Win XP forum by mistake)
 

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I have two 120gb WD hard-drives (IDE), both are hooked up as Raid, The main one is dead. I've tried using the second one only, but bios doesn't detect it even after disabling raid. Do I have to have two hard-drives in order for my pc to work? My pc is older and I'm running an Asus P4T533/R motherboard running windows XP. It's setup as Striped Raid array, Raid 0.
 

A:main hard drive bad part of Raid

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Hi everyone,
 
I require some help from experienced members of this community to find bulk and clutter on this laptop. I know I'm supposed to have over 100 GB on this SSD, but somehow I start with a little over 96 GB and I only have 5 GB of free space remaining. Could someone help me take a look and see if there are any junk programs that have come pre-installed on this Dell laptop? I would love more space.
 
There has also been problems of physical memory maxing out at 100% when I'm running 2-3 programs. But that can be solved after the hard drive space situation has been eased.
 
Thanks!

A:Main hard drive lacking space

Download MinitoolBox and check list installed programs. Copy and Paste the log into your next post.
 
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If you do not have CCleaner install it and use the default settings to clear out your browser temp files and history. 
 
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I have an HP Pavilion laptop with the Windows XP Professional O.S. Recently (last week or so) I have been under attack from some sort of virus (or so it seems) that my McAfee Anti-Virus program does not find at all. And another antivirus program that I tried also did not find it either (Avest A.V. I think is the name of that).

I got fed up with what it was doing to my computer. So I took it to a professional shop here where I live and had the main hard drive (there are two via a partition) entirely reformatted. The guy at the computer shop reformatted the main drive but did not reformat the other drive (which had next to nothing on it). However, the unknown virus appears to still be present somehow. I have tried everything I know of - system restore, operating in Safe Mode and running the anti-virus program, etc., but nothing seems to be able to FIND this friggin problem that is clearly still affecting my computer.

The primary problem that I am NOW having is the following - When I try to type something on any internet forum or on any Word program, etc., some sort of gremlin keeps affecting what I type. By that I mean while I am typing something there is some sort of glitch that happens every few seconds. This "glitch" results in the movement of the cursor to all sorts of places on the message (other than where it is supposed to be). So time after time I have to get the cursor back to where I was typing and also correct the inevitable mistake that occurr... Read more

A:I had my main hard drive reformatted - virus is still there - HOW?

I'd run a hard drive diagnostic, first step.

Louis

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ok...I have 2 computers at home and that is why I know this is a virus..it is on both networked machines same symptoms same problem so I KNOW it is not a hardware failer and they happened the same day...I did NOTHING inside them.....it has rendered my computers useless..I can't find any answers..I used f-prot and it does not find anything and on top of that it won't find my hard drive,,,, windows98 startup disk (A CLEAN made locked disk) is telling me there is not hard drive, or that I have no partitions run fdisk or that I have a virus..I can't run fdisk cause it is saying there is no hard drive..I need help..is there ANYTHING I can do,,does anyone know what I am talking about?I also ran Norton from Dos and it of course won't check the hard drive cause there is not one(it thinks)..Is my bios or Cmos infected?I think they are but don't know how to get rid of it or if I even can..they are pentium machines that were running windows98SE...Lisa
 

A:[Resolved] virus in main bios saying no hard drive..help..

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(Main questions are at the end if you want to skip.)

Meaning if I have two hard drives on my PC, both set to "cable selected" by the jumpers to the motherboard. Well do I have to have Vista on my "C" drive? If so that sucks unless someone here knows something like "Partition magic by Norton" that can partition "already formatted" drives. I only have about 50 gigs left on my main harddrive and I wanted to keep it pretty clean so I could fill up my extra 120 gigs on my 2nd internal harddrive labeled "H: Extra storage" on my system for games, music, and other stuff. I thought "Cool, Vista Beta gives the option to install not necessarily overtop my OS" I chose my other harddrive.

Things went fine, it installed, I saw the sight I wanted with the boot menu saying "Do you want to boot VISTA or an eariler version of windows". I thought "great it worked", nope, blank screen. I thought maybe there are some hidden calcs working, nope, I left it sit for about a half an hour. The computer is running and I can reboot XP home SP2 just fine, all the files(all 2.48 gigs of them) are there sitting pretty on my 2nd harddrive. But it won't load, won't delete, and I'm pretty sure after the 3rd reboot, booting visting from the "H" drive just gives a blank screen.

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I had to replace my hard drive an windows assigned the drive letter to I: not to c: how do I change it to c:

A:how to change the main hard drive letter back to c:

Hi

See this article: How to restore the system/boot drive letter in Windows

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My former hard drive with my MBR on it failed. This hard drive was/is 750GB and when I purchased my 'main' 2TB hard drive I made another fresh install of Windows. In other words, I had two installations of Windows on two separate hard drives. However, the MBR is located on the now-failed 750GB hard drive, and so my 2TB install of Windows won't work. I have tried (and failed) at repairing or otherwise installing a new MBR on the 2TB hard drive. I am at a loss at what to do. Perhaps I am missing something big or am making a small oversight, I really don't know. Help appreciated!

A:Hard Drive with MBR Failed; how do I get main installation working?

If there was no MBR on the 2tb HDD drive, Windows would not install.

For old 750gb HDD drive
Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Forgive the ignorance on this one, but for the life of me I can't figure out if this is normal.

I just built my new gaming PC (yay!) and everything seems kosher. However, the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon is constantly in my system tray, and it lists my main SATA hard drive, and my SATA DVD drive as devices that can be 'stopped'. Naturally, this is something I don't want to happen.

Is this normal? Are SATA drives always listed like this in Windows XP? Or am I missing something?

Thanks
 

A:Safely remove my main SATA hard drive?

This happened to me too once and believe it or not, it just went away on its own!
 

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All,

I have read that you can get an adapter to connect a Compact Flast card to your IDE interface and use it as a hard drive (say your C: drive).

Now its mu understanding that CF is much faster than a regular hard drive, not to mention the size and noise advantages.

Cost aside, what are the pros and cons in using a CF as the promary hard drive?

Thanks
Steve
 

A:Compact Flash as Main Hard Drive (Pros and Cons)

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So my question is : How do i replace the main hard drive witch has windows 10 , with a new 240 ssd and keep my windows 10?The computer at this time , the main hdd witch windows is installed on it is defective! and i can not boot into windows,all the diagnostic is done and the hard driver that windows 10 is installed it corrupt and defective and is not working! just cycles to Lenovo logo and back. My  specs:i7 -6700 3.4GHzSSD 120G1T Hdd16G RamWindows 10 At this time not sure on what hdd is the win 10 installed as the tower come with 2 hdd. Thanks for any advice on this.  

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I sadly don't really know to much about how to fix computers past the more basic problems so I hope this is all the relevant information
My computer was fine 2 days ago and I can't think of anything that might have caused it to, well, not be. It hasn't been dropped or had anything spilt on it, I scan it regularily for viruses, malware and the like, haven't installed or downloaded anything recently either.
Anyway, yesterday when I logged in it took 20 minutes from submitting the password to fully loading the desktop. It was fairly slow and nothing Google would work, upon trying to open AVG anti virus it crashed. I opened it in the safe mode, ran a few scans, followed the windows prompts, restarted it and it worked fairly well (the login delay continued). Later in the evening upon trying to start it though it would not log in saying that the C: Drive cannot be located and then bring me back to the account screen. This morning when trying to log in in order to copy down the error message, it blue screened and said there was an essential compnent missing and rebooted.
I can still log in on the admin account but it will not load the desktop icons or any of the menu items - only My Computer and Control Panel will open.
I'm presently on exchange and I need my computer not only for work but because my laptop is the only communication I have with back home and I really need it to be working as soon as possible.
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Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of your laptop ? do you have a install or recovery disc ? have you tried booting to F8 and choosing last known good configuration

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Hi,

I have weird recurring problem with my laptop. After running chkdsk (which takes couple of hours) my hard drive becomes suddenly full. Normally I have about 150 - 200 GB of data on my laptop, after mentioned procedure, suddenly I have no space left as (according to My Computer space indicator). It happened to me before, full system recovery did the trick, but I would prefer to avoid it. I'm running windows 7 premium 64 bit on my Lenovo y580. I've tried exploring my disc with programs like treesize, but it shows that I have only 200GB in use... Another thing to mention that might help a bit is that during chkdsk /b, there was a huge number (100 million -ish) of sectors moved to bad cluster file (or something similar). Any advices? Many thanks for help!

A:Main hard drive suddenly full after running chkdsk (400-500 GB lost)

Both CHKDSK taking a long time and identification of lots of bad sections are clear indication of a failing drive.

The sooner you get stuff off this drive and onto another new drive, the better.

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So after I did change to SATA AHCI mode in the BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as a removable device in system tray. So how do I fix this issue, and I did follow the instructions in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 922976, and is found right here; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
 

A:after change to SATA AHCI mode in BIOS, the main boot hard drive shows as removable

There is nothing to fix, SATA drives are hot pluggable so that is all perfectly normal.
 

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I wasn't sure which topic to put this under so I apologize if I picked the wrong section. So over the last few months I feel like my hard drive is failing. The other day I got 2-3 bsod's in a row with 'irql gt zero service' as error. I used SeaTools to try to diagnose it but it fails the DST test and it also failed the long test when i clicked on fix it all. It tells me to run seatools in DOS to fix bad sectors of the hard drive but when I load it in dos it does not even recognize my harddrive ! I'll try to provide whatever details of my laptop below:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name RAZ-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell System XPS L702X
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A19, 9/7/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Raz-PC\Raz
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 12.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 8.02 GB
Total Virtual Memory 23.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 20.1 GB
Page File Space 12.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Here is seatools in windows log:
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A:Solved: BSOD + Hard drive failing

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Hello

my seccond Hard Drive (HDD) is causing a BSOD, whenever I take it away, my computer runs normal on the other HDD (the one with the OS installed)

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0xBA7233D3, 0xBA5D03E4, 0x000000)
symsnap.sys - Address BA7233D3 base at BA70D000, Datestamp 486286a7

Related to symsnap.sys, I guess it has to do with Norton Ghost, which is the only Symantec program I have. This program is installed on the faulty HDD.

I can't access it through Safe Mode, it gives a BSOD again. System recovery point don't go as far as before the problem...
I tried Ubuntu on a DVD but can't access the HDD either.
Last thing I remember the HDD was almost completely full, 1 GB of free space left I think... The only thing I couldn't try is connecting the HDD on another computer.

I think if I could just find a way to access the HDD, and delete the program, I could solve this...

Some information on my PC:
win XP Home SP2
the hard drive is a Western Digital 320 Gb, IDE type.
This configuration has always worked until recently...
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive causing BSOD

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Hi guys Im seriously stuck here. I got Dell XPS 600 and have had problems reinstalling windows XP Pro SP3. I am able to load setup proceed through the first part then through 2nd part and when it trys to load setup (3rd part where it starts to load GUI and desktop) i get BSOD STOP Error 0x0000007E Says in bottom paragraph Check hard drive and drive controllers make sure configured and terminated properly. So I took HD to guy I bought PC from and he tested with Drivre Fitness and got a FAIL msg so we swapped a drive he gave me a 160GB instead of the old 80GB I had and when I got home and turned it on to install windows after install SAME DARN THING!!! OMG I DONT UNDERSTAND!! I have tried all four sata ports oping maybe different controllers and made sure they were set to on in BIOS (i'm not completely stupid ) PLEASE anyone know how to fix this. Also tested RAM with Memtest via USB stick drive and came out fine PLEASE HELP TY
 

A:Solved: Hard drive bsod after install

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I have a hard drive that comes with my PC and that has a corrupted Windows, but the boot.ini still works fine. So I got a new hard drive and installed a new fresh copy of Windows XP on it. So now I want to format the old hard drive and use the new hard drive as the boot drive. However, if I removed the old hard drive, the new hard drive doesn't boot at all. I've tried using the FIXMBR, FIXBOOT, and BOOTCFG /REBUILD commands, but I think I did it wrong.

Thanks,
Dwh12
 

A:Solved: Changing the Main Boot Drive

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I've tried plugging in my external hard drive (a WD Passport 1 Tera) USB to access picture files... my laptop (Windows Vista) went to a blue screen and shut itself down. Here is some info it gave me after it restarted...

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 24
BCP1: 001904AA
BCP2: 8BB4F3E4
BCP3: 8BB4F0E0
BCP4: 8B024689
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

I'm wondering if I did something wrong when I disconnected the external hard drive from our new Seagate wireless backup system. I had no idea how to "safely" or "properly" remove it... so I just disconnected the USB cable.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: BSOD when plugging in external hard drive

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Hello everyone. I would like to say in advance thanks for any help anyone can give me. BSOD's are not exactly what I would like to happen very often.

Anyways, this blue screen has only started happening within the past week. My friend and I were building a different computer for my other friend. To make sure it ran, we had to open up mine and take a stick of RAM out and use it in the one we were building. I put my own RAM back into my computer later. After I put mine back together, it started to do this stupid blue-screen problem. However, the blue screen only seems to happen when I am playing games. It has happened once on Team Fortress 2 and once on Bioshock 2. Also, I have noticed that my computer and games seem to be running slower and transfering files/copying files is also slower. This makes me assume it's a hard drive problem. Anyways, I'm not the expert here, so I'll let anyone who wants to help my full appreciation. Thanks!

P.S. I have included the ZIP file with the BSOD information, as well as an image I took with my camera of the BSOD itself. Hope it helps! (Don't worry, it's not horrible quality.)


OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Retail version)

Age of System: PSU, GPU, RAM, Hard Drive, and CD-ROM all bought and installed about 1 1/2 ago. CPU and MotherBoard bought and installed about 5 months ago.

Age of OS Installation: Never reinstalled it, may have to try that out.

CPU: Intel i7-2600 LGA 1155

Mobo: Gigabyte P67A-UD3P

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A:[SOLVED] BSOD Problem (Maybe Hard Drive Related)

Hi -

Probable causes -

Code:

lvrs64.sys Tue Nov 09 21:36:46 2010 (4CDA053E)
AppleCharger.sys Mon Apr 26 23:54:05 2010 (4BD65FDD)
Update your Logitech Camera driver - http://sysnative.com/0x1/DriverReference.html#lvrs64.sys

Update/ remove - http://sysnative.com/0x1/DriverReference.html#AppleCharger.sys

Remove Norton Internet Security/ N360 - NIS/ N360 Removal -- sysnative.com - MVP


Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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BSOD SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Sun Apr 10 15:15:07.630 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 17:29:39.581
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for lvrs64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for lvrs64.sys
Probably caused by : lvrs64.sys ( lvrs64+10308 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: System
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7E
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7E_lvrs64+10308
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c0000005 fffff880`06965308 fffff880`05b66998 fffff880`05b66200
BiosVersion = F2
BiosReleaseDate = 11/16/2010
SystemManufacturer = Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
SystemProductName = P67A-UD3P
MaxSpeed: 3400
CurrentSpeed: 3392
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Sat Apr 9 20:05:52.042 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:59:49.072
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Does anybody know how to correct the following issue:

Awhile back, I was uninstalling some random software (I wish I remember what it was) and, all of a sudden, the icons for my main hard drives (C:\, D:\, E:\, F:\, etc.) disappeared from Windows Explorer. Attached is a screenshot of how Windows Explorer looks for me now. Any help is much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Main drive icons gone in Windows Explorer

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Howdy,

I'm new here, so hope people don't mind me posting what is (to me at least) a confusing issue.. But I'm at my wit's end with this computer now, and need some new viewpoints on the problem!

It all started a few weeks ago - New system, with an older hard drive. Specs as follows:

Q6600 G0 (stock)
Asus P5K-E
Crucial Ballistix DDR-800 RAM (2 x 1GB, running at stock)
ATI HD4870 512mb graphics card
Hitachi Deskstar 250gb SATA (old, as I've said)

Everything was fine, aside from some intermittent driver issues which I tagged down to the graphics card being new / having new drivers. However, I started getting BSOD crashes telling me 'DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL' which I understand is related to dodgy drivers and / or dodgy RAM / HDD?

Either way, I couldn't restart and get back into Win XP unless I unplugged every USB device and then booted back in. At first I thought it was a problem with giveio.sys, since safe mode would crash on this file when booting up.. So I removed any programs using that file, and the file itself - problem seemed solved.. Until another BSOD a week later.

Finally gave up and formatted - wiped everything clean, started reinstalling... And another BSOD. Couldn't get back into Windows at all. Have tried installing using the Windows XP SP2 CD, but can't get into install or the recovery console - same BSOD every time:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

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A:Solved: Strange BSOD Error - Hard Drive or RAM? (or perhaps neither?) - Help needed

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This could sound confusing but please bare with me...

So I had a 1TB HD (Sata) with win 7
I took it out and used a new SSD which I put Win 7 on
Then I hooked up a 2TB HD (Sata) as Storage

Simple so far right? Well now I want to get my documents, Bookmarks etc off the "OLD" drive.
I figured simple like with IDE HD's... but no!
When I hook it up as the only drive I get this message:
EFI Shell Version ### Current running mode ### Map: Cannot find required map name
Press Esc in 5 seconds to skip startup.nsh, any other key to continue
shell id>

When I hook it up as the second drive (After the SSD) the drive doesn't show up

I tried to put it in another PC by itself but it said something like it wasn't the disk for that PC

Someone please tell me there is an easy way around this, I googled a bunch of stuff and tried a few things with no luck.... I'm hoping I'm just frustrated and missing the obvious

Thanks for any help
 

A:How do I get Data off My "former" main Hard Drive?

How about unplugging ssd plug old drive back in then transfer stuff to ur 2tb once done unplug old and replug ssd ?
 

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bsod at the starting of the hard drive and need to be fix and i can't go to safe mode and here is the bsod code: 0x000000d1 (0x00000000, 0x00000007, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) on a acer veriton 5200 running windows xp home with sp2 or sp3 i don't remember which service pack
 

A:Solved: bsod at the moment the hard drive start booting xp fix asap

Take your laptop apart as far as you can and feel confident and clean everything thoroughly. Of course if you have a second laptop (or a friend with one) try swapping HD's to narrow down the variables in the troubleshooting process. These kinds of BSOD's could mean a number of things. Another thing you could try is booting of a live cd like hirens. http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

This particular bootcd contains many diagnostic tools which should be able to help you find the faulty device(s).

Bas Kalter
 

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Hi,
I REALLY hope someone out there can help me with this!

I have a failed hard drive/ stuffed partion, and i DESPERATELY need the data from it!

A computer was brought into me with two hard drives. The owner asked me to set up a duel boot with vista and XP on the first hard drive, and to leave the second hard drive alone (its his backup drive with all his photos, movies etc) I was working away as per usual, when i noticed the second hard drive was no longer coming up in Windows Explorer. Well it was, but not correctly. whenever i clicked on it it said 'would you liket to format the drive?' obviously, i didnt want to do that.

I ran Partition Magic 8.0 which showed the drive was only 8Gigs (it should have been 1T or 1000Gigs) Partition Magic also said there was a problem with the drive and offered to fix it. I agreed, however there was no change.

I've run a number of programs to try and fix the drive:
Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0
Partition Table Doctor 3.5 Demo
Dtidata Partition Repair Tool
MHDD
Recover My Files v3.98
FileScavenger.

However, all the partition repairers claim that the drive is only 8 Gigs, and they can go no further. All the File Recovery Programs will only scan for 8 Gigs, and thus, i can not recover my clients precious photos and videos.

The BIOS comes up as recognizing the drive as 33Gigs?

I really REALLY need the data from this drive! Does anyone know how to fix my problem?

Thanx heaps in advance,

Ben
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive/ Partition Problems! My 1T Hard Drive appears as 8Gigs?!

I've used ZAR to recover files from a RAID box that seemed to have been corrupted due to a bad power supply.

You might check it out. It's free. Meaning it will only allow you to recover so many files at a time. I bought it, and like it.

They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

Good luck.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
 

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