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BSOD when using DVD drive

Q: BSOD when using DVD drive

Been having a lot of BSOD recently. Every time I try to burn a disc, I come back to it and this has happened now with two different drives (just upgraded to a blu ray burner). The computer has also been locking up often within 15 minutes of starting up and requires a hard reset. I imagine if I left it be during those times, it'd ultimately result in another BSOD.

I'll try uploading the information as per instructions, but I manually wrote down the message BSOD...

"Stop: 0x0000000F4 (0x000000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA8010F95100, 0xFFFFFA8010F958E0, 0xFFFFF800037DD460)"

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Preferred Solution: BSOD when using DVD drive

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

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

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: BSOD when using DVD drive

Welcome bonjourmate.

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump. You first search them manually in the default path,
C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump.

If that location is empty, Follow the tutorial:
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Wait for the next crash, and then post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Anyway, a stop 0xF4 is storage related. For it, what you are to do initially is:
Update your SSD's Firmware (not needed if you are not using a SSD)
Re-seat the sata and power. (for all drives including Optical and internal disks)
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Let us know the results.

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Hiya

I've just finished building my new computer and I'm getting BSOD errors when first formatting a hard drive and secondly (after a successful format) installing a game on it.

My boot up SSD drive seems to be fine, it's just my other hard drive.

64bit Windows 7 Home premium. Full version I bought a a few days ago. The whole computer is new. If you need any further information, let me no.

8GB RAM. Intel Core i5 2500k CPU. Radeon 7850 graphics. 120ish SSD. 1Tb hard drive. Asus P8Z68-V Pro gen3 motherboard.

Edit: having just seen a notice, I've updated the post to contain two attachments. Or atleast I think I have :\

[ATTACH]Attachment 209804

Attachment 209805[/ATTACH]

A:BSOD when formatting or installing on drive drive, error 0x0000003d

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





Quote:
* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hi all. When booting up my PC it causes a BSOD at the Window password screen displaying the error 'Driver_irql_less_or_not_equal'. The only way I can start the PC is by booting whilst hitting F8 and choosing 'Last known good configuration'.


I've tried to do a system restore twice but it caused a BSOD both times. I am running Windows 7 64 bit.

Please help?!

Thank you.

A:BSOD with drive message + System restore = BSOD again

Try booting in safe mode with networking and uploading a jcgriff2 report

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hi, im keep getting the BSOD when i use my cd drive to access a cd. I have had a look for the mini dump files in c:\windows\minidump and my computer doesnt seem to be writing any. I have even done a search for .mdmp files and have found a few old files but nothing that relates to anything recent. the error codes that i am getting are:
0X00000124
0x0000000000000000
0XFFFFFA800B103030
0X00000000B2000040
0X0000000000000800

and on the other occasions that it happens, the 4th line changes to the following:
B36C030
B3DA030
B434030

ive tried to get a debugger but without the files its a bit of a non starter!

Ive reinstalled the driver for the cd drive (Hitachi HDT725032VLA) and it is now ok under the hardware properties but still crashes my system when i try to use it!

Hope you can help!!
 

A:BSOD when using CD drive

Replace the CD/DVD optical drive
 

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I bought Kingston DataTraveler 16bg G3. I do get BSOD immediately after plugging it in. What could be the problem? Thanks in advance.

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? yes
- an OEM or full retail version? OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 1 year
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) haven't re-installed

A:USB drive causes BSOD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Woox


I bought Kingston DataTraveler 16bg G3. I do get BSOD immediately after plugging it in. What could be the problem? Thanks in advance.


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ALSO of note

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

when you're done you can use this Freeware:

MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM (MagicDisc) in its place

Using MagicISO to create ISO image files

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Since the recent November update I have been getting BSOD about once a day, with the following Notification
 
Driver IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL (dxgmsl.sys)
 
What puzzles me about this (not that I know much about it anyway) is that when I restart the computer  it is not the © Drive that is scanned / repaired but the (D) Drive, an integral SD Memory Card. The © Drive has the OS, on (D) are mainly apps / programs, documents, media. Has this anything to do with the fact that I have used the new option to move apps from © to (D)? Are not the drivers on the © Drive with the OS?
 
Can someone explain, after which I will see if I can follow the procedure for submitting request for BSOD help if that is the thing to do.
 
 

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Since the recent November update I have been getting BSOD once or twice a day. What follows is the on screen notification:

Driver IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL(dxgnms1.sys)

What puzzles me most (not that I know much about this anyway) is that when I restart it is not the (C) Drive which has the OS which is scanned and repaired, it is the (D) Drive with apps / programs, docs and media. This has not happened before, is it unusual? Has it anything to do with the fact that I have just made full use of the new MOVE option to transfer apps to (D)? I understand that it likely to be a driver issue and thought drivers would be on (C)?

Can someone explain this to me before I try to apply the Forum instructions for reporting BSOD?

A:BSOD and Drive (D)

dxgnms1.sys for one this has something to do with DirectX any games on that drive and have you updated your Video card drivers recently ?

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Hey Guys, need some help here also.

Here's the scenario. Last time when i use my dvd-drive, it didn't occured any BSOD, but later on i think around after few months, it start showing me BSOD sometimes when i'm using my dvd-drive.
Then i thought is the hardware failure, since the dvd-drive is quite old & slow already, somemore is an IDE drive.
Then i changed another new SATA dvd-drive, but still sometimes it still give me BSOD. I thought maybe is the power cable fault, then i switch another power cable, still the same. I can't find the root cause of this problem, please help.

BSOD details :

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP:0x000000D1

here's i attach my minidump log, & the pic of the BSOD

A:BSOD when using DVD-drive

Please post your computer specifications. Are you using a laptop or desktop computer? Try upgrading your computer parts drivers such as chipset drivers, sound-card drivers, video-card drivers, and even possibly network card drivers. Hope this will help you out.

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Hey folks I have a hd with wonn xp home on it and when I go to boot it bsod's on me and then reboots b4 I can read the screen...; as in immediately.. I put a secon copy of windows on a partition on the drive but I have a ton of software on the other partition that I dont want to lose and some I cant... I have taken ownership of the folders in the other partion to get my pictures and the like. But I cant use any of my programs .... I assume cause there are no registry entries in the new copy of windows.... does any one know the boot order of windows files so I can try to replace them 1 at a time to find out wich one of mine is corrupted... or if anyone has any other ideas?

 

A:old drive and bsod

Ps if it helps I get to the windows logo with the loding bar b4 it crashes... Also can I just copy my old registry to the new windows partition?
 

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Am trying to replace an existing DVD - R drive with a new 8x DVD + - Drive. Thought would be plug & play. When I pull the old and put in the new, get BSOD. XP recognizes new device, starts to install, then blue screen hits. Have set new drive to Cable Select (as old one was). Have also pulled old drive and rebooted without it in PC to free up resources, then rebooted again with new drive. Nothing works.

Have XP Home on this PC. Any help would be much appreciated.

Bill
 

A:Win XP - BSOD - Can't Replace DVD Drive

check the install document that came withe drive and see if they recommend anything regarding istalling as master or slave you may need to switch the cable plugs with the other drive
 

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I am having problems with a USB 3.0 flash drive which has started causing BSOD when I plug it in to my Win 7 x64 SP1 PC. I have tried two different Windows installs on the same PC with the same result. However both installs are not fully patched after having to restore from a not fully patched drive image. Patches are mainly dotNet 3.5 related plus various security patches for Word(Viewer) and compatibility fixes.

It does not BSOD immediately, it can take around 1 minute but it then BSOD's giving various errors such as


Code:
000000-00000-00.dmp 08/04/2016 22:46:17 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff8a0`02c48000 00000000`00000001 fffff880`0143a364 00000000`00000000 rassstp.sys rassstp.sys+ffa48000 RAS SSTP Miniport Call Manager Microsoft? Windows? Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+80640 J:\Windows\Minidump\000000-00000-00.dmp 4 15 7601 269,942 08/04/2016 22:53:29

Code:
000000-00000-00.dmp 02/04/2016 16:41:20 BAD_POOL_HEADER 0x00000019 00000000`00000020 fffff8a0`02001210 fffff8a0`02001280 00000000`05070109 Ntfs.sys Ntfs.sys+732df NT File System Driver Microsoft? Windows? Operating System Microsoft Corporation 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) x64 ntoskrnl.exe+80640 J:\Windows\Minidump\000000-00000-00.dmp 4 15 7601 300,966 02/04/2016 18:53... Read more

A:USB Flash drive BSOD

BTW This happens on both USB 3.0 add in card and the native Intel USB 2.0 ports.

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Hi all,

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

A:XP SP1 BSOD on new hard drive

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Hi all ,

Been having these random pc crashes and BSOD , These have happen after i installed a 3tb HDD. I am not too sure if its a PSU issue where as being not enough or a Motherboard issue..... the reason i say motherboard issue is because when i was installing the new 3tb hard drive i had to take out one of my Radeon 7970 cards , in doing so i think i may of pulled out the plastic pci-e port of the board as i never pushed the release lever down enough , the port did seem to go back in ok. But after doing this my problems started to happen....but only when i have both cards in cross fire , single usage is fine , no crashes , but as soon as the second is put into crossfire mode i get crashes , The event viewer gives me a bugcheck code of 278 everytime...so i really dont know weather it is a power supply problem or a motherboard ( due to my carelessness ) below are my specs and the dump zip and perfmon zip.

Hope someone can help.

Corsair Obsidian 800D Case
XFX Radeon 7970x2 In Xfire
i5 2500K O/C 4.5ghz
16gb Kingston RAM
GA Z68x UD3H-B3 Mobo
Xonar DGX 5.1 PCI-E Soundcard
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers
Corsair Hydro H100 Cooler
120GB Crucial SSD ( System Drive )
Seagate Baracuda 2TB HDD ( Storage )
Seagate Baracude 3TB HHD ( storage )
Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Monitor
XFX 850W PSU
Corsair 1300 Headphones
Corsair 2500 2.1 Speakers
Razor Death adder 3500dpi 3.5sg Mouse
RazorBlackwidow Mechanical Keyboard
Microsoft HD LifeCam

A:BSOD after installing a 3tb Drive

I forgot to add that my motherboard does accept 3TB Drives..

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Hello All,

I just got a USB 3.0 drive and when i insert it into my only USB 3.0 USB port i get BSOD physical mem dump. Here are the crash details.

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF880075942DD
BCP3: FFFFF88008D91468
BCP4: FFFFF88008D90CC0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
If anyone can share some insight that would be great.

PS. It works fine when inserting into normal USB port.

Thanks.

A:BSOD when inserting USB 3.0 drive

Hi pharaohstar.

Yes, the BSOD is caused by Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (Version 3.0)
(c:\windows\system32\drivers\rusb3xhc.sys)

Code:
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880075942dd, fffff88008d91468, fffff88008d90cc0}

Probably caused by : rusb3xhc.sys ( rusb3xhc+1c2dd )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
And it is old.

Code:
fffff880`07578000 fffff880`075b3000 rusb3xhc T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: rusb3xhc.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rusb3xhc.sys
Image name: rusb3xhc.sys
Timestamp: Thu Sep 15 06:45:00 2011 (4E715194)
CheckSum: 00043445
ImageSize: 0003B000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
You may search for updates in Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

Let us know the result.

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I had 'Magicdisc' installed and it was working fine until a few days ago.I started getting blue screens due to the file 'mcdbus.sys' so i tried uninstalling 'MagicDisc' (which wasnt easy) and got rid of it using a command line to uninstall it. I wasn't sure if it uninstalled completely so I used 'CCleaner' and deleted faulty registeries. Then I installed 'Daemon Tools Lite' as I have to have a virtual drive and during installation, as soon as it said 'setting up virtual drive' my system gave a blue screen, this time due to the file 'dtsoftbus01.sys' and so I uninstalled the Daemon tools lite after logging into safe mode.

I really need a virtual drive software, but so far I've figured out that as soon as I install a program that creates virtual drive, my system starts giving blue screens. The system works fine otherwise.

Please help !!

A:Virtual Drive BSOD

Welcome to TSF

Here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html - Follow those instructions and then tell me what is what, otherwise, I have no clue whatsoever what even COULD be causing the problem.

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Hi.

I've been having loads of PC problems recently and its getting me down. Just as I thought I had it stable I noticed this.

I keep getting Bugcode_USB_Driver blue screen. But it only seems to happen overnight when i'm not there to see if anything is causing it. But if its happening while the PC isn't really being used how on earth is it happening?

The only thing running is O&O Defrag. One of my external drives (1TB Seagate) is highly fragmented and it seems like it will take hours to complete, but it never manages to finish because while leaving it running I wake up to a BSOD. I manage to have it running a few hours a day but no BSOD occurs, just when I check it after a night of sleep!

Could this be the problem? My external drive is going dodgy?

I've tried uninstalling all usb drivers and changed the usb port its using. And just to eliminate things, a system overclock would not cause this right? Its not running too hot and has been stable for months before now.

This is incredibly frustrating and would like some advice and help.
Thanks

David

Windows 7 64 bit - striker extreme MB
3.10ghz overclocked from 2.6ghz
4gb Ram.
 

A:Bugcode_USB_driver BSOD - Could this be my USD drive?

Heres the dump file.. as I have no idea what you do with it plus it could help.
 

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I am getting BSOD when i insert a USB pendrive(Cruzer Blade) in a USB 2.0.The pendrive driver is not getting installed either on any of the USB ports but it was working fine some days back so i suspect a driver issue.However i can connect my phone via USB just fine

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Hey guys , i just bought a new laptop windows 7 ultimate x86 with a free dos. When i used the dvd drive for the first time it shows me some lag even tough the spec is core i7 and 4gb ram and then it goes blue screen.

After reboot i got this message

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8004630A20
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C4D8
BCP4: FFFFFA8003D22CF0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\010316-19952-01.dmp
C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-31512-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

A:BSOD BCCode 9f when using DVD RW Drive

Visit Windows Update and make sure to install every update available, exception for Windows 10 update.

Code:
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600

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Long story short: Get bsod, wipe c drive to remove os, cannot reinstall windows as i dont have "drivers"



My computer is neither new nor old, it has a decent amount of ram and fairly decent specs along with 64bit windows 7 OS and has been getting the dreaded BSOD!!!!!



(BSOD Info: 0x0000007E (0xffffffffc0000006, 0xFFFFFB0002F5AA93, 0xFFFFFBB0055... Dont remember the ending of this code hence the dots ... 0xFFFFFBB005527DB0) Sorry codes are incorrect, tried to remember as much as possible!



After having a look around on youtube and google i came to the conclusion the problem was with a driver that had either been installed or needed to be installed. Im not very tech savvy therefore had no idea what to do! At the time these blue screens were happening i had no alternative means of connecting to the internet other than my phone and couldnt start the computer in safe mode...



When tapping a certain button upon startup (F8 i think) i would be taken to a system repair screen. This screen had several options, for example system repair, boot from back-up, and advanced options. after trying all of these options and non of them working (i had no computer backup) i decided to use the advanced options. I suspect these options were added by the man whom built the computer as the name of the advanced options was very wierd... Anyway!! When i clicked the advanced options it opened up a new page identical to the last with about 12 or so other options. I ... Read more

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I am trying out Drive Vaccine on my old vaio desktop with Win XP and every time I reboot or shut down I get a BSOD a second before it restarts or it shuts down. The only security I have is unchecky and the latest version of CIS. I tried disabling all of CIS but that doesn't help.
 

A:Drive Vaccine BSOD

It seems like a driver conflict (classpnp.sys) assuming that DV is fully compatible with XP, it is not enough to disable CIS because of the background processes.
You should restart in safe mode (f8) at boot and try to uninstall CIS.
 

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SRTSP.SYS is from Norton antivirus and I only get the Blue screen when a Blank disk is in the drive...
 

A:SRTSP.SYS causes a BSOD when a CD is in the drive. ?

Nevermind, I just uninstalled Norton Anti-virus in safe mode
 

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Hi all, I've been having this weird problem and this site looked like a good place to ask about it because of the support I've seen. So wooooo first post~!
Anyway, whenever I unplug one certain flash drive (a Kingston DataTraveller SE9) my laptop bluescreens with the error "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED". I can't figure out why for the life of me! I did, however, figure out that the flash drive is recognized as a local disk and not a removable one. This issue only applies to my laptop, that's it; the drive works perfectly fine on any other computer. I can still read and write to it no problem. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

A:Unplugging Certain USB Drive Causes BSOD

Some USB flash drives act like a hard drive which Windows lists as local disk instead of removable. You will notice that when you delete anything on the USB drive labeled local the deleted items go to the recycle bin. On a USB flash drive labeled removable the items are not sent to the recycle bin.
 
Download USBdeview. Run the program Highlight any listing for Kingston DataTravler and press the red X to remove. Reboot the computer and attach the Kingston again. Do you get the error?
 
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

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Hello everyone,

I'm in desperate need of someone helping me to find a solution cause i have found nothing at all to fix it.
The issue is that everytime i plug a USB Flash pen on any of my USB ports i get the BSOD screen with the error IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT EQUAL...

if anyone can share some info on it or maybe links to fix it i would really be great.

this is my PC specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Model: ASUS P5Q3 DELUXE @ Wi-Fi n
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/26/09 21:34:55 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8192MB RAM
VGA: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Sound Card: Creative SB X-Fi Fatality Pro


if anyone needs any additional information please let me know so that i can give them.

Thank you in advance for any help.

A:BSOD when i plug my USB Drive

please folow this instructions:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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well it seems i have a removeable drive, and i've been having trouble with a 0x000000B8 BSOD, and i've been told one problem might be a added device, well i just noticed that i have this removable drive, that i dont really have, all i have is one hard drive, a cd-rom, and a floppy disk, i also have that 3 in 1 printer scanner thing, i think that the removable drive might be a problem but i dont know which drive is the removable one, i have my floppy and my cdrom in my disk drive section, then i have one called WDC WD102AA and one called HP psc 2175 USB Device, well my printer is a HP so i think the removable drive is the WDC one, but how do i know for sure? could it be my printer making this removable drive? the WDC is in location: location 0 (0) and the HP is in Location: on USB mass storage device, so if you guys could help me it would be appreicated, i'm going to run scan disk
 

A:BSOD? Removeable drive?

i tried to run scan disk, and it said it must restart, so i restarted, and it was going to run scan disk but it said that the volume is not accesible and then it ended and loaded windows
 

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

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

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

can someone tell me whats the problem... ?
 

A:Hard Drive BSOD

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

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

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

A:BSOD 7a, hard drive issues

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Greetings! Please feel free to let me know if this post belongs elsewhere, or if I have left anything out.

I've been scouring the internet for a solution to my trouble for some time now, and have found a lot of useful information here, but none quite relevant to my specific problem. I'll try and make this short and sweet, whilst posting as much relevant info as I can here.

My dilemma is this....I have an Intel dual-core CPU running Win7 Pro x64, and it runs great. chkdsk /r revealed 0 issues with the drive. I recently acquired a Core i3 machine, and want to drop my drive into it. Past experience tells me I should have 0 problems doing this, so long as I keep the hardware similar and CPU vendor the same. Both machines are Lenovo with Intel processors. When I plug my drive into the new i3 box, it loads the Windows splash screen and BSOD with "unmountable boot volume". Easy enough, I'll boot it off USB-SATA adapter, and bypass the SATA on the motherboard (no RAID on either PC) and let Windows detect all the hardware on the new PC first. Same result doing that too. OK, so I'll try booting off USB-SATA adapter on my original WORKING machine, but got the same result. I've tried the startup repair disc to no avail. It's like my drive will only boot off the onboard SATA on my working machine, and it IS a basic disc, not dynamic. Just for kicks, I cloned the drive onto a WD 250GB Blue, but get the same results anyway I cut it. At this point it looks like a fresh install... Read more

A:BSOD after I swapped working drive to new PC

Follow these steps to upload the dumps and other helpful files:http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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

A:Random BSOD, new hard drive

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


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

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

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

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Is there anything that can be done..to help me. How can I get rid of the blue screen? I cant get into safe mode, its keeps bringing me back to Loading PBR for descriptor 2..done. and telling me to restart the computer? Im so lost as to what to do to fix this.

CD drive went out a while back..

Thanks in advance!

A:CD drive doesnt work and I have BSOD! Help.

You're talking about blue screen of death, correct? Can you describe what you were doing when you get the BSOD? And post the error message in the BSOD?

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Hello! I've searched in here, and found some good threads on the following, but none that ended badly, as mine has! Any help?

Dual Boot Win7 x64 beta
XP x32

After installing Win7 into a new partition, the OS started up fine from the new dual boot screen, but I didn't have access to my Win XP partition from within explorer. In disk management, I was able to add a letter to my WinXP volume (I took the next available "O") and it popped up in explorer no problem. However, after restarting, Win 7 begins to load, then BSODs way too fast to think about catching with camera. I got the option to run startup repair at the restart, and I did so. The conclusion there was that I had plugged in a device during the last session that was now causing problems. That is bogus, unless that device is my newly lettered partition. I read many a thread in here about re-lettering a partition that had lost its letter in the intall (usually the other OS volume in a dual-boot environment), but didn't see those posters then have issues upon restart.

I can boot into XP, although here now NONE of my drives have letters.

Any Help? I really was diggin' my win7 time, and really enjoyed taking advantage of all my RAM and x64 versions of CS4 and CAD.

Thanks.

-JN

A:x64 - Drive Letter Change - BSOD

Is it possible to try another repair and chose a system restore to see if that gets you back in. You should get the repair option if you press F8 om the boot selection screen.

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Hi All

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

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

Can anyone help please?

Cheers

Billy

A:BSOD & Clicking Hard Drive

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

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

Good luck

John

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Noticing some slowdowns and a occasional BSOD I attempted to make some steps to fix the situation. However, whenever I try to defrag my D drive in normal or safe mode I am getting BSOD with the error message.

Stop: 0x0000007A
Physical Memory Dump Failed with status 0XC0000010

Also the D drive BSOD when I made my first attempt to check the drive for errors in normal windows; however, running it in safe mode allowed me to check for errors without any issue.

I also uninstalled and re-installed my video card drivers as they where the last thing I put on my pc.

Win 7 64 bit, sp1
System is 2 years old
Asus G53SX- DH71
Nividia 560M
i7-2670QM
12.0 GB RAM

System Health Report times out when I try to run it

A:BSOD - attempt to defrag D drive

No dump can be saved with that error so it will be more guesswork than usual


Quote:




STOP 0x0000007A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
Usual causes: Memory, Paging file corruption, File system, Hard drive, Cabling, Virus infection, Improperly seated cards, BIOS, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack





Quote:




0xC0000010 STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_REQUEST
The specified request is not a valid
operation for the target device.




Test the hard drive from a bootable USB or CD: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

Force Windows to run chkdsk on D: at the next boot: Start > Run > chkdsk d: /r - this should cause a popup saying that it cannot be checked now and asking to allow the check to be scheduled for the next boot - allow this.

Remove the paging file and reboot, reset the paging file to 1GB min and max on C: for testing purposes (it can/should be reverted later). Winkey+Pause/break > Advanced system settings > (performance) Settings > Advanced > Change. Use the Set button after any change.

There's less than 1 day's history in Windows Error Reports but I do see a failure in MemDiag listed so running MemTest86+ for 7+ runs is needed to rule out RAM issues. Memory Diagnostics (For best results, this should be run on each stick individually.)

There are several things running from D: on startup from what I can see, running software from the non-System partition is inefficient, better to un... Read more

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:intalled new hard drive and still getting BSOD

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

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

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My system had been very slow and hanging for a while now, so i decided to to check for errors in my drive C. Since then anytime i put on system it show the BSOD at approximately 3 minutes after. Currently my system only works fine in safe mode. I have attached my sevenforums zip file. Thanks

A:BSOD after checking for errors on drive C

Hello Rainbowmarks and welcome to Sevenforums.

Notable events

* As your PC works fine in safe-mode, 3rd party drivers may be the culprit.
* When did your PC start crashing? (.. for instance right after installing new hardware, drivers & more)
* What's your temperatures just before a crash?

Updating System Specs will give us a better sight of
how your system is put together. It's simply done.? Download Speccy
? |User CP (top of the page)| |Edit System Spec|
? COPY & PASTE section to section
? Include Laptop, Desktop information
? End with |Save Changes|????????

BSOD Analyse

// Thoughts

How long have you been running Windows 7 on this motherboard? I believe that your hardware barely can support running Windows 7. Your BIOS is from 2009 which could be problematic.

Here are some of my suggestions:
Search your hardware parts on the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, and ensure that Microsoft has approved the product to be 7 ready.End with the Upgrade Advisor afterwards.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

Though if you're fine in Safe Mode, it might not be the problem but it can't hurt.

BIOS Version/Date INSYDE UL1F3G11, 12/8/2009

Problem Devices


Code:
Not Available ROOT\WPD\0000 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Broadcom BCM2070 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR USB Device USB\VID_0A5C&PID_219B\5&931ED4A&0&1 This device is disabled.
Security Processor Loader Driver ROOT\LEGACY_SPLDR\0000 This device is... Read more

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

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

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

A:BSOD when using external hard drive

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

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

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

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

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

Can you see the HDD in BIOS?

Are you running XP SP3?

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

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

OEM / Retail Recovery Discs + Recovery Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,

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

A:BSOD: Installed new Hard Drive on PC

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

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

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

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

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

Let us know the results.

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

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So i wanted some more space in to my C drive and I downloaded Partition Wizard. It got the job done and changed 10gb from my D drive into my C drive. After the restart i had to do, the problems started. My computer now showed my D drive as a cd driver or something and when i tried to open Steam it told me to put in the DVD or something..
I didnt know what to do so i messed around with the Windows disk management thing and changed the drives (D) letter to F just to see what would happen.. my computer froze and i got a blue screen:



And when i restart the computer i get this one first:



I cant do the check that the black screen is suggesting because it cuts to the blue screen in ~1 second.


I cant get past the blue screen, it does this and then it restarts over and over..

A:BSOD after changing drive letter

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Souzr


So i wanted some more space in to my C drive and I downloaded Partition Wizard. It got the job done and changed 10gb from my D drive into my C drive. After the restart i had to do, the problems started. My computer now showed my D drive as a cd driver or something and when i tried to open Steam it told me to put in the DVD or something..
I didnt know what to do so i messed around with the Windows disk management thing and changed the drives (D) letter to F just to see what would happen.. my computer froze and i got a blue screen:

And when i restart the computer i get this one first:

I cant do the check that the black screen is suggesting because it cuts to the blue screen in ~1 second.
I cant get past the blue screen, it does this and then it restarts over and over..


Hi Souzr.

Do you have access to another computer right now? If so, download Partition wizard Bootable CD (the last one in the link). Burn it in a blank CD or in a USB flash stick.

Boot into Partition Wizards GUI following this instructions. When you are on the last screen, take a camera snap of the screen and upload the snap here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

We need to see the partitions and parameters.

Also, better you perform a bootable HDD scan, as the second image says. Try Seatools for DOS. Let us know the results.

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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64 ?
- the original installed OS on the system
- full retail version

- What is the age of system (hardware)? approx. 1 year, ssd drive new
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) clean install

I have recently (4 days ago)aquired a new Crucial 128Gb ssd drive and performed a clean installation of windows 7 64bit, since then i have been experiencing random BSODs (3 times so far)
All software is genuine. Have performed full malware and antivirus check. Results are clean.

A:BSOD after clean install on new SSD drive

Hello baobab. Welcome to Seven Forums.

Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffff81c0a30a8c0, 0, fffff880016e1c73, 5}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsFcbTableCompare+3 )

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN7_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System
BCCode x50 generally refers to Faulty Ram.
RAM test with Memtest86+
Certain Bug Check Codes(BCCodes) or combination of BCCodes, are indicative of faulty RAM. Memtest86+ is an offline program specifically written to test RAM and uncover errors. Memtest86+ tries to verify that the RAM will accept and correctly retain arbitrary patterns of data written to it, and that there are no errors where different bits of memory interact, and there are no conflicts between memory addresses. Memtest86+ is open source, which means it is free to use.

Systems may have one or more sticks of RAM. These individual sticks are called DIMM. If Memtest86+ finds ANY errors, most likely, you have defective RAM. There are some cases where the DIMM slot, themselves, can be bad.

**Important!**
Should you receive any errors during the tests, stop the test. You will need to test each stick independently in each DIMM slot. Follow proper ESD Safety! Remove all but the first stick. Resume testing. If you receive(or dont) errors, note on a piece of paper that DIMM 1 failed(or passed) in Slot A1. Stop the test, move the stick to slot A2, resuming testing and taking notes in this manner, until all DIMMs have been tested in all DIMM sl... Read more

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I'm running Windows XP with all the latest updates on a Dell XPS 410. My on-board DVD drive is an HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H31N. Whenever I try to load a disk in the drive, it crashes. Insert, hum, crash. BSOD. Also, if there's a disk in the drive, the computer will go into a BSOD before it can boot. I have a few suspicions about Alcohol 120% causing this, but I've tried uninstalling it, and that hasn't fixed the problem. I also uninstalled several other programs (MagicISO, IsoBuster, PowerISO) and not seeing the problem change. DVDIdle might, I guess, be another possible culprit, though I don't know. I would think the fact that I can crash before even making it to the startup screen disqualifies a certain amount of software. But if you think I should go ahead and uninstall a bunch of things again, I will. I've tried flashing the firmware. It hasn't helped. I can't seem to find any new drivers for it. I've tried googling and such, but I haven't found a solution there either. This one really has me stuck.

The error is a Stop 0x000000B8 with four all-zero attributes.
My external DVD drive doesn't have this problem.
And no, I don't remember the last time I used this drive without the problem. I only discovered it today.

For your pleasure, I have included a picture of my BSOD.
 

A:Solved: BSOD with DVD Drive (0x000000B8)

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Hey all,

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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

A:New Hard Drive , getting BSOD 0x0F4

Hello Pandu1986 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

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

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

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

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

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

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Greetings helpful people

I'm having issues with blue screens of death, They seems to happen at random wherever i use the PC or if it's idle.

The 2 most common errors I'm getting is.

Process was unable to read data, or so
and a kernel read error.

Both seems to be related to the drive some sorts.

Furthermore, after bsod have rebooted my computer, i get the start up message that no valid boot drive is available and to enter bios to set one up.

After physically cutting to power to the PC and turning it back on, it finds it fine again and boots without problems, .. until next time.

What i have done:
I have followed all the steps as provided in This article
I have checked the cables
Have done a memory test with windows memory diagnostics

What i haven't done:
upgraded firmware of the drive

Observations:
When trying to reinstall windows it list the none boot drive first. (no idea if this matter)

I'm running a 2 drive setup, one SSD for OS and certain games and programs, and a larger drive for storage, documents, picture, downloads and other big files.

I had pretty much the exact same issue with my old motherboard and CPU.

Specs
OCZ Agility3 120gb
WD Caviar Green 2tb
I7 3770 ivy
P8Z77-V LK
8gb Corsair vengeance
560 ti
Win7 64bit
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
-Klaus

A:[SOLVED] BSoD - Seems drive related

Hello,

Have you updated the firmware on your SSD to the latest version?

Regards,

Patrick

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

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

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

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

I had Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

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

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

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

A:BSOD and then cant recognize hard drive

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

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

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

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

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I bought 2 brand new Kingston DataTraveler 8GB USB 3.0 flash drives. The same thing happens with both of them:

I insert the drive into ANY of my 4 usb ports, the computer plays the sound indicating it recognizes a new piece of hardware, the driver install popup appears in the system tray, and then the computer goes to BSOD.

When I reboot the computer (with the drive still inserted), it appears in Device Manager as Kingston 8GB etc., but does not ever appear in Disk Management (i.e. I can't see it to initialize or format it) and it does not ever appear in My Computer.

Pleas help!

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64 Bit on an HP 4530s.

A:BSOD after inserting new USB flash drive

Just to add, I plugged in a new blu-ray player/writer today, no BSOD.

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

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

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

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

The stop code is as follows.

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

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

A:BSOD Possible hard drive problem?

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




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If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

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

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

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

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I have a longstanding issue with a pc I have. As soon as it loads past the xp logo screen there is a BSOD with stop code

0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF87F6756, 0xF8A8142C, 0xF8A81128)

I have searched around google for the 7E stop code but solutions found have not worked.

This is a PC with no cards (graphics or audio), HDD that is newly formatted and installed a fresh copy of XP professional SP3. The PC enters safe mode with networking fine, I have internet and can install drivers for USB etc using the OEM CD. There is one device still uninstalled, as it says found new hardware and the device name is MEDIA and this does not match any drivers on the CD. I can't think what this device could be.

So, the HDD works, I have plugged it into another computer (this one) and the disk operates fine. I have also replaced the RAM on that PC with the working RAM stick from this one and it still gives the same BSOD. I have also used a different PSU, but still giving the BSOD. I also have reset the BIOS to default with no joy. I have run chkdsk /r with no effect

The motherboard is a M2A-VM series with 690G chipset (X1250 gpu). The CPU is a AMD Q9550. No hardware has changed since it last worked. No drivers have changed, and it is a fresh install now with OEM drivers, which have worked for me before. All BIOS settings are on default, such as AUTO voltage and RAM timing settings.

Interesting point I add, that may complicate things, is that the PC is not new. It was fully working before ... Read more

A:Very weird BSOD on formatted drive

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