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System crashes, won't boot - tried multiple (working) HDDs and numerous re-installs

Q: System crashes, won't boot - tried multiple (working) HDDs and numerous re-installs

System Specs:
Motherboard: ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, Serial ATA
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775
Hard Disks Used:
Original and Current: Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
Also Tried:
HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G
Graphics/Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory x3
Power Supply: Cooler Master / 430-Watt / ATX / SATA Ready
OS: Windows XP, SP2
Background:
A while back, this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission. It sat untouched for 4 or 5 months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on. I decided just to put the new hard drive (Hitachi 1TB) in there and use the old one (Western Digital 250GB) as extra storage on my other (problem-free) machine.
Problem:
I installed Windows as usual, got it up and running, applied some updates (but not SP3), began installing my programs and CRASH. The restart would take forever and it would either a) hang on the Windows XP loading screen (with the running blue bar underneath the logo) or b) give me a “Disk read error” before it ever got to a windows screen. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows, and the exact same thing happened again.
Thinking it must be a bad drive, I got an RMA for the drive, returned it, and tried a different brand (Seagate 1TB). I went through the process and the EXACT problem happened again. I reformatted, reinstalled – AGAIN the same. Convinced that it must be some other error, I thought the machine simply couldn't do these bigger drives so I put the 1TB in my working machine, tested it, and it came out fine. I then decided to restore the old, working, 250GB (WD) drive back into its original machine and start fresh with the drive that worked so well several months ago.
As you can probably guess, all of the same problems happened again. The exact same drive in the exact same system that worked a few months ago (and only went down because of the hijack) will not work now. I should mention that with the Seagate and with the current drive, the WD, during the Formatting part of the Windows installation process, the bar filled rapidly and said that the disc was “damaged” - but I know they are both fully functional. Also, with this most recent install attempt, I encountered some blue screens and one time had a “Disk boot failure – Insert system disc” error at start-up instead of the “Disk Read Error, Alt+Control+Delete to restart” error from before.
What I've Tried:
Repair installation from “Recovery Console”. It got me into windows, but simple programs were “corrupt” because “C:/$Mft is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility”. I've got a full, thorough Chkdsk running right now, but I am not hopeful this will fix it outright. From what I have read, repairing the installation is often a temporary fix.
I am at wit's end. This is the first computer problem (hijacks aside) that I have not been able to fix myself via research. Thanks for reading!

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Preferred Solution: System crashes, won't boot - tried multiple (working) HDDs and numerous re-installs

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

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

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A: System crashes, won't boot - tried multiple (working) HDDs and numerous re-installs

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System Specs:
Motherboard: ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, Serial ATA
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775
Hard Disks Used:
Original and Current:
Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
Also Tried:
HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G
Graphics/Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory x3
Power Supply: Cooler Master / 430-Watt / ATX / SATA Ready
OS: Windows XP, SP2

Background:
A while back, this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission. It sat untouched for 4 or 5 months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on. I decided just to put the new hard drive (Hitachi 1TB) in there and use the old one (Western Digital 250GB) as extra storage on my other (problem-free) machine.

Problem:
I installed Windows as usual, got it up and running, applied some updates (but not SP3), began installing my programs and CRASH. The restart would take forever and it would either a) hang on the Windows XP loading screen (with the running blue bar underneath the logo) or b) give me a ?Disk read error? before it ever got to a windows screen. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows, and the exact same thing happened again.

Thinking it must be a bad drive, I got an RMA for the drive, returned it, and tried a di... Read more

A:System Crashes, won't boot - on multiple (working) HDDs, after multiple re-installs

Hello thereisnoart,

you may have to wipe the hard drive with a 3rd party program like (KIllDisk

the reason for this is hijacker programs can be hard writen to the drive so when you do a simple formate it bleed thru and you jacked again

this is the same as for some virus's

follow the link

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

all the instruction on use and making the bootable cd are in the program of at the site

this will zero out the drives and make them like new

then reinstall

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Well I've just about had enough of all these BSOD's. I'm currently using a computer I put together about 3 years ago and slowly adding new hardware to. I've been having BSODs the entire time, at least twice per day with different error codes each time. At first I thought it was a RAM hardware issue because I traded my RAM (assumed faulty) with my neighbor to see if he would get blue screens while using it like I do. We traded for about 6 months, neither he nor I got any BSOD while using each other's RAM. I have 6GB Corsair Dominator @1600 MHz and he had some generic (can't remember) 6GB @ 1366MHz. Like I said, we switched and had no problems. So then I got my RAM back and instinctively ran it through memtest86 over night and to my surprise it posted back all runs successful with 0 errors... So I tested each stick individually over night, getting the same results. I've thrown out the bad stick of RAM idea, but I'm still skeptical because of the success I had with my neighbors RAM in my machine. I've held off replacing the RAM as it was 200$ when I bought it 3 years ago, though I assume the stuff is a fraction of that now.

After 3 years I'm finally fed up and enough is enough. I've tried to analyze these myself but I just can't make sense of them and would appreciate 7forum's expertise. I purchased Windows 7 OEM and installed it myself. First time installing it my computer crashed halfway through(first time computer was ever used), so I installed it again successfully the seco... Read more

A:BSOD BF3 numerous errors, multiple crashes/day

What frequency do you run your RAM at?

Download and install CPU-Z and Upload screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs. In the SPD tab, upload an image of each slot.
Problematic software:
Code:
tuneuputilitiesapp64.exe c:\program files (x86)\tuneup utilities 2012\tuneuputilitiesapp64.exe 2640 8 200 1380 5/9/2012 11:00 PM 12.0.3500.14 1.29 MB (1,352,512 bytes) 4/5/2012 1:08 PM
tuneuputilitiesservice64.exe c:\program files (x86)\tuneup utilities 2012\tuneuputilitiesservice64.exe 1380 8 200 1380 5/9/2012 11:00 PM 12.0.3500.14 2.04 MB (2,143,552 bytes) 4/5/2012 1:08 PM
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
Security Software: ??? I recommend either of these two setups:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Good and Free system security combination.
Download and install the security setup of your choice, update the software, and then run a full scan of your system for viruses and malware. If you only install MSE, I wou... Read more

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I built a computer back in May...a few weeks later I started getting BSODs. They don't happen all too often, about 1 or 2 times per week.

After trying to google the issue, they suggested running memtest - no errors, driver verifier found nothing, etc. So I re-installed windows, the same thing happened, I re-installed windows again, still get a blue screen every once in awhile.

Then I noticed my power supply started making a humming noise, I ignored it, then one day it sparked and died. I thought that was the cause of all my issues until I replaced it with a temporary one and a few days later got another blue screen.

So, I'm not sure what the issue is and would greatly appreciate any help getting to the bottom of it. It's always either ntoskrnl.exe or hal.dll, I didn't keep all the crash dumps from my previous installs.

A:Multiple crashes on several installs. ntoskrnl.exe and hal.dll 0x109

Did you correctly calculate the PSU size? Psu calculator - Windows 7 Forums

Did you wipe the HD of all boot code using Diskpart Clean Command before Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail? Follow the driver steps closely as this is not XP .

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I had a perfect-running CyberpowerPC-built PC, with a Gigabyte Z77 mobo, one 1TB HDD and 1 60GB SSD using Intel Smart Response to cache, plus an MSI GTX 570. It was fast and perfect.

After 2 years, my PC suddenly began displaying intermittent graphics glitches while gaming. I checked my Nvidia drivers and found that they were 2 versions out of date, despite having Windows Update set on automatic. I d/l the latest driver package, but got an unrecoverable crash in mid-install: the machine refused to boot, and neither the W7 OEM disc nor the Recovery Disk that I had made could repair it.

Checking CMOS, I discovered that the BIOS was not detecting my GTX 570 OR my SSD! I removed the GTX 570 since it had apparently failed and tried to boot using on-board graphics, but that also failed. I now began to suspect the motherboard, since memory tests ruled out any problem with my RAM DIMMs. After fruitless and pointless online discussions with CyberpowerPC and Gigabyte, I gave up and ordered a new HDD, this time opting for a giant 2TB drive. After installing it and installing Windows on it, I was able to finally boot the machine. My old 1TB WD HDD was now installed as a backup drive, and I was able to copy all of my old programs, data, games, etc. from it to my new 2TB drive. I reinstalled the GTX 570, but with it installed, neither it nor the internal graphics would work despite my setting BIOS options appropriately for each. So I removed the GTX 570 and was able to use internal gra... Read more

A:3 Sequential Boot Crashes, now have Windows installed on 3 HDDs

Follow it please:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Not sure if this is the correct forum section, so I took a guess. OS is Win7 64 Home Premium with all updates. My problem is more of a hardware related issue though.

I recently moved and reconnected my computer at new residence. I *think* I have it set up the same way as previously, where I didn't experience this problem.

Computer is connected to an APC UPS. There are 4 external HDDs plugged into a separate surge protector that is connected to the APC UPS (the HDD power plugs are "brick size" and won't "fit" side-by-side into the power outlets on the UPS). The HDD USB connectors are plugged directly into USB ports on the rear of the computer.

Now when I boot the computer, it will start the boot process, but stop at the screen where it (would normally) list the drives on the computer. Some of the HDD power lights will be ON at the time, but some won't. The list of drives will not be shown and the computer will restart the boot process and go through the same cycle 3 or 4 times. During this process, some of the HDD power indicator lights will get turned on or off between boots. After 4 boot recycling attempts (almost always on the 4th boot attempt) ALL the HDD power indicator lights will finally get "synced" and be ON, at which point the computer will THEN list all drives and complete the boot process to the Win7 desktop.

It's like all 4 of the external HDDs aren't getting "initiated" fast enough until the 4th cycle o... Read more

A:Multiple External HDDs...Computer Recycles During Boot-Up

Falcon mate a couple of things to try first why don't you boot with none of the externals plugged in and see what happens. Then plug them inone by one ans then again see what happens it could be you have a bad one.

for the PSU see this ditty of mine


UsingHW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download - (or copy andpaste this site into the search bar) If you do not need the running informationin the smaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand window click on the+ for the individual device groupings and they will open out to the variouscomponents.

Go on opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and itwill highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detailed descriptionof that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These are very detailedand are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

To get the PSU volts you need to select the Sensor button circled in yellow inthe pic for PSU testing do the same and scroll down the readout as in my pic towhere it has Nuvoton = yours might be a different section name / title. Postback apic of that please.

If you want a more definitive test see this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/301799-psu-test-dc-output-voltage.html but pleaseonly use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9vinto a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see thepartial pic of the correct sort of m... Read more

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Hi folks,
 
Over the past day or so i've been having an issue that has basically stopped me in my tracks as far as using the PC goes, completely stopping my use of Skype and Google Chrome.
 
It started yesterday, I was using my PC as normal watching some youtube videos and my PC shut down randomly. I have had no spontanious shutdowns since then but my Skype and Google Chrome don't work at all following that shutdown.
 
Google Chrome just closes as soon as it's opened, flashes up for a moment and then closes (no error messages).
 
Skype opens fine and will stay running indefinitely as far as I can see, until I enter my credentials and press log in. at which point it loads my contacts and then crashes, giving me the following error.
 
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH
  Application Name:    Skype.exe
  Application Version:    6.20.0.104
  Application Timestamp:    f36bac23
  Fault Module Name:    ntdll.dll
  Fault Module Version:    6.1.7601.18247
  Fault Module Timestamp:    521ea8e7
  Exception Code:    c0000005
  Exception Offset:    0002dfe4
  OS Version:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
  Locale ID:    2057
  Additional Information 1:    0a9e
  Additional Information 2:    0a9e372d3b... Read more

A:Skype & Chrome Crashes | Numerous downloads not working. Please Help!

Apologies, This thread was moved from another forum topic to this one - I hadn't read the topic instructions in this forum before hand. Sorry again.

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This is not a dual-boot question; it's more about the implications of having multiple installs of the same level of windows. I assume this is possible? (i.e. install Win 7 on an existing Win7 installation, but into a different Directory, possibly on a different hard disk).

Why would I want to do this? I am assuming that my system is slower than I would like because I have so much 'stuff' installed, leading to a large registry. Yes, I could remove some apps. - about 5% I suppose, but the rest I regularly use.

There are 2 solutions to getting improved performance: add more hardware resources, or consumer less of those resources. I've already spent over my budget on hardware, now having a 4 core, 3.1 GHz, 8 Mb RAM, Ati 5570 graphics and 3 7200 rpm SATA II drives. I think that's enough, bearing in mind I don't play games or edit movies.

So that means I need to consume less resources. Having plenty of DASD storage available, I have in mind the un-informed idea of installing 2 or 3 versions of Windows, together, each only having a subset of all the apps. I need. For example, 1 for the Adobe set and photo processing in general, another for MS Office and Project Management, a 3rd for ACAD and associated apps.

Does it make sense to do this? What problems are there likely to be? Is there a faster way of switching between these installation other than rebooting?
Or is there a much smarter way of achieving my aim?

Comments welcome

A:[SOLVED] What probelms with having multiple windows installs on same system?

First off how is the machine acting slow? Is Autocad running slow when Office is open? I recommend 16 or even 32 GB of RAM first off and what CPU are you using, not just how fast but what speed?

Personally I think this is a very odd way of going about this but that's me, maybe someone else thinks it's perfectly fine.

Are you running windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit and if so what version? I recommend at least professional and I really hope you have 32 bit since you have 8 GB of RAM.

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I'm currently trying to fix my friend's VERY OLD pc.

I tried the original HDD. The system can't detect it on boot process. Primary Master - None..

I pull out the original HDD. Then I tried my old HDD on the same computer. Still it's Primary Master - None..

I've tried changing the BIOS settings (All primary & secondary to AUTO), changed IDE cables, used all power connectors, un-plugged other hardwares, already tried using a Secondary IDE controller, I also used the Auto HDD Detection in BIOS.

Yep, all these didn't work...

Does anyone know what the problem really is?

I suspect it's the Power supply. Maybe the power is not enough to load the HDD. but the power supply works on other hardware. And also the only one hard problem is.. I don't have an old kind of power supply.

So I'm stuck!
 

A:HDDs - both can't be detected on system boot

Did you eliminate the cable?

Try hooking a CDROM to the primary and see if it is detected.
 

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I have one HDD C: with Win7 64bit and another HDD from my previous dual boot PC with two partitions C: and E:, both winX pro.

How is it possible to combine both HDDs, creating a multi boot system having as C: my Win7 drive?

any advise would be highly appreciated!!!

A:Combine both HDDs creating multi boot system with C: as Windows 7?

If you windows 7 is the bootable disk, you can add the other disk's installed OS's to the boot menu. Using EasyBCD from NeoSmart Technologies you can alter the Windows 7 boot menu. Keep in mind that you can only chain from Win7/Vista (new boot loader) to XP and not the other way around. What that means is you can't add win7/vista to the XP boot menu (boot.ini).

This will not complicate your setup - you will be able to separate the drives and they will work independently. The only thing that will not work is when you boot with the Win7 drive, the XP menu options will not work, obviously, because the XP disk has been taken out.

In short: Add XP boot choices using EasyBCD to the Win7 boot menu. Win7 must be the bootable drive.

This tutorial should give you more details - .3 seconds on google... and its from this forum.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hey guys, first post, got a bit of an interesting issue.

Months ago, when I first built this computer, I installed Windows7 on a 120GB SSD drive. A month or so after, I found that I needed more space, so I got a 256GB SSD (installed Windows 7 on it as well), which I've been using since and love. As I expected, when the system booted up, I got a Windows Boot Manager menu asking which of the two Windows 7s I would like to boot to. Makes sense, right? Two drives, both with Windows 7 on them, which does the user want to use? No problem, I'd pick the first, which went to the larger 256GB drive, everything was peachy.

Fast forward to today. I have a new system that I'm building and I figured I'd pop out the 120GB SSD from this machine and use it in the new system, which won't be for gaming so I don't need too much storage. When I popped out the drive, and rebooted, I now get a message that the operating system cannot be found. Something along the lines of the following:

Loading Operating System...Boot Disk Failure

I go into the BIOS, and yep, BIOS sees the 256GB SSD, but I can't boot to it. When I put the Windows 7 install disk in and go to "Repair your computer", and "System Recovery Options", it sees no Operating Systems. It's like something on that 120GB drive was keeping track of the 256GB drive. Did the 120GB drive keep a OS loader of sorts on it that's required to boot off of the 256GB drive?

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A:Loading Operating System ... DISK BOOT FAILURE (2 HDDs)

I just ran Disk Management and see that the 120GB drive has a "System Reserved" partition that the 256GB drive does not:

System Reserved
100 MB NTFS
Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
Might this be what the 256GB drive is missing?

Thx!

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Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2.zip

? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x64
? OEM
? System age: ~1 year
? OS Age: About 6mo

? CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.4Ghz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6670
? MotherBoard - ASUS m4n68t-m
? Power Supply - 650W (I think, I can't seem to find any information on it)

? System Manufacturer: Cyberpower

I'm not entirely sure what is going on. I thought I fixed the BSOD problem a few months ago but my computer has been crashing recently. Let me know if I did anything wrong with the report!

Thanks for all of your help!

Here is the latest crashes error:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 109
BCP1: A3A039D899BFB970
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 727A71B88106E0B1
BCP4: 0000000000000101
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD Multiple crashes, thought the problem was fixed, but now my system crashes again

Turn on Driver Verifier. Select all checks except Force Pending I/O Requests, Low Resource Sim, and IRP Logging. Restart afterwards. Provide us any new crashdumps.

Note that the latest crashdump can occur commonly from RAM issues. You should run at least 7 passes of Memtest86+.

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Hello my name is Lee. I'm having many problems with my system at the moment and it's driving me crazy. I've had the laptop for about two and a half years now (its spec is 512mb RAM and 60Gb hard drive, Windows XP SP2). Around a year ago my laptop randomly began to reset itself and/or go very basic in regards to its colour (as if it was a 12bit display or something silly). I sent it in for repair and it came back working - for a while.

Around two months later it went again. This time, out of warranty, I disabled the ATI from running at startup and it seemed to solve the problem (although I can no longer play any decent games on it anymore). Everytime I load my system up it tells me its unloading the ATI driver and I just click "cancel". I also get two random messages, one which says its a fatal error or a DLL is missing and another saying something about power server failed to intialise or something (if you need to know exactly what these say I can let you know after a reboot). Anyway, my system seemed to be working ok regardless but it is running very slow. I don't have too much memory left on the hard drive but it does seem to be running much slower than it ought considering I don't have many programs running at a time.

I use Mozilla Firefox as a browser and after installing the new one it seems to randomly crash (especially when Adobe Acrobat or a YouTube video is buffering) and I have to come out of it and manually exit it via CTRL ALT DEL. I used Internet... Read more

A:Numerous problems including slow system and ATI driver not working

Bump.

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I have a motley crew of oddball SD's and Micros, some high capacity some not. so far I have not seen one that would just flat fail in system chores, but I am wondering: what brand/part, or what Spec do you experts look for in such items?? I'm sure some are faster than others, and perhaps some more durable for lots of wipes/rewrites, storage of boot records, etc? I need to get a couple of higher capacity ones and wanted some advice before ordering.

thanks!

A:Best SDHC or Micro for System use: Boot, tools, installs?

My answer is probably not quite what you are looking for, but I mostly just look at brand and price. I usually buy a SanDisk card because I'm familiar with the brand name and their usually a little cheaper than camparable Kingston cards. I've also only ever had one stop working in 6 years of buying them. Basically, if I haven't heard of the brand I stay away from it. since you asked about speed, below is a link to a wikipedia page that discribes the how the different speeds are catagorized for SD cards.

Secure Digital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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This BSOD has been going on for some time and I finally found this forum. I'm suspecting it is RAM, but I want to be sure before doing the 'shotgun' approach.

I'm hoping someone can help me and I have the downloaded the SF Diagnostic tool and I've uploaded the ZIP folder to this thread.

Thank you,
Brad

A:3 crashes in one night and numerous crashes other days

Hi ibradh.

Update your ATI/AMD display driver to the latest WHQL.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.


During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Update relatek network driver from Realtek. Get the Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program dated 2013/11/26.

Update NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter driver from Welcome to NETGEAR Support.

When an old computer crashes during games (BF4) we need to know the following information:

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Let us know the results.
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Hello Sevenforums

prologue:
A problem recently arose whilst trying to get my desktop to BOOT properly. There is a problem with the Graphics card needing to be "wiggled and tensioned" into a "golden spot" where all PCI-e pins magically touch and connect, so that the system will run. Often when this happens, the system will then hang/freeze shortly after, because the card properly wasn't seated that well after all.

Now able to consistently boot, i am now faced with the problem of not being able to use any of my USB ports. At the BIOS screen and system loadup screen, my mouse and keyboard will light up and work flawlessly.

But when i get to the welcome screen, both devices will "switch off", but still receive power as indicated by a few LED's.
i can use a standard PS/2 keyboard, though it should only serve to get my primary devices working with the system again.

I wonder what could be the cause of this? Searching other forums i assume it's a Software/driver issue, but if that's the case, then i have no idea how to fix it

Thank you in advance

-Tegewaldt

A:USB ports not working after multiple crashes

I suppose you need to reinstall the chipset driver. Go to Device Manager and see what it is, and download it before uninstalling the existing one.

But my guess is the driver degradation is due to the graphics hardware problem. You are lucky you haven't fried the motherboard. I would probably try contact cleaner on the card, or a different card to isolate the problem.

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Hi there
I recently got a new laptop and I have problems with my home wireless network.
When both laptops are on and using the network (for browsing, no big data transfers) I'm experiencing big timeouts on one of the laptops (Always a different one). When the third PC is turned on the router even chrashes and needs o be restarted. Both lapops show that signal strength is excellent. The PC is connected via cable.
Is there any way to resolve this ? Switching wireless frequency or channel ?

A:Wireless crashes when multiple PC's are working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Deathmanlp


Hi there
I recently got a new laptop and I have problems with my home wireless network.
When both laptops are on and using the network (for browsing, no big data transfers) I'm experiencing big timeouts on one of the laptops (Always a different one). When the third PC is turned on the router even chrashes and needs o be restarted. Both lapops show that signal strength is excellent. The PC is connected via cable.
Is there any way to resolve this ? Switching wireless frequency or channel ?


Yes switching channels might help but you would need to know which channels are being used in your area in order to decide which channel to change too.

The Xirrus WiFi inspector is good for this. If you keep having problems please post a screen shot of Xirrus.
Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

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Do you know much about performing multiple windows 7 installation on one hard disk drive?

For example,

Let?s say I have a 300gb drive and I make 3 100gb partitions.

I now want to install win 7 on each of these partitions and have a boot menu to pick which one I use.

E.g. one for work, one for school and one for home.

I have been asked to do this for someone in my college and they will ONLY accept windows L

Thanks

Alan

A:Multiple installs of win 7 on multiple partitions of the same drive

Do you have an issue or are you trying to figure out how to do this?

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I tried combofix and hijackthis and these were the results. I really don't know how to read 'em. Need help from the experts. Tnx.

"sicklick" - 2007-05-25 10:36:36 Service Pack 2
ComboFix 07-05.25.3V - Running from: "C:\Documents and Settings\siclick\Escritorio\"


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-04-05 to 2007-05-25 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


2007-05-25 10:24 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\CCleaner
2007-05-20 19:37 221,184 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\wmpns.dll
2007-05-19 08:55 87,608 --a------ C:\DOCUME~1\FRANCI~1\DATOSD~1\inst.exe
2007-05-19 08:55 217,127 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drv43260.dll
2007-05-19 08:55 208,935 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drv33260.dll
2007-05-19 08:55 176,165 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drv23260.dll
2007-05-17 20:05 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\eMule
2007-05-09 20:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\iPod
2007-05-09 20:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\iTunes
2007-05-09 20:04 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\QuickTime
2007-05-06 10:41 <DIR> d--hs---- C:\found.000
2007-05-04 19:26 7,680 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\RKL6B.tmp.sys
2007-05-04 07:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\FRANCI~1\DATOSD~1\Lavasoft
2007-05-04 07:38 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\Lavasoft
2007-05-04 07:36 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Wise Installation W... Read more

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Alright, so I'm running what I believe to be the most recent version of Windows 10 (not sure how to check but I've installed all the latest updates and everything) and over the past night. Or rather, over the past few hours, I've been having a lot of problems with my operating system.

Problems in the vein of multiple programs either crashing or lagging (such as Paint Tool Sai and Steam) as well as simple actions like opening the task manager and emptying the recycle bin have sometimes made Windows Explorer crash entirely.

I even had one issue where after "shutting down" my computer, my actual tower continued being on until I forcefully turned it off. And after that I had to run a startup repair to get it working again.

Now, about three days ago I installed an SSD into my PC and put Windows 10 on it so that my OS would run faster. And it's been working a charm... Right up until tonight.

A bit earlier tonight I tried downloading a few things and found that the downloads (which were .rar files) weren't extracting properly. And one of the files didn't even download properly. When I tried to move one of the files to an external USB, the problems began.

Fast forward to about now and I've restarted my system a few times, run Start-up repair and am running a full, thorough Malewarebytes scan: It's currently at Heuristic Analysis and has found nothing so far. And I ran a standard scan previously and found nothing, then, either. But I don't know what else could... Read more

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For the past month I have been having random system crashes (BSOD). Crashes typically occur while I'm playing Steam games, leading me to believe my videocard has a problem. I've updated the drivers for the card but the crashes still happen. These crashes do not occur immediately. Sometimes they don't come at all. A game will be playing fine then the system will abrubtly crash and restart.

I've used BlueScreenView to debug the dumps but the error/drivers it lists are not always the same, making it impossible for me to isolate the cause. So far I've recieved 5 different errors.

ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY
DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

(see attachments for full crash report)

I've run virus/malware scans. I've updated or reinstalled multiple programs. I've tried scanning my computer drivers. I've run Disk Check and Memtest.

Nothing has worked. I don't know what else to do.

Computer specs:

Gigabyte P55A-UD3 Motherboard
Intel i5 750 Quadcore Processor
nVidia GeForce 250 GTS Graphics Card
Consair 4096 DDR3 Memory

A:Experiencing multiple system crashes

Have you checked Event Viewer (Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Event Viewer) after this happens? Click on Applications on the left side and look for errors or warnings. Double click these and post screenshots.

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Dear community,

For the last month or so, I have been having days where there would be multiple BSODs in a row and I can not even use my laptop properly. Now I don't know enough about computers to be able to fix this problem myself, and that is why I've come here to ask for help.

Today I have been getting multiple BSODs, like:
aswvmm.sys / aswbidsha.sys / ntfs.sys / win32k.sys and wdf0100
And also a lot on 0x00001E / 0x0000007E / 0x00000024 and on 0x0000003B
Each with different messages like SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION or IRQL_NOT LESS OR EQUAL and many more.

After googling a bit and running different memtests, RAM tests, chkdsk, virus scans, malware scans and upgrading my drivers using DriverBooster 4.4, I am still getting blue screens, random crashes or restarts on my laptop. By now I'm at the end of my tries and so I've come here to ask for help.

Not all bluescreens have gotten to a full 100 complete dump, but I have added all 3 minidump files into a zip file, I have attached my system.nfo and I have made a snapshot with Speccy of my computer stats.

My system specs are:
ASUS K55VD laptop
Model number: R500V
Intel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.30 GHZ
RAM 6G DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 4000
2047MB Nvidia GeForce 610M
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
OS was originally installed on the device (device came with built-in startup repair, no windows disk provided)
Age of OS is 5 years or so (early 2012), this is still the same installation as I first got it, never rein... Read more

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Hi,
My PC has been stable recently but yesterday started crashing quite a lot.  Anyone got ideas what might be the cause?



Dump File
Crash Time
Bug Check String
Bug Check Code
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter 4
Caused By Driver
Caused By Address
File Description
Product Name
Company
File Version
Processor
Crash Address
Stack Address 1
Stack Address 2
Stack Address 3
Computer Name
Full Path
Processors Count
Major Version
Minor Version
Dump File Size
Dump File Time


102815-21777-01.dmp
28/10/2015 21:45:33
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
0x000000f4
00000000`00000003
fffffa80`0ebf2060
fffffa80`0ebf2340
fffff800`031cef80
ntoskrnl.exe
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
NT Kernel & System
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
6.1.7601.19018 (win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
x64
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
 
 
 
 
C:\Windows\Minidump\102815-21777-01.dmp
8
15
7601
272,456
28/10/2015 21:47:13


102815-30700-01.dmp
28/10/2015 18:06:56
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
0x000000f4
00000000`00000003
fffffa80`0f282510
fffffa80`0f2827f0
fffff800`031c9f80
ntoskrnl.exe
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
NT Kernel & System
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
6.1.7601.19018 (win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
x64
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
 
 
 
 
C:\Windows\Minidump\102815-30700-01.dmp
8
15
7601
272,456
28/10/2015 18:08:42

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Dear community,

For the last month or so, I have been having days where there would be multiple BSODs in a row and I can not even use my laptop properly. Now I don't know enough about computers to be able to fix this problem myself, and that is why I've come here to ask for help.

Today I have been getting multiple BSODs, like:
aswvmm.sys / aswbidsha.sys / ntfs.sys / win32k.sys and wdf0100
And also a lot on 0x00001E / 0x0000007E / 0x00000024 and on 0x0000003B
Each with different messages like SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION or IRQL_NOT LESS OR EQUAL and many more.

After googling a bit and running different memtests, RAM tests, chkdsk, virus scans, malware scans and upgrading my drivers using DriverBooster 4.4, I am still getting blue screens, random crashes or restarts on my laptop. By now I'm at the end of my tries and so I've come here to ask for help.

Not all bluescreens have gotten to a full 100 complete dump, but I have added all 3 minidump files into a zip file, I have attached my system.nfo and I have made a snapshot with Speccy of my computer stats.

My system specs are:
ASUS K55VD laptop
Model number: R500V
Intel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.30 GHZ
RAM 6G DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 4000
2047MB Nvidia GeForce 610M
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
OS was originally installed on the device (device came with built-in startup repair, no windows disk provided)
Age of OS is 5 years or so (early 2012), this is still the same installation as I first got it, never rein... Read more

A:Multiple BSODs and system crashes/restarts

Hello,
my name is Mihael and I'll be assisting you.

Kindly follow these instructions and let me know how it goes: https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Best,
Mihael

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I'm currently in the process of building a new pc with multiple hdds and am uncertain as to my options for which type of raid configurations are available. What i would like to do is have 1 wd velociraptor for my os and programs, 2 hdds for data (striped), and 1 hdd to mirror the three other drives. First, is this possible? Second, is this an efficient config or is there a better way?
 

A:Managing multiple hdds

1. Yes its possible, look in the manual for your motherboard, should be able to do this with most newer mobos, if you bought a prebuilt you may have to google the board.

All the things you listed above are possible, but may require a disk drive(floppy that is) or downloading files on to a flash drive to do.
 

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-Repost due to baseless, pointless, and counter productive moderation-

As title. Two SATA HDDs (Will post all relevent information upon request as I can find)

I've had a ****ty dynex wireless G card for a while and it was the cause of completely random IRQ_NOT_LESS_THAN or similar BSODs for the longest time, but it never seemed to cause any problem. (I've since reinstalled it so that it no long has any IRQ conflicts)

However, recently, I had to install my OS to a different HD just to boot, as the primary installation would hang within 5 minutes.

Prior to this, however, this secondary (now master) drive started not appearing on the POST, and once disappeared from the system while engaged. This was only remedied by "remounting" the drive by unplugging and repluggin the SATA cable while powered off.

I had to change which hard drive I was using for entirely legitimate and legal reasons.
(editted to preempt low IQ)

With the previous issues, there wuold be some corruption that would necessitate crashes, but I could run chkdsk on them while normally running and it would fix them, either via console orthe XP chkdsk utility, but now on this OS I'm being forced to use the repair console to run chkdsk (which refuses to run without the force check /p, under which it always finds errors, but cannot run the normal dos chkdsk, so I must run a chkdsk /r which takes at least 4 hours to complete), as the "pre-boot" chkdsk that it schedules NEVER finds ... Read more

A:Crashes and HDDs need to be remounted frequently

Not sure how you think this changes anything. It is still illegal to have more than one installation of the same XP on a single machine, and you have already stated that you were using a pirated version.

Your attitude is not likely to win you any points, either.

You should try a legal version of XP.
 

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As title. Two SATA HDDs (Will post all relevent information upon request as I can find)

I've had a ****ty dynex wireless G card for a while and it was the cause of completely random IRQ_NOT_LESS_THAN or similar BSODs for the longest time, but it never seemed to cause any problem. (I've since reinstalled it so that it no long has any IRQ conflicts)

However, recently, I had to install my OS to a different HD just to boot, as the primary installation would hang within 5 minutes.

Prior to this, however, this secondary (now master) drive started not appearing on the POST, and once disappeared from the system while engaged. This was only remedied by "remounting" the drive by unplugging and repluggin the SATA cable while powered off.

I had to pirate Windows XP Black OS because the CD used for install was loned from a school a year ago, and the key would not be accepted by any other version downloadable, so I had to switch drives or abolish +120 GB of data (may end up switching back and sending all the data from this drive to the other as a last resort).

With the previous issues, there wuold be some corruption that would necessitate crashes, but I could run chkdsk on them while normally running and it would fix them, either via console orthe XP chkdsk utility, but now on this OS I'm being forced to use the repair console to run chkdsk (which refuses to run without the force check /p, under which it always finds errors, but cannot run the normal dos chkds... Read more

A:Crashes and HDDs need to be remounted after every power off

Hi Prinny

Sorry, we cannot assist with pirated software.
# Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...

Please read the Forum Rules before posting again.

Closing thread.
 

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Three days ago, my system went haywire. The initial symptom was my screen freezing up (horizontal, multicolored lines...I could still see the cursor, but couldn't move it). Every time I restarted my computer, it would eventually do the same thing. Prior to the freeze-up, I would receive various notifications from Windows saying that one or several programs had stopped working, but it was rarely if ever the same program twice (two that I remember were: consent.exe and Microsoft Software Licensing Service). So far, there have been no freeze-ups while operating in safe mode, although programs continue to stop responding.Also, any program I was actively running, such as Firefox, WMP, Windows Explorer, etc., would often stop working. I was able to install the latest version of Firefox, but it eventually stopped working altogether (I would try to open it and literally nothing would happen--didn't even show up as an active process on Task Manager or my Codestuff Starter app.).I tried to download Trend Micro's virus scanner and Kaspersky's, but could not do so, I believe because the Windows installer program stopped working.When I reboot, Microsoft security center says either that McAfee is not communicating to the security center in a compatible mode or that McAfee is turned off. I tried to run a virus scan with McAfee but the program stopped responding. I tried again, and McAfee said "Required DAT files missing; please reinstall." I ran McAfee in safe mode and, af... Read more

A:Multiple system crashes/application failures (Vista 64)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have 6 hard drives in my pc, 1 1TB internal drive, 1 1TB external drive, 3 500 GB drives, and 1 250 GB drive. Individually tested, they all appear and work fine. All in the machine at once, two of the 500 GB drives decide to take turns being the one that shows up when I reboot. All 5 show up in bios, but only 5 appear once I boot up. Any ideas? Thanks in advance as always.

Possible not enough power? I have a 750w modular PSU and am only using 3 of the ports on it. rest of the computer in case:

Win 8.1
FX-8150 3.6gz
8gb ram
gtx 560ti

no disc drives or anything like that.

i have no more sata plugs to put in, might have an adapter laying around somewhere if this is the case.
 

A:Solved: Multiple HDDs not showing up together.

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I am a first time builder and I want to know If I need to be proficient in BIOS, CMOS, and jumper placements and RAID to build the system. will the manuals cover everything? I'm knowledgeable about computers and parts and Compatability. My biggest questions are:

Is it that much harder to install 2 HDDs? and what would I need to know?special technical knowledge, common mistakes etc...

Can I install a second HDD after I 've been using one for a while?

Another Q is opinions on which RAID is better 0, 1, or 0+1?


here's the sytem I plan to build within the next week or two:
(subject to change to meet fluctuating budget and feedback)

CPU: AMD athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester)
MoBo: Asus A8N-SLI deluxe
Video: eVGA GeForce 6600GT PCI-E SLI-ready
HDD: Maxtor 200 GB SATA
Optical:16x4x16 DVD+/-RW dulalayer
Optical 2: 16x DVD rom
monitor: 17" flat panel, 8ms, 500:1
 

A:Questions on Multiple HDDs and RAID

-Fitting a new HDD is fine, so long as you have space in your machine, and there is a spare space on a disk controller for it. Going by your specs there, you should be able to add it no problem provided there is space in your case.

-No, you can add a new HDD at any time.

-RAID 0 joins disk space to create bigger and faster volumes, but if one disk goes, you loose the lot. RAID 1 mirrors disk space, so that if you have 2 x 80GB space, all you can use is 80GB, but if one disk fails you have an identical copy and can "rebuild" your mirror easily. RAID 0+1 or RIAD 1+0 combines these to create mirrored stripes, or striped mirrors.

You can do RAID with software (using NTFS) or with hardware (using a controller on your motherboard - if it has one - or by using a dedicated card. Software RAID is less good. You can only install the OS to a hardware RAID partition with Windows 2000/XP as far as I am aware. Software RAID will not work.

Basically, you are looking at either adding a new HDD and using onboard RAID controller on your motherboard, or adding a new HDD plus controller card.
 

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I have an issue when I started to run NetDrive - basically, it's a program to create a "virtual drive" for an FTP server client setup for online storage websites on my computer. I can go on to this "HDD" and access what is located on the server - for those whom may not be familiar with this specific program.

Not until I had first originally restarted my PC - which wasn't for sever hours after I had the program installed, had I noticed that there were several, random phantom Local Disk Drives in my 'Computer'. I had no idea what it was from, but could only have imagined it was from the NetDrive program - since that was the last program I can remember having installed.

Then, I had decided to uninstall NetDrive - hoping the problem would go away. It Did. I had tried other programs to use, instead of NetDrive - for multiple reasons; prices and difficulties setting them up, I did not use them.

I had Re-installed NetDrive, once again, the issue had occurred again - though, they showed up (the phantom HDDs, then disappeared and showed up again - I have no idea what caused this).I had searched around for some information on this particular issue, but no such luck. I had even searched within the NetDrive support forum - again, no luck.

These HDDs only show up within my 'Computer' Explorer and not within my Disk Management, nor within DISKPART within Command Prompt. Though, they seem to stick around even when I use my email client to attach a file, for... Read more

A:Multiple Phantom HDDs Running NetDrive

Hello nicxclusive and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have a card reader that reads multiple formats (either built in or attached via USB?) Many times programs will assign drive letters to each card reader slot and they'll show up under Start > Computer.

You could try going into Device Manager > right click on the phantom drive > click on disable (NOT uninstall). That should prevent that drive being reported.

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I have a 500GB and a 1 TB internal HDDs on my win 7 professional 32 bit desktop. When I attach a 1TB USB HDD to the machines, it keeps getting recognised and de-recognised. The external HDD works fine on other machines and USB slots are also working fine. Is there some addressing limitation in win 7?

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I recently updated my system to a 128 GB SSD for my boot drive, and am using an internal 1 TB internal drive for data. I'm using Windows BU/restore for my backups to a 2 TB external drive, and run out of space too frequently. I have a spare 750 GB external drive in good working condition. Can I routinely:
Backup the 128 GB SSD (boot drive) to the smaller 750 GB external HDD
Backup the 1 TB data drive to the 2TB HDD

If this preferred routine is not possible is it possible to span the two external drives so that when the larger drive runs out of space Backup and Restore switches to the second external drive to finish the backup?

Thanks

A:Can I backup multiple internal drives to different external HDDs?

The SSD I would image to the 750GB drive. The data drive I would sync to the 2TB drive. Then you never run out of space. AllwaySync is a good program.

Allway Sync: Free File Synchronization, Backup, Data Replication, PC Sync Software, Freeware, File Sync, Data Synchronization Software

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Hi,
I have been getting these BSOD crashes for sometime now and it has gotten to the point where it is really irritating. When I first installed Windows 10, it was an upgrade from Windows 7 pro. After getting the BSODs, I wiped my hard drive and installed 10 clean. It was good for a while and then the BSODs started again. I have updated the video card and sound card, along with the LAN drivers. I have the AMD Radeon HD 5450, Sound Blaster X-Fi, 12gb memory and the AMD A8-3850 processor. I hope someone here can help.

DESKTOP-L7L8F5D-Mon_04_11_2016_131228_45.zip

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Hello, Like so many others I have crashing issues. Crashes under many circumstances. While watching video, looking at a web page, etc. These are what I am getting all the time, 4 and 5 crashes a day:

System Service Exception (Win32)
K-mode exception not handled
Reference by pointer
Bad Pool header
Driver IRQL not Less or Equal
Memory management
Page fault in non page area
Critical process died
System thread exception not handled
DPC Watchdog Violation

CPU: Intel Core i7 Extreme 975
Motherboard: ASUSTeK P6X58-E-WS
Corsair: DDR3 Triple Channel/6 GB/ NB Frequency 2672.5 Mhz
Graphics: NVIDEA GeForce GTX 770

I hope I do this correctly. Hope it's the correct file that I have attached. I have a SFDebugFiles folder on my desktop which is empty, and a folder named DesktopKMC5SFR-THU_0_2_11_2016_13 4850_74 which I have attached. Hope this helps. Thx.

A:constant/ numerous crashes

Some of the error codes you mention are memory related, please test your memory.


Diagnostic Test

 RAM TEST

Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


   Note


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

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Will windows 7 Ultimate allow the installation onto a home PC and laptop with the same installation disc?

A:Multiple installs

yes

(oh, and hello and welcome to sevenforums!)

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Hi there, everybody. I recently installed a new pair of WD Raptor X HDs, and am running them in a RAID 0 array. Since I am using them as my new and primary drive, I've set them as the boot drive. My old SAMSUNG drive is currently set as the system drive. I formatted it so that I could use it strictly for storage, but because it is recognized as the system drive (I even changed HD priority in my BIOS in an attempt to fix it) it must have an instance of XP installed on it or else my computer is unable to successfully boot (it will tenaciously try to boot from a CD instead).

Truthfully, I don't mind it so much, but I've heard tale that having multiple installs of XP on a system can lead to malfunctions and problems-- can anyone verify this for me? If such is false, I'll simply leave the XP install on the old drive and continue to use it as a storage device as normal, but otherwise, I would like to know if there is a way I can remap the system drive to my new RAID 0 array or not-- even though the XP install doesn't bug me, if it is possible to remove without the wacky startup errors, I'd still like to know how. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Multiple Installs of XP-- is it bad?

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Hi Our deployments of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is being deployed by SCCM.
Once this has installed If I look at Windows 7 - Programs and features - Add/Remove programs

I see
Microsoft Office 365 Proplus EN  
Microsoft Office 365 Proplus ES
Microsoft Office 365 Proplus FR
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus IT
Is this as expected I'm only expecting to see EN
kind regards
Alan

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hey guys and gals,

first, i have purchased a new computer for my kids with windows xp as the operating system and i get the "old" computer to use as my work computer.

i have transferred and saved all the data i needed from the old computer to the new computer(networked) and have formatted the old harddrive. my operating system was a 98se upgrade over a 95 os install and i was planning to reload 95 and then the 98se upgrade.

my question is: can i use my copy of xp to load as my os on the old computer instead of the 95/98se combo. i was told by the guy who helped me with my initial network link up that my xp is only good on the computer that it was loaded on ( by the company that put my machine together and registered the os). others have told me otherwise.

also i was wondering if i have "enough" computer to use xp effectively. the old computer has an amd k6-2- 500 cpu with 328 megs. of pc 100 ram on a gbt ga-5aa motherboard.

as always, any help on this issue will be greatly appreciated,

thanks,

jmw
 

A:multiple xp installs?

You have the resources needed to run XP but you will need another copy. A different Activation code is requried for each PC. With the Windows 98SE Upgrade CD you don't have to install 95 first. Install 98 and will will prompt for the location of the old Windows, just insert the 95 CD and point to it.
 

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Hi,
i bought this PC new off someone, it had faulty hardrive and graphics which were replaced. I then installed Command and conquer 4 and kept on getting BSOD.
It has also happened out of the game. Hope you can help. Im guessing it will take a while
Attachment 234472
many thanks in advance!

A:numerous BSOD crashes, also while playing c&c4

Welcome aboard.

Your problem is your Trend Micro Internet Security. Let's have a check.

Code:
fffff880`0a2b4fa8 fffff880`02ff75a0Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tmactmon.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for tmactmon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tmactmon.sys
tmactmon+0x165a0
Again:

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fffff880`0a2b5398 fffff880`02fcc57b*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for tmevtmgr.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tmevtmgr.sys
tmevtmgr+0x157b
And Finally:

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8800a2d4fd0, 1, fffff80003395271, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tmcomm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for tmcomm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for tmcomm.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be load... Read more

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A friend of mine had told me that you can use the Windows XP pro disc for multiple installs over different PC's since it requires no activation, using the same product key for the disc. Is this true or should I purchase separate copies for myself and my son? Searched the forums but could not find an answer.
 

A:Windows XP Pro multiple installs

Your friend is giving you bad information and probably has a hacked copy of XP.

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If you have a CD with 98SE or ME lying around, you can do with an upgrade version XP CD.

You can upgrade from 98SE or ME to XP, but it's advisable to do a fresh install of XP.

Before you start, make sure that you know what type of display adapter, sound device, network adapter, modem, etc. are in those computers. The XP drivers for most or all of those devices will need to be installed afterwards.

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If those computers are several years old, make sure the processor speed, amount of RAM, hard drive size, etc. will be capable of installing and running XP.

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As you can see by the attached screen shot, I have 5-6 installs of the above referenced software. It would appear that MS is not removing the prior version when installing the new. Is this thinking correct?

Assuming the answer is yes, do I simply uninstall all but the latest version?

Thanks,

mark

A:Multiple installs MS Visual C++?

Many programs use Visual C++ and install their own version of it, they expect to locate their own copy at runtime and are likely to stop working if their copy is uninstalled. Also many installers dont check for existing components or for newer versions of those components and older versions may be installed for backward compatibility. In any case they dont do any harm though it does get a bit cluttered.

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Hello,

This is my first time posting to this board, as I feel I'm completely out of options. I recently ran into a pretty malicious attack, and I've used about every reasonable method available to try and rid my self of it. After 13 hours of using detection programs, safe mode, re-installs, uninstalls, etc - I'm at my wits end. I have numerous annoying symptoms, and I've not been able to clean it out entirely. This is my last bastion of hope. Here's a brief:

Symptoms:

System slow down
Google searches being redirected to advertisements
Microsoft Windows Update connections blocked
Every 1 hour, I get a system host fail / windows solution popup
A "fast browser search" tool bar that will not go away, and cannot be removed
I bought a 1 year license to Ad-Aware in hopes for resolution. Ad-Aware keeps notifying me that it's blocking a connection from various IP addresses through svchost.exe

I'm gone from Malware Bytes to Ad-Aware. Ad-Aware did indeed find numerous issues and cleaned them out. However, the symptoms remain, and I fear that the problem is slowly spiraling out of control again. My system is taking major performance hits. Even as I type this, it's slowing down here and there to a crawl, and I'm barely able to type.

If anyone out there can provide any assistance, I would be most grateful.

I'm running Windows Vista 32bit.

Thanks,

Noah

A:Numerous Issues from Multiple Attacks

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products). Ad-Aware has even been placed into the Installers Hall of Shame for bundling and pre-checking Google Chrome during the installation. Also read Lavasoft Turning to the Dark Side? written by a former volunteer (now a MVP) who provided support for Ad-Aware but no longer uses the program.Please follow these instructions: How to remove Google Redirects or the TDSS, TDL3, Alureon rootkit using TDSSKillerDouble-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.When the program opens, click the Start Scan button.Any objects found, will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure...do not change it.
Click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.<- Important!!
If 'Suspicious' objects are detected, you will be given the option to Skip or Quarantine. Skip will be the default selection. Leave it as such for now.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.-- For any files detected as 'Suspicious' (except those identified as Forged to be cured after reboot) get a s... Read more

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Hi there,

Over the past several months I've had the BSOD a number of times. I tend to leave my computer running all day and night and have noticed the BSOD tends to happen when I'm not using my computer. However, having said that, it just crashed on me while using my computer today.

In the past I have been able to fix it temporarily by doing a system restore. I guess I shouldn't say "fix" since I obviously didn't fix it but, I made it go away for a little while. However within a week or two it seems to eventually start up again. And I can't seem to figure out what keeps triggering it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello,

I'm trying to convert back to using just Win 7 after having a successful dual boot setup for a few years now. However, the multiple runs of the Win 7 startup repair have not moved the system files to my Win 7 HDD. Here is the data from the BCDEDIT command:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {470dc358-369b-11e2-8f7f-fc31c5b7de69}
displayorder {current}
{8ee6a7a6-4e60-11dd-8165-ce8fc0eea296}
{470dc35c-369b-11e2-8f7f-fc31c5b7de69}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {470dc35a-369b-11e2-8f7f-fc31c5b7de69}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {470dc358-369b-11e2-8f7f-fc31c5b7de69}
nx ... Read more

A:How to convert from dual boot to single boot 2 HDDs - Win 7 & Vista64

Post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

If Primary partitions you should be able to move the Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums. Make sure to mark C:Win7 Active.

If the OS you want to delete is on the left then you can use Partition Wizard to Resize Partition - Video Help.

Or equalize space between all partitions and unallocated space whether adjacent or not using How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

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PC Specs:

AMD Athlon FX-55
Asus A8V-Deluxe motherboard
Graphics Card(s): GeForce 6800GT (also tried Radeon 9800 Pro)
RAM: 2GB Kingston in 4x KVR400X64C3A/512 modules
HDD's: 2x WD Caviar 250GB 7200 RPM models (and an older WD IDE model) in a RAID0 configuration using the Promise FastTrack 378 controller.
Windows XP x64 Edition
PSU: CoolerMaster Real Power RS-450-ACLY ATX12V 450W

I use the onboard soundcard, and have no PCI cards installed.

For starters: I built this machine about two and a half years ago, and it has been rock solid for the last two and a half years up until about a week ago.

Here's my issue: I started getting various crashes, everything from DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL to NTFS.sys or fasttx2k.sys (the onboard RAID controller of my motherboard's driver) to no BSOD and just random reboots.

I've got a fair bit of PC building experience and extra hardware laying around, so I decided to troubleshoot the problem for a bit myself before asking for help. I've cleaned all the parts with compressed air, and all the contacts of the RAM cards and my video card, but still no luck, the system still crashed.

I started by running memtest for a night, and it got through 8 passes on all 2GB of RAM with no errors. Kingston is usually quality RAM, so I didn't really think this was the problem.

Then, I unplugged my HDD's from the RAID controller, and stuck in an old IDE HDD I had laying around and formatted it to a new ... Read more

A:Numerous Crashes/BSOD's... info inside

Okay, this is what I found:

Your first two Minis point to driver fault with tcpip.sys which is a file essential for a Windows based machine machine to use tcp/ip protocols (use Networking or the Internet).

There was also this warning that ntoskrnl.exe was unabled to be verified by checksum; therfore there is the possibility it could be either corrupted or missing.


* Microsoft has information on errors with tcpip.sys


Third Minidump - amdk8.sys which is an AMD Processor Driver required by motherboards supporting AMD Athlon processors.

In all three minies you will find them pointing to either X64_0xD1 errors (the first two) or X64_IP_MISALINGED (third one).

I know you did a fresh reinstall of XP, but the dumps are pointing to faulty drivers as the issues. Could it be your CPU???

By the way, I know several people who have the same motherboard and they all say the same thing, "Rock Solid."
 

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