• WSBlueNumber

    WSBlueNumber

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    • in reply to: BSOD and several error messages…. #1582997

      Thank you all the wonderful, helpful responses. Just wondering, if my hdd passed the IBM/Hitachi HDD Fitness test, why is the conclusion here that a new hdd is needed? Should I try a new hdd (red) cable first? Also, are there any more tests I could run off of Hiren’s, FalconFour, etc. that can prove definitively that the hdd is dying? Thanks.

    • in reply to: BSOD and several error messages…. #1582897

      I have access to another computer. I do have a few questions:

      1) If I copy the image will I not also be copying the problem(s) that causes me to need a new hdd?
      2) After installing Macrium Reflect (or, whatever), I would save the image to a flash drive, right?
      3) In order to use the saved image must the new hdd be the exact same type as the old one?
      4) In making the image, do I simply remove the problem hdd from the box and attach it to a usb port on the good computer?
      5) If the answer to #4, above, is yes, once the hdd is attached to the good computer, if I felt like it, I can select certain files I need from the problem hdd and just copy and paste to a flash drive, right?

      Thank you.

    • in reply to: BSOD and several error messages…. #1582872

      Yes, I have the recovery disk that came with the computer which I slipstreamed with SP3. Would I need a complete restore or just the DOS commands at the prompt such as scannow, etc.? Should I do something with Hiren’s instead? Thanks.

    • in reply to: BSOD and several error messages…. #1582855

      I tried to get to Safe Mode. The files loaded and then it took me back to that sky and grass image. Again, pointer worked but no icons, no system tray, no Start button, no left click, no right click, no c-a-d. I tried it again. Same thing. I then tried to get to Last Known Good Configuration. Same thing.

    • in reply to: BSOD and several error messages…. #1582743

      Thanks, Pop.

    • in reply to: BSOD and several error messages…. #1582742

      I did not think to try to log in to Safe Mode. Thank you. I have had these computer issues for so long, I don’t know what date to restore to.

    • in reply to: BSOD and several error messages…. #1582739

      Thank you your input, Weedhopper, but as I indicated in point 6, I cannot c-a-d. Also, there is no Start button, just the sky and grass image and nothing else. Thanks though.

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1559508

      Is my computer issue unsolvable?

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1559275

      Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1558981

      My computer had been off for about 12 hours. I rebooted normally to see what would happen. I don’t know why or how but I got my Desktop, the icons, everything. The mouse also worked even though during the bootup, the system recognized the keyboard but not the mouse. Then:

      1) Successfully Restored to a previous date before all the problems started.
      2) Successfully ran SFC /SCANNOW at the C-prompt.
      3) Successfully ran the Western Digital diagnostic for my HDD. No issues.
      4) Tried to install the latest, just-released version of Agnitum Outpost firewall. It stopped in mid-install. I let it stay that way for hours to see what would happen. Nothing happened.
      5) I rebooted normally again and I’m getting the same old problems, the same old BSOD with the same old error messages (issues with isass.exe, ati2mtag.sys, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_OR_EQUAL, “No AMD graphics driver is installed or the AMD driver is not functioning properly. Please install the AMD driver appropriate…”, PAGE_FAULT, etc.)

      I noticed the computer works better after being shut off for hours so could this be a temperature thing? I did clean the fans a few weeks ago. Also, an icon in the lower right bottom of the screen is telling me I have updates waiting. I guess my slipstreamed WIN PRO XP disk does not have all the updates on it?

      Any suggestions for next steps? Thank you for your help.

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1558733

      I would be grateful for a response. Thank you.

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1558083

      I booted up with my slipstreamed WIN PRO XP disk, selected R for the Repair Console, got the C:WINDOWS> prompt and, if I followed your instructions correctly, did cd /, got the root, c:, ran dir, eyeballed the list of files and found only one file with the word “windows” in it. It said: 3/29/16….11:29pm…d——-…0…WINDOWS

      Did I do this right? What do I do now? Thank you, wavy.

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1557166

      I am attempting to run the SFC /SCANNOW command using my slipstreamed Windows XP installation disk by typing: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c: /offwindir=c:windows at the c:windows> prompt but I keep getting the “invalid parameter” error. What am I doing wrong? Thank you.

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1556768

      Here are the latest developments:

      1) When booting up, it stopped at “Auto Detecting 3rd Master (my hdd)” or I got the error message “Reboot and select…”. I continued to reboot and F8 and my hdd never showed up again.
      2) I opened the box and unclipped the hdd cable from both ends and re-clipped them, making sure the connections were tight.
      3) I rebooted, F8’d and the hdd showed up in the listing. I clicked on the hdd and I got the BSOD, over and over.
      4) I inserted my slipstreamed PC disk, it loaded, I clicked on R for repair, got C:WINDOWS>, tried to get to the root C:, could not so I tried to run CHKDSK /F and got the error message “The parameter is not valid.” so I ran CHKDSK /R instead and that worked.
      5) CHKDSK /R ran most of the night, it completed and I got the message “CHKDSK found and fixed 1 or more errors on the volume.” plus all the number of bytes, allocations, etc.

      As long as C:WINDOWS> is still on the screen, is it advisable to run FIXBOOT and/or FIXMBR (and/or anything else) before I try to reboot normally and again try to reinstall Agnitum Firewall Pro? Thank you.

    • in reply to: Frozen pointer and BSOD #1556311

      Clearly the simplest explanation is the HDD is failing. One can recheck connector seatings. Try a new cable, power cable, or controller (latter two best done as a secondary drive in a different PC) to eliminate those physical possibilities.

      Lack of effort to run the HDD maker’s dx app when opportunity presented itself so very long ago may have signaled the issue before it outright failed so all this stuff could have been averted. Since everything is backed up no great harm; just possibly wasted time.

      Confirm the cause, replace the part and if the HDD install the backup.

      I’m afraid I just don’t understand. (Kindly note that I am not a techie):

      1) Since the HDD passed the Hitachi HDD diagnostic (Hirens), doesn’t that mean the HDD is okay?
      2) In that light, I also don’t follow: “Lack of effort to run the HDD maker’s dx app when opportunity presented itself so very long ago may have signaled the issue before it outright failed…” It didn’t fail. It passed the test.
      3) “Try a new cable, power cable, or controller…” Do any of these require soldering? (If so, I won’t touch it.) When you say “Try a new cable…”, what cable are you referring to?
      4) “…(latter two best done as a secondary drive in a different PC) to eliminate those physical possibilities.” Sorry, I don’t understand this. Remove my “…power cable, or controller…” and install in another machine to see if it works?
      5) Are there any other diagnostics I can run to eliminate or not eliminate any causes of my problems?

      Thank you very much, FN.

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