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Blue screen appears when reinstalling windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ultragoon, Jan 29, 2010.

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  1. Ultragoon

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    Hey guys,

    My computer is randomly doing some wierd crashings and nothing I do seems to sort it out so I have backed up all my files on an external and decided to rebuild. Unfortunately my computer is being an *** in this field too, for when I insert the windows install disk and wait for the "Starting up Windows" caption at the bottom, it comes up with a blue screen of death(which is incredibly infuriating by the way). The blue screen itself says that I should CHKDSK /F and a code: 0x0000007B. I have run a "chkdsk" but the /F seems to elude me. I would prefer to do this in the quickest and simplest way possible but im not sure whether deleting the C drive and starting from there will solve the problem.

    Can you guys give me some advice on what to do here?

    Thank you in advance :D
     
  2. rainforest123

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    Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

    Run MemTest86 for 8+ hrs, or until an error appears.
    http://www.memtest86.com/
    Runs from a bootable disk; floppy or optical.

    Run hard disk drive diags.


    If you still have a working version of Windows, run OCCT to test the CPU & GPU.

    Boot to the recovery console & run chkdsk /r

    /r runs 5 stages. At what stage do error messages occur? Please provide the exact error message.

    Have you performed the steps outlined here?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103

    Any more to the stop message?

    General stop message troubleshooting advice.
    http://kadaitcha.cx/xp/stop_error.html

    RF123
     
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  4. Ultragoon

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    Woah, thanks!

    I'll give them a try now.
     
  5. Ultragoon

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    Hmm. I have had problems with memory before, it has since been solved, the memory sticks replaced. In fact I used the very same test. The problem there was that system files were being deleted gradually, but this time the computer crashes every time I try and run something at all complicated, looping the sound. Eventually it will crash sometime today as well. It started when I opened up a webpage and it said it was installing something. It crashes before the scans of "Malwarebytes anti Malware" and "Avira AntiVir" can finish, so the virus remains untouched. My computer has also slowed down considerably since then.

    I have run Hard drive diagnostics yesterday, All passes.

    I'll try the others after dinner, I'll be back.

    Thanks for the help by the way :).
     
  6. rainforest123

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    Brand, model & model # for the motherboard & HDD, please.

    Brand, model, model #, MB or GB per stick of ram; also HZ; DDR2 or DDR3 or other?

    Which processor?

    RF123
     
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    You are welcome

    chkdsk /r results will be in event viewer, applications or system, under the event winlogon

    Open that event. On the right margin, left click the button with 2 pieces of paper. That will copy the details to your computer's clipboard. Paste into a reply. :)

    RF123
     
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    I am confused. If you re-install Windows, are you re-formatting, or installing a 2nd copy of XP onto the infected drive?

    If you are installing a 2nd Windows onto an infected drive, I don't know if I can help you. I am not certified by TGF to remove malware.

    RF123
     
  9. Ultragoon

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    Hm. Well my main purpose is to Rebuild so that is what i plan to do: Delete the C drive maybe keep the D drive and start from there. Bang and the **** is gone!
     
  10. Ultragoon

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    Im sorry im not that knowledgeable with the inner workings of the tower.
     
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    How would I get into event viewer?
     
  12. Ultragoon

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    Hmm. Ok hang on im gonna try and format the C drive and go from there. I'll tell you how it goes if it screws up, on a different PC.
     
  13. Ultragoon

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    Ok Rainforest, Im sorry but I dont think Ive told you the whole story that clearly. Im trying to reformat the C drive at the moment but I cant get into the setup because of the Blue screen issue. I do not know how to fix this. Thats what I need your help with.

    Can you help me?
     
  14. staticelec

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    so you have two hdds correct?
    and when you try install a fresh windows install it wont let you start up?
     
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    so far you have come to the conclusion that your hdd c: drive is infected.
     
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