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Blue screens ... on a new HD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CiaranMcMenemy, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. CiaranMcMenemy

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    Hi! Firstly I'd like to thank you for reading this...
    I'm using a Dell PC, whichs runs Windows XP, with a SATA hard-drive.
    I originally got it in May earlier this year. However, blue screens began to appear early on, saying things like 'IRQL not less or equal' and 'STOP 0x....'. Eventually it was reduced to blue screening upon start-up continuously, which happened in October.
    I got a new HD in November, along with a warning from my mother that if this one fails, its 'my fault' and she'll never let me use a PC again. Of course, this new HD has started to blue screen.... I really don't what to do, it's depressing. I thought perhaps McAfee might be causing problems, as I often saw a message 'McAfee service centre has encountered a problem and needs to close'. Thus, today I removed McAfee and installed Avast free version. My PC blue screened again. Here are the details:

    0x00000024 (0x001902Fe, 0xBA4E7890, 0xBA4E758c, 0xB9E1D9B9)

    Ntfs.sys

    Address
    B9E1D9B9 B9E10000

    Base at date stamp 48025be5

    Upon reading the 'Your system has recovered from a serious error' box:

    Error signature
    BCCode : 24 BCP1 : 001902FE BCP2 : BA4E7890 BCP3 : BA4E758C
    BCP4 : B9E1D9B9 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1

    Error report contents
    C:\DOCUME~1\a\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER8372.dir00\Mini120511-01.dmp
    C:\DOCUME~1\a\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER8372.dir00\sysdata.xml

    THANK YOU FOR READING THIS
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    Harddrives can and do fail. Its no ones fault unless you took the drive out and hit it with a hammer or stepped on it or dropped it and then tried to use it. lol!!!As to the blue screen ill let someone with more knowledge come by and try to help you with it.
     
  3. CiaranMcMenemy

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    thanks for the reply..
    yeah, I just wish my mum would understand that! sure HDs can fail.. but twice in a row?? what have I done to deserve this...
     
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    You havent done anything. Ive had brand new hard drives fail on me and theres not much you can do except replace them and make sure you have nothing on a computer that you can afford to lose.
     
  5. CiaranMcMenemy

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    unfortunately, I have lots of stuff that I cannot lose!
    yes HDs can go wrong, but... there MUST be a problem for this to occur twice
     
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    ok, here are the minidumps.
     

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    Minidump report.
    Ntfs.sys
    http://www.file.net/process/ntfs.sys.html

    Afd.sys
    afd.sys Windows process - What is it?
    http://www.file.net/process/afd.sys.html

    mcods.exe
    http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/mcods/29071/
    mcods.exe is a process belonging to McAfee VirusScan - which you say you have removed.

    Check Device Manager
    Click Start button>run>type
    devmgmt.msc

    Check for any yellow exclamation marks.
    A driver, drivers may need updating.

    But I'd first run the Hard Drive test and see if the drive is a Ok.
     
  9. CiaranMcMenemy

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    OK... I had a look at those links, and downloaded RegistryBooster. Having fixed a few errors, my PC supposedly has 194 errors. I'dlike to fix them.. but I can't buy anything..

    had a look through the devices list - no yellow marks. checked the HD - its a Samsung - no yellow mark there, either. Which is rather odd, seeing as RegistryBooster claims I have 194 errors. which do I trust?!
    Would updating my driver for the HD do anything? I'm a real amateur.. I just want a PC that, for once, I can happily rely on... thanks for all your help
     
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    I did not realize there was a link to a Registry Cleaner [booster] on any of those sites.
    Do not ever use them - they will cause you problems and the errors they find are not necessarily true.

    The hard drive test - needs to be downloaded and burnt to a Cd - them boot the Pc from the Cd and run the tests.
     
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    yeah, I was suspicious of that software... where may I download get this hard-drive test?
     
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    thanks! will that erase my PCs data? there is a strange problem - my PC doesnt recognise blank discs..
     
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    Your data should be safe - it just runs a diagnostic test on the hard drive.
    You download the ISO to your Pc and then burn the contents to a Cd, Dvd.
    Once that is done - you start the Pc from the Cd and run the tests.

    Just checked this link that I posted - and it is for a floppy disk!
    SAMSUNG Hard Disk Drive
    http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...ort_in_es.html
     
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