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BSOD at reformating

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Karson1, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. Karson1

    Karson1 Thread Starter

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    Okay i have recently wanted to reformat my computer, i was in the middle of it when the computer got shut off. now when i try to reformat it gives me the blue screen of death.
    and when i try to Start my computer normally it just keeps restarting.

    Btw the error code is PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    can anyone help?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    How are you formatting? from the CD?
     
  3. Karson1

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    Yea from the cd that came with my computer
     
  4. Elvandil

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    At what point after you boot from the CD does the error appear? Does the file copying complete?
     
  5. Karson1

    Karson1 Thread Starter

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    this error apears right when im about to go into the refomating state Btw this is a gateway computer

    btw my freind thinkgs it the cd drive not booting the disk and i think its a file missing from the reformat directory
     
  6. jmwills

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    Wipe the drive (reformat again) and start over.
     
  7. Karson1

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    How whud i wipe it if i get a error every time i try to wipe it
     
  8. jmwills

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    Now we know the issue , you will need to boot from some sort of Boot CD utiltiy to run Check Disk / Repair on that drive since the sudden power outage seems to have cause the issue.

    I have been using SpinRite from GibsonResearch (www.grc.com) for over a year now and it has recovered drives that nothing else could. Not free ($89) but it has saved my butt and a lot of data.
     
  9. Karson1

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    i dotn care about my data at all i just want to get it working again the point was to dump all my data
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Just before the formatting step, you can remove your partitions. Remove them and create a new one. Then format.
     
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