Hard drive problems causing blue screen?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

ircrise

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 21, 2008
Messages
9
I just built my moms fiance a pc. Ran it for 4 days as my own to make sure nothing major was wrong, and it was great. Delivered pc, and data transferred between their old one and the new one. Only transferred documents no settings etc. Started getting a blue screen, windows restarts on restart I get "Reboot and select proper boot...". Looking in bios, the hard drive is no longer showing up when it restarts from blue screen. Upon formatting and reinstalling windows, everythings fine. Can restart mulitple times, run programs, let it sit for about 2 hours with no problem. When I install anything that requires restart to finish, it starts up with the blue screen again. No extra partitions just the system partition. Tried different software, nero, kaspersky, money plus. Happens with all of them. ANY help would be appreciated. I'm just too frustrated to think straight at this point.

System Specs:
ASUS M3A78 Pro AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V Power Supply
AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core
Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA
2 x mushkin 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
 

Triple6

Rob
Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,933
You can run the test the hard drive with the Seagate diagnostics: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
But if its only on reboots or power ups then the drive may pass the tests just fine, but then again if you are gettign bluescreens then the drive may fail the tests as it might experience problems reading data of the platters or powering off during operation. You could also try another SATA data and power cable in case its a loose or poor connection.
 

managed

Allan
Moderator
Joined
May 24, 2003
Messages
14,387
To get the message on the blue screen try this to stop windows rebooting :-

right -click My Computer > Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery - Settings button (lowest one) System Failure area - untick the Automatically restart button, Ok, Ok

Now it should not reboot when the BSOD appears so please note the full message on the blue screen and post it, also what version of Windows are you using ?
 

ircrise

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 21, 2008
Messages
9
Also updated bios.
Seagate tools verifies drive is viable, no problems.
When I have my thumbdrive in, no blue screen.
Restarted without it and...
Generic blue screen enter, if this is first time blah blah.
Technical stuff:stop: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003,0x89fcfda0,0x89fcff14,0x805d1142)
Any thing else?
 

ircrise

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 21, 2008
Messages
9
Update got this error just now after restarting.

stop: 0x0000007a (0xe13f4690,0xc0000185,0xbf8c91b8,0x3eb93860)

win32k.sys - address bf8c91b8 base at bf800000, datestamp 41107f7a
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top