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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jmc, May 28, 2005.

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  1. jmc

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    Not something you want to come home to find on your computer! All it had was the first line of codes - 0x77, 0xce twice, 0x0, 0x0112a000 and the error. No dump or additional information below.

    Now, the research I did suggests it could be a bad block in a pageing file, or possibly bad RAM.

    When I researched 0xce, it says something about DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS - though I didn't see this error.

    When I tried to restart, it'd go through the bios, but I got a "no boot disk" type error instead of Windows 2000 as should happen. A hard reboot got everything working.

    I have had no indications of problems with my hardware, and my boot HD is fairly new, though I'll certainly be running a full check on it as soon as I finish this.

    What should I be looking for, what could have triggered this, and do you think it was a one-off thing, or is this the start of a downward spiral?

    Any advice appreciated.

    jmc
     
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    check on the event viewer on the system tab for any error around the time you got this error and post the event ID and error code here
     
  3. jmc

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    There were no entries at all in the event log, between a day or two ago, and when I rebooted the computer on arriving home. Checked all three...

    Since posting the original, I ran Norton Disk Doctor, and asked for full checks of drives C: and S: (this is my Windows swap file). In Windows, NDD reported finding no problems with either.

    It ran chkdsk with no errors, or at least I think so - c: ran last, whipped through the text, then before I could blink, I got:

    0xD1 (0xBFFFBE2C, 0x2, 0x0, 0xBFFDE5E0), DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Unlike the previous error, this is one I've seen before - but it doesn't tell me which driver. "kernel-mode driver attempted to access pageable memory at a proces IRQL that was too high". I guess I'm still reaching for the level of geekdom that'll tell me what that *means* in practical terms.

    I think I'm getting that I have a driver problem somewhere, but I can't track down exactly what driver. I've tried upgrading a couple - especially the sound, since that driver *was* implicated in a BSOD a while back.

    Any help appreciated. Still trying to get my heart restarted, after getting the "what boot disk?" error after restarting after the BSOD...

    jmc
     
  4. jmc

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    :( My hard drive failed this morning. I woke to the same message that I started the thread with, got various others as I tried to get the machine to boot, and finally (why didn't I get it days ago??) got a BIOS message that SMART had failed. The failed drive is a 120GB IBM that's no more than two years old. There were no real indications, aside from the above BSOD, that there was anything wrong. Machine had been working fine after a reboot. The HD wasn't making 'I'm DYING!' noises or anything, though now it spins down suddenly sometime during the boot process. Sooner in the process each time.

    Good thing I have a WD Raptor waiting in the wings, I just hadn't got around to installing it and reinstalling the OS yet.

    I've done a backup pretty recently, but not necessarily recently enough. On top of that, last night I started deleting data off my external backup drive, so that when my new equipment arrives (including a second 200GB SATA), I could move the 120GB into the external casing, replacing the current 40GB. Murphy just waits for little things like that!

    So, this query has changed to: What sort of software exists out there that will help me recover particular files, or directories, off the dying hard drive? What can I do to try to keep it alive long enough to get that data off?
     
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