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Recently my computer has been giving me regular blue screen errors. They are usually different but I wrote the following down to post on this website:

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STOP: 0x00000050 (0x83250ff4, 0x00000000, 0x80572433, 0x00000000)

This particular error appeared immediately after taking my system (Windows XP SP2) out of standby. Any idea what this means or if it is some kind of virus. I posted a previous thread (http://forums.techguy.org/t325178.html) that briefly talks about my blue screen errors if that helps anyone. Please Help!!!
 
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Have you run chkdsk /f on all your drives lately? Disk errors can give you that blue screen and make your machine slower.

A simple thing to try. Run it from the Recovery Console if you can.
 

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Well I ran chkdsk /f from the recovery console...it said /f is not a command. So I ran chkdsk for the newly installed slave drive and it said one or more unrecoverable problems. At the time I installed the new slave drive is when I started to get the problems. I initially installed it with the incorrect jumper settings. I initially set the new drive with a jumper setting of slave. The computer acted funny but still ran. About a day later I found out that I needed to set the new drive for cable select and so I did it. However, ever since thenj I have been having weird errors like the random blue screens. Also, occasionally when I start-up the computer I get an error message that says my computer has recovered from a serious error and it asks me if I'd like to report to microsoft. After doing that it takes me to the microsoft website where it says Error Caused by a Device Driver...probably after installing new hardware. Any suggestions?
 
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Chkdsk /f is only available from a command prompt. Typing "chkdsk /?" in the Recovery Console gives details on command switches. In the RC, the command for a normal disk check is "chkdsk C: /p" and for a complete check that includes an attempt at recovery of bad sectors, "chkdsk C: /r".

You should probably run the chkdsk with the /r switch on all volumes. Then, run the check again with the /p switch. If you still get the "unrecoverable" message, the volume is too damaged to be repaired and must be repartitioned and reformatted.
 

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Well it looks like I need to repartition and reformat. What is the best way to go about doing the previously mentioned to my slave drive?
 
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If it's only the slave drive that has unrecoverable errors, then move all you want to save to another location.

Right-click My Computer, Manage, Disk Management. Right-click the slave volume. Remove the partitions. Right-click and repartition as you want. Format, change drive letters if you want, and off you go.
 

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Well I did as you said and everything seems to be working smoothly. Thank you for all your help!!!!
 
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