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Solved: BSOD after possible PSU failure

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by anomalyy, Jun 11, 2013.

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  1. anomalyy

    anomalyy Thread Starter

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    Good evening,

    Last night my Dell Dimension 9200 (Dell #1) stopped working due to a blown PSU. I tried to swap out the PSU however I didn't have the tools required to do so and on this particular machine, Dell did a PITB wiring job with the power cables. So I took out the boot SSD drive, as well as the HDD drive that had previously been used as boot, and put those into a different Dell Dimension desktop (Dell #2). When tried to boot Dell #2, I kept getting a BSOD when either of the two pulled drives' SATA ports were activated in the BIOS (see pic).

    STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4C3524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

    SSD is an Intel 330 series
    HDD is whatever initially came with the Dell (some random 160GB jobbie)

    Both drives have WinXP Home SP2 installed

    Since I kept failing to boot with those drives in the system, I assumed that the MBR was corrupted or otherwise damaged during the fallout from the PSU failing, so I've pulled them out of Dell #2 and will be accessing them (following your troubleshooting steps) via an external SATA dock.

    I would prefer to get the SSD up-&-running first since it was the most recent boot drive and has the most up-to-date data on it. If it makes a difference, the computers I'll be using to troubleshoot will be a Win7 Ultimate laptop as well as the aforementioned Dell #2 (running WinXP Pro SP3).

    Please let me know how you would like me to proceed first.

    Thanks very much in advance for your time & assistance!

    - anomalyy
     

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    anomalyy Thread Starter

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    Status update. I've tried swapping the PSU for a BNIB replacement with no luck. Ditto swapping RAM, graphics card, resetting CMOS, etc. Dell #1 appears to be down-for-the-count.

    That brings me to an updated request: can you please help me resolve whatever is causing the BSOD's on Dell #2 when the SSD and/or HDD are installed, as I would really like to resume using the SSD with all of my configs, files, etc.

    I also just read the sticky RE: end-of-life of WinXP SP2. My OS is legitimate and came installed on the original HDD from Dell, which I migrated to an Intel SSD for the speed boost it provided. I have the Service Tag and MSFT license key details if a Mod needs those for validation.

    Can the BSOD's be caused by Dell #2 having a different mobo than the broken Dell #1? Also is it possible that because the installed OS on Dell #2 is WinXP Pro SP3 vs WinXP Home SP2 on my SSD & HDD, that that could be causing the BSODs?

    Help getting this resolved will be awesome! Thanks again,

    - anomalyy
     
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    anomalyy Thread Starter

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    Bump for help please!
     
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    anomalyy Thread Starter

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    No response.... Had to force ownership and copy all the data off the SSD and then format it.

    So I guess this is "solved"
     
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