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Solved: Stop Error 0x0000c1f5 or any stop errors

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ddhdfatboy, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. ddhdfatboy

    ddhdfatboy Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2010

    After installing Vista SP1 and after the restart I received a Stop Error 0x0000c1f5.
    This stop error would not let me use the Recovery disk and would not let me boot into safe mode. This happen on a Sony Vaio notebook VGN-NR120E with Vista. I contact Sony and Microsoft with this issue. They all say that Windows 7 will fix this issue and wanted to know if I had a windows 7 DVD. Well if I did I would have not been talking to them at all I would have use the Windows 7 to try to fix the problem or just installed Windows 7. Lets say if your system is lock with a BSOD with this stop error 0x0000c1f5 you will find it very difficult to fix. But I did find a way. Microsoft and Sony were unable to help so this left me on my own. First I tried the program called System Rescue Cd to remove the corrupted $TxfLog file. This did remove the file but still had the stop error 0x0000c1f5. Then I tried Super FDISK. This was able to erase the HDD enough to remove the stop error 0x0000c1f5. Now I was able to use the Recovery Disk to diagnostic the system. Once you erase the HDD with Super FDISK you will not be able to restore Vista. You will have to use the Recovery Dick to wipe clean the HDD and reinstall Vista. During the Disc erase of the HDD using the Recovery Disc I had an error that would not let the program erase all of the data off the HDD. So I downloaded the Drive Fitness Test Cd image program from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies to check the HDD. After the diagnostic test was finish the program informed me that the HDD had failed. The problem was a bad sector in the HDD. Before I replace the HDD I also downloaded the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool from Microsoft to check the rest of the system. This let me know that everything else was ok and it was only the HDD that failed. Then I check the rest of the system with the Recovery Disk. I replace the HDD and use the Recovery Disk to reinstall Vista. If your system passes the entire diagnostics test then all you have to do is erase the HDD and install Vista. This error is known to have happen after the installation of Vista SP1. Microsoft knows about the problem and has created a hot fix. But if you already have a stop error and cannot get into safe mode the hot fix will not help. I used Nero burning software to make a bootable cd for the following programs. System Rescue Cd, Super FDISK, Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool from Microsoft and Drive Fitness Test Cd image program from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. These programs are in an ISO Image format. So you need burning software to make bootable cd from an ISO Image. I hope that this will help and it is a bummer that Microsoft and Sony couldn't help. I have also found out this issue with Vista SP1 has happen on other platforms.
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