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 Post subject: I need help with my computer quick!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:07 pm 
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I plugged in my 40GB iPod last night, and as Windows XP entered the autodetect mode for the hardware, my computer spontaneously restarted. It then would not load Windows, sitting with a black screen for about 15 minutes. I then tried to start in safe mode, but it froze at the file:
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\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\NDIS.sys

It sat like this for several minutes.
I then commenced a repair installation of Windows, which seemed to go well, except that I got the error that my Geforce 4600 Driver was not digitally signed, which I've never gotten before. I skipped that, which didn't seem to be a problem, and the installation continued until completion.
Unfortunately, on rebooting, I got a blue screen of death with this message:
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A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF894D640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


This troubles me, leading me to believe that this is memory problem. I have run some diagnostics on my memory with no ill results. Also, the
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Run CHKDSK /F

F: is my secondary hard drive, which has Windows XP installed on it. It is set up in a slave configuration with C:, the master. F: has Windows installed because I just repaired my C: drive from a virus and used that to back up files and such.

The one problem is that I leave on Monday for California, and I need to transfer my files to my laptop, which is what I was going to do with my iPod. Any help would be appreciated, also I have other computers that I can install the hard drives in, if that would be something I should do. Thank you very much, I await your responses.

-hfhf6


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:11 pm 
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search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for the stop error to see if there is any more info.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:29 am 
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a quick check on microsoft.com of "STOP: 0x0000007B" led to "Stop 0x0000007B or INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

heres the link to solve the problem.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/docu ... p_xlxv.asp


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 Post subject: Re: I need help with my computer quick!!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:01 am 
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hfhf6 wrote:
This troubles me, leading me to believe that this is memory problem. I have run some diagnostics on my memory with no ill results. Also, the
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Run CHKDSK /F

F: is my secondary hard drive, which has Windows XP installed on it. It is set up in a slave configuration with C:, the master. F: has Windows installed because I just repaired my C: drive from a virus and used that to back up files and such.


You may be misunderstanding the /F flag. It doesn't refer to your F: drive ... rather, it is a command to the CHKDSK application.

If you issue the command 'help chkdsk', you'll see:
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CHKDSK [volume[[path]filename]]] [/F] [/V] [/R] [/X] [/I] [/C] [/L[:size]]


  volume          Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon),
                  mount point, or volume name.
  filename        FAT/FAT32 only: Specifies the files to check for fragmentation.
  /F              Fixes errors on the disk.
  /V              On FAT/FAT32: Displays the full path and name of every file
                  on the disk.
                  On NTFS: Displays cleanup messages if any.
  /R              Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information
                  (implies /F).
  /L:size         NTFS only:  Changes the log file size to the specified number
                  of kilobytes.  If size is not specified, displays current
                  size.
  /X              Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.
                  All opened handles to the volume would then be invalid
                  (implies /F).
  /I              NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
  /C              NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
                  structure.

The /I or /C switch reduces the amount of time required to run Chkdsk by
skipping certain checks of the volume.


This line is of particular importance to you:
/F Fixes errors on the disk.


Have you run Chkdsk? What did it report?


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 Post subject: digitally signed?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:17 pm 
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try reinstalling again, and press to continue with installing the drivers for the geforce. when a driver is "digitally signed" it means that there is a line of code that says that microsoft has officially decided that the driver is good. The driver you have must have been a pre-WHQL release. no worries, nvidia does this all the time. allowing the driver to install could solve your problem.


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 Post subject: boot sector
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:28 am 
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I've run into this 3 times so far on winXP, and I believe it's my maxtor drive (it does have a small amount of bad sectors) and needs to be replaced soon.... anywho....

Put in your XP cd & boot into the recovery console. fix the boot sector & the mbr & it may solve this issue for you.

HTH,
Bill


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