Blue screen crash

By Deathhawk
Nov 6, 2005
  1. Deathhawk

    Deathhawk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68


    Thanks for all your effort-sorry to drive you to the end of your tether.I will do the repair now-but i was wondering whether this could be a hard drive problem as it happened soon after doing a zero fill and installing the o/s!



    ps...i have just looked in the event viewer but there is no error record of a system failure when it failed to boot!!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Since you are only having a problem when checking your hard drive. I suppose it is a possiblity that your hard drive may be going bad, but don`t quote me on that.

    Without your mindumps it really is hard to know what the problem may be.

    Do the repair, and see what happens.

    Please let us know the results.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Deathhawk

    Deathhawk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68


    I have solved the problem!!!!

    I phoned up EBUYER where i bought the hdd from and explained the problem to this very intelligent operator who knew everyhting about pcs and as soon as i mentioned the StOP! error and the NDIS.SYS code that appeard on the blue screen-he told me to return it as that is the code for a knackered hdd-he said dont bother with the xp repair as its pointless and that i should have a mimidump folder.

    Thanks for all your help Howard,i really appreciated it.

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s great news.

    When you get your new hdd, hopefully everything will be fine.

    Just one point. The ndis.sys is the Windows wrapper driver. I don`t think it necessarily means a bad hard drive. Do a google search for ndis.sys.

    Please let us know what happens.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Deathhawk

    Deathhawk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 68


    I got an answer off Seagate just now as well from an email i sent them a few days ago-they told me to return the HDD as well as it should not have been doing this after a zero fill etc.I feel a lot happier now-though since this problem started-i have zero filled and reformatted at least 10 times-and thats the truth-i am sick of it!!


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