Boot Problems, after BSOD

By ChiCubs05
Oct 10, 2006
  1. i have a very high end system, just owned for about 6 months i will detail the specs here

    AMD 3800+ X2
    Asrock Motherboard
    2GB G Skill RAM
    250GB WD HDD
    GeFore 7600GT Graphics
    Aspire 420W Power Supply
    3 Fans

    i was listening to some music on Itunes, browsing the Google Earth website, and my music stopped, and Itunes closed down. i then tried to open it back up,m and by computer displayed a BSOD displaying

    "\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\faultrep.dll is not a valid win image, please check against insallation diskette"

    now when i try and start up windows something constantly clicks and tells me to insert boot media into the proper drive, i have my HDD as my primary boot source, then my CD drive.

    please help me, i checked and everything is secure and tight, i just dont know what the problem is. i run Registry Mechanic reguarly, Ad Aware Pro, i use Diskkeeper reguarly so i think my system is in good shape, i just dont know what is going on!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It sounds to me like your hard drive may have failed, hence the clicking.

    Download and run your hard drive manufacturers utility and test the drive.

    Alternatively, take a look at this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. ChiCubs05

    ChiCubs05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    so the hard drive is dead...i purchased it less then 6 months ago, did nothing but everyday multimedia, word processing, and a little gaming. what can i do to get a replacement, the western digital site is almost imposible to find what you want, and they plan on charging me for calling them
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have you checked the hard drive using a diagnostic utility?

    The WD website is HERE. You should be able to find what you want under the support options.

    Regards Howard :)
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