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BSOD Vista

By Lomas hi
Sep 7, 2010
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  1. First I would like to say I have no experience in this area however I am trying my best I just tried a system restore earlier today which came to a crash so I restarted my pc, however now it will not load windows it goes to a BSOD, I tried many things I seen on the Internet. Such a's put you're vista disc in it just loads files then BSOD I can't reformat a's it just keeps BSODing I put a xp os disc in that seemed to do more was looking good but then also BSOD, I am now out if ideas and with just my phone to look for new ways it's becoming increasingly difficult, I would like too see you're suggestions or fixes so I may finally use my pc again. I can not reply for the next few hours due to having to sleep a's I hav college in 5 hours . Please help
     
  2. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    You get the infamous BSOD when you try to perform a clean disk format?

    One thing to rule out is a bad sector on your HDD. Your BIOS probably has a hardware diagnostic tool to check your hard disk for mechanical errors and bad sectors.

    Hopefully that's not the issue, but ruling that out can save you hours of troubleshooting the OS. (*ack*)
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Good advice!
     
  4. Lomas hi

    Lomas hi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Drive 0. St3250820as. Pass
    Drive 1. Hl dr Stdvd+-rw csa h31n. Diagnostics not supported
     
  5. Lomas hi

    Lomas hi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Really need help please
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    How many tests did you do on Drive 0 and what utility did you use?

    Who is the manufacture of Harddrive 1?

    Are your harddrives in a RAID array?
     
  7. Lomas hi

    Lomas hi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have no idea about raid I have tested twice both times it has worked, driver I also have no idea a's it was purchased for me by my dad
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Because the diagnostics were not supported by the second harddrive we need to find the make of the harddrive in order to run the correct diagnostics.
     
  9. Lomas hi

    Lomas hi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's a dell dimension e520 will that help find the driver?
     
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Contact Dell support via email with the model ID and ask them about the make of your harddrive.

    How old is this system?
     
  11. Lomas hi

    Lomas hi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Atleast 4 years if it comes to it illnhqve to tell my dad it's brokenbut I wanted to fix it
     
  12. Lomas hi

    Lomas hi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ingot a cd with the driver sir something on it however hen I boot or itit takes be I this like CBS thing and wants a command
     
  13. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    You need to test the harddrive. Contact Dell.
     
  14. Lomas hi

    Lomas hi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How can I contact dell I have no access to Internet / pc a's I am on my phone here. I can't really phone them until my parents are out a's I'm not too use the phone. Also about those raid whatever they are I do have those :D
     

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