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Bsod

By Frac
Jun 28, 2008
  1. heyy i keep getting the bsod
    it gets to the xp loading screen the it freezes and it flashes a blue screen at me and then restarts
    and i dont no the code ethier
    i carnt get into my desktop or thing
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Try pressing F8 repeatively on Windows startup, until you see the Safe mode options screen

    In that area you have "Last known good configuration" which you could try
    If that doesn't work, try: "Safe Mode"

    If you get in via Safe Mode
    Go to Start-->Control Panel-->Syste-->Advanced- Settings (under Start and Recovery)
    And then untick, "Automatic restart"
    Apply OK OK

    Then restart
     
  3. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    yer i have done that it wont start up in safe mode
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Put the Xp CD in and boot from it
    Go to the first R prompt
    Select the Administrator account by pressing 1
    Then select enter

    Once on the recovery screen type:

    chkdsk c: /r
    (note: there is a space before the /r)

    Once Check Disk has finished repairing any faults
    Type exit to restart

    Test again
     
  5. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    yer im doing that now its a 66% after about 2 hours
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    So far normal :)

    Well it is a tad extreme, but I'd continue until it finishes
    If you feel this is taking too long (possibly already)
    Then you could run Memtest on your Ram (7 passes or 4 hrs test required)
    Or a Drive Diagnostics on your HardDrive.

    It may also be beneficial to load cmos defaults, and remove all not required externals (mostly extra USB things plugged in).
     
  7. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    umm i cant get into my desktop or anything im on a laptop atm
    so i cant run a memtest or hdd test
    chkdsk 71%

    chkdsk went from 75% to 56% WTF!
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Still normal

    But the links I supplied are to create a bootable CD to test your Ram (and HardDrive)
    But maybe just wait for cd to finish
     
  9. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    YES i can start it up in safe mode
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    :)

    Please back up immediately to USB flash or DVD
    The Hard Drive could still be faulty
     
  11. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    umm u no of any good prog to back up my hdd
    and so i can spilt it in to many dvds
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes

    another HardDrive ! (Which will probably get E: (after the D drive DVD)
     
  13. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    ummm thats a problem i dont have another 1 and its nearly 11pm ova here
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hmm

    Well lets just say I've seen this before
    And in about 1 out of every 3 the HardDrive fails on restart (So then...)

    Maybe forget all that big stuff, and get the non replacable documents and things
    (here we go 10 gig of personal pics no doubt!)
     
  15. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    yer i spose thanks for all the help so if i keep getting the bsod when i boot the comp
    wat shood i do then?
     
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You may also receive a MiniDump in c:\windows\minidump folder that you can attach (for me to test)
    But I already assume it's going to say bad memory (on HardDrive or Ram)
     
  17. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    minidump file

    here it is
     
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Inside the 2 MiniDumps:
    Vtdisp.dll: VIA/S3G Graphics Driver

    Please uninstall your graphics driver and download and install the newest version from your manufactures website
     
  19. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    ....

    i dont use that any more i got a new vid card
     
  20. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Your system is definately using it !
     
  21. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    ......

    so do i just uninstall it?
    or uninstall and download the driver for it
     
  22. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    This thread keeps changeing, but I'll continue

    It's strange but when you add another video card say PCI-Express you still require the onboard drivers (for your old video) Otherwise your new driver setup will say no card found !

    But once the card is installed you then don't require the old onboard drivers any longer.

    So try this
    Search for Vtdisp.dll, and rename it to Vtdisp.old
    This file may be in use, so it may need to be done in Safe mode
     
  23. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    vtdisp

    ok i renamed it ok now shood i have the bsod? when i boot?
     
  24. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    for that file (as long as there are no more copies) it's not possible
     
  25. Frac

    Frac TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    thanks

    thanks for all the help ill reply if i have any more trouble
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
     
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