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must manually reboot/BCCode problem?

By dms96960
Sep 26, 2007
  1. This is my first post, so please bear with me.

    About a month ago I noticed that I could no longer reboot by using the restart. Windows closes down properly on screen, but never starts up again. I have to manually push the off button on the tower and then manually press it on.

    I installed and ran registry mechanic which found errors and repaired them, but it had no effect on the restart.

    The last time I manually rebooted I received a message that my computer recovered from a serious error. This may be totally unrelated to the problem, but here was the error message:

    BCCode : ea BCP1 : 88EB4190 BCP2 : 895B01F8 BCP3 : 89300960
    BCP4 : 00000001 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

    When I clicked on "details", it gave the followng:

    C:\DOCUME~1\OWNER~1.DMS\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa48e.dir00\Mini092607-01.dmp
    C:\DOCUME~1\OWNER~1.DMS\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa48e.dir00\sysdata.xml

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer a solution to this (these) problem(s). Also, is there some sort of reference list for the BCCode problems so that I can just look them up when they appear?

    Thanks again.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This can be caused by a corrupted hard drive. The drive needs to be tested for bad sectors, and SMART status
     
  3. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 258   +28

    TMagic,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Does the reply refer to the rebooting problem or the BCCode problem?

    I've run a diskcheck but it found no problems.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What did you use to test the hard drive? Seatools from Seagate, run outside Windows, from a bootable floppy or CD, is the only way to test a drive properly
     
  5. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 258   +28

    I ran chkdsk.

    How else should I test the drive for bad sectors and SMART status?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  7. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 258   +28

    Tmagic:

    I downloaded and ran the SeaTools for Windows. I ran the short test and my hard drive passed.

    One other thing I just noticed -- I can restart from Safe Mode without any trouble.

    What should I try next?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Alright dms96960,
    I would have told you to perform the long test, but for now lets look at the systems memory. Run Memtest86 and see if you get any errors after about an hour of running the test
     
  9. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 258   +28

    Tmagic,

    What is Memtest86 and how do I run it?

    Thanks.
     
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