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Stop error on boot

By risingTide
Jan 8, 2010
  1. Greetings,

    Over the last few weeks I was getting some random stop errors at various times. They became more frequent and now I cannot even start windows without a stop error. I had begun troubleshooting using the sticky posts before I was unable to boot and both my sticks of RAM passed MemTest. I haven't added any new hardware recently either.

    I'm stuck because I also get the stop error in Safe Mode which I have never had happen before. However, now that it crashes on boot it always gives the same error:

    0x000000D0: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_MMPOOL

    I looked here but there is no details about this error. It obviously seems like a driver error, but I don't know what to do from here.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Many thanks,
    bryan
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    That Soyo Dragon motherboard is getting a bit old. Check the hard drive for errors
     
  3. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    What is the best way to check the HD for errors since I can't boot even in safe mode?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Boot from an UBCD4Win CD or Flash drive, and run the hard drive diagnostics from there...

    Flash drive creation for UBCD4Win:
    Flash Drive Boot

    Of course you will have to create this on a working computer. I have several UBCD4Win CD's but only 1 loaded on a 4GB Flash Drive... Good Luck :)
     
  5. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Well, I've installed UBCD4Win...and I was hoping to make a CD of it...however my version of windows is the original (not even SP1). I also have a CD of SP2 however, but that doesn't seem to contain the full version of windows. Is there same way I can make this work between these two XP CDs?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    It should work with the original XP install disc only...
     
  7. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I get an error that says that you have to have at least Windows SP1.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Well, that settles it... Can you borrow a newer install disc from a friend?
     
  9. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I'm looking into that option today...I will post back. Thanks.
     
  10. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Hmm. Well, I got my hands on a XP SP1 CD and successfully made a UBCD4Win CD (I didn't have a big enough flash drive). I tested the CD on my other working computer and it works great. However, I can't get my broken PC to recognize it. I even set both active bootable devices in the BIOS to be CDROM but it didn't work. The only think of is that it is thinking a different drive is the CDROM drive and isn't trying to read the CD. Any thoughts? I feel like I'm so close to at least getting some better answers!
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Both active bootable devices? Is there 2 CD ROMs attached?
     
     
  12. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Well, a DVD-ROM and a CDROM, so yes. But there is only one option in the BIOS that just says: CDROM.
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Open the computer's case and physically connect only one optical drive. See if the computer will boot from it then
     
  14. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I disconnected the DVD. Also, My BIOS has 4 options for bootable devices...1st through 4th. I disabled the 2nd through 4th and set the first to CDROM.

    However, it still didn't work. I get this same message:

    DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
     
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Connect the DVD and make sure the bios boot is set CDROM at first device. Make sure that the DVD drive is detected in the bios. Are these IDE opticals or SATA?
     
  16. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I reconnected the DVD. There is no place in the actual BIOS that shows that either my CDROM or DVD are connected (I know that is weird but this is an old BIOS). However, when booting...before the OS loads there is a brief pause where both the CD and DVD drives light up for a second and there is a blurb that shows the following which proves they are both connected:

    D0 - TDK DVDROM
    D1 - None
    D2 - TDK CD-RW
    D3 - None

    And they are both IDE.
     
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Old bios might not support booting from a CD drive. You could take the hard drive out and install it in your working computer that boots the UBCD
     
  18. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Nope. That's not it. I can boot from my Window's CD. I just did it as a test.
     
  19. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Well, while I'm trying to figure out how to get the UBCD4Win to work I found a floppy I have with SeaTools for DOS on it. This is Seagate's HD Diagnositc tools (which also works with Maxtor drives which is what I'm dealing with).

    So it has a long test and a short test. It passed the short test just fine. I'm running the long test now and will post back with the results.

    In the meantime, the drive temperature is fluctuating between 82 and 87 degrees. Is this too high? And if so how can I cool it down? I have 2 case fans already (along with 3 mobo fans).

    Many thanks.
     
  20. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    My drive also passed the long test without any problems.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what I can try next? Is there any other UBCD4Win type tools that I can use to access the HD since I can't boot? What's my next step?

    Thanks.
     
  21. risingTide

    risingTide TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I was able to access the problematic drive (finally) using UBCD4Win. I have used these tools:

    I ran MemTest on it for 13 passes with no errors.
    I ran checkdisk /r with no errors.
    I ran Emsa DiskCheck with only one error:

    I ran HD Tune with the following results:

    I ran Western Digital's WinDlg which passed both the short and extended tests.

    So, besides the one error above for Emsa DiskCheck I have pretty much ruled out the BSODs being a memory or hard drive issue. This makes sense because the particular errors I am getting look like driver issues.

    I receive this error when I try to boot in safe mode:

    0x000000D0: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_MMPOOL

    and this one when I try to boot regularly:

    0x000000C5: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL

    Should I pursue the Emsa Disk Check error above or try something else? And if so, what? I do now have access to the drive with UBCD4Win.

    Many thanks!
     
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