So, I have searched through the boards and I do find a lot of posts regaurding this question, but not exactly what I need. So here is my situation: My friends hard drive crashed, i hooked it up as a slave to my computer and reformatted her hard drive and it worked beautifully on my computer and when i put it back into her tower it was working well for about...8 hours. After that 8 hours it started displaying the 'A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try chaging video adapters. Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode. Technical Information: *** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF85F9AD9, 0xF898B7A4, 0xF898B4A4) ' SO, i figure there is some type of hardware issue in her current computer and i was just going to give her an extra tower of mine and place her hard drive in it. i took her hard drive and hooked it back up to my computer hoping to reformat her hard drive, but during the installation the hard drive brings up the same error again. it also brings up the same error while booting in safemode. since her computer is hooked up to mine as a slave there is also no way for me to access the bios (or is there? i dont know). i am also not able to get into the computer at all to even delete drivers or anything of the sort. I am hoping someone knows how I'd be able to get rid of this error so I can reformat her hard drive. i dont care about saving data or anything. all i want to do is reformat the hard drive and make it work!