BSOD on cold boot (Acer Aspire 5022)

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Hi All

I have an Acer Aspire (Turion ML30 1gb ram) which runs perfectly, once i finally get it to boot from cold. My usual routine is:
1: power up. This boots the machine past the welcome screen, to the desktop where just about everything happens correctly - icons appear in the notification area, then bam...
2: BSOD. Variety of different messages here some relating to .sys files and sometimes just a stop message. Nothing specific.
3: power off, then power up straight away. Again loads to desktop whereupon I get EITHER a "windows has recovered from a serioous error" message, then all is well OR any number of messages saying explorer needs to close or could not initialise win logon...
4: reboot, then all is well. No crashes - good ol' XP performing as it should for as many days as I need it until I power down and let it go 'cold'. Then the cycle starts again.

I've done the mem-test thing; I've installed Puppy Linux and that works fine, so I'm guessing (hopefully) not a hardware faliure.

Any clues much appreciated!

Kind REgards


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Can be signs of a faulty internal HardDrive (make sure that you always complete all backups)

Please try this:

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer
  • Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
  • Click Properties, and then click Tools.
  • Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
Use one of the following procedures:
  • • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
  • • (tick) To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box.
  • • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.


After that, you could do a Drive Diagnostics too


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Hi Kimsland
Many thanks for such a speedy response. I'm now in the process of carrying out your suggestions, and will report back my findings.
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