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[ale] OT: BSOD



On Fri, 2010-06-11 at 07:06 -0700, C Hendry wrote:
> Blue Screen says:
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> A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
> damage to your computer.
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> If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
> your computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
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> check for viruses on your computer. remove any newly installed hard
> drives or hard drive controller. check your hard drive to make sure it
> is properly configured and terminated run chkdsk /f to check for hard
> driver corruption, and then restart your computer.
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> technical information:
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> *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF793B524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
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Ahh, the dreaded INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.  Find the XP disk and restore
ATAPI.SYS or whatever miniport driver you need to access your hard disk
drives.  You will likely find that a virus infected your miniport driver
and the AV quarantined or deleted that driver, making it impossible for
Windows to find the hard disk that it is installed on.

I've run into this while cleaning systems with (literally) thousands of
active infections and where the systems were so bad that it mostly had
to be done by hand, with components of Windows being replaced piecemeal.
While I couldn't reinstall (no OEM restore CD/DVD), I was able to use
binary components from an XP SP2 CD to bring the system back to a clean
and bootable state.

Good luck.  The last time I did that, I invoiced enough to buy two new
computers running the latest version of Windows.

	--- Mike

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> What I have done.
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> Booted from a Windows XP CD, still got BSOD
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> Discounted HD, booted from a Windows XP CD, still got BSOD
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> Booted from Knoppix CD, booted up fine and worked great.
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> Restored CMOS to factory default, booted with Win XP, still got BSOD
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> Removed memory one module at a time as well as switched them around,
> booted from a Windows XP CD, still got BSOD
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> Switched HD (SATA II) port , still the same BSOD