Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:51 PM
Yesterday, May 17, my computer crased with the BSOD. After reviewing the forums I'm not sure but perhaps the BSOD is standard message except for identifying the driver or ptoblem. Mine said in part...."if a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the mfg'er for driver update. Try changing video adapter.....Check with hardware vendor for any BIOS updates.
Disable memory options such as caching and shadowing. If need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, ......."
I just quickly jotted down in short hand the message. But at the bottom it gave the file name as mfehidk.sys
I tried in safe mode but only had but a minute , possibly two before BSOD. It had as the error __Pool__Header
Reboot again in safe mode , the file name given in the BSOD was win32te.sys
I have Acronis backup software with a secure zone. It comes up first with an option to go to
Acronis startup before windows loads by hitting the F11 key. Tried that to restore. The computer froze up before I was able to complete the request for restore.
My next step was to borrow a computer. Download a free 15 day trial of Acronis backup software on the borrowed computer. I removed the hard drive from my BSOD computer and placed it in an usb enclosure. From there I was able to restore a mirror image of the c: partition. The backup was done on May 8. Today is May 18. I thought perhaps the restore would work since it was a good partition on that date. I removed the drive from the usb enclosure and placed it back in the bad computer. It did boot but stayed up only a minute or so. The BSOD error message this time was
At the moment I have the hard drive in the usb enclosure. There is a dump file there but the one after
I restored the partition and rebotted with that drive back in the BSOD computer.
Not sure where to go from here or what can be done. The system stays up but for a minute or so at best before getting the blue screen of death again. A couple of times it didn't boot at all. The BSOD computer is an Acer laptop 1662. Windows XP Pro SP2.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.