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#1 ashLhynne

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:50 PM

i hope someone can help me...

my computer got a blue screen saying that my computer encountered a serious problem... and its saying something about atapi.sys... beginning dumping physical memory...


ever since then i cannot do work on computer since it will only last for atleast 30 mins to run and then it will automatically shutdown and give me the bluescreen so i need to start again...

what do i need to do? do i need to remove something?

pls help.. tnx!

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:45 PM

atapi.sys Has to do wit the IDE controller that you hard drive and DVD/CD drive plug into.
If this happens when you're not using the DVD/CD drive, then we can rule that out.
What is the make and model of your computer?
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:02 PM

atapi.sys Has to do wit the IDE controller that you hard drive and DVD/CD drive plug into.
If this happens when you're not using the DVD/CD drive, then we can rule that out.
What is the make and model of your computer?



its hp pavillion... well, i believe i got that message when I was burning a cd... and I just changed my cd-rw to dvd-rw drive... is that one of the reason? what do i need to do then?

tnx for the reply!!!

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:34 PM

When you changed drives, did youuse a new ribbon. The most common reason for that error is using the old 40-wire ribbon cable instead of the new 80 wire cable
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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:03 PM

When you changed drives, did youuse a new ribbon. The most common reason for that error is using the old 40-wire ribbon cable instead of the new 80 wire cable



yeah, we just changes a new ribbon? and i don't know if its the 80 wire cable... how do i know?

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:54 PM

It's kind of hard to describe, but when you look at it you will notice the smaller wire traces on the ribbon. I'm not saying this is the only cause, just the most common
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:22 AM

Carefully count the wires (maybe with a magnifying glass). If you get to 20 and you're only 1/2 way across - it's an 40 wire. If you get to 40 and you're only 1/2 way across - it's an 80 wire.
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