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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:58 AM
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 02:54 PM
A restart loop like this is probably due to Windows crashing and automatically rebooting; this is the default behavior of Windows when it crashes.
We'll need to disable the automatic restart setting so that you can see the error message being generated. With that message, we can narrow down the problem and find a solution.
Start your computer but do not attach any of your external drives.
To disable automatic restart on system error:
1. Right-click on the My Computer icon (either on your desktop or in the Start Menu) and click on Properties.
2. In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.
3. Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.
4. In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.
5. Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.
6. Click OK in the System Properties window.
Now, start connecting your external drives and do whatever you've been doing in the past to cause the system to restart.
Eventually, you'll trigger the system crash. Instead of restarting, though, you'll see the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), it will look something like this:
Now, get out a pencil and paper and copy down the information given about the crash. Specifically, everything that appears below the Technical information: line (be sure to copy down that long number exactly!)
Post the info here and we can start to figure this out.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:40 PM
Edited by ooweirdoo, 15 June 2009 - 03:44 PM.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:09 PM
This problem may occur if the removable disk device uses a sector size that is more than the Windows memory page size. The Windows memory page size is 4,096 bytes or 4 kilobytes (KB). When the media is in the removable disk device, Windows reads some of the media as the operating system searches for a boot sector or for file system information. A Stop error message occurs when Windows accesses sector zero. The sector size of sector zero exceeds the memory size that is allocated to read the sector.
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