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#1 Eyesee

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:05 PM

Dell Inspiron 1526 laptop I am working on

BSOD says "plug and play has detected an error most likely caused by a driver" loading windows.
Occurs in all modes: last known good config, safe mode, safe mode command prompt bsod's with a similar error

Issue also occurs when booting from an XPSP3 or Reatogo cd.

I have reset the BIOS to the default

Im thinking memory, which I have not reseated yet.
Any thoughts?

Edited by hamluis, 01 October 2010 - 01:59 PM.
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:10 PM

What's the error code?
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

STOP: 0X0000007b (0XF94C524, 0X0000034, 0X00000000, 0X0000000)

I just gotta love the way Microsoft makes the error codes clear as dirt!

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:20 PM

I'd be thinking damaged Windows. But wiser heads think differently :huh:.

http://forums.techarena.in/windows-xp-support/774725.htm

http://www.faultwire.com/solutions-fatal_e...00CA-*1203.html

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:28 PM

I thought that too at first Louis
But it does the same thing when I boot to my windows or reatogo cd
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:28 PM

Could be wrong or corrupt drivers, or even a virus.

EDIT: If the same happens when booting from an XP CD then I guess it seems like hardware. You could try removing the CD drive from the machine and then see if it will boot.

Edited by Budapest, 29 September 2010 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:31 PM

Does it crash before or after the console mode of setup? Is it when it's trying to load the windows kernel after the first reboot?

If it's crashing from a CD and HD boot both, with the same error, it's most going to be hardware related.... unless of course a corrupted file on the CD got copied to the hard drive. Get a new copy and try it.

If it still won't go remove all PCI devices and try changing out the following hardwares in this order and see if it fixes:

RAM
CPU
Hard Drive & Cable
Mainboard

Best of luck.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:35 PM

Gabrial - I wasnt running setup I was booting to my XP cd to try to get to the recovery console to run chkdsk on the drive.

Again, it does the same thing with the reatogo cd

I will reseat the memory and clean the fans tomorrow

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:48 PM

If it's doing it from mutlple boot devices, it's hardware.

I'd say check your CDRom drive out, but it's doing it from the hard drive too. :huh:

You should see me try to fix computers when I'm drunk. It's funny.

So, most likely to least:

RAM
CPU
Mainboard
Other PCI Devices

Edited by Gabrial, 29 September 2010 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:27 PM

Have you updated your BIOS?

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

I would love to but the BIOS update runs from inside Windows

Reseated the ram and HDD

Thight I might try one ram stick at a time. There are 2 512's in it
This system is driving me nuts!
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:12 PM

have you checked voltage?

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:08 PM

I think I have this narrowed down

I think it has something to do with Dell Media Direct.
It crashes immediately after loading that screen and before the Windows logo appears
Some sites are saying that media direct has to do with the little house button by the power button
I dont know what it does or how it works
Pushing it doesnt appear to have any result

Any thoughts on this?
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:15 PM

You can do the BIOS Update from outside windows can you provide me the service tag number?

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 05:04 PM

Have you tried using recovery media from Dell to restore the hard drive to its factory condition? I'd think Media Direct would load from a partition on the hard drive. Does the BIOS bootstrap another partition when you press the other button or something?




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