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Laptop with constant BSODs


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#1 Ran-K

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:36 PM

There's a laptop I have that started out with a simple problem: The hard drive was corrupted and wouldn't boot ("C:\windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt"). I formatted instead of repairing, and it worked fine for a few weeks. AV (Avast), antispyware, etc. A couple of games installed (WoW, LoL, and others) and Office, but not much apart from that. Then I got a similar error, and formatted again.

Now it's been working for a few weeks, but it seems like the last couple of days, every time I turn it on I get a BSOD, or a message that says something like

"boot failure on internal hard drive.
broadcom something something.
intel base-code pxe 2.1
client mac addr: (the address)
pxe-es3(or something): exiting broadcom pxe rom

no bootable devices-strike f1 to retry boot."

I rebooted a couple of times and got into XP.

But it's happening a lot and I have no idea what it could be.

It's a Dell Inspiron 6000.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:52 PM

Those messages reference "PXE"...those are probably indications that your system is trying to boot from the network. This often happens when the CMOS battery is weakening and the result is that BIOS settings start changing without user action.

The laptop analogy for the CMOS battery is called the RTC battery by some manufacturers. In your case, Dell calls it coin-cell battery.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/sm/coincell.htm#wp1123661

If (big if) I'm correct, that battery needs to be replaced. Then the CMOS/BIOS needs to have the date/time adjusted and saved...and life will go on.

Louis

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:57 AM

I looked at the Event logs and saw these:

1/31/2011 3:11:41 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/31/2011 3:11:41 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging

1/31/2011 12:14:56 AM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/29/2011 2:48:05 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/29/2011 2:48:03 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/29/2011 2:48:02 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/29/2011 2:47:46 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/29/2011 2:47:30 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/29/2011 2:41:02 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/29/2011 2:40:56 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/29/2011 2:40:52 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/29/2011 2:40:52 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/29/2011 2:40:52 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/28/2011 1:28:06 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/28/2011 1:20:54 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:54 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:54 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:53 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:51 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:45 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:45 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:44 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/28/2011 1:20:44 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:43 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:43 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:43 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/28/2011 1:20:42 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/27/2011 10:17:20 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/27/2011 10:17:20 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/27/2011 10:17:19 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/27/2011 10:17:19 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/27/2011 10:17:19 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/27/2011 10:17:18 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/27/2011 10:17:18 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/27/2011 10:12:02 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/22/2011 2:21:35 AM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/22/2011 2:21:30 AM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/22/2011 2:21:25 AM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/22/2011 2:21:20 AM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/22/2011 2:21:17 AM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/22/2011 2:21:12 AM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

1/17/2011 11:24:35 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

1/16/2011 9:58:14 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/16/2011 9:58:14 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/16/2011 9:58:14 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/16/2011 9:58:14 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

1/16/2011 8:18:04 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/16/2011 8:18:04 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:18:04 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:17:59 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:17:49 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:17:39 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:15:09 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/16/2011 8:15:09 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:15:09 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:15:04 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:14:54 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:14:44 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:53 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/16/2011 8:11:52 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \...\DR6 during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:52 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:52 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:52 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:52 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:45 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:35 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:25 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:13 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:11:03 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

1/16/2011 8:10:53 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:10:43 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:10:33 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:10:23 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:10:13 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:10:03 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:09:53 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:09:43 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:09:33 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:09:23 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:09:13 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:09:03 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:08:53 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:08:43 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:08:33 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:08:23 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:08:13 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:08:03 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:07:53 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:07:43 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:07:33 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:07:23 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:07:13 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:07:02 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:06:51 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:06:40 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:06:26 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Ftdisk Warning Disk 57 N/A PC The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:06 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:03:01 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 8:02:51 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 7:59:14 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 7:59:03 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 7:58:52 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.
1/16/2011 7:58:41 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

1/16/2011 7:58:30 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

1/16/2011 7:22:32 PM Disk Warning None 51 N/A PC An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

1/15/2011 5:46:56 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/15/2011 5:46:56 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/15/2011 5:46:55 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
1/15/2011 5:46:55 PM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.

1/15/2011 11:28:06 AM Disk Error None 11 N/A PC The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.


I'm guessing sectors in the HDD are damaged? Is there any tool I can run to fix this or do you think the problem could be something else?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:48 PM

Hi,
I would suggest that you use "ONLY" the HDD's Manufacturers diagnostics tool to see if there any bad sectors on your drive and let their tools attempt to recover any bad sectors.

Iain.

Edited by odin88, 01 February 2011 - 12:49 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:01 PM

FWIW: Bad sector problems...don't produce those types of errors, IMO. Controller errors, paging errors, input/output errors...I would check the hard drive connections first, consider replacing the cable used...and run the appropriate hard drive diagnotic (long test, not short).

I was getting controller and parity errors a couple of days ago on a drive...seems that the cable to motherboard was not enabling proper contact. Replaced the cable, problem ceased.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 01 February 2011 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:44 PM

So it could be as simple as a cable? Huh! I hope it's not hard to take out the cable from the laptop.




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