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BSOD during normal startup only starts in safe mode


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#1 rfgggg

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:45 PM

currently xp is giving my a problem of when i try normal startup it gets to the splash screen then flashs a BSOD at me to quick for me to read then restarts...i cant only get it to work by starting in safe mode. this started after my psu died and while waiting to get another one i put the hdd in an old 2003 dell and installed a few drivers so i had a semi working computer...ive done a system restore in safe mode but it hasnt changed anything...ive tried to disable auto restart but cant find the option for it where its supposed to be...im out of ideas here...o ya and its not creating dump files...the last one i have is from march 28 and that was way before any of this

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

Are you using the following method in Safe Mode to disable the automatic restarts?

Start> right click on My Computer> Properties> Advanced> Startup and Recovery. Under startup and Recovery click on Settings, uncheck the box in Automatically restart under System failure.

What is the make and model of this computer?

What is the model of the Dell that you took the PSU out of?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

i put the hdd in an old 2003 dell

That won't work and it's, most likely, a reason for your problems.
You can't simply move a hard drive from one computer to another and expect it to work.
Windows installation is tied up to certain hardware configuration.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:16 PM

well it did work at the time and ive never had a problem moving hdds from one computer to another

the old dell i was talkin bout was a dimension 4600C i think and my current one i built

and if the install is tied up between hardware configs then why can i still boot to safe mode?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:18 PM

Because safe mode doesn't load drivers. The OS installed on the drive knows what hardware was installed in the old system and it's looking for those drivers to be loaded in regular mode.

As Broni said, you cannot take a hd from one system and expect a different system to boot to it unless the two systems are 100% identical.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:23 PM

ok well then this is making no sense...right now i could shutdown my computer pull out the hdd walk out and put it in the other computer start it up and it will work. also i had the hdd in the computer in currently using, the psu died, i put it in the dell, now ive got it back in the computer it was originally installed on

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:23 PM

Because safe mode doesn't load drivers

To be exact, it loads only Windows generic drivers and only for basic devices, so the computer can function in limited configuration.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:26 PM

btw when i say itll start up and work i mean of course my copy of windows 7 that i am currently using

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:31 PM

Because safe mode doesn't load drivers

To be exact, it loads only Windows generic drivers and only for basic devices, so the computer can function in limited configuration.


Precisely. And the OS that is installed has drivers for the ORIGINAL system installed. So when the OS tries to load in normal mode it loads those drivers and will then usually generate a blue screen error since the hardware those drivers support is / are not present in the new system.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:33 PM

ok i think that you are misunderstanding me here....the ORIGINAL system installed is the on that i am on and having the problem with

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:04 PM

Did you get new PSU for it?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:09 PM

yes...its what im using right now

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:17 PM

...and you're still getting BSOD, when trying to start in normal mode?
If so, make sure, your "dump" settings are correct...

1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel (Start>Control Panel in Vista).
2. Double-click System.
3. Click (Advanced system settings link in Vista, then --->)the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
4. Make sure, there is a checkmark in Write an event to the system log.
5. In the Write debugging information list, click Small memory dump (64k) (128K in Windows 7).

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:21 PM

the only time ive got the BSOD is from this computer

and yes my dump settings are correct...its not dumping anything and as far as i can tell the BSOD doesnt have an error code...

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:26 PM

Restart in Safe Mode with Networking, so you can download couple of things....

Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)
No installation required.
Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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In Notepad, click Edit > Select all then Edit > Copy
Reply to this post, click in the reply window and press Ctrl+V on your keyboard to paste the log.

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