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Laptop keeps restarting after POST


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#1 NgelicDestroyer

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

I was given a laptop, an emachine e525, and upon booting the computer up, it goes through post and immediately after reboots and goes through the loop all over again. The person I got it from said the harddrive needed replacing. I tried using my XP cd to reformat it and while it boots from the cd, it then gives me a BSOD type error:

STOP: 0X0000007B (0xF78d2524,0XC0000034,0X00000000, 0X00000000)

which google tells me is a problem with the sata/raid settings in the bios, which i cannot access to verify because nobody knows the bios password for it.

So could it be the hard drive? I dont have a good one to test with, or could it be some retarded setting in the BIOS?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

Just for clarity...you did delete all existing partitions...before trying to install from XP CD?

Is XP CD a MS Genuine XP disk supplied by Microsoft?

Does the laptop not have a recovery/restore partition capability which would not require a new install?

Which version of Windows was originally installed?

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Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2012 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

The laptop originally came with Windows 7 noted by the sticker on it. It was given to me broken, so I cannot tell you if it was home, premium, ultimate, etc. Most likely home i would assume. The windows XP sp2 CD i currently have is not an official microsoft copy. I lost my install cd ages ago so I downloaded an iso so I didn't have to pay for another product key.

The cd does not get far enough to even view the partitions, it goes through the initial loading of files off the cd, asks if you want to install 3rd party raid/scsi drivers, etc, and thats when the blue screen error occurs. At some point in between loading the initial files and before it gives you any of the options to install, repair, format, etc.

I'm assuming the xp installation loads its files into memory, so that would lead me to believe perhaps the error is occuring when it tries to access the HDD and view the partitions? Just looking for some feedback by someone more experienced than myself before I drop $50-100 on a hard drive.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:22 PM

Forget that bum XP which no one here will support you with. Against the Terms of use
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Test the hard drive
If it passes buy windows 7 and install it. That laptop was designed for Windows 7, You would catch fits trying to get drivers for all the hardware. Hardware without the drivers is a useless as a car with not driver.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

<<The laptop originally came with Windows 7 noted by the sticker on it. It was given to me broken, so I cannot tell you if it was home, premium, ultimate, etc. Most likely home i would assume.>>

Since it is a laptop, the original license is for Win 7, not XP. Any attempt to install any version of Windows other than that which was originally installed...requires a valid license for that version.

<<The windows XP sp2 CD i currently have is not an official microsoft copy. I lost my install cd ages ago so I downloaded an iso so I didn't have to pay for another product key.>>

If it's not a legal/official version of Windows...then you are attempting to install an illegal version of Windows. Along with the fact that such version is illegal, you may want to take note of the following.

Are Digital River's download links illegal for use by people... - Microsoft Answers - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/are-digital-rivers-download-links-illegal-for-use/9a121cdc-6c23-481a-bd5c-2753f2578423

Are Torrents Safe Info - http://www.infocarnivore.com/tag/are-torrents-safe/

As suggested...you need to obtain a legal version with license...of whatever version of Windows you want to install...and go forward from that. Before attempting to install any O/S, it's also a good idea to run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic...to rule out the possibility of useless efforts expended.

Since it's a laptop, I suggest that you consider contacting the manufacturer of said system concerning the acquisition of recovery/restore disks, since I believe that the cost involved may be less than that of purchasing a new, licensed version of Windows.

Quote from the forum rules: "No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."

This topic is now closed. If you have any questions about this, please communicate such via PM to me.

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