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#1 Crippen

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:29 AM

Hi everyone, my name's Dave, I'm a bumbling idiot from Sheffield, UK, who knows very liitle about the insides of computers.

Every time I turn the machine on I recieve the follow message

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer, remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x000007B (0xf9e8463c, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Fastfat System - address B908891c etc...


Does anyone know how I cure this problem?
Many, many thanks
Dave

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

Try the suggestion that is in the error message -run Chkdsk.

Chkdsk (Chkdsk.exe) is a command-line tool that checks volumes for problems. The tool then tries to repair any that it finds. For example, Chkdsk can repair problems related to bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors. To use Chkdsk, you must log on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.


Follow these steps to run chkdsk:
Click Start, Run...
Type cmd
Type in chkdsk /f

More info: How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:59 AM

Both the STOP 0x23 and the STOP 0x7B errors can be caused (most commonly) by file system corruption or hard drive failure. I'd suggest that the first step here would be to backup your data in the event that the hard drive is dying.

After running chkdsk /f, try downloading a bootable diagnostic utility from the website of the hard drive manufacturer and running the tests on the suspect hard drive.
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:10 PM

Thanks Guys,

Sorted.

Best wishes
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