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September 5, 2011 6:40:52 PM

Last night,I got a Blue Screen Of Death on my Media computer I use upstairs.(This is my gaming computer I am typing this on)..The only thing out of the ordinary I have done with it in the last 6 months is bought a Zune 32gb MP.3 player.When I turn the computer on it says something about 'start normally(recommended)..or use System Disc).I am having problems getting it started again.It goes to the post screen and that's it.I will keep any updates as the day goes on.........I clicked the thing that said 'repair'and it is still stuck at the POST screen.

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a b $ Windows 7
September 5, 2011 6:58:33 PM

start normally or use system disc would indicate a potential problem with either a faulaty hard drive or hopefully just a corrupt file on your HDD
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September 5, 2011 8:11:56 PM

ulysses35 said:
start normally or use system disc would indicate a potential problem with either a faulaty hard drive or hopefully just a corrupt file on your HDD

What should I do?
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September 5, 2011 8:28:26 PM

Run your windows media disk and have it run a repair. You may have to reformat your HDD or buy a new one if it is faulty. (assuming your running windows).

You could also try booting up linux off of a flash drive and try to retrieve your files from the HDD, if you have to reformat or re-install the OS.
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September 5, 2011 9:04:28 PM

HMRkingpin said:
Run your windows media disk and have it run a repair. You may have to reformat your HDD or buy a new one if it is faulty. (assuming your running windows).

You could also try booting up linux off of a flash drive and try to retrieve your files from the HDD, if you have to reformat or re-install the OS.

When I started up again it went to 'starting Windows'then Blue Screened again.Disconnected my external HD--same thing. After I started up again, it says 'Launch Start Up Repair'(recommended) or 'Start Windows Normally'Did both.On 'Normally'The POST screen just stays there.The 'Launch Start-Up Repair'says Disk boot failure Insert system disc.I am using a 128 gb Zalman Ssd.I also have a 1tb WD Caviar Black,2tb WD Cavizr Green,and an External 2tb Seagate USB 3.0(think its called GOFLEX)
Should I insert my Windows 7 disc or should I chalk this Ssd up as done and buy a new one?Good thing I just copied all my music to my External.That is pretty much what I use it for.That and communication. I am using Windows7 Ultimate 64
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September 5, 2011 10:53:10 PM

After work in the morning I will try the Re- installation of Windows 7 disk.If that does not work,I will download a disk eraser and take all the info off the disc and start anew(I have 95% on my external).None of the info on the computer is (irreplaceable)If the drive is dead,then I will have to buy another one.This time I am going to get one slightly bigger.Maybe a 160gb or even a 200gb.It's just not cool to have these kinds of problems especially when I have alot of work related stuff to do on it,plus a lot of new music to download.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 5, 2011 11:53:58 PM

try pressing f8 at start up and select safe mode to see if it boots or last known good configuration--if it boots in safe mode try to run chkdsk /f or msconfig to load a diagnostic start up
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September 6, 2011 7:19:18 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
try pressing f8 at start up and select safe mode to see if it boots or last known good configuration--if it boots in safe mode try to run chkdsk /f or msconfig to load a diagnostic start up

Did that and Safe Mode Blue Screened..then went back to Failure..etc..insert System Disk.Frustrating,but we are narrowing it down.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 6, 2011 7:22:19 PM

try memtest in case a ram module has gone bad?
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September 7, 2011 7:11:32 AM

You can try booting up linux off to retrieve your files from the HDD
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a b $ Windows 7
September 7, 2011 12:58:21 PM

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Updating graphics sound drivers and repairing registry keys may resolve the problem. To repair registry keys download and install Reg InOut System Utilities.


how would he do these things if the pc wont post?
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September 7, 2011 6:20:37 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
try memtest in case a ram module has gone bad?

All 12 gb are O.K. I took them out and tested them in this build I am typing on.My computer never had a problem until I started to use a Zune 32gb MP.3 player.That is the only device I have connected to my rig.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 7, 2011 6:38:16 PM

does the pc start with the zune disconnected?
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September 7, 2011 8:23:52 PM

Doesn't start properly either way.Look at reply above.I do have a question..what is a System disk?Does it mean The Windows 7 OS disk.I am not sure.I just keep getting Blue Screens when I try safe mode and also when I try normally.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 7, 2011 9:22:45 PM

yes system disc would mean the operating system hard drive or a bootable disc--is your hard drive showing up ok in the bios?
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September 7, 2011 9:35:33 PM

Yes it is,but when I tried to re install my Windows 7 64 Ultimate,my Ssd is not recognized.Only my 2 Western Digital drives.1tb Black and 2tb Green. During the install it says upgrade or Custom(advanced) When I initaiily installed the disc 7 months ago, I chose Custom.I haven't went any further.I didn't make a choice yet.I am still trying to determine if my Zalman 128 gb Ssd is toast.When I last used it,It only had 8.4 gb left available.If my drive is tuast,then I will just buy a new one when I get back from New York.Is there any way to see if the Ssd is dead other than the BIOS?The BIOS recognized it.I saw the name Zalman 128 gb etc....
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a b $ Windows 7
September 7, 2011 9:45:09 PM

you could try a live cd like ubuntu--no installation needed--if it lets you browse the zalman hard drive then its not toast--it can read windows discs even though its linux--you can also recover any data that way to usb flash or hard drive
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September 7, 2011 10:09:02 PM

The BIOS recognized it but in Windows install it doesn't.Is that odd?And should I do upgrade for install or Custom.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 7, 2011 10:24:12 PM

do you have anything important on it you need to save?

i always do a custom install and format the drive during install
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September 7, 2011 11:07:27 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
do you have anything important on it you need to save?

i always do a custom install and format the drive during install

I do have something that I just noticed,an inconsistency,in BIOS,the Zalman is recognized,but on the POST screen all 3 of my other drives are recognized.This is a sign that pretty much ,well, the drive is toast.Also,I did manage to back my files up last week so I should have about 90% of all.I don't have any Fragile files on that computer>anything that can't be replaced.Thank god.I wonder if there is any other way to see if it is 100% dead.Right now I am about 50% sure. I will double check and make sure nothing came un plugged.But I haven't touched that case in 4 months.It sits about 4 feet off the ground,but still will check any how.
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