i was wondering if anyone can help me out, another thing, i don't know if this is in the right section, but here i go.....
a friend said her computer wasn't working that it kept rebooting everytime, she said she ran a scan with norton and in the middle it shut down, well, i go over there and it's filled with viruses, so i use hijackthis and spybot and remove alot of viruses, well now when i start up her computer, it's saying....
ERROR MSG ON SCREEN
problem has been detected, and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you have 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 drive or hard drive controller.
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.
*** STOP: 0X0000007B (0XF78D2524,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000)
so now, i see this and so i thought, i'll take it to my house and reinstall and bring her hard drive back, i did that and it worked, it reinstalled like nothing, i bring it back to her computer and it gives me the same error message, so i start thinking it's not the hard drive 'cause it worked great at my house, so now i'm stuck, i'm going over there to try what it says here :
solution 1 of course, and check if the bios has virus protection on, any other ideas would be great if what i'm going to do don't work. thanks to anyone that responds.
well, it wouldn't install at her house, it would give me that error, i brought the hard drive to my house and it installed perfect, so that could be why this is all happening, but what could be the cause for this error code to pop up, you know what i just need some help, anything would be great,
ok, let's say i did that (i didn't but i want a back up plan), would it be possible to say that her hard drive is working correctly, and could it be her motherboard, i personally feel that her psu is messing up, but even then wouldn't i be sure too know that, maybe some stuff won't power on, i really don't understand how that works, she told me that it's the dvd drive because it doesn't work, i did laugh at her, but i want to ask, verify i guess you can say
If you have the drive in your computer, you can run chkdsk on it. In "my computer", right-click the drive and select properties. On the tools tab, click "check now". Check off both boxes then start the scan. It may take a while, but at least it will find any errors.
Also, don't remove the partition like I sugessted above until after the scan is finished.
A bad power supply can display unusual symptoms, but if you found viruses on her machine, I'd say that's it. When my power supply was failing, my computer ran fine... unless I did some gaming or other intensive task. At that point my computer would shut off.
well, that was the problem i couldn't install it at her house, it kept giving me an error code, also, it wouldn't let me boot to windows before or after i formatted it, i couldn't even run the recovery console on her computer, every time i put in the xp cd, it would say at that the bottom everything was getting setup, it even said at the windows is loading, then the blue screen would pop up that is why i did everything at my house
i did everything you said and it didn't work, but i did this and everything went perfect:
1. Start up , press F2 to enter BIOS
2. Expand the "Drives" section
3. Go to "SATA Operation"
4. Change this from "RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA"
so thanks for everything, maybe your advice did help, but that did the job. thanks alot.