So I bought a Seagate barracuda 500GB SATA hard drive because my western digital was on its last leg. Everything seemed perfect until a BSOD happened and now I have gotten about 6 and they all appear and disappear quickly so I don't have any time to read why it is blue screening.
Right now it has blue screened and it is doing a "checking file system on C: one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency." What in the world is going on here?!
Great it is only getting worse. I can't be on windows for more than a minute before it blue screens and restarts! Help : / Of course something would go wrong
In safemode right now and copied this:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
Need much more info about this problem. Is this your C: drive? Did you clone the old one or reinstall? How long after installing the new drive did the stop errors begin? etc...
It soulnds like you can get to the desktop. Go to the System Properties, Advanced Tab, StartUp and Recovery button, and uncheck "System Failure" Automatically Restart checkbox so it will not restart after a BSOD.
That way you can read the stop error message, and stop code.
Can recheck it if you want after the problem is solved.
I did a complete reinstall. I first installed my OEM windows vista cd and right after it finished installing and I was on the desktop it blue screened. I didn't give it much thought thinking maybe it was an outdated driver. I installed a couple drivers from windows update (didn't install all updates) and then upgraded to windows 7 with my upgrade cd. It then blue screened again once it reached the desktop and now has blue screened several times while installing updates.
Right now I am in safe mode and it has not blue screened.
This mind blowingly frustrating .... I just want to give up and throw this computer out the window.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage.
Disable or uninstall any antivirius, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run chkdsk/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
None .. haven't installed anything besides windows updates, fire fox and steam. The blue screens started when I installed vista and now are 10x worse in windows 7. Fresh install of both so I really don't get it. I don't know if the hard drive is defective or I screwed up somwhere ....
Can't stay in normal mode only safe mode otherwise it will blue screen.
If Who Crashed points to NVidea drivers, you could download the latest non beta version to a different computer, then use a flash drive to copy it over.
Or you could just uninstall all the NVidea drivers and programs for now and see it that clears it up. There is a feature to "fully or complete uninstall" Nvidea in the Add/Remove Programs section. Forget the exact name. Your display will will still work without all the NVidea drivers & it may determine if that's the problem.