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Corrupt Hard Drive, "IRQL_NOT LESS_OR_EQUAL" blue screen

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:56:22 PM

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My system had a bad stick of ram, as I found out later, that made it
reboot everytime I tried something, like reading larger ammounts of
data from tha hard drive.
At first I thought it might be the OS, and since I have 2 partition on
a 76gb IDE hard drive, I thought I will reformat and reinstall the os
on the first partition.
During the winXP setup, after formating the first partition, while
copying files the system rebooted again. Now when I try to reboot I am
getting a blue screen talking about ntsys file being bad or missing and
"IRQL_NOT LESS_OR_EQUAL" or something like that.
I move the hard drive into a diferent computer, as a seccondary, non
bootable drive but when I start this system I am getting the same
error. I tried on 3 diferent computers, one with a 64bit OS with the
same results. I also tried booting entirely from a CD with a WinPE CD
and I am also getting the blue screen.

Is there anything I can do to get this hard drive into a state where I
can copy the data from the seccond partition?

Thank you.
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 10:01:13 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi

Please try the following link to Jim Eshelman's web page - left hand column
(0A)

http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

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<coristepan@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1121100982.672692.73870@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> My system had a bad stick of ram, as I found out later, that made it
> reboot everytime I tried something, like reading larger ammounts of
> data from tha hard drive.
> At first I thought it might be the OS, and since I have 2 partition on
> a 76gb IDE hard drive, I thought I will reformat and reinstall the os
> on the first partition.
> During the winXP setup, after formating the first partition, while
> copying files the system rebooted again. Now when I try to reboot I am
> getting a blue screen talking about ntsys file being bad or missing and
> "IRQL_NOT LESS_OR_EQUAL" or something like that.
> I move the hard drive into a diferent computer, as a seccondary, non
> bootable drive but when I start this system I am getting the same
> error. I tried on 3 diferent computers, one with a 64bit OS with the
> same results. I also tried booting entirely from a CD with a WinPE CD
> and I am also getting the blue screen.
>
> Is there anything I can do to get this hard drive into a state where I
> can copy the data from the seccond partition?
>
> Thank you.
>
!