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Getting a B.S.O.D. while using Defrag tools trying to use the UBCD4WIN to fix my system

#1 User is offline   Berngilbert45 Icon

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    Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:08 AM

    Hi all
    This is my first time here so I hope I'm posting this question in the right forum. Recently the first system I built ( an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ CPU, BioStar NF325-A7 motherboard 1GB Buffalo PC3200, two Seagate HD a 160GB SATA and a 300GB Ultra ATA/ IDE respectivly and an 8xAGP video card Nvidia ) began to seriously malfunction after nearly two years. Running some of the diagnostic test I found that the SATA HD worked ok (it went through the tests with no errors) the 300 GB IDE drive would freeze up after only a couple of minutes during the write test. I then switched to the defrager and while using that the system would halt, after a few minutes and I would see this message "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". It doesn't matter which Defrag tools I used, it always ends the same way with that B.S. O.D. I would appreciate any help you could give to a total newbie like myself
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      Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:14 AM

      View PostBerngilbert45, on Mar 23 2009, 09:08 AM, said:

      I would appreciate any help you could give to a total newbie like myself


      First make a test with WinDlg.exe, EXTENDED TEST !
      I think your system runs not stable!

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        Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:32 PM

        If the 300gb disk is bad then defrag will not help.
        No program will help.
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          Posted 25 March 2009 - 06:02 AM

          View PostZedy, on Mar 24 2009, 12:32 PM, said:

          If the 300gb disk is bad then defrag will not help.
          No program will help.


          As it turns out the 300GB IDE HD did go bad as nearly all of the programs on the UBD4WIN keep saying that there is nothing on the disk ( the desktop screen says that its minus one megabyte ) but I know there are files on it. Is there no way of recovering those files? (The 160GB SATA HD seems to be ok as I have succesfully defragged that one, and all the diagnostic tests check out.)
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            Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:16 AM

            What did WinDlg.exe, EXTENDED TEST say ???

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              Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:48 AM

              You might be able to get data off with TestDisk. I've used it several times on -1 hard drives and have been able to save files off the hard drive to a flash drive. Plug in the USB flash drive before starting up TestDisk, TD should see it when you start it with the drive in.
              However, yesterday I found a HDD that was too badly damaged and it couldn't get anything off of it.
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                Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:39 AM

                A new wrinkle

                Since my 300GB IDE was dead as far as the OS was concerned, I decide to replace it waith a 250GB SATA from Western Digital. After installing, I ran the WinDlg.exe in Extended Test mode to check it out. Results came back normal everything checked out. I then ran the Write Zero extended to erase any data on the drive ( I purchesed it from MicroCenter it was one of those OEM no box just an electrostatic bag ones they sell cheap) and tried to boot Win XP onto it. About halfway thorugh the process I got the same message again, even though I had removed the offending drive. My question is, something's going on I should be testing for but what? Any ideas what I might be missing?
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                  Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:00 AM

                  SpinRite 6 can tell you. It's $90 from grc.com, but it's worth every penny, as it will thoroughly scan your drives for any errors, and not just file/partition table/chkdsk-type errors. It scans the surface of your hard disk, writing/reading data several times with error-correction disabled to get to the nitty-gritty of your disk. I can tell you from personal experience that it simply works. If you want to know if it's truly dead you will have to run this.

                  Note: I am in no way affiliated with Gibson Research Corporation, other than being a user of its product.
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                    Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:53 PM

                    Hello ,
                    Seagate and Maxtor are same company now
                    and seagate tools and maxblast are both Acronis 10 (FREE)and is free for people who own their HDD.
                    http://www.seagate.c...000f5ee0a0aRCRD

                    prepair the drive (HDD) with that see if you can install XP

                    also faulty RAM can cause problem too (do not forget that)

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                      Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:22 AM

                      View PostJoshua, on Mar 25 2009, 08:16 AM, said:

                      What did WinDlg.exe, EXTENDED TEST say ???

                      Joshua


                      Sorry it took a while , been busy with other stuff.

                      Basically I tested all three drives, my 160GB SATA came back OK, the new 250GB OEM came back OK, the 300GB IDE came back with too many errors and could not even complete the test. So I pulled it and am now trying to re-install WinXP on the 250GB SATA drive which I've tested twice and it still comes up good. Only problem now is that when I go to install it from the UBCD4WIN, the program just hangs up or doesn't do anything. When I go to install it from the WinXP Cd direectly, I get that same B.S.O.D. message again. I thought my problems would end by removing that defective IDe drive but it seems there is something else I should be looking for. Any suggestions?
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