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Old 26. Nov 2011, 02:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Error Code 0Xf 7984528 on BSOD screen. Sorry Anupam, I was not ignoring you, I was just totally consumed by the problem.

Well, would you know ... I messed up with Paragon. I had created a full system image of my XP system on my USB connected HDD. There was no archived files created and that is why I could not find them. I have no problem seeing the USB drive ... Both drive 0 and Drive 1 are both mapped. I have an 'arc db' folder which I thought was the backup, but it was empty (no arc...PBF files). My error totally.

I used the WINPE disk to fix the MBR (BOOT Corrector) but on reboot I still got BSODs. Boot sector repair did not work either. I came across a free MBRFix utility from www.sysint.no (with lots of instructions). It does not need the Windows Recovery Console to run, but I could not figure out how to use it with WINPE (braincramp!) as there is no command prompt. It also requires administrator mode (how does one know that with WINPE!).

Fortunately, Paragon saves xxxxxs like me. I had to restore XP and I had no archives, so I had to get creative. The Paragon Rescue Media CD allowed me to backup the Full System Image that I had on the USB HDD. It created a set of arc.PBF files from it and I used it to restore Drive 0. Bit of a round about way of doing it, but without the full image copy I would not have been able to create the files. Pure luck!

Logging on today I saw the other posts ... tnx to all. I owed you an update.
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Old 26. Nov 2011, 02:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's OK emmjay... not a problem. I know you were consumed with the problem. I just thought to remind you. The thing is, if you are getting a BSOD, best way is to note down the error message and number, and search for its information. That always gives a clue as to what went wrong so as to get the error. It might be a new hardware install, new driver, or a software... there are various reasons.

The code you told is wrong one. Let me give you an idea of what we need to know when a BSOD occurs. See this image :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wi...ED_AREA%29.svg

First is the error message that appears. In this case, you can see it as "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"

Then, is the error number, or code. That's the number seen after STOP under heading of Technical Information. In this case, its 0x00000050.

These two things give an idea of what the problem might be.

Anyways, I think that the issue is solved now? If yes, then its good .
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Old 26. Nov 2011, 03:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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An article explaining about BSODs :

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...survival_guide

Another one containing messages and numbers of different BSODs :

http://aumha.org/a/stop.htm
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Old 26. Nov 2011, 07:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Tnx Anupam, good to know.
There will probably be more opportunity to research this further as even though XP booted after the restore, I got a BSOD when I shut it down. This leads me to believe that the problem may be hardware related.

I am getting battery errors too (44% max on AC power) and from the research I did over the past few days, this could be contributing to the problem. This is an old laptop, so if I can get a replacement AC and that does the trick, but XP continues to fail, I will reformat the HDD and load Ubuntu. (no more XP ). Not all is lost.
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Tnx Anupam, good to know.
There will probably be more opportunity to research this further as even though XP booted after the restore, I got a BSOD when I shut it down. This leads me to believe that the problem may be hardware related.

I am getting battery errors too (44% max on AC power) and from the research I did over the past few days, this could be contributing to the problem. This is an old laptop, so if I can get a replacement AC and that does the trick, but XP continues to fail, I will reformat the HDD and load Ubuntu. (no more XP ). Not all is lost.
I was suspecting about that. Maybe you should check HDD integrity. You now there's a lot of soft you can use to "repair" HDD; my suggestion is you search in your hdd developer website and download the appropriate Low Level format tool .
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Old 26. Nov 2011, 07:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you are still getting a BSOD emmjay, post the error here, or research it further with the help of the above links. It will give you a clue.

If you want to format and install XP fresh, or want to install something else, make sure you backup your files and folders on the hard disk first. You can connect your USB HDD to the laptop and can make use of Linux to boot from a live CD, and transfer data from the unbootable hard disk to USB one. Good luck.
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I am getting battery errors too (44% max on AC power) and from the research I did over the past few days, this could be contributing to the problem. This is an old laptop, so if I can get a replacement AC and that does the trick, but XP continues to fail, I will reformat the HDD and load Ubuntu. (no more XP ). Not all is lost.
Ubuntu or perhaps Mint 11 Julia if you don't want to deal with Unity. I'm a little troubled that you still may have a hard drive issue and then again it may be your battery causing a cascade of errors.

If you go the Linux route Jojoyee has created outstanding articles on Tips and tricks for Ubuntu or Mint after installation. These tweaks helps make them more familiar for Windows converts.
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Old 27. Nov 2011, 02:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have PC Doctor for DOS 6. I was particularly interested in the HDD results as it was my first avenue of inquiry after the first few BSODs. Fortunately memory tests, BIOS, and all the system components passed. I guess these tests from DOS are as good as those that are run in XP or Linux.

The power to the laptop is now almost at shutdown level. I do not have enough juice to reproduce the BSOD error code. The battery icon is red. The AC is not recharging and is cutting in and out of operation. I decided to shut it off. I am now working from my desktop to try to resolve the issue(s) and save XP. You guys have come up with some good ideas. I will pursue all of them.
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Old 27. Nov 2011, 05:00 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Got a loan of a compatible AC adapter from a neighbor and have powered up again.

Anupam, The BSOD error code ...

0x0000007B 0XF7984528 0xC0000034 0x0 0x0

I looked up the code in that link you sent me...

0x07B = INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

Now I get this without the USB HDD attached, so that leaves Device 0, the primary HDD. I can't see this is a driver issue. Is that possible? 'Boot device' meaning it can not access the hardware or that it can not access what is on the device to boot ... the first track on the device where the boot sector/MBR resides ?
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Fortunately memory tests, BIOS, and all the system components passed. I guess these tests from DOS are as good as those that are run in XP or Linux.
Did all system components include the HDD (device 0)? I'm leaning towards a HDD issue. The only question I have is, were you ever able to repair your MBR or were you unable to get that far.
One other thought this could be as simple as a loose connector to the HDD.
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