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Blue Screen Of DEATH

By porstech ·
Ok. I'm new to this whole computer thing and am very caucious when it comes to doing anything to possibly harm or cause problems. I am extremely thurough and study everything before I make any kind of programming change. Nevertheless, I've offically locked myself out of my desktop. Allow me to explain:

Error message I receive on startup:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is...bla bla bla, follow these steps.
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controlers. 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.
Technicial information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007b (0xf96dd528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Oddly, my computer did not shut down, I went to restart it in safe mode to remove Smitfraud--a trogan that creates a driver in the \windows\system32\ and runs all the time in the background, pulling up webpages and clogging up CPU. (its really fun):)

Anyway, I figured I'd use this chance while I still have some of my hair left and before I loaded my 357 to put a bullet in this wounded horse to see what you guys thought about that...

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Fun huh?

by torturednacho In reply to Blue Screen Of DEATH

First off, Trying to avoid disaster and misconfiguration is a prelude to that 357 your talking about. Its all about trial and error. Make sure your backups are up to date and you are good to go.

On the other Hand.Maybe when I was Programming DOS Eggdrops. I thought viruses and attacks were fun, But its actually just stupid.
I Prefer "Gray Hacker" , ..Figure out the holes and then work with the companies to fix the holes.Viruses are .. Well in a tech word "Lame sauce"

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Yes, a .357 is the correct solution

by nepenthe0 In reply to Blue Screen Of DEATH

I would reformat the HD and do a clean reinstallation of the operating system. Hopefully you have a data backup.

A number of TR participants have criticized me for this advice, but desperate situations require desperate solutions. I make periodic drive image backups with Norton Ghost, just on the contingency that a scenario such as you describe might confront me.

Norton Ghost rewrites the HD at 1-2GB/min. I'm up and running under 20 minutes when disasters strike. And they do.

Rick/Portland, OR

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Can you tell us what the text in the message says...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Blue Screen Of DEATH


That information would help a lot. Also, what OS are you running? Windows? 2K, XP, Vista? These things make a difference.

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I'll run a test again to see...

by porstech In reply to Can you tell us what the ...

this shouldn't take long.

In the meantime, I tried to use a WindowsXP--cause that's what I have on both my lappy and desk--and tried to use it with no luck. I did make it off of my lappy and it does work like it should, but nothing seems to be working for me. Even tried using the reinstall disc from my lappy, cause I dont have one from my desk, and to no suprise, no progress.

Just got done with that scann. "All tests passed"

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I'm asking about the text that appears on the BSOD...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I'll run a test again to ...

underneath the Stop code you posted.

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Sorry Bro, Bit of miscommunication here.

by porstech In reply to I'm asking about the text ...

After the stop code there is nothing at all...A big blue square if that helps lol

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Sorry Bro, Bit of miscomm ...

no biggie. On my part as well. Below is some pretty good info on BSOD's in general. The text I was looking for isn't underneath the Stop code! (My bad.) It's closer to the top of the screen. <blushing with embarrassment>


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Getting good at this but..

by porstech In reply to miscommunication...

still learing all the "computer shop talk". I'm running a dell inspiron 8200 that I build as my gunipig (however the **** you spell that) and Have had absolutely no problems out of it...all day...lol.

In current news, i typed it just as it appears, save the second paragraph which always sais the same thing whenever the blue screen comes up:

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.

Is there a way to "hack" into windows even if it isn't running properly? Thought maby if I could get in, I could f**k it up worse. <loven every minute of it>

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Am looking for the text with the underscores (_)...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Getting good at this but. ...

between the words.

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No underscore...

by porstech In reply to Getting good at this but. ...

Just (,). Looking at the screen right now.

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