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Blue screen: unable to write to disk c:

By mark_m_may ·
I've been getting this blue screen for a couple of days. I can hit enter to return to Windows and after 3 or 4 enters it will stay until the next complex redraw. Often I work for quite awhile in CorelDraw or Excel without a problem. I'm unable to do a through scan -- when trying to do so with an emergency disk I got an "unable to find a valid FAT" error. The problem has occurred a few times.
I recently installed "SystemWorks" and I used "GoBack",which came on the system (a SystemMax Athlon 650) to revert the drive a couple of days. With no success.

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by richard.nelson In reply to Blue screen: unable to wr ...

Are you running low on diskspace? (CorelDraw & Excel can be memory intensive and if you haven't got a huge amount of RAM installed then Windows will use the swap file, but can't if you are low on disk space)

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by diabetic In reply to Blue screen: unable to wr ...

Let's start with a few basic assumptions.

First, we'll assume that you have enough memory for the applications.

Next, we'll assume you have sufficient processor performance.

Third, we'll assume that your hard drive is less than 2/3rds full.

With those assumptions, there are a couple of possibilities:

1. You have a bad install on one or more applications
2. your hard drive is getting ready to fail.

Here is what I would do.

1. Back up all of your data.
2. List all your applications and the product keys or serial numbers for each.
3. Make sure you have the install CDs for each application.
4. Using FDISK, **** away your partition and put on a new partition.
5. Format the drive.
6. Reinstall the OS
7. Reinstall the applications in the order of importance. Test each application after you install it.
8. Don't reinstall anything you really don't need, this is a good opportunity to clean house.
9. Start using the system again. if the errors continue you might want to have a second drive on hand and get very, very religious about daily backups of your data.

Hope this helps.

Humbly submitted,
diabetic.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Blue screen: unable to wr ...

This is what I had already assumed and had hoped to avoid. I have installed another drive to test everything else out. But now I must just do it.

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