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Topic # 13181 26-Apr-2007 05:45
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Hi Geeks!

I've having problems with my laptop, this is an HP Compaq nx6110, I formated, did new partitions to the HDD, and reinstaled Win XP, but after I did the whole thing happends that three of five times that I turn it on, a blue screen apears telling me that I have a problem with my Hard Disk, that I should run CHDSK /F, but I don't know how to run it if I have no OS... it also says something about technical information (some extrage numbers) so, I don't know if it is important

I really need any help please!

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Reply # 68517 26-Apr-2007 08:49
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I think it could be either a failing hard drive, or a failing controller on the motherboard. It also could be wrong drivers installed. Or bad memory.

Those are the things that cause most blue screen these days. There's a memory testing program from Microsoft called Windows Memory Diagnostic - you burn a CD, boot from the CD and it will test the memory. If it pass, then you have the other things to think about.

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  Reply # 68547 26-Apr-2007 11:36
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I think I can discard  the drivers option, because I'm using all the cd's that came with the pc, anyway, I'll try the memory program... (can I do it with a usb flash memory, can I boot a pc with it like I do with a cd?)

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  Reply # 68549 26-Apr-2007 11:42

if you have an Ubuntu CD handy there is a memory test on that too

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  Reply # 68550 26-Apr-2007 11:47
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On the BIOS I have and option to test the memory and the hard disk, both probes were ok, is that a good probe?

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  Reply # 68556 26-Apr-2007 13:19
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Are you doing a factory restore? or have you got a bootloader on that may have messed up your partition table?

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Reply # 68561 26-Apr-2007 15:45
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I'm trying to do a factory restore, I formated the hard disk with the objetive of particionate it.

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  Reply # 68587 26-Apr-2007 19:46
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download bootitng from, burn it onto a cd. Dont install it click cancel (it shoud go into explorer mode) Boot it and try repair your mbr and reformat your hd.

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