Overtemp reading

Gigabyte Ga-ma785gm-us2h motherboard
July 16, 2010 at 02:26:07
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon Dual Core 2.6GHz/ 4GB DDR2 Ram
I have this computer that gives BSOD during bootup, just after the windows logo disappears.

I downloaded hiren boot cd, and ran several tests on the hard drive with some of their tools.

The drive is a western digital 160GB ide drive.

I used WD data lifeguard dignostics, seagate tools, and a generic surface scan test.

all passed ok, but seagate tools said the drive has been reported overtemp.

What should i read into this? drive is healthy? or the overtemp means its starting to fail?

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July 16, 2010 at 04:31:35
If the hard drive is running hot it may just indicate poor air circulation in your case. If you have two or more drives in adjacent bays separate them if possible. If you don't have a rear discharge case fan, install one.

If you are getting BSODs immediately upon entering Windows I doubt the issue is drive temperature. You need to look elsewhere.

Post the message that accompanies the BSOD.

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July 17, 2010 at 05:00:27
the BSOD msg is as follows,

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps: Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. 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.
Technical Information: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF79F4528,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

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July 17, 2010 at 05:14:46
If you didn't change any hardware, this could indicate your drive is failing. Happened to me.

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July 17, 2010 at 10:09:14
So did you follow the instructions in the BSOD?

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July 18, 2010 at 15:34:52
sorta, did what i can, cant check it for viruses, tried safe mode, but get same error. booted off windows cd and into recovery console, and tried chkdsk, wil only let me use /p and /r parameter, did find errors, but problem still exist, no hardware was installed recently, no pci cards i an remove either.

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July 18, 2010 at 15:46:14
Try booting with only one stick of RAM and re-seat that one in the first RAM slot. Remove any flash or memory cards.

Did chkdsk indicate the errors were fixed or not?

Verify that ALL installed drives are being properly configured by the BIOS at start up in the POST screens.

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July 21, 2010 at 17:16:54
i've tested the memory using memtest, passed. Only 1 stick but tried in different ram slot, no difference. Tried fixboot and fixmbr using recovery console, no difference. did disk clone to another HD, and tried that drive in the PC, same problem. So formated and installed windows on original HD. So far ok, loaded drivers, didnt like the vga driver from windows update site, wouldnt show desktop, just black screen, so got driver from m/b website. Windows updates done, copied over personal files. All seems ok for now, gonna run some benchmark tests next.

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