Serious BSOD issue, need help backing up data

September 9, 2010 at 11:54:02
Specs: Windows XP, 2.56gb
I was getting (fatal system error) messages and tried everything in recovery console and couldn't fix it so now I'm trying to backup my data to reformat, BUT

I tried hooking up my harddrive to another computer, that computer started getting bluescreens and couldn't reach the desktop.

Then I tried hooking up the working computers harddrive to my non working computer alone, and for some reason I am getting bluescreens STILL. Could my bios be infected? How could I get my data?

PLEASE help..

Windows XP

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September 9, 2010 at 15:45:10
The STOP error message tells you what's wrong. All you needed to do was do a google search using the Stop code / error message & you most likely would have been able to solve your problem. We can't help without knowing exactly what the error message is.

As for the other stuff you mentioned...there is nothing wrong with your BIOS. What you're attempting to do will not work. Once XP is installed on a system, it's configured to that system. If you take the drive out & put it in another system, it will NOT boot into Windows unless the hardware (especially the motherboard chipset & IDE/SATA controller) is the same. More often than not, it will blue screen, probably with a 0x0000007B error.

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September 9, 2010 at 17:14:04
I can't say for sure about your bios. It could have issues and maybe a virus.

Consider getting a ultimate boot cd. It has some diags that you may wish to run if it can run at all that is. Try memtest and move on to the hard drive diags. If they all pass might try a live linux cd or two just to see how stable it may be. Things like power supplies and fans may cause all this to along with board flex and bad connections and may be a thousand other issues.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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September 9, 2010 at 17:17:31
First, thanks for the replies.

Ok I hooked up another harddrive I had around to my broken computer and reformatted, I am now able o start windows, I'm not sure what to do next.

oh and PS: is it possible my computer doesnt have enough power cables for two harddrives?

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September 9, 2010 at 19:06:49
You don't need to hook up another hard drive, what is that going to do to help? Just put your original drive back in, boot off the XP disc & repair the installation.

Perform a Repair Installation

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September 9, 2010 at 19:12:00
for some reason for this harddrive it does not offer me the repair option, i went into recovery console and did the /chkdsk /r, but that didnt fix it..

when i put my disk into another computer, the repair option showed, but for some reason it wont come up for this harddrive.

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September 10, 2010 at 13:26:24
UPDATE: ok i hooked up both of my harddrives and made sure to boot from the working one, now it seems like i could back up my stuff,

the only con is that the massive GTS250 video card covered all of my sata ports and probably took the last available power plug, so i cannot use 2 harddrives and a video card..

i guess im going to backup my stuff, and pull out the other drive..

main problem SOLVED! woot.

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