BSOD noCDs,should I reformat and instal Linux

Gateway Md2614u notebook dual-core proce...
September 12, 2011 at 23:15:05
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD Turion x2 dual core mobile RM-72 2.10 GHz, 3gb ram
I keep getting the BSOD with stop error 0x0000007e (0fffffffc0000005, 0xfffff80002317334, 0xfffffa6001bd93c8,0xfffffa6001bd8dao). I tried recovering to an earlier point and I still get the BSOD. It used to say "IRQL not less than or equal to", but it doesn't anymore. I am able to run in safe mode with networking, without safe mode I don't even get to the login screen for windows before it crashes. I do not have a windows CD or any of the disks that came with this laptop. It is a Gateway MD2614u, AMD Turion x2 dual core mobile RM-72 2.10 GHz, 3gb ram, 64 bit. windows vista home premium with service pack 2. Is there anything I can do to get my pc to run out of safe mode again? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers and it did not seem to help. If there is nothing I can do I was thinking I could just reformat and install Linux since I don't have a windows cd. Any advice?

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September 13, 2011 at 00:59:08
...................................Gateway Full Factory Recovery
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Demonstrative exspelling
... there is logic to this madness!
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/...
the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr


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#2
September 13, 2011 at 16:15:45
I've tried what that link says to do but I can not get past step 6. My step 6 looks nothing like what the pic on the Gateway page looks like. Every time I go to repair computer after pressing F8 it comes to a screen similar to the Windows login screen, except I have to enter username and password manually. It does not accept any of my usernames or paswords and it says; "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted." and I have to click OK. It then just goes back to the login screen.
Does anyone know why this is? I took a pic with my phone of the screen, but don't know how to post it here.

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#3
September 13, 2011 at 17:08:32
Read the owners manual then.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
September 13, 2011 at 17:27:57
Is the owners manual on the pc? I do not have any cd's or manuals that came with the laptop.


ok so obviously i guess i need the recovery CD or owner's manual in order to do what mavis or jefro are talking about, so back to my original question. Should I reformat and install linux since i have no CD or owners manual besides the windows help, which I've tried multiple recovery method's described in there with no prevail.

or is there anything else i could try?


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September 13, 2011 at 23:51:50
........................................ how to post pic
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the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr


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#6
September 14, 2011 at 14:34:15
Is there any mention of a file name anywhere on that BSOD? Usually the first bit of the error message matters most (stop error 0x0000007e). Plenty of hits in Google but they tend to suggest too many possibilities.

If the problem is fairly recent you could run System Restore from Safe Mode, picking a date before the issue came along.

Not much help but if a machine only boots in Safe Mode it usually means it is a driver issue. Which one is the tricky bit. From Safe Mode go to Device Manager and see if any errors are showing.

Event Manger might also tell you something.

You could also try unticking things in msconfig from Safe Mode to see if anything that is starting up is causing this issue.

Linux is a possible way forward if you are happy with it. A lot of ex-Windows folk find it hard to get on with tho, particularly installing software.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
September 14, 2011 at 17:08:38
I'd get the owners manual online from the company that made it.

I'd use another person's Vista DVD to boot to and attempt a repair. The first thing would be to do a memory diagnostic on that system.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#8
September 17, 2011 at 13:09:35
So I wrote a reply for about an hour and my pc overheated and lost all the text I was writing.


mavis007 :
this is the screen I get when I go to repair computer in the advanced options menu
http://tinypic.com/r/264554w/7

I click other user and get this
http://tinypic.com/r/mtb8ld/7

I type my username and password and get this screen
http://tinypic.com/r/2rmxmxz/7
I even made 2 new users, 1 admin and 1 non admin, to see if those would work. they did not

Derek:

The only thing it ever said was "IRQL not less or equal to".

I ran system restore when this first happened and it did fix it for a while, but after a few days i started getting the BSoD again. When i try to do system restore now it only gives me 1 date to restore to, and when restored to that date it just gives me the BSoD because the date is after this started happening.

There are no errors in the device manager, and I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling all the drivers. When I disable and uninstall it just starts to reinstall them automatically tho.

Event viewer must be corrupt also because it is showing no errors, but says files are missing or something and I can't even use it.

I disabled almost everything in msconfig that isn't essential to the laptop when I first got it, so only 2 things startup and only 20 services are running. When u say untick do you mean i should start the services that aren't running to see if it caused the crash?


jefro: I tried a memory diagnostic when this first happened and the pc just crashes in the middle of it. I dunno anyone that has the cd, but i could buy one from gateway for $20, which i don't have... i'm a broke college student


Thanks everyone for all the help so far. hope I can get this figured out.


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