Bluescreen while formatting

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December 12, 2010 at 19:11:37
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium 4
Hello Everyone :)

I have urgently problem with this Compaq Presario CQ35-309TU which is cannot be formatted properly - Windows XP Pro original (before this Windows 7 Ultimate pirate). The bluescreen keep appeared.

Here are the steps that I've already done :
1.Scan the hard disk with anti virus in another PC
2.Do chkdsk /f (safe mode only)
3.Clean the RAM

FYI, I cannot find any function to change the type of hard disk (eg: SATA to ATA) in BIOS.



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#1
December 12, 2010 at 19:37:08
"I cannot find any function to change the type of hard disk (eg: SATA to ATA) in BIOS"

You have two choices:

1. if you have a floppy drive installed, put the SATA drivers on a floppy disc, then boot off the XP disc. Watch for the prompt to "Press F6 to install 3rd party driver", press F6, insert the floppy, then follow the directions

2. if you don't have a floppy drive, you need to create a completely new XP disc that has the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it.


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#2
December 12, 2010 at 19:56:11
If the XP CD is finding the SATA hard drive(s), then the bios is already set okay for you to be able to install Windows from the XP CD (it's already set to an IDE compatibilty mode).
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"I cannot find any function to change the type of hard disk (eg: SATA to ATA) in BIOS"

You have another choice that is much easier than mickliq's two, especially if you have no internal floppy drive.

You change the mode the SATA controller(s) is(are) running in, in the bios Setup, to an IDE compatible mode of some sort - e.g. IDE, Compatible , ATA, PATA, etc.
I can't tell you what that is because usually there is no info, or not enough info, on the web about what you see in a brand name system bios version.
Whatever the setting is it is presently set to SATA or AHCI if booting from the XP CD isn't finding a SATA hard drives.
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"The bluescreen keep appeared"

What message did it have on it ?.

If it's a blue screen, only, the initial files loaded from the XP CD CANNOT recognize most of not if not all USB optical drive models - in that case, all you get is a blue screen and nothing happens after that.

There is a method of installing XP when you can't load the files from the XP CD, if you would like to know about that.


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#3
December 12, 2010 at 20:04:27
"You have another choice that is much easier"

I didn't mention the 3rd option because I assumed "I cannot find any function to change the type of hard disk" meant that there was no BIOS option for IDE compatibility.


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#4
December 12, 2010 at 20:11:20
"I didn't mention the 3rd option because I assumed "I cannot find any function to change the type of hard disk" meant that there was no BIOS option for IDE compatibility"

It's always there somewhere, in one form or another, unless the mboard is really old and one of the first ones that has SATA (150mbytes/sec only) support, at least it is in retail model mboard manufacturer's bios versions. Dell bios versions have it.


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#5
December 13, 2010 at 16:41:56
Thanks to mickliq and Tubesandwires..

I forgot to mention that the HDD is SATA. Until now i still cannot solve this problem.
Is it possible because of the HDD already corrupted? If i enter OS (Windows 7 Ultimate - pirate) it just fine but when i tried to format to Windows XP Pro original, the blue screen appeared with this error message :

***STOP: 0X0000007B (0XF78D2524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)


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#6
December 13, 2010 at 23:33:30
You have NOT provided enough information.

Comment about what we have already said !

Are you trying to install XP by booting the computer with an XP CD ?

If so,
- is it a regular Microsoft CD, or an XP Re-installation CD for another brand name computer model ?
If it's an XP Re-installation CD for another brand name computer model, you probably can't use it when your model is different !

- if the bios Setup Boot Order or similar settings are set correctly, you should have seen "Press any key to boot from CD" or similar early in the boot sequence, and you press a key while that line is on the screen to boot from the CD.
If you did NOT see that line, you are NOT booting from the XP CD.
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STOP: 0X0000007B = INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

The stuff in the brackets beside that is usually specific to your own computer and useless regarding searching the web with the stop error and the stuff in the brackets. .

If you search using: STOP: 0X0000007B
you will get lots of "hits" and lots of possible causes.
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A possible cause - the NTFS version Vista and Windows 7 uses is slightly different than the NTFS version used for XP and below. I know from experience Vista and Windows 7 can recognize a NTFS partition that was made in XP or below fine, BUT XP CANNOT recognize a NTFS partition that was made in Vista and Windows 7 fine !

If you can boot using the XP CD, DELETE the existing Windows 7 partition(s) before you do anything !
As in - let the initial files load from the CD, proceed to Setup, DELETE the existing partition(s) on the hard drive.
Then you should be able to make one or more partitions and format it / them fine.

(If Setup finds no (SATA) hard drive, then change the SATA controller(s) mode in the bios to an IDE compatible mode - see response 2.)
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When you have only one hard drive ....

Windows Setup defaults to making only one partition on a hard drive (or, a brand name software installation usually has only one visible partition on the single hard drive).
The problem with that is if you ever need to re-load Windows (or the original brand name software installation) from scratch, you lose everything on the partition Windows was installed on, and when you have only one (visible) partition on the hard drive, that's everything on the drive - unless you copy the data you don't want to lose to elsewhere BEFORE you install Windows from scratch (most people don't bother, and lose all their data) .
If you're installing XP from a regular CD, it's recommended you make at least TWO partitions on the drive.
How to make more than one partition on a hard drive, when you're installing Windows on a blank hard drive, or when you are deleting the existing partition(s) on a hard drive before you run Setup .....
See Response 3:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

In Vista and Windows 7, you have the option in the operating system itself (in Disk Management) of shrinking the original one visible partition to make un-allocated space available, which you can software partition and format to provide another partition (or other partitions) on the same physical hard drive.


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