Blue Screen Crashing all the time Vista Ultimate Please help


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Eugene

Hello everyone,

I put together a PC with brand new parts and installed Vista Ultimate about
a year ago (Feb'07). Besides for waiting for driver updates at the begining
when
vista first came out, I have not had a problem with vista until a week ago.
I have not installed any new hardware or software.

I have a Radeon 1600x I thought it may be the graphics card, I took that out
but I still get the same issue.

I have been getting blue screen for about a week. I have done system
restore, that worked for a few days with the occasional blue screen.

Here are my last two blue screen errors
*** STOP; 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0x8669A000, 0x8669A2F8, 0x085F0000)
*** STOP; 0x00000018 (0x83640BF0, 0x8686A810, 0X00000002, 0xFFFFFFFF)

When I go to Safe mode w/networking it stops at
crcdisk.sys

Any help would be great!
 
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Lang Murphy

Eugene said:
Hello everyone,

I put together a PC with brand new parts and installed Vista Ultimate
about
a year ago (Feb'07). Besides for waiting for driver updates at the
begining
when
vista first came out, I have not had a problem with vista until a week
ago.
I have not installed any new hardware or software.

I have a Radeon 1600x I thought it may be the graphics card, I took that
out
but I still get the same issue.

I have been getting blue screen for about a week. I have done system
restore, that worked for a few days with the occasional blue screen.

Here are my last two blue screen errors
*** STOP; 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0x8669A000, 0x8669A2F8, 0x085F0000)
*** STOP; 0x00000018 (0x83640BF0, 0x8686A810, 0X00000002, 0xFFFFFFFF)

When I go to Safe mode w/networking it stops at
crcdisk.sys

Any help would be great!


Sounds like you might have a hard disk problem... the 18 stop is for a file
system pointer error and the 19 stop is an NTFS problem. Or... the file
crcdisk.sys may, however unlikely, be sitting on a bad cluster on the hard
disk. (Still a hard disk problem...)

Have you run run the error checking tools on the system disk?

Lang
 
E

Eugene

Hi Lang,

thanks for the reply, I just ran the chkdisk error checking tool on my hard
drive and it deleted a bunch of bad files.

I restarted my cpu and so far no blue screen.

Hopefully that does the trick.

Thanks

Eugene
 
L

Lang Murphy

Eugene said:
Hi Lang,

thanks for the reply, I just ran the chkdisk error checking tool on my
hard
drive and it deleted a bunch of bad files.

I restarted my cpu and so far no blue screen.

Hopefully that does the trick.

Thanks

Eugene

Good news! Post back if the problem re-occurs...

Lang
 
E

Eugene

unfortunatly I am still getting blue screen.
now I am getting the 8e errors, i read somewhere it could be due to some
hardware failure.

How would I be able to tell which hardware is failing? I am thinking that it
is my harddrive.

What do you think, should I buy a new hard drive? May be just reinstall
Vista again(this is my entertainment PC so not much I save on here.
 
L

Lang Murphy

Eugene said:
unfortunatly I am still getting blue screen.
now I am getting the 8e errors, i read somewhere it could be due to some
hardware failure.

How would I be able to tell which hardware is failing? I am thinking that
it
is my harddrive.

What do you think, should I buy a new hard drive? May be just reinstall
Vista again(this is my entertainment PC so not much I save on here.

Eugene,

If you ran the tools to check the hard disk and found a bunch of errors...
I'd run it again and see if more errors pop up... if so, then yes,
maybe, -maybe-, time to buy another HD. If no more errors are found, then,
yes, maybe a reinstall of the OS is called for. Personally, were I to have a
HD that was questionable, I'd seriously consider replacing it... if the HD's
bad... then reinstalling the OS is a futile effort because you'll eventually
have to get a new HD anyway.

Believe me... with two kids in college, I understand the contraints of
budget... running out and buying a new HD might be a burden to your budget.
(That said... I just saw an ad for a 1TB WD SATA drive for $200. Gawd... it
was hard to -not- run out right away and buy one! LOL!

And... yah, dunno if the 8E points directly to the HD or to maybe the
controller... but if you run the HD utilities and they're telling you there
are bad clusters on the disk, then it's probably not the controller...

Run the disk tools again and see if you get more errors. Report back.

Lang
 
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Eugene

Hi Lang,

Thanks again for your help.
You know I tried to get a driver update from ATI and midway through the
install it blue screen. I think thats some of the cause too.

Yeah I am gett really sick and tired of see this blue scren of death many
times.
Whenever I try to update a driver or install an update from MS it blue
screens.

I will run the tools check as soon as it lets me and stop crashing. I am
not sure if I should try to unistall the display driver first or just run the
check. Ill try to run the hard drive check again. I ran it last night, and
then restarted and it blue screen.

Its a frustarting experience for sure.

I was thinking about getting another 500GB HD from Frys. Would I still be
able to use my old hard drive as an extra one if I reformat it or something?
 
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Eugene

Hi Lang!

I fixed my PC! At first I thought it may have been the hard drive, I bought
a new one and still had problems. After that I thought may be the RAM. I
knew kingston has lifetime warranty so I submitted the request online and
they had me ship my old RAM to be servince or checked out and they sent me
new RAM for the mean time.

I loaded the new RAM in, and reinstalled Vista and all of the components by
one. And I am good to go.

I just added the extra hard drive and now I have 1TB, which is good since I
record lots of HDTV shows and that takes up hella space.

Thanks for your help!
 

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