Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
I have just completed building my first computer from a barebones package, AMD Athlon 64 3800, 512mb, Nvidia NForce motherboard together with a Creative Labs sound card and Asus Extreme AX300SE graphics card and XP Pro. I then put on Zone alarm, Spybot and AVG and then went on the internet to update everything when ZA said that it had discovered the Sasser worm. This was then quarantined but shortly afterwards the computer crashed to a blue screen saying -
"it had closed windows to prevent any damage. If this is the first time you have seen this screen check hardware is properly installed and check for updates. If it continues, remove new hardware or software, disable bios memory options, ie caching or shadowing, use safe mode if need be. Restart computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options and select safe mode".
Tech info - 0x00000024 (0x001902f8, 0xECC98918, 0xECC98618, 0xE167BAFD)
Problem in following file:ntfs.sys
Tech info: 0x00000050 (0x8B000080, 0x00000001, 0xF8190CB0, 0x00000000)
ntfs.sys - Address F8190CB0 base at F815A000, DATESTAMP, 3b7dc5d0.
Each time I try to bootup I get the same screen. I have tried putting the XP disc in and reinstalling but after a complete format, and just as it starts to install Windows, back comes the blue screen, as above. All help greatly appreciated.
Without doing a bit of research i would guess this a hardware fault,maybe Drivers or the Ram.Sorry i cannot advise more,now off to work.
How many sticks of ram have you got installed?
If you have two sticks try with only one stick at a time.
Clear your cmos. Look in your motherboard manual on how to do this.
ICF: How many sticks of ram have you got installed?
I have one card fitted with 512 mb of ram. The motherboard was already fitted to the case but I have a 'wall chart' for the motherboard, WinFast 6150K8MA, and it just shows the standard CMOS features but not how to change them.
Fruit Bat /\0/\: I tried to boot from CD but after a few moments I received this message:
"A problem has been detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time follow these steps. Disable or uninstall any Anti-Virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities, check hard drive configuration and check for any updated drives. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart computer.
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902F8, 0xF70d9314, 0xF70D9014, 0x54A38CF0)"
I can't find the manual to download on the Foxconn wesite but this may help you clear the Cmos
You could do a memory test
Download - Pre-Compiled Memtest86 v3.2 installable from Windows and DOS
my guess would be faulty RAM. Can you borrow a known good RAM module of the correct spec?
ICF: have copied file and will change jumper caps, thanks, and downloaded a copy of Memtest86 v3.2. The problem I have now have is that every time I boot up I just get a blank black screen with a flashing light on the monitor light. I've checked all connections but to no avail.
keef66: I'll have to ask around for a RAM module but I don't feel that lucky finding my specs. 512mb 400MHs DDR RAM. I don't suppose a 256mb card from an old system would help?
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