Blue screen, not detected HDD then it boots...

  powerless 01:18 29 Jan 2003
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OK I'm confused...

Working away on my computer as you do then all of a sudden the computer freezes and Windows XP throws up a Blue Screen with the following error:-

KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR

STOP: 0x00000077

(0xC000000E, 0xC000000E, 0x00000000, 0X00520000)

Now i restart and it fails to detect the Primary Master - The HDD so it throws up a message:-

BOOT DISC FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM AND DISC AND PRESS ENTER

In goes the XP CD and XP says no Hard drive found...

I go into the BIOS and it fails to detect the HDD...

Restarted a few times and each time i go in the BIOS and check for the HDD - Again it is not detected.

Also the BOOT DISC FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM AND DISC AND PRESS ENTER reappers if i dont go into the BIOS.

New hard drive time you would think?

Nope i turn the computer off for about 15 minutes and hey presto it boots into windows with no apparent problems. I've look at the event logs and there dosnt appear to be anything there about the occurance.

I had a look at MSKB and found the following
click here

The error has not reappered.

Do you think this was just one of those things? Any hints and tips, i mean it failed to detect the HDD, but now as i'm typing this it obviously detected it again.

  powerless 01:20 29 Jan 2003

BOOT DISC FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER

  cream. 01:29 29 Jan 2003

Hi Powerless

Have you "smart" enabled in the bios? This could warn you if there is a problem with the disk.

Also, is in system properties- advanced-start up and recovery settings is automatic restart ticked?

Is your hard drive set for auto or manual in the bios.

Hopefully it will be just one of these one off wobbly's.

  powerless 03:07 29 Jan 2003

Yes SAMRT is enabled.

Automatic Restart is ticked.

and...

It's set to Auto.

  cream. 06:52 29 Jan 2003

Powerless.

I have seen this work with some boards, plus it will post faster. Pop in to the bios and if the hard drive is shown there first time. Scroll it from auto round to manual. Save settings and reboot.

Now when it boots at POST it will only look for your other devices and not your hard drive. This may shave 20 micro seconds on bootup, depends how long it normaly takes to find it.

I don't know if it's because the hard drive isn't spinning up fast enough for post or another reason but it has worked for me for a few boards.

  Tog 07:30 29 Jan 2003

Is there enough airflow round the HDD?

  powerless 09:29 29 Jan 2003

Prefer to leave the Auto to Auto.

The hard drive does have enough airflow from what i can tell...

...

One more thing just before the inital freezing of the computer, the hard drive did sound like it was having a bit of trouble.

It sounded like "Crrrrrkkkkkkkkkkksllllllkkkkkkkk"

Everyhing seems to be ok now...

  cream. 13:57 29 Jan 2003

Defrag as soon as you can, also backup soonest.

Those sort of noises are usually not healthy.

  powerless 21:57 29 Jan 2003

have done ;-)

  cream. 22:16 29 Jan 2003

I have had a 40gig Excelstor hard drive dropped off here. It was making the odd squeak-click-squeak-click noise 2 days ago. It looks as if it has totally failed.

4months and 6 days old. He has sent an e-mail to the suppliers via my computer.

Fingers crossed that your's is just a blip.

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