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I have a sony vaio PCG-V505E that has random system errors which automaticaly reboots the system. I turned off the auto reboot feature and was able to find the file that I thought was causing the problem. So I uninstalled the software but the problem resurfaced with just another problem file. I thought it was the hard drive (WinXP OS) so I isolated it with Knoppix Live CD and had a similar problem, which looks more like a bus problem. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • caribcablegu Feb 26, 2009

    RescueTechLA- I tried your recommendation yesterday and it seems to work. I have not received any error messages. I guess the next step is to buy a new hard drive and re-install WinXP. Do have any recommendations for hard drive vendors? Thanks for your help.

  • caribcablegu Mar 03, 2009

    It seems like the problem has returned. I bought a new 80GB hard drive and while I was recovering the system from my recovery DVD's the system crashed again, with a similar error message. Any ideas? Thanks again.

  • caribcablegu Mar 04, 2009

    The problem seems to have cleared itself once I disabled the internal wireless card. It has been up and running with Win XP without any errors. I can even use the wired ethernet to access the internet. Once I try to use the wireless interface it crashes. I even tried a wireless PC card hoping to bypass the problem with no luck. It crashed with the PC card as well.

    With knoppix the wireless (internal) interface works fine. Strange?

  • caribcablegu Mar 09, 2009

    I updated the wireless driver and even tested it with vaio's utility. It worked fine over the weekend then it crashed today. I also have linux on a separate partition which seems to work fine. I don't want to buy another card if I don't have to. I guess I will use ethernet for WinXP and Wireless for Linux - a cheap workaround. Thanks again for the help. Take care.


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Try booting Knoppix without the hard drive installed.

I had a similar problem with mine, even booting with the failsafe option wouldn't work without the hard drive out of the system.

Give that a shot and let me know what happens.

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    RescueTechLA Feb 26, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Mar 03, 2009

    It's hard to say, there could be a problem with your motherboard.

    Do you have any problems running Knoppix with or without the new hard drive installed?

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 04, 2009

    That is strange, well I'd check to see if there was updated driver for your card. If that doesn't solve the problem you can also trying another internal card.

    I'm glad we're making progress though!


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