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Boot up failure

During the boot up process, I get the following message: Fixed Disk Parameter Table or B105 Error System Halted. I am running Ms xp. I tried using F8.

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  • petdoc1 Apr 08, 2008

    when i turn my power my computer goes as far as the compaq logo then it beeps long and short beeps and reads fixed disk parameter table or bios error system halted and my screen goes black .

    my son was pushing a bunch of buttons and then it cut off when i turned it on that all would come on the screen

    did he delete my harddrive ??? help please

    i have tryed ever f key there is it will start to enter compaq set up but it stays on entering set up that if i push f12 fast enough

  • 10chrisforsy May 05, 2009

    when i try to boot up it says invalide parameter table. please help me i use this computer for school and i need it to work properly!

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Fixed disc is refering to your hardrive and the fact that it has been unable to read a bad sector on your hard drive, that sector probably being where the boot.ini file resides. You will have to get the drive checked out, by means of an 2.5" ide to usb powered connector, which will connect to another pc's usb port to enable you to perform a disk check and a repair if possible of the bad sectors, or take to a local repairer where they should have the required adapters.

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Fixed disk parameter table (or) BIOS ERROR System Halted is the error i get while booting my laptop compaq armada e500

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Tengo un problema q es fixed disk parameter table or BIOS error system halted que puedo hacer


Deberías tener ciertas habilidades técnicas para resolver este problema, no es sencillo lo mejor sera que lleves tu computadora con un especialista el error que te marca es un error de la memoria del BIOS la encargada de iniciar tu sistema operativo(windows) llévala al técnico.
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Problem: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR Technical information: ***STOP: 0x0000007A (0xC0403638, 0xC0000056, 0x4277F860, 0x806C7913) ***acpi.sys ? Address 806C7913 base at 80692000, DateStamp 49c01a37


The KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR bug check has a value of 0x0000007A. This bug check indicates that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory.
Parameters The four parameters that are listed in the message can have three possible meanings. If the first parameter is 1 or 2, or 3 and the third parameter is 0, the parameters have the following definitions.
Parameter Description 1 The lock type that was held (1, 2, or 3) 2 The error status (usually an I/O status code) 3 If Lock Type is 1: the current process

If Lock Type is 2 or 3: 0

4 The virtual address that could not be paged into memory
If the first parameter is 3 (and the third parameter is nonzero) or 4, the parameters have the following definitions.
Parameter Description 1 The lock type that was held (3 or 4) 2 The error status (typically an I/O status code) 3 The address of the InPageSupport structure 4 The faulting address
Otherwise, the parameters have the following definitions.
Parameter Description 1 The address of the page table entry (PTE) 2 The error status (usually an I/O status code) 3 The PTE contents 4 The faulting address

Cause Frequently, you can determine the cause of the KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR bug check from the error status (Parameter 2). Some common status codes include the following:
  • 0xC000009A, or STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES, indicates a lack of nonpaged pool resources.
  • 0xC000009C, or STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR, typically indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard disk.
  • 0xC000009D, or STATUS_DEVICE_NOT_CONNECTED, indicates defective or loose cabling, termination, or that the controller does not see the hard disk.
  • 0xC000016A, or STATUS_DISK_OPERATION_FAILED, indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard disk.
  • 0xC0000185, or STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR, indicates improper termination or defective cabling on SCSI devices or that two devices are trying to use the same IRQ.


These status codes are the most common ones that have specific causes. For more information about other possible status codes that can be returned, see the Ntstatus.h file in the Microsoft Windows Driver Kit (WDK).
Another common cause of this error message is defective hardware or failing RAM.
A virus infection can also cause this bug check.
Resolving the Problem Resolving a bad block problem: An I/O status code of 0xC000009C or 0xC000016A typically indicates that the data could not be read from the disk because of a bad block (sector). If you can restart the computer after the error, Autochk runs automatically and attempts to map the bad sector to prevent it from being used anymore.
If Autochk does not scan the hard disk for errors, you can manually start the disk scanner. Run Chkdsk /f /r on the system partition. You must restart the computer before the disk scan begins. If you cannot start the computer because of the error, use the Recovery Console and run Chkdsk /r.
Warning If your system partition is formatted with the FAT file system, the long file names that the Windows operating system uses might be damaged if you use Scandisk or another MS-DOS-based hard disk tool to verify the integrity of your hard disk from MS-DOS. Always use the version of Chkdsk that matches your version of Windows.
Resolving a defective hardware problem: If the I/O status is C0000185 and the paging file is on an SCSI disk, check the disk cabling and SCSI termination for problems.
Resolving a failing RAM problem: Run the hardware diagnostics that the system manufacturer supplies, especially the memory scanner. For more information about these procedures, see the owner's manual for your computer.
Check that all the adapter cards in the computer are properly seated. Use an ink eraser or an electrical contact treatment, available at electronics supply stores, to ensure adapter card contacts are clean.
Check the System Log in Event Viewer for additional error messages that might help identify the device that is causing the error. You can also disable memory caching of the BIOS to try to resolve this error.
Make sure that the latest Windows Service Pack is installed.
If the preceding steps do not resolve the error, take the system motherboard to a repair facility for diagnostic testing. A crack, a scratched trace, or a defective component on the motherboard can cause this error.
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Basic Troubleshooting Tips after Installing a New Hard DriveBased on Seagate IDE hard drives.

If you have installed your drive and it does not function properly, perform the following basic checks:

Additional Troubleshooting Tips

If you have performed the preceding basic checks but the problem persists, follow these guidelines for troubleshooting specific cases: 
After you install your new drive, your computer will not boot, and no error message appears on the screen.
The screen remains blank when you power up the system. 
The system does not recognize the drive. 
The dealer partitioned and formatted the drive for you in the store, but the drive does not respond when you install it. 
The system hangs in FDISK or fails to create or save the partition record. 
The system error message, "Drive not Ready," appears. 
The FDISK error message, "No Fixed Disk Present," appears. 
The drive does not format to full capacity. 
The DOS message "Disk Boot Failure," "Non-System Disk" or "No ROM Basic - SYSTEM HALTED" appears. 
The system error message, "HDD controller failure" appears. 
After you install your new drive, your computer will not boot, and no error message appears on the screen.

Check your computer manual or BIOS manufacturer to determine whether your BIOS supports drives that have more than 4,092 cylinders. If your system has this limitation, use the following procedure to configure your computer:

Turn off your computer, open the case, and remove your new drive.

CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge damage to your computer or hard drive, make sure you are well grounded before touching the drive, cable, connector or jumpers.

Move the jumper on the alternate-capacity jumper, as shown in Figure 6. This causes the drive to appear to your BIOS as having a 2.1-Gbyte capacity (4,092 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track). You may need third-party partitioning software, such as Disk Manager, to achieve full capacity of the drive. 
Remount your drive in the computer and replace the computer cover. 
Insert a bootable system diskette into drive A and turn on the computer. It should boot from drive A and automatically detect the new drive as a 2.1 -Gbyte drive. 
Insert your DiscWizard diskette into drive A and type A:XDM. Then press ENTER. This runs the Disk Manager program. 
Follow the Disk Manager instructions to install the dynamic drive overlay and to partition and format your new drive to its full capacity. 
After Disk Manager is done, reboot your system. You should see the Disk Manager banner and be able to access the full capacity of your new drive. 

The screen remains blank when you power up the system. 
If the steps listed above do not remedy this problem, try the following: 
Make sure the monitor is plugged in and turned on. 
Check all cards. 
Make sure the video card is seated in its slot and secured with mounting screws. 
Turn off the computer and remove the drive host adapter. If the screen turns on after you reboot, the host adapter may be incompatible or defective. If so, see your dealer. 

The system does not recognize the drive. 
Check all cables. 
Make sure the power supply is adequate for system needs. 
Reboot the computer and listen to make sure the drive motor starts up. If the drive is very quiet, it may be difficult to hear its discs reach operating speed. If the drive motor does not start up, recheck all drive cables. 
Verify that for each drive, a drive-type is listed in the system setup program. 
Try rebooting your computer by pressing the CTRL, ALT and DELETE keys simultaneously. If the drive is recognized after you reboot the system, the computer BIOS test may be completing before the drive is ready. 
One solution is to slow the processor speed during startup. If your computer has a turbo switch, set it to slow speed before turning the computer on. If there is no turbo switch, you may be able to use keyboard commands; see your computer manual for details. After the computer is up and running, return the processor to the fast speed. 
Another solution is to warm-boot your computer after every power-on. 
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The dealer partitioned and formatted the drive for you in the store, but the drive does not respond when you install it. 
Reboot the computer and make sure the drive spins up. 
Check all cables. 
Make sure the power supply is adequate for system needs. 
Make sure the DOS or Windows version the dealer used to partition and format the drive is the same version you have installed in your computer. If it isn't, see your dealer. 
Verify the drive-type values in the system setup program. You must install the drive using the same drive-type values your dealer used to partition the drive. 
Check for 1/0 address conflicts between peripheral cards. 
Check for viruses. 

The system hangs in FDISK or fails to create or save the partition record. 
Check all cables. 
Your setup system diskette may be corrupted. Try using a backup diskette. 
Make the partitions smaller. 
Change the interrupt jumper setting on the host adapter. 
Some BIOS have a Track 0 protection feature that protects Track 0 from viruses. This may cause FDISK to hang the system. You must disable this feature in the system setup program before you can use FDISK. See your computer reference guide for assistance. Be sure to re-enable this important feature when FDISK is done. 

The system error message, "Drive not Ready," appears. 
Check all cable connections. Make sure pin 1 of the drive is connected to pin 1 of the hard-disc controller or host adapter. 
Make sure the power supply is adequate for system needs. 
Reboot the computer and make sure the drive spins up. 

The FDISK error message, "No Fixed Disk Present," appears. 
Make sure the power supply is adequate for system needs. 
Verify the drive-type values in the system setup program. 
Check for 1/0 address conflicts. 

The drive does not format to full capacity. 
Verify the drive-type values in the system setup program. One of the following problems may have occurred: 
The values may be set with an incorrect translation characteristic. 
You may have entered a parameter value that exceeds the physical capacity of the drive. 
You entered a translation characteristic that does not take full advantage of the drive's capacity. 
The drive's physical specifications exceed the translation limits imposed by the BIOS.

CAUTION: If you change the drive-type values in the system setup program, you must partition and format the drive again. This erases data on the drive. 

If you have partitioned the drive into individual logical drives, you may need to make the partitions smaller to access the full drive capacity. 
If your computer supports LBA mode, you may need to enable LBA mode in the system setup program to access the full capacity of the drive. Refer to your computer's reference guide to find out how to enable LBA. 
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The DOS message "Disk Boot Failure," "Non-System Disk" or "No ROM Basic - SYSTEM HALTED" appears. 
Reinstall the DOS system files using the DOS SYS utility. 
Check all cables. 
Use FDISK to verify that the primary partition is active. 
Check for viruses. 

The system error message, "HDD controller failure" appears. 
Confirm the jumper settings on the drive. 
Verify the drive-type settings in the system setup program.
If a problem persists, please search for a solution or post a question in our tech support forum in our Help Desk.

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