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BSOD on DEll Inspiron 1521

For the past 3 months I have gone through 3 HDD's all ranging from Seagate to Western Digital products. HDD's shouldn't die in 3 weeks, but each of these have. Until recently my Western Digital HDD had stopped working because my laptop got the BSOD. I have no idea how to fix BSOD or if replacing my HDD is going to work, and I won't have to worry. This is the first time it has gotten BSOD and I want to know if it could be more than my HDD that is wrong with my laptop, and if so, should I go buy another one?

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  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    What I meant with "buying another one" I was referring to buying another HDD.

  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    Well I took back the HDD I had today. So I don't have a HDD atm for my laptop. A lot of people have told me it's my HDD, but Idk really. I mean how can HDD's die so fast?

  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    Btw about the BSOD. The blue screen wouldn't sit there...it would flash within a millisecond and my system would restart. The computer by default said that there was a sofdtware/hardware change that may have caused it. Btw, like a lot of dumbasses I tend to never hibernate or shut down my laptop.

  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    Ok, I have more information. I forgot to mention also. When my computer would load vista it would get the the green flashing bar that says Microsoft Corp under it. usually then it would BSOD, but however after a few attempts it got past that loading screen and went to the desktop log in screen. I was able to log in but it sat at a black screen and none of my icons or even my desktop background would load. Anything about that?

  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    so then its ram for sure..

  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    One more thing. The computer or error message did say it was a hard disk error/problem...so idk.

  • bostianz Jun 15, 2009

    Well this is going to sound dumb. When u get a laptop and u take out ur HDD it's attacked to a thing that helps keep it stable. lol I never put that on my HDD. gonna go buy a new one. and try it out if it doesnt work....well best buy has the best return policies jaja

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There are so many possible errors that could cause this that their is no way for me to diagnose the problem. Your best bet is to send it back to the manufacturer and let them look at it. The only time I have heard of drives toasting like that is when there is a power problem on the mainboard. Either way its best pay dell to take a look at it than to sink more money into it.

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It might be your ram, try putting new ram in it

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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    Christopher Aouate Jun 15, 2009

    i know, it might have been your ram causing the bsod, a corrupted module would have done it



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    Christopher Aouate Jun 15, 2009

    you can disable the auto restart on system failure in the boot menu

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    Christopher Aouate Jun 15, 2009

    again, that cant be caused by a corrupted ram module



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    Christopher Aouate Jun 15, 2009

    as long as you dont throw your laptop so hard you break the platter in the harddrive, it shouldnt die that quickly, get a solid state drive

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    Christopher Aouate Jun 15, 2009

    it does sound dumb

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It could be the memory. Try swapping / reseating them.

BSODS are always fun to diagnose.

When you get it you should receive an 0x000000 etc.

Can you check which one you're receiving?

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