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Reinstall and bios update problem

After blue screens on this laptop I ran chkdsk /r and when itrepeatedly reported it was fixing errors I replaced the drive andghosted it. I did a repair reinstall and a large number of files were"not able to be copied". I reformatted the drive and ran themanufacturers disk checking utility. The fresh install also reportedcopying errors and blue screened with both 04e pfn_list_corrupt and 0Airq_not_less_or_equal errors. I ran a memory check. I tried to updatethe bios, but this requires an installed operating system. I copied thei386 folder to the hard drive and installed from there, again "unableto copy file" errors.

Does anyone have any idea what to do next. I am using a standardWindows disk to reinstall and the licence key is accepted (when it getsthat far). Thanks.

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  • Simon Clarke May 27, 2008

    Laptop is Toshiba Equium A100-147

  • Simon Clarke May 27, 2008

    I did have a corrupted registry and attempted to repair it. However the problems persisted even on a clean install on a new, formatted disk. I think the problem may be specific to this model of laptop.

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Another option to analyze the cause of the blue screen error is to look at the Windows system event log or to debug the memory dump (minidump) that Windows created when the error occurred. The event log can be viewed using the event viewer. Right-click Computer in the Start menu, and then select Manage. In the Computer Management window select Event Viewer. The information in the event log can be of great help to isolate the cause of the blue screen error.

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The most common cause of blue screen errors

In reality, the most common cause of blue screen errors is a device driver problem. Outdated, incorrect or corrupt drivers can cause the system to encounter a STOP error, resulting in the BSOD.

So the easiest way to try and fix a blue screen error is to reinstall and update your system's device drivers. This will ensure that all driver bugs are fixed and that all hardware has the correct driver.

If you know which device caused the error, you can update or reinstall that driver first. The file name in the blue screen of death can help identify the driver. Look for a file with the .SYS extension and search for that file name.

If you do not have the drivers for all devices, or are not comfortable updating your PC's drivers manually, you can use a driver update tool to find, download and update all device drivers for you. Such tools will accurately identify your computer hardware, including any device causing an error, and automatically install the latest drivers for it.

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Load the default BIOS values - resource conflicts and timing issues can be caused by incorrect BIOS settings.

Update the BIOS - especially after adding new hardware or installing a Windows service pack this can help fix issues.

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Check your system - run a virus scan and spyware scan after updating your definition files.

Driver rollback - if you have recently updated a driver, you can use the driver rollback to revert back to the previous driver version.


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