I hope you guys can help me fix this or start again. I would be posting according to the instructions but I am not able to get the computer even through the startup screens without the BSOD
. So it all started with Fallout3 Game of Year Ed freezing so I would have to do a Ctrl Alt Del to close the game. I looked into this and no one has a definite fix so I took it as it was. The a couple days ago while playing it, I crash to a blue screen and the computer tells me it is dumping the physical mem, then it resets. Everything seems to be fine at this point and I turn the computer off. I go to play it the next day and it blue screen/mem dump crashes again, the computer resets. Only this time it never gets through the windows startup screen and it crashes again giving me the error code
STOP: 0X00000024 (0X00000000001904FB, 0XFFFFF8800279FFC0, 0XFFFFF880027A0060, 0XFFFFF8000C0EB7F8)
After trying different things the last line that I can see that loads is windows32\DRIVERS
\disk.sys before it crashes. I just can't remember which way I was loading it to see the sequence of drivers loading.
Since then I have tried booting in: all forms of safe mode, the repair mode, the Windows 7 upgrade disk (both 64bit & 32 bit), my Toshiba laptop's restore disk, and the restore partition that came built in and is the only thing that came with the computer (which now seems pretty silly since it looks like my harddrive is corrupt). And I do not have access to a second desktop to try the harddrive on.
14 mnth old GATEWAY 4300-03
OEM Windows Vista Home Premium, Upgraded to Windows 7 64bit
AMD Phenom Quadcore
ATI Radeon HD 4650
I really don't want to wipe the hard drive, but if that is all that's left for me I'm more than willing to do such I just don't know how at this point. I remember long ago that all you had to do was to get to a DOS prompt and you could run things like CHKDSK and FORMAT/C: and start again. I guess this is just not happening anymore.
Any help would be appriciated.