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Crash; Help needed
The setup is an Asus Notebook N54J, 4GB, 500Gb HDD. I have had intermittent
BSOD since I bought this computer last December.
I was just surfing the net 5 days ago when BSOD appeared. This time, I could
not boot up at all.
I took out the HD and hook it up to a SATA to USB cable and the HD could be read
so I transferred most of the data that I could find.
I have been reading stuff in the forum the last several days to gather ideas.
I tried the F8 advanced boot option. In the recovery process, the BSOD appeared
I suspected Hardware problem so I downloaded memtest86 and sure enough, there are errors all over the place.
However, I can't not even read the hard disk now (after I hook it up to a SATA to USB cable). My other computer treats it as an unrecognized HD and asks me if I want to format it.
At this point, is there anyway to repair this HD to make it readable without losing
I used another SATA reader and can mount the HD now. However, certain folders are still locked;
e.g., Documents and Settings, Config.Msi, Recovery, System Volume Information, etc.
Even though I logged in as system administrator on the replacement computer, I still can not access the contents of this HD. Any suggestions?
At this point, I plan to give the Asus notebook back to Asus for a good hardware check to find
out which RAM stick went awry and reformat the HDD after I get as much info off the HDD as possible.
I have been reading the contents of the forum randomly. If anybody has suggestions for reinstalling the system and useful utilities to install into the new system, I will appreciate it.
I have already read the section on macrium (for imaging the hd for back up purpose).
Any thing to reduce the frequency of BSOD occurring in the future is appreciated.
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|08 Jul 2011||#2|
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hi bmwu14 and welcome to SF
In your situation I would mount the disk, back up the whole thing with this free program
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
and send it back to Asus (it seems there is more behind it than just a faulty RAM stick)
When it's fixed you could restore the system with that back up or start fresh following the instructions for a clean install
Clean Install Windows 7
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