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Windows 7: BSOD playing Total War: Shogun 2

23 Apr 2012   #1
Jakee

Windows 7 x64
 
 
BSOD playing Total War: Shogun 2

Hello People of Seven Forums,

Hopefully someone could help me with this:

While I was playing Shogun 2 a wild blue screen appeared after a minute of buzzing noise like in a freeze.
I don't have much information about the blue screen since I looked at it for a couple of seconds and then tried to restart windows again.

screen says ''Starting Windows'', but with no logo.
After that it says ''Windows is loading files'' and Startup Repair appears.
after that ''Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically''

I tried System Restore, but that did not work.
Safe mode doesn't work either.

System Specs(as far as i know, because i cant look into them anymore):
Asus K53S
Geforce GT 540M 2GB
Intel Core i7-2630QM, 2.0GHz
Memory 4 GB
WIN 7 Premium
HDD 500 GB
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Never had this before. My Notebook is a half year old, never had any problems with it.
Is there a way to fix this without losing to much files? I've got a lot of important work saved on my laptop.

HHopefully someone could help me with this


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23 Apr 2012   #2
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Please start with these free diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
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24 Apr 2012   #3
Jakee

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have now completed Memtest86 without any errors.
I will now proceed with the hddiag.
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24 Apr 2012   #4
Jakee

Windows 7 x64
 
 

is there a way to boot the hard drive diagnostic trough USB?
Booting from CD is not an option since I cannot burn cd's.
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24 Apr 2012   #5
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

There are ways, but it's beyond my ability to tell you how to do it.
I use the USB boot thingie from here: YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux
and then I upload the .iso file to the USB stick and let it boot it from the thingie above.
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24 Apr 2012   #6
Jakee

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thank you for your fast replies!
I will try Yumi now
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24 Apr 2012   #7
Jakee

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Haven't had any luck yet. cant find a solution.
Is it possible to re-install windows While keeping all of my files?
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24 Apr 2012   #8
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You can backup your files to an external drive (or to another partition) and reinstall Windows.
But, if the hard drive is bad, you'll just be wasting your time.

Maybe you can borrow a computer to burn a hard drive test onto a CD?
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24 Apr 2012   #9
Jakee

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have Tried the HDdiag, Seatools for DOS, long test, it went to about 78 erros at 10%. When I came back the program had a freeze. After that I tried The short test which passed without errors
I am currently trying to redo the long test, hoping it will finish without freeze.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2012   #10
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The short test isn't very accurate - while the long test is. I strongly suspect that the hard drive is bad and that you'll have to replace it before continueing.

Good luck!
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