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Windows 7: Suspect faulty BIOS and First-Boot BSODs

06 Jun 2012   #11
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

As I recall, the hard drive failed the diagnostic tests. If this is the case, then the hard drive has to be replaced.

Looks like the memory is OK - so no replacements there.

Dead/dying hard drives can do some strange things to your system. If the system still gives problems once the drive is replaced, then we've got some more hardware troubleshooting to do.


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06 Jun 2012   #12
Hendies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Finally been able to get a glimpse of the error on the bios update.

It states;

"Old dos memory at 0x9fc00 (map says 0x9fc00), loading at 0x9f400
1588: 0xffff 15E801: 0x3c00 0xcd71
INT 13 06: Failure, assuming this is the only driveold

After a bit of googling I have absolutely no idea what's wrong. At all
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09 Jun 2012   #13
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

While I'm not a BIOS expert, this seems to refer to your hard drive:
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INT 13 06: Failure, assuming this is the only driveold
Have you run any tests on the hard drive? If not, then please try these: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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09 Jun 2012   #14
Hendies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yeah I ran the test before and gave you the results. Pretty conclusive that my hard drive is at fault. I'll see if i can replace it over summer. Think my Mobo may need to start afresh aswell
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