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Windows 7: BSOD after I swapped working drive to new PC

22 Nov 2012   #1

7 Pro x64 (SP1)
BSOD after I swapped working drive to new PC

Greetings! Please feel free to let me know if this post belongs elsewhere, or if I have left anything out.

I've been scouring the internet for a solution to my trouble for some time now, and have found a lot of useful information here, but none quite relevant to my specific problem. I'll try and make this short and sweet, whilst posting as much relevant info as I can here.

My dilemma is this....I have an Intel dual-core CPU running Windows 7 Pro x64, and it runs great. chkdsk /r revealed 0 issues with the drive. I recently acquired a Core i3 machine, and want to drop my drive into it. Past experience tells me I should have 0 problems doing this, so long as I keep the hardware similar and CPU vendor the same. Both machines are Lenovo with Intel processors. When I plug my drive into the new i3 box, it loads the Windows splash screen and BSOD with "unmountable boot volume". Easy enough, I'll boot it off USB-SATA adapter, and bypass the SATA on the motherboard (no RAID on either PC) and let Windows detect all the hardware on the new PC first. Same result doing that too. OK, so I'll try booting off USB-SATA adapter on my original WORKING machine, but got the same result. I've tried the startup repair disc to no avail. It's like my drive will only boot off the onboard SATA on my working machine, and it IS a basic disc, not dynamic. Just for kicks, I cloned the drive onto a WD 250GB Blue, but get the same results anyway I cut it. At this point it looks like a fresh install on the new PC is my only option, but because I have so much activated software and time-consuming configurations, that is a last resort.
So, is there anyone out there that has seen this and maybe has some insight? Many thanks in advance!!!

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22 Nov 2012   #2

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22 Nov 2012   #3

7 Pro x64 (SP1)

Thanks! I'll be sure to post those as soon as I get back to that PC.
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22 Nov 2012   #4

7 Pro x64 (SP1)

OK, so here's everything. Hopefully there's something good in here.

So, i feel rather lame for totally forgetting to do this before posting. I placed the drive in the new PC, and selected no reboot on error, and here's what I got.

0x7b (97e8, 0034, 0x0, 0x0)

Seems like that indicates something possibly with the driver or SATA controller, but would that also explain it not booting from a USB-SATA adapter as well? All drivers are up to date on my Windows 7 install, so I'm still stuck, although with a different issue.
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23 Nov 2012   #5

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BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002cd90c5, fffff8800a449a20, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExpInterlockedPopEntrySListFault16+0 )
Usual causes:  System service, Device driver, graphics driver, memory
Is the drive detected in the BIOS? Have you checked that correct controller settings are set in the BIOS for the drive?

Update BIOS:

LENOVO 5HKT45AUS, 10/22/2009
Check for any BIOS updates (if possible) for your motherboard, you will need to visit the manufacturer's website.

Update Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset:

c:\windows\system32\drivers\igdkmd64.sys 2/11/2011 6:16 PM
The chipset driver seems to be a little old, update this driver too, if possible.

Perform a full scan with:
Remember to install the free version of Malwarebytes not the free trail; untick the box during installation.

Perform some hard-drive diagnosis procedures on the drive:
Take a screen shot from the output of the Crystal Disk Info Summary:
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