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Windows 7: BSOD 01E Trying to Get Into Safe Mode

11 May 2012   #1

BSOD 01E Trying to Get Into Safe Mode

Hi All-

I wonder if someone could help me out. Earlier today I wanted to get into Safe Mode in order to cleanup up leftover files from an uninstall of Catalyst.

This is where the problem occurred: I have a hard time getting into safe mode via my BIOS so I generally use msconfig. I always set it to run straight into Safe Mode (which is what I did today). When I restarted I got the 01E BSOD. I'm assuming it is another driver or that my system files are corrupted.

I checked my hardware and individually ruled that out.

Now I am in a situation where I cannot boot into the regular OS to try and figure out what is really going on (gather the dump files etc..). I have been trying to access msconfig via the command line from my DVD but can't figure out how to get the right permissions and actually run it to turn off the safe mode boot option. I use a RAID 0 startup so I have to load the RAID drivers when I pop in the DVD. Then I have to switch drives from the command prompt from "X" to whatever the RAID drive shows up as.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2012   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

IF / WHEN you can.....

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:
* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.
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11 May 2012   #3


I have not been OC'ing. Also, I have just been attempting safe mode without networking... Too bad I can't turn off safe boot in msconfig. I believe i would be able to get back into Windows.

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12 May 2012   #4


I have an iastore at the lower part of the BSOD. I recently updated my SATA/RAID drivers. I believe this perhaps has something to do with it. I just cannot figure out a way to revert install via the command prompt through recovery options. I have the old drivers on a flash drive as well as my non SSD HDD. If I could just figure out a way to access msconfig or install those old drivers via the command prompt off the DVD. Anyone have any ideas....

Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

RAID was really designed for servers and not for the home user in mind. Further reading: Why RAID is (usually) a Terrible Idea - Puget Custom Computers

That being said, I would recommend trying System Restore

First, use Advanced Boot Options to choose Repair Your Computer. Then, within the System Recovery Options and choose System Restore. Follow OPTION TWO of System Restore paying close attention to the NOTE: in step 8. of OPTION ONE.

Try to revert back to a date before you had problems.
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