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Windows 7: Lightning strike 0x000100704 et al.

02 Jul 2018   #11

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN

Nice dissertation @westom! Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Been wrong before, won't be the last. I'm 65 BTW & first computer was Tandy TD-80. Can't say I've ever seen disk drive with hydraulic head actuators. I'm assuming they were used in IBM mainframes early 60s.

In your expert opinion what is OPs next step? Always interested in furthering my understanding.

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03 Jul 2018   #12

Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by westom View Post
BSODs report failures that the OS cannot work around. Each BSOD provides text and numbers that point quite explicitly to a defect - typically hardware. One who does not understand the message simply posts it exactly so that the fewer who really know this stuff can provide informed advise.
I partially disagree.
Yes, a BSOD often does explicitly point to the cause, but there's a caveat. It quite often happens that although a BSOD seems to point to something, it in reality isn't the cause at all. Even BSOD Experts who have much more experience than I have fall for this.
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03 Jul 2018   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
In your expert opinion what is OPs next step? Always interested in furthering my understanding.
Long before PCs existed, we would even replace integrated circuits on HP minicomputers to make them work again. A disk drive from another manufacturer (late 1960s) used motor oil for one HP system.

Long before anyone can recommend a fix, first relevant facts must be provided. Comprehensive diagnostic (from the manufacturer) will provide all answers immediately.

Numbers and text from the BSOD are necessary to have any informed assistance.

Facts from the system (event) logs are also needed since that is where the OS stores all discovered defects.

Even numbers from a meter (by requesting instructions) will accuse or exonerate many parts of that system.

Accomplishment is measured by a list of 'parts that are proven good without doubt' and 'parts that are clearly suspect'. Currently both lists are empty - nothing has been accomplished.

No informed solution is possible until facts are provided. Without those facts (and especially numbers), then the world's best technician can recommend nothing useful.
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