How come I keep getting a blue screen on my laptop?

by on October 24, 2010

Q: I got a BSOD on my laptop, and I’ve done some research on it, it seems to be a pretty rare one with very little help on the subject available. The Blue screen in question is: STOP: 0x0000C1F5 (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Tried all the BIOS options, and all to no avail, I’ve also tried a vista repair disc. I think it’s the hard drive, and thus I have tried a new hard drive form a Playstation three (formatted) console. I have vista home basic ISO on disc, but don’t knoe how to make it work on the new hard drive, it just says no!


2 Responses to “How come I keep getting a blue screen on my laptop?”
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    The problem is with some corrupted files. Microsoft’s fix for this involves a windows 7 install disk, as that will apparently fix vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970101

    Your current hard drive should be fine. If you want to test it to make sure, grab the diagnostic software from Seagate or Western Digital’s website and use that to test the harddrive, if it is bad and still under warranty (lots of drives have 3 to 5 year warranties) they will replace it!

    Otherwise, you can still use your current drive and just do a vista reinstall.

     
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      Thank you very much! I managed to get it sorted in the end, I acquired a copy of vista sp2 and re installed vista. Working fine! If I’d only known it was going to be that simple, that’s been a month of me making useless repair C.D.s galore! Again, thank you for your time!
      Bryan.