We had bought a HP Pavilion about a year ago and I had set it up and we were happy with it. I got called out of town and didn’t make a set of recovery discs for it. I forgot all about them until we started having problems at the end of Aug/09. I was out of town the first couple of times it happened but my wife was able to get it going again by using the repair function in the SAFE START area. But now it doesn’t work.
When it boots up, we get the start screen with the four options (ESC, F9, F10 or F11), then, if we don’t do anything, it loads the files then after a few seconds the BSOD appears with “A problem has been detected and………………………………….
STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF80011AD36DB, 0xFFFFFA60005AEAA8, 0xFFFFFA60005AE480).”
The same message appears whenever we try to start it.
So far I have tried all of the safe boot options with no success. I can’t even get the repair screen with the various options to appear.
The system diagnostics screen shows that everything is OK, the roll back options doesn’t do anything either.
Not having a set of recovery discs, I have tried using the following programs:
System Recovery CD 1.3.2
Trinity Recovery Kit 3.3
VISTA 64 Recovery Disc 009
Super Windows Plus 2004 V6
The programs will run but not fix the problem(s).
I even went so far as to get LINUX running in the form of UBUNTU 9.04, KNOPPX, BLUEWHITE 64 12.2. While these work, not knowing LINUX I have a problem getting around to check things out.
I feel that I am running out of options. Reading about others having similar problems, I am just about at the point of going to option B and pulling out some of the RAM ( one of the help sites said that one of the updates didn’t work with more than 2GB of RAM) or option C purchasing and installing a full version of Windows 7, but I decided to finally ask for help.
HELP!!! Any ideas?
The system is: HP Pavilion Elite m9457c-b PC
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
6 GB RAM
2 SAMSUNG 500GB HDD
ATI Radeon HD 3650 card with 512MB
Windows VISTA Home Premium 64 w/SP1