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    reformatting bsod

    My pc has been getting the bsod for driver_irql_not_less_or_equal lately and now it is unable to even start up so ive tried reformatting it and every time I try to reformat that it blue screens during the process and im generally clueless at this point any advice?

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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Hi welcome to the forum.
    Owing to the nature of the BSoD's I will request that one of our BSOD specialists have a look at your problem.
    They are busy, and due to different time zones are not always readily available.
    However, I would ask you to be patient & one will attend as soon as practical. Thank you.
    Meanwhile would you download this link, the expert may require you to upload reports for analysing.
    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Hi there,

    If you cannot boot into Windows, start with some hardware tests.

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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Can you tall us a little more about your computer.

    1. What is the make and model number, Exsample HP-Pavilio a2134f
    2. Your OS is Vista
    3. Is it a laptop or desktop
    4. What is the name of your internet security
    5. Is it a 32 bit or 64 bit

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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Sorry one more thing this will get you started right away...


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    Re: reformatting bsod

    1. its a alienware pc i bought from ebay and has run perfectly for 3 years
    2. vista home premium is the os i think its 32 bit
    3. desktop
    4. avast
    5. 32 bit
    This all started about a week ago it got a virus wich i imedietly removed and its all been downhill from here it can even start windows atm it will say \windows\system32\winload.exe is missing or corupted so Im unable to use the debug software that was posted here and i still cannot reformat it

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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Wipe hard drive completely using the Clean All command: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Forums

    Then reinstall.

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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Can you give me the model number please.
    Alienware, which is now part of dell computers.
    Are you a gamer? Online? Have you been overclocking?
    What security ware do you use to regularly scan your computer for any virus's etc?




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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Hello

    Try and boot into safe mode and then run a sfc scan here's how.

    1. Click start
    2. In the search box type cmd
    3. When the popup list comes up at the top RIGHT click the cmd.exe and run it as administrator.
    4. When the command box appears type sfc /scannow, notice there is a space between the sfc and the forward slash. Here is a great tutorial on using the sfc.

    System Files - SFC Command

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    Re: reformatting bsod

    Hello deliphas I have to agree with Jonathan_King he is one of the best follow his instructions. At this point you need to do a factory restore. I will give you a couple of links that will guide you through he process...

    Create a Recovery Disc

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