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Solved SPLDR and BIOS driver troubleshoot

kael-vin

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#1
Greetings all~

This is my first time posting stuffs in the Vista forums... So I hope that I can get accustomed to everything here =D

Problem Detail
Description:
Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 24.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: PnPDeviceProblemCode
Architecture: x86
Hardware Id: unknown
Setup class GUID: {8ecc055d-047f-11d1-a537-0000f8753ed1}
PnP problem code: 00000018
Driver name: unknown
Driver version: unknown
Driver date: unknown
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Recently, I discovered that the Security Processor Loader Driver or spldr in my system is either absent, faulty or not completely installed while in safe mode. While running the system in normal mode, I experienced a logon error whereby the "Welcome" screen persisted, hindering me from accessing the desktop. The problem must have stemmed from the recent installation of the BIOS - Lenovo 3000 N100/C200 in my Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop after getting the notorious "blue screen" thingy. The "blue screen" error either came from virus attacks or the installation of the Intel Display Driver for Vista 32bit which my friend recommended to me before having installed the BIOS - Lenovo 3000 N100/C200.

What must be the appropriate form of measure for me to take now?

SOS~

- Kael
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo 3000 N100
    CPU
    Genuine Intel (R) CPU T2080 @ 1.73 GHz
    Memory
    1.50 GB RAM
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#2
System restore? Repair Windows from setup disk?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv6519tx
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160Gig
    Mouse
    Microsoft Trackball
    Internet Speed
    Depends on the neighbours wireless network

Dwarf

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#3
Hi Kael-vin and welcome to the forums :party:

Answering your first query about the error code 24:

Error Message
"This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)"
What It Means
"This is a catch-all error that can be caused by bad hardware or corrupt or incompatible drivers. This message also appears after you use the Remove Device option."

Notice that it mentions 'bad hardware'. This does not mean that there is actually anything wrong with your hardware - a faulty connection can also give this symptom which can be corrected by removing and reinstalling the hardware in question. On a laptop, the parts you can check relatively easily are the memory module(s), hard drive, battery and the optical drive.

I notice from the latter part of your post that you have flashed your BIOS - this can be a risky business and can give rise to numerous errors, including the above mentioned. In many cases, a change in the BIOS firmware code will necessitate in the reinstallation of the operating system (and this is not just unique to Microsoft and Vista). You shouldn't have any problems doing this, although be aware that you might have to activate over the phone if Vista isn't automatically activated during installation (some OEM versions are tied to specific hardware and BIOS versions). If this is the case, then follow this tutorial http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/84488-activate-vista-phone.html.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

kael-vin

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#4
Thank you for the helpful information, Dwarf. :D

I have sent the laptop to be re-formatted and outfitted with Windows XP to sacrifice quality over performance as soon as I saw your reply. I shall also consider calling my local Lenovo hotline since the battery is rather "condemned" (The common issue among Lenovo 3000 laptop users is that the battery metre does not rises even though it is charging after a period of time). I believe it could lead to one of those BIOS-related problems, or it is just something else.

For now, I'll just wait for my laptop to be serviced and once again, thank you Dwarf for helping things out. Consider the case solved. :cool:

Turaa~
- Kael
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo 3000 N100
    CPU
    Genuine Intel (R) CPU T2080 @ 1.73 GHz
    Memory
    1.50 GB RAM

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