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Vista blue screens/restart

#1
Hey guys I'm new to this forum and was hoping you guys could help me out.
I just bought an emachines computer, an ET1161-07 to be exact.

Integrated nvidia 6150 gfx
nvidia 9400 gt
vista home premium
amd anthlon x2 4050e processor
3 gigs of ram

Now I've had this for, i kid you not, less than a day, and blue screens of death/restarts keep occuring.
I have norton 360 running and updated, updated my graphics driver for my 9400, updated everything I could through windows update, and still this problem presists.

Sometimes, the blue screen will just briefly flash, then restart and it gives me the option of choosing if i want to go into safe mode or not.
Also, i changed some setting on my internet connection, through cmd.exe, i changed everything this video told me to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Xmv6HpjnE
When i attempted to go back and reverse it, it said that elevation was required and the command failed on ipv4.

The blue screens have varied in what they say, they always dump my physical memory so i never get a chance to fully read them.
However, they have said all of the following.
MEMORY MANAGEMENT
Something about a bad page file
And a few more i cant remember

Right now, my pc runs fine for a while, but most of the time when i boot it up, it says rundll32 has encountered a problem and must close. Sometimes this forces a blue screen to appear sometimes it doesn't.

I also thought it may have been heat, but i was runnining my computer fine for 15 hours straight or so when i got it and it was ok, but then showed a blue screen of death for memory management.
Currently, it runs in this strange windows 98 style, the icons, toolbar, start menu, everything is windows 98 looking. Also, it displays a rundll32 error and somestimes a windows process error everytime i start up.
I ran a memory diagnostic and it said there were no problems.


Any help here guys?
 
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Steve McGarrett

#2
On Tue, 5 May 2009 16:36:33 -0500, frickfrock99
<guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

>Hey guys I'm new to this forum and was hoping you guys could help me
>out.
>I just bought an emachines computer, an ET1161-07 to be exact.
>
>Integrated nvidia 6150 gfx
>nvidia 9400 gt
>vista home premium
>amd anthlon x2 4050e processor
>3 gigs of ram
>
>Now I've had this for, i kid you not, less than a day, and blue screens
>of death/restarts keep occuring.
[snip]

Use the recovery utility (disk or hidden partition) to return it to
out-of-the-box condition.

Do NOT install a bunch of stuff. Just go online and take a look
around.

If no blue screens, then something you installed is causing your
problem. IF you get blue screens, take the computer back.
 
G
#3
Do you really want to start troubleshooting a 1 day old machine? You
should promptly contact the seller.
--

"frickfrock99" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
news:6c009df8ae691f003e592e534831a99f@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

>
> Hey guys I'm new to this forum and was hoping you guys could help me
> out.
> I just bought an emachines computer, an ET1161-07 to be exact.
>
> Integrated nvidia 6150 gfx
> nvidia 9400 gt
> vista home premium
> amd anthlon x2 4050e processor
> 3 gigs of ram
>
> Now I've had this for, i kid you not, less than a day, and blue screens
> of death/restarts keep occuring.
> I have norton 360 running and updated, updated my graphics driver for
> my 9400, updated everything I could through windows update, and still
> this problem presists.
>
> Sometimes, the blue screen will just briefly flash, then restart and it
> gives me the option of choosing if i want to go into safe mode or not.
> Also, i changed some setting on my internet connection, through
> cmd.exe, i changed everything this video told me to
> '_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Xmv6HpjnE_'
> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Xmv6HpjnE)
> When i attempted to go back and reverse it, it said that elevation was
> required and the command failed on ipv4.
>
> The blue screens have varied in what they say, they always dump my
> physical memory so i never get a chance to fully read them.
> However, they have said all of the following.
> MEMORY MANAGEMENT
> Something about a bad page file
> And a few more i cant remember
>
> Right now, my pc runs fine for a while, but most of the time when i
> boot it up, it says rundll32 has encountered a problem and must close.
> Sometimes this forces a blue screen to appear sometimes it doesn't.
>
> I also thought it may have been heat, but i was runnining my computer
> fine for 15 hours straight or so when i got it and it was ok, but then
> showed a blue screen of death for memory management.
> Currently, it runs in this strange windows 98 style, the icons,
> toolbar, start menu, everything is windows 98 looking. Also, it displays
> a rundll32 error and somestimes a windows process error everytime i
> start up.
> I ran a memory diagnostic and it said there were no problems.
>
>
> Any help here guys?
>
>
> --
> frickfrock99
 
C

Chad Harris

#4
"frickfrock99" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
news:6c009df8ae691f003e592e534831a99f@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

>
> Hey guys I'm new to this forum and was hoping you guys could help me
> out.
> I just bought an emachines computer, an ET1161-07 to be exact.
>
> Integrated nvidia 6150 gfx
> nvidia 9400 gt
> vista home premium
> amd anthlon x2 4050e processor
> 3 gigs of ram
>
> Now I've had this for, i kid you not, less than a day, and blue screens
> of death/restarts keep occuring.
> I have norton 360 running and updated, updated my graphics driver for
> my 9400, updated everything I could through windows update, and still
> this problem presists.
>
> Sometimes, the blue screen will just briefly flash, then restart and it
> gives me the option of choosing if i want to go into safe mode or not.
> Also, i changed some setting on my internet connection, through
> cmd.exe, i changed everything this video told me to
> '_http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Xmv6HpjnE_'
> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Xmv6HpjnE)
> When i attempted to go back and reverse it, it said that elevation was
> required and the command failed on ipv4.
>
> The blue screens have varied in what they say, they always dump my
> physical memory so i never get a chance to fully read them.
> However, they have said all of the following.
> MEMORY MANAGEMENT
> Something about a bad page file
> And a few more i cant remember
>
> Right now, my pc runs fine for a while, but most of the time when i
> boot it up, it says rundll32 has encountered a problem and must close.
> Sometimes this forces a blue screen to appear sometimes it doesn't.
>
> I also thought it may have been heat, but i was runnining my computer
> fine for 15 hours straight or so when i got it and it was ok, but then
> showed a blue screen of death for memory management.
> Currently, it runs in this strange windows 98 style, the icons,
> toolbar, start menu, everything is windows 98 looking. Also, it displays
> a rundll32 error and somestimes a windows process error everytime i
> start up.
> I ran a memory diagnostic and it said there were no problems.
>
>
> Any help here guys?

Hi Frickfrock99--

You can easily see what the BSOD stop error is by setting for it to freeze
on screen before restart.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...reen-of-death-by-preventing-automatic-reboot/


I'd try these steps in this order, whatever the BSOD says, provided you've
checked to make sure your hardware is not the cause of the problems. Make
sure inside your box all connections are tight, and your video and sound
cards and memory are seated correctly.

If you don't have a Vista DVD from MSFT (I'm not talking about an OEM
recovery DVD or partition which will put you at default if it works with
nothing saved):

Download Vista Repair Disk
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

1) First try 3 options from Startup Repair. If you have a Vista DVD then
restart with it in the drive>press any key to boot from it and run Startup
Repair. From Startup Repair you have 3 good tools with an excellent chance
of fixing your system. If you don't have a Vista DVD from which to boot to
Startup Repair, no problem, Download the .iso from the link below and
burn it, and you'll have the Microsoft Vista Repair Disk with Startup
Repair.

Download Vista Repair Disk
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

How to Use Startup Repair from the Vista DVD or the Repair Disk you make:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/5c59f8c1-b0d1-4f1a-af55-74f3922f3f351033.mspx

2) If Startup Repair does not get your Vista back, then use the 3 bootrec
commands from the command prompt available on the Statup Repair Menu:

The menu I refer to is in this set of directions with a grey background.

http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/repairstartup/repairstartup.htm

Those are:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuild BCD

3) If my second option doesn't work, then try System restore from the
Startup Repair list.

4) If by rare chance you have an actual Vista DVD, you can put it in, boot
from it>choose the Upgrade Option>choose your current broken Vista Drive and
try to do a repair install with the Vista DVD.

How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

5) If the above 3 tools don't work, then use the 4 tools available by
restarting your pc and tapping F8 once per second to get to the Windows
Advanced Options Menu.

From this menu click on 3 Safe Mode links to use System Restore. Make sure
you try all 3 if one doesn't work, because just one of them may work.
Tap F8 to Reach Windows Advanced Options Menu Pictured Below:

http://media.photobucket.com/image/...ank/techbliss/Vista-Advanced-Boot-Options.jpg

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command: At the prompt you would type the command to use
forsystem restore at the safe mode cmd prompt is:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

If these 3 tools don't work, you have one more you can try which is Last
Known Good Configuration.

Good luck,

CH
 
T

the wharf rat

#5
In article <6c009df8ae691f003e592e534831a99f@xxxxxx-gateway.com>,
frickfrock99 <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

>
>Now I've had this for, i kid you not, less than a day, and blue screens
>of death/restarts keep occuring.
Sounds like a job for...Captain Warranty! Jeez, really, it's
brand new, call 'em up and make them fix it. Don't worry about causing
layoffs or something at emachines, they have expense accruals just for
things like this.

>Something about a bad page file
Turn off the restart on error option if you want to catch the message,
but it sounds like a bad hard drive.
 
#6
Hi Frickfrock99--

You can easily see what the BSOD stop error is by setting for it to freeze
on screen before restart.

Help Troubleshoot the Blue Screen of Death by Preventing Automatic Reboot :: the How-To Geek


I'd try these steps in this order, whatever the BSOD says, provided you've
checked to make sure your hardware is not the cause of the problems. Make
sure inside your box all connections are tight, and your video and sound
cards and memory are seated correctly.

If you don't have a Vista DVD from MSFT (I'm not talking about an OEM
recovery DVD or partition which will put you at default if it works with
nothing saved):

Download Vista Repair Disk
Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

1) First try 3 options from Startup Repair. If you have a Vista DVD then
restart with it in the drive>press any key to boot from it and run Startup
Repair. From Startup Repair you have 3 good tools with an excellent chance
of fixing your system. If you don't have a Vista DVD from which to boot to
Startup Repair, no problem, Download the .iso from the link below and
burn it, and you'll have the Microsoft Vista Repair Disk with Startup
Repair.

Download Vista Repair Disk
Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

How to Use Startup Repair from the Vista DVD or the Repair Disk you make:

Using System Restore from the Vista Windows Recovery Environment

Startup Repair: frequently asked questions - Windows Vista Help

2) If Startup Repair does not get your Vista back, then use the 3 bootrec
commands from the command prompt available on the Statup Repair Menu:

The menu I refer to is in this set of directions with a grey background.

Windows Vista Home Premium - Repair StartUp

Those are:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuild BCD

3) If my second option doesn't work, then try System restore from the
Startup Repair list.

4) If by rare chance you have an actual Vista DVD, you can put it in, boot
from it>choose the Upgrade Option>choose your current broken Vista Drive and
try to do a repair install with the Vista DVD.

How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

5) If the above 3 tools don't work, then use the 4 tools available by
restarting your pc and tapping F8 once per second to get to the Windows
Advanced Options Menu.

From this menu click on 3 Safe Mode links to use System Restore. Make sure
you try all 3 if one doesn't work, because just one of them may work.
Tap F8 to Reach Windows Advanced Options Menu Pictured Below:

Vista windows advanced options menu image by indyank on Photobucket

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command: At the prompt you would type the command to use
forsystem restore at the safe mode cmd prompt is:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

If these 3 tools don't work, you have one more you can try which is Last
Known Good Configuration.

Good luck,

CH[/quote]

Ok so i made my repair disk, and put it in.
The first thing i did was see if there were any startup problems, so i hit startup repair, and it said there were no problems.
So i decided to go to system restore, and set it to the earliest time i could.
I began restoring, then a BSOD appeared with a NTFS.sys error, and 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x80ce752B, 0x8d973b64, 0x00000000,

Now i cant even start my computer normally, as the startup repair window keeps popping up as it says windows cannot start, even when i hit cancel it still pops up on the restart.
Whenever i try to just let it fix what it says, it gives me a blue screen, most recently it said
PFN_list_corrupt