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Old 01-14-2007, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i got the blue screen of death saying there was a system error about 35% through downloading return to castle wolfienstein (sp). after restarting i didnt resume download and just went along with my business, but only for maybe ten minutes until i got the blue screen again.

after that restart i deleted the non working download of the game, and did a system restore to saturday at 11pm. i got the same screen atleast 2 times since then, and now am on my moms account on here. so far so good, but thats what i said every other time.

whats my next move? i could easily reformat, but i lose all my files.
if i did reformat id like to get a new harddrive, because im not too sure how old the one i have is.
if i were to go that route what would you recommend? ide or sata? my board came with the sata cables i just didnt have a sata harddrive, whats the advantage of one? can one be had locally for $50 or less?

i took a few pictures of the last screen i got:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...aron/bcod1.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...aron/bcod2.jpg
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You can get a 80 gig SATA hard drive for around $50.00 the data transfer rate is much faster with SATA than it is with PATA. I'm not sure this will be your problem Have you checked for heat problems and checked your ram. If you have two memory sticks try one at a time and make sure your CPU heatsync is seated
good. You could try to put new thermal paste.
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Hi! Check out this article from Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329284/en-us

Hope that helps!
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thanks!

i only have one stick of ram, and have had the same stick since i built the computer. as for overheating, ive had the side panel open and just a cpu fan running for some time now, almost since i built it about a year ago. i got ahold of a 20gig pata drive that ill format tonight and use.
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