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Old 09-16-2004, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Succesful Firmware Update. Half an hour later - Succesful disaster!

I'm desperate as my computer is experiencing several crashed after firmware

update.... I need IT to work as soon as possible! yesterday I updated the firmware of my Waitec Storm 40 cd burner. (I

used the winflash tool and the .bin file from Waitec website).
Winflash went smooth giving me a - Succesful Firmware Update! - at the end.
Everything seemed fine after restarting, except that my old burner still

didn't work - not big deal I thought as I already planned to buy a new


Half an hour later disaster - Blue Screen !

stop: 0X0000007A (0XE1995D88,0XC000000E, 0XBF93095D, 0X129FE860)
WIN32K.SYS Address BF93095D base BF800000, Datestamp 41107f7a

I started to Panic about the firmware update.
As I restarted the machine I had the error: Searching for Boot Record from

IDE-0..Not Found.

Only after I left the machine few minute powered off, I had the chance to

full start up into windows - but, not long after I had the second Crash:

stop: 0x0000007E (0xC00001D, 0XF7577595, 0xF797A7B8, 0xF797A4B4)
CLASSPNP.SYS address F7577F95 base at F756F000, datestamp 41107EC2

I went on the Ms website and I donwloaded the Windows Memory Diagnostic

(mtinst.exe) - I let it run all night with the /t flag on for deep

scanning...all tests yielded no problems.

This morning I had an error on the starting up Windows' screen:
System cannot start as the file ..\system32\hal.dll is missing or damaged
After playing around with boot floppy disk, Safe mode, debugging mode

finally I managed to load the OS again.

I disabled from the device manager the CD burner,
the other CDRom and the graphic card (as the first blue screen adviced) ..
I looked for hal.dll, backed up, and replace it with a new one from my

wife's computer.

No success..still crashing.

I tried to run NOD32 antivirus in a deep mode and as long as I could see

before crashing again, I have 3 viruses (somewhere in Documents and

Settings/myscreenName/... archive ... /application data /.. {08af34dd some

long number } ).

I read that virus can cause start up problems damaging the boot sector but

it's too strange coincidence them get triggered just after flashing the

firmware memory!?!?

System Specifications:
OS Windows XP professional sp2
Processor 886 Pentium
BIOS: AMIINT - 10 Version 1.00,02/08/02 (Updated a month ago)
Graphic card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
bus: PCI, ISA
Ram: 768 MB
HD: primary partition: C: 14.6 GB (3.53 GB free) ; secondary D: 4.96 GB
File system: NTFS on both partitions

I'm really lost as all the infos related to firmware stuff I could find

from google, take to one solution: updating the firmware in my case

the update has been already done and caused the problem!!!

Please help me!

Many thanks

PS My very last error just before I could post this - System cannot start

up because missing system32\ntoskrnl.exe ..

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Old 09-16-2004, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Everytime I get the ntoskrnl error, it's usually after I have overclocked to far. Have you overclocked your computer?
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