Solved

NTWKS 3.51 BSOD - UNKNOWN HARD ERROR

Posted on 1997-07-29
1
395 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Our NT 3.51 + SP4 WKS has been running quite happily for a few months. Over the weekend, the BSOD popped up with a STOP c0000218 Unknown Hard Error. I tried re-booting the system - same again. I tried repairing the system using the ERD - same again on rebooting after the repair.

On cold re-starting, the system memory checks ok. It runs the bootloader ok, NTdetect ok and OS loader V3.51 ok. It does its disk check (three dots) and appears to be about to through up the GUI when it falls down.

Any ideas as to the possible source of the problem?  
0
Comment
Question by:Martin_McC
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
joeljp earned 50 total points
ID: 1780626
It sounds like some important drivers or files that are required for booting are corrupted. When you used your ERD did you select all the repair options? Did Last Known Good help at all?

Assuming you have a good backup, the best option would be for you to do a reinstallation over the top of the existing nt directory. In theory your registry should still be intact and you shouldn't have to reinstall your software packages for them to work. Like I said that's in theory.

Failing that you'll have to reinstall NT from scratch from restore from your backup.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Windows Mobile Barcode Scanning These days almost every product has a barcode in some way... amongst there are 1D barcodes en 2D barcodes.. From http://www.barcodeman.com/faq/2d.php I found some handy definitions and insights. 1D barcodes …
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now