Posted on 2004-08-23
Having a problem with my AMD Thunderbird 1.3 512mb sdram pc133, 40gig HD, ATI MX 440 64mb.
Was having issues with it freezing randomly during boot, and sometimes even rebooting itself. DId a virus check and found nothing. Formatted and installed windows xp again, and now when I boot I get a
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x81FA3E30,0xC0000185,0x00000000,0x00000000)
So i check around on the net and found some fixes for getting into the recovery console and doing a chkdsk /p followed by a fixboot - didnt work
chkdsk /f - didnt work
Now the funny thing is if once i get to this screen i press the reset instead of power, it boots up normally, but comes to a black screen with the mouse centered and freezes. Can not get into windows, besides by safemode.
I did a little checking on the net and found that 0xC0000185 means:
0xC0000185, or STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR, indicates improper termination, defective storage controller hardware, defective disk cabling, or two devices attempting to use the same system resources.
This leads me to believe my HD is toast. I have unplugged every pheripheral device except the HD and still getting this problem, i have restored bios settings to optmal, performace etc nothing.
I was going to try formatting and trying a different OS to see if that works, like win 98 or SuSe or something, but thinking its prob just the HD.
Is there anything else it could be? anyway of making sure its the HD and not something else, like chip, ram, mobo etc?