Solved

Stop Error 0xCA: Plug n play driver fault

Posted on 2006-07-06
5
2,279 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I am getting the BSOD (0xCA) when attaching an external 320GB HDD (partitioned into 2 equally sized partitions). I've tried attaching the drive via an IDE connection but get the same results
The same fault occurs when connecting the drive to 3 different XP systems, all running SP2
Any clues as to why the fault is occurring?
0
Comment
Question by:jonboyash
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 17055302
I would think that if it fails on 3 different systems, it is a driver fault.  This page verifies that conclusion:

http://www.osronline.com/ddkx/ddtools/bccodes_9h9j.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:jonboyash
ID: 17055333
the event viewer gives:
Error code 000000ca, parameter1 00000001, parameter2 8216f340, parameter3 8242ae30, parameter4 00000000.

I have some important data that i'd backed up onto the drive. The only reason I need access the data is that I ran a reinstalltion of windows on the system where the original data was kept . What are my chances of recovering this and what would the be the bes way to go about this?
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 17055359
Good question.  If the drive cannot be attached to any XP system you have available to you, I don't see how you can access it.  Any chance of downloading the driver for the external drive again?  When does the error occur (do you even get a chance to install the driver)?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jonboyash
ID: 17055386
The drive doesn't require a driver- XP picks it up automatically. If the drive is connected, the BSOD occurs at the splash screen, otherwise it occurs as soon as the device is turned on/connected. Same results in safe mode. I've also tried connecting it as a slave drive and using the recovery console to run a CHKDSK but again the system BSOD's after loading all the files from the XP cd has completed.
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
LeeTutor earned 500 total points
ID: 17055396
Well, then I wonder if a bootable system installed on a CD-ROM would be able to access the drive without error?  A couple of alternatives:

http://www.knoppix.com/

What is KNOPPIX®?
KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD or DVD, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a productive Linux system for the desktop, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it (over 8GB on the DVD "Maxi" edition).


This site has an excellent tutorial on how to recover files using Knoppix:

http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/
Computer First Aid Using Knoppix

or:

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

What is BartPE and PE Builder?

Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.

It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on.
This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time!

Here's a website by one of our top XPerts, Fatal_Exception, which will give you more info on BartPE:

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/BootableCDrom/BartsPE.htm
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
Ok I have been working on this for some time having learned and gained certification in XenDesktop 4 along came version 5 which was released last month. Since then I have been working to deploy XenDesktop 5 in a small environment with only 2 virt…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

746 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