UBCD4Win will BSOD on certain Dell workstations

UBCD4Win will boot but eventually BSOD during the Windows splash screen with an 0x0000007b "Problem has been detected" error.  UBCD has worked well for me in the past but I'm seeing this activity primarily on new Dell Vostro machines.  I originally thought this was due to an AHCI / ATA difference in the Bios but other workstations on AHCI will boot from UBCD4Win without incident.  Is this a 'newer Mass Storage Controller' issue that UBCD eventually catches up with or am I missing something else that would make this work on these few problematic machines?  
james_axtonAsked:
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nobusCommented:
are you using raid?  that is often the cause
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
No, RAID isn't configured on any of the workstations that have this issue.
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nobusCommented:
as you know, it means no accessible boot device
but it can be caused by a virus as well.
or maybe the cd drive is bad - can you test with an other one?
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
nobus, hi!  The drive is free of any viruses, malware, etc, and UBCD4Win is working for other machines without incident.  It's just this new batch of Vostros giving us problems.  
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nobusCommented:
are they the same model?  which one? or does ubcd work on the same model, except for a couple?
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
It works on the same model, save for a few.  
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nobusCommented:
that is strange, provided there are no hardware problems on them.
can you make a Knoppix cd, and test with that?  if problems, it can give more info.
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
nobus, I'll try your Knoppix suggestion momentarily and post back.
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
nobus, Knoppix was able to boot the drive so that I could browse the contents in the File Manager that's included.
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nobusCommented:
and no problems?
then the only thing is some compatibility problem from the ubcd - in most cases it is a driver problem.
i would inspect the device manager, and check for different hardware with the working models.
often a model has different devices
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
nobus, I'll say "no problems" because all I wanted to do was to be able to view the contents of the drive and Knoppix allowed me to do that (through its File Manger) where UBCD4Win would not (because of the BSOD crashes before it could even load).  I agree with you on it being a driver issue and wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something else; and it doesn't sound like I am.  Thanks for the feedback.
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nobusCommented:
Knoppix is my preferred one too ! tx for the feedback
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
I hadn't used Knoppix before.  While it proved to me that the drive would boot, I found that many commands in the File Manager just wouldn't work for me.  I'm sure I was doing something wrong, but I couldn't create directories or copy files, simple things like that.    
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nobusCommented:
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
nobus, if you are still there, I can't get Knoppix to boot to an environment.  Instead, it always boots to a menu that looks like this:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/images/computers/2008/knoppix-boot-menu-1.jpg

I know this question is closed but off the top of your head do you have any tips for getting this to run?
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nobusCommented:
i see you have made an Adriane - i never used it, so i can't comment;  try this version  instead: ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V5.0.1CD-2006-06-01-EN.iso      
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james_axtonAuthor Commented:
nobus, I feel really stupid!  I downloaded the wrong version.  Thanks for the update!
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nobusCommented:
no problem - i've been that often myself..lol
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