On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:17:07 -0000, "Smurf" <smurf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I agree that its the hard disk controllers which usually cause the problem,
>creating BSODS on boot ups, even if you are booting from your scsi device.
>If this happens grab hold of the latested Hirens Boot CD it has a great
>little registry / driver fix, it installs into the windows driver folder all
>the major ide and sata drivers for XP.
>It doesnt always work, but have saved a few systems through it.
I used to have a Hiren's CD somewhere, but I haven't thought about it
in years. I do have a strange CD that is partly in Russian that has
various disk utilities on it that might be Hiren's; I don't know. I
thought that Hiren's is not strictly legal, so perhaps someone can
enlighten me on that. I'm wary of downloading illegal software these
days. If Hiren's has been updated since I got it, and is legal, then I
certainly will want it as I am occasionally called upon to rescue an
unbootable Windows machine. I am obsessed with making various Bart's
PE and UBCD For Windows 3.50 builds at the moment, which merit several
posts in themselves. (I wonder what the appropriate NGs are for that
subject?) I have just installed XP onto an Athlon XP2500+/nForce2
chipset system that has BSODed on installing the ethernet driver, with
the following bootup complaining of a corrupt driver file in
C:\Windows\Drivers, which has never happened before, so out will come
UBCD4Win to the rescue. What fun.