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  1. #1
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    Getting BSOD with new hard drive

    Bought a new gateway computer system with windows Vista installed in it. Worked well for next few months but then suddenly the system crashed by giving me a blue screen of death and was unable to turn on, in fact I also didnít allow me to reinstall windows OS and ultimately the hard drive crashed and physically broke.

    Now I bought a new hard drive and when I try to install windows xp home it still gives me the same BSOD. I am totally clueless what exactly should I do now. Do I need to update the BIOS or something?

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    Re: Getting BSOD with new hard drive

    I guess you will have to surely perform some sort of hard tests:
    You could download a UBCD from web and then burn it to a disk or you can also download memtest86+ from the official site of memtest and then burn it disk. By doing either of the way you are going to run a memtest on your system.

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    Re: Getting BSOD with new hard drive

    Just follow the below steps, you could definitely sort out your issue using this trick:
    • First of all make sure that your BIOS is set to SATA as IDE
    • If it is already set, then you has to load the SATA driver by pressing F6 whenever asked
    • The new drive will be SATA2, make sure that the motherboard supports SATA2

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    Re: Getting BSOD with new hard drive

    Instead of memtest I would better suggest you to download a UBCD as it contains all the required tools. Downloading a diagnostic software surely help the people facing a BSOD issue.

    In your case it seems to be a hardware issue. for your knowledge let me tell you that the main job of a Blue Screen of Death is to protect your OS from getting crash or something but as in your case your OS is freshly installed I am sure there is something worng with the hardware and not anything else.

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    Re: Getting BSOD with new hard drive

    Just follow the below steps, you could definitely sort out your issue using this trick:
    • First of all make sure that your BIOS is set to SATA as IDE
    • If it is already set, then you has to load the SATA driver by pressing F6 whenever asked
    • The new drive will be SATA2, make sure that the motherboard supports SATA2

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