Can you burn a CD from the computer you are typing on?
Nope, this is a laptop with a non-rewritable DVD drive.
I disabled the SATA port in the BIOS, since I'm not using it anyway, I thought one less thing for Windows to get stuck on. Then I tried reinstalling Windows again, with 1 RAM stick in. I figured anything different would be an improvement unless it was worse. I tried twice and both times I did not get rebooted and made it to about 10 minutes from completion, while registering components, then got a BSOD.
The BSOD said in part:
***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0xD89F5F38,0x00000005,0x00000001,0xF7790C52)
***atapi.sys - Address F7790C52 base at F7788000, DateStamp 3d6ddb04"
So then I removed the Promise controller that I had in for a zip drive that is now disconnected and tried again from the beginning. During the reinstall I got rebooted once, after that at about the same point I got another BSOD.
This BSOD said in part:
***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000129,0x00000005,0x00000000,0xF778CFD2)
***atapi.sys - Address F778CFD2 base at F7788000, DateStamp 3d6ddb04"
What does this mean? Is Windows not liking the drives or the IRQs the drives are using? Or is this the controller on the motherboard?
Edited by vroni357, 16 June 2009 - 07:33 AM.