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BSODs after (you guessed it) lightning


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Chopin

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There can be some pretty bad thunderstorms in Boston... anyways, a couple of days ago, I was unfortunately not at home to turn the computer off during a thunderstorm. A car crashed into a telephone pole, power went out, and the computer has been getting BSODs ever since. They all involve wdmaud.sys and say that "An attempt was made to write to read-only memory." A Google search did nothing useful in helping to resolve the problem.

If I reboot, I can use the computer until I shut it down... then the BSOD comes up again and I have to reboot. I'm hoping it won't go downhill from here, as the last backups I made were quite a while ago...

*Fredil should make more backups! :)

Any ideas?
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if you can boot into safe mode...backup all your data first...
then try running chkdsk /r...
FYI...I unplug all my computers and peripherals from the wall when there is lightning in the area..
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...backup all your data first...

:) :) That's a given... we're looking into buying an external drive to back up all our stuff to. The computer is usable as long as we don't reboot it!

I will try running chkdsk AFTER I have backed up my stuff :rolleyes:

Thanks! :happy:
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