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#31
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Yeah it sounds to me like the driver started the issue but somehow the OS got corrupted during all the changes also.
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Seems so. Thanks again for the quick reply by the way, will let you know of the result tomorrow (Hopefully)
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Just an update, no external hard drive yet. Was wondering, just had the blue screen again but this time with a different code (c5). Any idea what that relates to?
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0x000000C5: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
An attempt occurred to touch invalid memory at a process IRQL that is too high. This is almost always caused by drivers that have corrupted the system pool. If you’ve recently installed any new software, check to see if it’s properly installed; and check for updated drivers on the manufacturer’s web site.


Again a driver issue.
What version of the video driver do you have installed now?
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I think the last one I tried was the one of the HP site.
Driver Ver. 8.572.1.0
Driver Date. 21/01/2009

Sorry for all the questions and posts. Just glad this is all pointing to software as opposed to hardware. Hope OS repair works, and if not, a clean install.
Thanks again man, you've been extremely helpful. :D
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Well a clean install will fix the problem unless it is actually a hardware issue. ;)
I will stay here till the end as I want to know exactly what is causing this. :D
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Thanks man. :D
Hope to get that external HDD tomorrow so I will back-up and try that then. Hopefully.. :3
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Backed up most important stuff today, did restore (full) and it kept freezing and shutting down during it. Finally got through it though but now it blue screens on boot (normal and safe mode)
Cannot do anything with it now. :c
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Hmm strange. Are you using a recovery partition or a installation disk?
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Tried both now. :D
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Being a laptop are you doing this all on battery or connected to power?
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Tried it on both battery and AC now. Just bluescreens when I try and boot.
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Is it BSOD before you start installation or while installing?
Is it BSOD in the same spot if during installation?
If so where exactly?
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Normally during a certain part of software installation. Don't know exactly where.
Is there any way I could install an OS onto my external HDD and run laptop from it?
The PC I'm on now has XP but I don't know what I'd need to copy over to use it. The discs for my laptop are recovery discs so I don't think I can get Vista onto the HD from that.
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Is there any way I could install an OS onto my external HDD and run laptop from it?

Nope


The PC I'm on now has XP but I don't know what I'd need to copy over to use it.

You can't copy a OS over and expect it to work. Not to mention it is illegal.


The discs for my laptop are recovery discs so I don't think I can get Vista onto the HD from that.

Are these the disks sent with the system or did you make them when you first bought the system?
The other option is to contact manufacturer of the laptop and see if they will send you a new set of recovery disks. Most will do this for less then 50USD and in some cases I have seen them do it for free depending on the age of the system.
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