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02-11-2009 10:22 AM - edited 02-11-2009 11:10 AM
I have a dv6130us Notebook. The system was XP Media Centre pre-installed with 1GB RAM and Vista capable when purchased. I had upgraded the O/s to Vista Home Premiere with 2GB RAM. the notebook ran fine for 2 years untill one day "Blue Screen of Death" greeted me. Fortunate for me I did take my data backup as a priority action.
Vista Memory checks indicated a problem with the memory and advised me to contact tech help. Tried reseating the RAM modules and restart... the O/s continued to hang with the Blue Screen except in Safe Mode.
I tried restoring the O/S using the Recovery Partition as well as the recovery discs without success. Every time I attempted recovery using the recovery discs, I would get the following message after preparation of recovery partiion completed and recovery commenced.
"A problem has been detected & windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer"
An attempt was made to write to read-only memory"
When I tried restoring from the recovery partition using F11, the recovery would hardly take 30 seconds and the system would restart with either a
"missing NTLDR" on a black screen or a
"PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA *** STOP: 0X00000050" error message on a blue screen.
I've even tried various combination of RAM modules without any success. Checked the HP BIOS Utility for HDD tests which indicated a "pass" for the HDD in "Quick", "Extended" & "S.M.A.R.T." tests. This contrary to the Tech Centre guy who told me that the HDD was bad and needs replacement.
Even tried recovering using the Manufacturer's menu by wiping the HDD completely and re-installing the Recovery partiion but to no good.
Failed at loading even Windows XP Pro and Mandriva Linux 9/ Ubuntu 9.0. The latter two from Live DVDs.
Present status: Notebook doesn't go beyond the HP Welcome screen.
Can some one please help me?
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02-13-2009 10:02 AM
Checked up certain other posts in the forum, and used nLite to slipstream Intel SATA AHCI Controller Driver for Mobile ICH7M controller (dv6130us) with WinXp Prof. The Bootable CD did commence loading the driver. However, this time instead of the BSOD, the notebook reboots after "Setup is loading files" completes and "Setup is Starting Windows" comes on screen. This loop continues thereafter.
I would like to mention here that I had succeeded in wiping the HDD clean using the manufacturers menu.
Desperately in need of assistance.
02-17-2009 07:18 AM
I finally managed to boot the notebook using an external floppy drive with the good old DOS.
Used two fresh Memory modules (512 MB each) borrowed from a pal.
Needed to flash the BIOS using the download from HP Site - Driver Downloads (for dv6130us). Noticed the same filename for the Softpaq.exe for many models.
Used the original XP Media Centre edition Recovery DVDs and voila.. recovered the O/s finally.
Checked up with MemXP86 (or something similar) downloaded from Download.net to check up the original memory modules. It seems one of the module had gone Kaput! This combined with someway the BIOS getting corrupted complicated the matter.
Anyway, the Notebook is finally up and running and I'm definately not reverting back to Vista... untill Microsoft comes up with something stable.
I'm putting this up, in case someone faces similar problem will have some leads to follow up.