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howhao
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T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

I have a T43 2686 that is experiencing BSOD (memory dump) periodically.  After the BSOD, the computer restarts then the following message shows in the dos screen, not yet booting to XP. (some lines abbreviated, as shown)

 

I am usually able to get it booting to windows after leaving the computer off for a few hours.  Does anyone know what is wrong? Please help.

 

 

 

 

 

-------message-------

 

broadcom undi pxe-2.1 v7.7.5

copyright (abbreviated line)

copyright (abbreviated line)

all rights reserved

 

broadcom base code pxe-2.1 v.1.0.1

copyright (abbreviated line)

copyright (abbreviated line)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.

Operating System not found

 

------end of message------

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howhao
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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

can anyone help?

ajkula66
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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

My guess would go along the lines of corrupt OS, failing hard drive or IDE controller.


Download PC-Doctor for DOS, burn a disk and boot from it, run full diagnostics and report back the results.


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

PC-Doctor 2.0.1572 System Test Log

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System Serial Number: L3BG362

Testing Started 11/10/2009 20:57:42

025-025-000-20091110-09-IDE Interface: Failed (Seector block (3063808 to 3080191) failed verification.)

Testing Started 11/10/2009 20:59:15

025-025-000-20091110-09-IDE Interface: Failed (Sector block (77094120 to 77094120) failed verification.)

============================= end of log

 

This is a new hdd I put in after first encountering the same error while booting.  I, too, also suspected that it was related to the hdd so I went out and bought a new one.  I guess that narrows it down to the controller?

 

Is there any way to fix this?

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howhao
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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

Btw, this was under the "fixed disk test category" - the "linear verify" and "random verify"

ajkula66
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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

Yes.


That further points to a sickly Southbridge chip, which can be re-balled. Should that fail, you're looking at a motherboard replacement.


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: T43pSF, R60F, T410, W510

Backups: T60, T61p, R500F

For sale: T60 (15" SXGA+ IPS), T61p (14" SXGA+ & 15.4" WUXGA),

Rebuilding: A31p, T42p, X24

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W

I build FrankenPads....scary FrankenPads...

S = SATA-mod (on T43/p units only)
F = FrankenPad
L = LED-mod utilizing an UXGA AFFS LED screen


Please DO NOT PM me with requests for individual support, but post your questions and concerns in the appropriate section of the forum where other users can benefit from them as well. Thank you.
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howhao
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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

What does "re-balled" mean? sorry for the stupid question.

ajkula66
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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

There's no such thing as a stupid question...


Re-balling means that the chip gets detached from the motherboard and the solder balls get replaced during the process...not something you can do yourself without proper equipment and/or prior experience.


Google for company called GPU Medics aka Superior Reball. This repair should run you under $100 there...they have received quite a mixed batch of feedback from users, so it's your call...


Should you choose to have the motherboard replaced instead, feel free to drop me a PM.


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: T43pSF, R60F, T410, W510

Backups: T60, T61p, R500F

For sale: T60 (15" SXGA+ IPS), T61p (14" SXGA+ & 15.4" WUXGA),

Rebuilding: A31p, T42p, X24

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W

I build FrankenPads....scary FrankenPads...

S = SATA-mod (on T43/p units only)
F = FrankenPad
L = LED-mod utilizing an UXGA AFFS LED screen


Please DO NOT PM me with requests for individual support, but post your questions and concerns in the appropriate section of the forum where other users can benefit from them as well. Thank you.
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howhao
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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

I want to look at potentially replacing the motherboard.  How do I pm you?

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Re: T43 with BSOD followed by inability to boot into windowsXP...please help

[ Edited ]

To send a member a PM; the easiest way is to click on the members name to the left of their post, this opens their profile, on the right side near the top you will see "Send this user a private message" - and away you go :smileyhappy:

 

edit; small temp. problem with l & r :smileytongue:

Andy  


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