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    Default Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    Hey guys, I just went out and bought Age of Conan recently and popped her in to get started. Once the install begins it'll go for about 20 seconds then freeze and flash to a BSOD really fast and restart. After that restart the system doesn't recognize the HD and asks to boot from a CD. So after some panicking I thought to try unplugging the HD from the mobo and putting it back in. It worked. I tried installing it on the partition with XP on it and it worked.. but that doesn't have the space as it's meant for the OS only and stuff. It just crashes on my one available partition.

    I'm running XP SP2 with a samsung SP1614C with 160gb in two partitions, one for the OS. I've done a chkdsk on both drives and it worked fine, defraged, ran anti-virus/malware removers but none of that has helped.

    Anyone out there that can help me with this? This sucks ;[

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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    Check the Age of Conan tech support forums for this, it's a better place.

    http://forums.ageofconan.com/showthread.php?t=91083

    I can't access it because i don't have the game, so i'm not sure if it is of any use to you (need a CD key), however it's always best to check the publisher's tech support first as it may be a known issue.

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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    Maybe it doesnt like the other partition, if it isnt C?

    How much space is left on both partitions?

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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    I did post there, but this problem is isolated to me. No one else is getting it. It's a problem with my computer, be it software or hardware.. I dunno.

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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Maybe it doesnt like the other partition, if it isnt C?

    How much space is left on both partitions?
    I've got 20gb on D: which is my OS and 130 on C:

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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    press F8 before the OS'es splash screen and select the "turn off automatic reboot after error" and find out what shows in the blue screen next time you try and install (attach a photo or type it up)
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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    Quote Originally Posted by williamF View Post
    press F8 before the OS'es splash screen and select the "turn off automatic reboot after error" and find out what shows in the blue screen next time you try and install (attach a photo or type it up)
    K got it, the error was..

    *** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x89A40DA0, 0x89A40F14,
    0x805D1142)

    Thanks for the advice for turning off the auto restart, people asked me for the error before but there was definately no way of getting it with a 1 second flash.

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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    Was it a KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

    As shown here ?

    That same stop error is on this site
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 25-05-2008 at 09:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    is there any other text there or is that all?
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    Default Re: Hard drive unrecognizable after attempting a game install.

    Quote Originally Posted by williamF View Post
    is there any other text there or is that all?
    It said all the usual BSOD to my knowledge..

    a problem has been detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer

    a process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated

    if this is the first time you've seen this blahblahblah take these steps

    check to make sure new hardware or software is properly isntalled. if this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufaturer for any window updates you might need.

    if promlems continue. disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. disable bios memory options such as cachin or shadowing. if you need to use safemode to remove or disable components, restart blahblah

    then after the error code

    beginning dump of physical memor
    phys mem dump complete
    contact your system admin or tech group for further assistence.

    That's about it.. took a picture with my phone.

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