DELL E521 STOP: 0x0000005C (0x0000010B, 0x00000001

  Brat49 18:31 30 Jul 09

A neighbor's DELL E521 motherboard & CPU bit the dust according to 2 different repair shops.

So he decided to order a motherboard & CPU himself. While shopping, he discovered the E521 has a PROPRIETY motherboard. So he ordered an IDENTICAL DELL motherboard but opted for a AMD X2 5200 instead of the factory 3900.

When he turns the computer on, it first says "HDD 0 Seek Failure" so he went into BIOS but the BIOS IDENTIFIES the CORRECT Hard drive. As well as the CORRECT CPU.

When he exits BIOS he gets the BSOD with STOP: 0x0000005C (0x0000010B, 0x00000001, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

*IF* he hits F1 to continue when the HDD 0 Seek Failure appears it displays the Option Menu Start Normally , Repair, etc. He chose Repair, it "did it's repair thing" but then when it restarts, he's right back where he started, SAME PROBLEM, SAME ERROR.

  DieSse 19:14 30 Jul 09

A Seek Error is a hard drive problem.

What was the original problem that he took it in for repair for?

Can he try replacing the drive cables and/or check they are plugged in securely.

  DieSse 19:19 30 Jul 09

If you google for this STOP error - there are loads of similar issues - however, the Seek error bit is too dramatic for a software fault - unless you have been misinformed as to exactly when it occurs.

I say this because a BSOD error is usually from within Windows - which is much later than "exiting the BIOS"

  MAT ALAN 19:27 30 Jul 09

I think this is related to floppy drive, your PC is looking for something you do not have (guess) go into BIOS and disable it...

  DieSse 20:38 30 Jul 09

HDD ... Hard Disk Drive

FDD ... Floppy Disk Drive

  MAT ALAN 20:45 30 Jul 09

click here=

fully aware of that DieSse but i pasted it into Google it makes little reference to a HDD issue which i find a tad strange unless i am missing something, apart from the odd marble...

  DieSse 20:55 30 Jul 09

It wasn't a dig at you, just a reminder - but I also thought the original poster may have put the wrong thing. The report is a tad unclear as to exactly what is happening when.

  MAT ALAN 20:59 30 Jul 09

It wasn't a dig at you.

No problem there matey, i sorta knew that, just thought i better put me findings forward, and i agree with you tis a tad unclear, just need some feedback now...

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