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  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Turned on my HP Pavillion notebook today and the blue screen of death appeared?
    the message that appears on the screen says
    your PC needs to be repaired
    a required device isn't connected or can't be accessed
    error code : 0xc0000185

    Has anyone got any suggestions as to what to do?

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  2. #2

    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7

    0xC0000185 is STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR: improper termination or defective cabling of SCSI-based devices, or two devices attempting to use the same IRQ.

    check your hard drive connections. It might also be a failing hard drive as 0xc1000185 also shows up with read/write errors.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    If you still need help with this, please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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