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Blue screen of death help? Cannot start in safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by claresiobhan, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. claresiobhan

    claresiobhan Thread Starter

    Oct 29, 2009
    I'm getting the blue screen of death a few seconds in to booting windows xp (32bit). It was working fine last night and i left it on to go into another room and when i came back the blue screen message had appeared and has done ever since. Stop code is : 0.0000008E

    When i run in safe mode to code is 0.00000050 and i get the error message page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

    All my uni work is on this computer so I really need to get it back! Any help would be really appreciated


  2. Lance1


    Aug 4, 2003
  3. claresiobhan

    claresiobhan Thread Starter

    Oct 29, 2009
    I can't do as it says in the walkthrough as my computer bluescreens before i have change to delete the files after going on run -regedit
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Do you have an XP disk to reinstall from if necessary?

    You may be able to recover data using a "puppy linux" booter, or an XP one if you have XPSP1 or greater.

    Puppy Linux >> http://www.puppylinux.com/

    UBCD4Win (requires an XPSP1 or 2 disk) >>


    There is another method of recovery of the OS, but I would not recommend trying it unless you have exhausted all other possibilities.


    If you do not have an XP CD download rc.iso from Elvandil's post here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/561576-mom-exe.html#post4622868
    Burn the .iso file to CD. With Nero or Roxio you should only need to "open" the file and it will start the burner's ISO burning program.

    DeepBurner can also be used to burn ISO files, I recommend the “portable” version:


    Once that is done, you need to boot with either that or the XP installation CD to the Recovery Console. You may need to ensure that the CD drive is the first boot drive in the BIOS setup if it just boots to the same screen. Setup is accessed by looking for the key to press on the first data you see on the screen -- often F2

    Directions are given here:


    There are several things to note about this operation.

    1 > it is not a "reinstall" of Windows, but a method of accessing System Restore.

    2 > all command lines are one line with appropriate spacing -- the doc file does not always reflect this.

    3 > you must complete all 3 parts for it to be a proper restore.

    4 > in the first part of this document you are given the command:

    copy C:\windows\repair\system C:\windows\system32\config\system

    you may get a "file not found" when running this command. If you do, substitute this command instead:

    copy C:\windows\repair\system.bak C:\windows\system32\config\system

    >> See also: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us

    note the warning in this article. But if you have an OEM system and no other choice but a clean install -- try it anyway.


    Since almost all bugchecks can be caused by faulty ram, I would recommend you perform memory tests.

    Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory

    Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic
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