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Blue screen of death

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by oliveoyle, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. oliveoyle

    oliveoyle Thread Starter

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    Just trying to find out what this error code is, and how to solve this. :confused: I have the infamous "blue screen of death" but I cannot get XP to load- it won't even to load in "safe mode". (I am hoping to save my files on this laptop)

    Here is the error screen:

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

    If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing the video adapters.

    Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical information:
    ***STOP: 0X0000008E (0XC0000005, 0X8062C26B, 0XA84E5A58, 0X00000000)

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.
    I have tried to change my memory but that didn't seem to help. Any ideas?

    Thanks for any help,
    Oliveoyle
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Well you can always boot to the XP CD and reload Windows, but do not format. All your data should be safe providing there is nothing wrong with the HD.
     
  3. devil_himself

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    Try this

    Boot into recovery console . At the prompt type :

    attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini
    del c:\boot.ini
    bootcfg /rebuild
    -at the first prompt press "y" enter
    -at the second prompt type what you want to name your windows installation (anything you want)
    -at the third prompt type /fastdetect
    fixboot
    -at the prompt press y
    fixmbr
    -at the prompt press y

    exit
     
  4. superstitious

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    the same blue screen with the error message of dumping physical memory also appears in my laptop ( dell inspiron 6000)
    i tried installain a new window after formating my entire hard disk but the blue screen error is still there :(
    what should i do to solve this problem? is there something wrong with my hard disk??
     
  5. oliveoyle

    oliveoyle Thread Starter

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    Sorry to hear about your problem, as I know how frustrating it was to me. It took me a minute to resolve my problem. Dell didn't send me a copy of windows to reinstall, only the program to create an install disc (when needed it wouldn't boot). After buying an install disc from ebay, I did install new windows, and after the install I got into the c drive and found all my old documents and copied them. Then I did another install, this time I formatted the hard drive and it is working fine. I believe you might have a problem with the hard drive. Did you try new memory? In researching my problem, a lot of searches pointed to memory, I might go there first. Good luck to you, maybe someone else can see your post and help.

    Oliveoyle
     
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