Blue Screen Woes

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shevy61

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Machine is a Dell Latitude E5500 running Windows XP Pro. Normal boot into Windows ends in a blue screen right as Windows is about to load with the message Registry Error and the stop code 0x00000051 (0x00000004, 0x00000001, 0xE206CB98, 0x013D3020. Attempting to boot into Safe Mode or Last Known Good produces the same error. So I figured I would boot to the XP CD and try to repair, or reinstall (nothing much worth saving on this laptop). I am able to successfully point the boot sequence to the CD, it runs through the process of loading files, gets to the point where it says "Loading Windows", and there it blue screens again with the Stop Code of 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000. It never makes it to the Welcome to Setup screen, so I can't initiate a repair or reinstall, and I can't get to the recovery console. I'm sort of stumped as to where to go from here. Any help or thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
 

shevy61

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I have tried to boot to the XP CD to repair or reinstall at least 20 times, and always get the blue screen and Stop Message as noted above BEFORE the Welcome To Setup screen appears. As it stands, I cannot get to the Recovery Console or to the option to reinstall the operating system. I've reinstalled Windows many, many times, both a clean wipe of the disk, and a repair installation, and I'm familiar with the recovery console. My problem is that the machine blue screens before I have the option of selecting either one. I would be willing to wipe the disk completely, I just can't get into setup to do it.
 
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I would agree your problem is most likely failing hardware...could be the video card, could be RAM, could be chipset failure on your motherboard. I'd try another video card, a plain vanilla one, before trashing anything else. If that doesn't cure it, yank one of the RAM modules assuming you have more than one and the machine will run on just one, or put a different RAM stick in and try again.
 
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