BSOD after windows xp loading screen

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euwan

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Hi,
I am using a very old pc. It was working fine previously but then all of a sudden when you start it up just after the windows loading screen you see a bsod for like a second then the pc itself restarts and always goes to the F8 screen to select safe mode or other options which all of them hang.

I have tried to boot it up by using the windows xp disc but all that happens is you hear the cd spin up and then a message on the screen comes up saying please wait while windows searches for hardware configuration or similar words to that effect. After about another 5secs the cd stops spinning and the computer hangs on a black screen. I have left if for atleast 20min and still nothing happens.

I am using an hatachi ide hdd which is brand new (same hdd was in use while pc was working)

I have tried both cd drives and the same thing happens it spins up then stops.

If someone would have a resolution to this problem I would be grateful
 
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If you cannot start with the installation CD either to to recovery console or setup mode, I'm not sure what could be the problem -- but usually some hard drive detection is necessary for either

We might get some clue if you can read the BSOD error itself.

If you can boot to the F8 boot menu you should see an option there to disable the automatic restart you are now experiencing.

Try that and see if you can read the BSOD error parameters, and driver file if one is mentioned.

If you can boot to the recovery console, things to try are:

chdksk /r

fixboot

fixmbr

http://commandwindows.com/recovery.htm
 

euwan

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ok I managed to stop the automatic restart and the technical information that it gave me was this

***stop:0x0000008e (0xc0000005 , 0x805c7f7, 0xf88ba504, 0x00000000)

Also when i pressed f8 i selected something like enable vga mode and it came up that cannot start because a file is missing, the file was

system32/drivers/ntfs.sys
 
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Can you replace ntfs.sys following this method >>

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822800

Another approach would be to create something like UBCD4win, which can allow you to copy from an external drive.

If the computer has a floppy drive, you might be able to copy from it as well.

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

Slaving the drive to do it is still another option.

If the BSOD (8E) continues after that, check the ram.

You may have other corrupt or missing files on the system and running chkdsk /r from the recovery console is still a good idea if you can do it.

The Recovery Console is also a part of UBCD4win and chkdsk can be run from it's interface independently.
 
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