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Can't boot into normal, safe mode. Booting off XP cdrom gives me error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by perplexed_one, Jul 30, 2009.

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  1. perplexed_one

    perplexed_one Thread Starter

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    Hi

    So suddenly my sister's desktop gives out. She has been known to have hundreds of movies, and downloads without care. So Im not certain if it is a virus issue (I installed Antivir for her)

    anyways when i try to boot up, windows goes into a screen where the different ways of booting up (i.e. safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, normal, etc.) I try normal mode, the screen freezes up. One of the times I try normal mode it switches to a blue screen (which I can only assume is b.s.o.d.) and quickly restarts the computer before I can read any of the text.

    I try the other boot up options with the computer loading up some bootup files and just freezing.

    I put in the xp cd i have and restart the computer. Doesn't automatically boot off disk so I have to go into F8. Try it there, brings me to windows setup, I press "any key", gives me "unxpected error (1610547380) occurred at line 1768 in d:\xpsp1\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c. Press any key to continue" I press a key and the computer restarts to no avail.

    Please and thank you for your helpings. :eek:
     
  2. JPCompHelp

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    Set your BIOS to boot off the CD-ROM first.
     
  3. perplexed_one

    perplexed_one Thread Starter

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    did that already.

     
  4. padutch

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    one option would be to download ubcd4win and make a boot cd. with this cd you can boot and operate from the cd rom and it contains many programs that may help fix your problem. It's a great program to have. It has chkdsk , antivirus programs , malware program and many other tools that you can run and it is totally free.You can also enter your C drive from it and access your files.You can use regreswiz.exe under Registry Tools. This is system restore You will also have internet access.
    Dutch
     
  5. JPCompHelp

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    If it doesn't boot off disc automatically then pressing F8 is only going to bring up the safe boot menu. Check your disc.
     
  6. perplexed_one

    perplexed_one Thread Starter

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    nothing wrong with my disc. I formatted my laptop with this CD.

    does anyone know anything about the error I listed?
     
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  8. perplexed_one

    perplexed_one Thread Starter

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    hi

    it worked. I had three ram pieces. I tried one ram piece and it gave me some screeching noise and the pc didnt even boot up. Then I tried it with another and it booted up.

    question: so if one ram piece is faulty that affects the whole computer even though there are two other fully functional ram pieces (each 512mb I might add)?
     
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