Driver Verification Problem

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j20

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Hi,

My brother had a problem on his cpu and used driver verifier to investigate the issue. He restarted the cpu and now it seems to have locked him out. It only gets to the loading screen before stopping leaving a blank screen. I tried pressing F8 and going into safe mode but nothing works.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!:)
 
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Do note the driver (not the error parameter) on the BSOD screen seen with verifier -- that is the key to solving the problem

To reset driver verifier restart in Safe Mode.

Then go to Start > run and enter: verifier /reset

Then restart in normal mode.
 
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Rog, he said he cant get into Windows.

J20 what happens when you try and go into safe mode, does it just hang? If so and you have the windows disc, it might be worth trying a windows repair and see if that fixes it so you can login either in safe mode or normal windows.
 
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You're right, I jumped the gun there -- that is unusual if it is Driver Verifier problem. I don't think it is because Safe Mode would not load verifier.

There is a way to restore an older registry through "system restore" using the recovery console at first that might get one in, but I'll wait and see if there is any further response here.

A repair/reinstall replaces system files and associated default registry entries -- and may or may not fix the problem.

One has to decide on one approach or the other though, as a reinstall will remove restore points.
 

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Everytime i start the cpu it does the bar thing loads and then it goes blank. Nothing happens after that. I need a way of re-formatting windows without actually going into it (if that makes sense). I tried using the disc, but the BSOD keeps appearing. I've also been told that the cpu suffered from a virus infection.
 
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By "CPU" I assume you are just referring to the computer itself -- but that is actually a reference to the Central Processor Unit, which cannot itself be infected (but might be bad).

Can you create a Puppy Linux boot disk and see if that will load? >>

http://www.puppylinux.com/

Also if you have an XP SP1 or later disk I would recommend creating UBCD4Win (it can be created using another computer)

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

This sounds like it might be a hardware problem -- and this is a good way to test that. If you cannot get Puppy Linux to load -- then the problem is on the motherboard -- possibly ram -- so you might want to test that >>

Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory

Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic
 
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