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Installed DirectX 9.0 and now cant boot Windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pdrguy, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. pdrguy

    pdrguy Thread Starter

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    Earlier I installed DirectX 9.0 on my computer. Running WinXP on an AMD. About 612mb mem, 1 gig processor (something around there). After I had installed DIrectX it asked me to reboot to complete installation. No big deal. I reboot, and after the Windows load screen I get the blue screen that tells me there is a System Registry Error. It flashes up for literally 2 seconds so I'm having a hard time getting the error code. Okay the code is c0000218. It then says "Beginning dump of physical memory." in the next paragraph. Any help is much appreciated. If you guys need more info I will do my best to provide it.

    Thanks!

    edit - Oh yeah .. When I reboot it asks me to log into one of the 3 safe modes, previous known settings, or start windows normally. When I try to do any of the safe modes (safe mode, networking, command prompt) it starts listing off drivers or something, pauses for a few minutes, and then reboots the cpu. Ah!
     
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    I did some reading on the error I'm getting:

    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm

    So I do as the directions say. I put in my Win XP cd, and after the BIOS it says 'click any key to boot from CD'. So I press a key. Then it says it is detecting my hardware configuration, and goes into the Windows Setup screen (which is blue, obviously). Then it freezes. Just sits there.

    What can I do? Is there any way to save my computer?
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    The error itself is a file can't be found or is corrupt, but this is usually caused by a hardware problem, ranging from a bad HD, bad RAM, bad CPU cache etc. You can try doing a repair install of the OS, but it is very likely that this will happen again later.

    Before doing a repair install I suggest testing your RAM with memtest86+ and the HD with the manufacturer's testing utility, both of which you will find on the UBCD.

    http://ultimatebootcd.com
     
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