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[SOLVED] New kind of Blue Screen!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Backspace, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. Backspace

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    Hello,

    Can this be a virus?

    Upon booting up (Desktop PC) , everything progresses as normal and gets 30 seconds into opening the Windows screen and then goes to an error message on a blue screen that says:

    Can't start windows.....

    Then it counts to 100.

    then goes into disk check and the disk check says it finds no problems....... eventually just circles in an endless loop and repeats this whole thing. Never gets to the desktop.
    I called MSFT WinXP support and attempted a repair to no avail. Of course they always suggest a clean install to wipe out the harddrive. And say it's a HARDWARE PROBLEM!

    So the computer I am on now is my laptop.

    Should I install a different harddrive in and slave my current one so that I can access it? then remove the old installation of XP on the slave? I do not know how to go about this whole procedure.

    Please HELP!
     
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    try tapping the f8 key while rebooting to get to the safe mode option screen. then select last known good configuration and rebbot.
     
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    I went to safemode.... chose the last known configuration. But it didn't phase it.

    the file link you sent would not download:confused:
     
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    Try it again . it works for me..
     
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    it's blank
     
  7. mobo

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    Ok Is see you need to have microsoft word to get the page to load..

    Here is step one :

    Ø Boot to the Windows XP CD
    Ø Choose “R” to repair the install
    Ø choose “1: c:\windows”
    Ø Enter the XP administrator password (don’t know the password?? Go here )
    Ø You will get the “C:\windows” prompt
    Ø You’ll need to type each of these commands one line at a time and press enter after typing each line. Then type Y to confirm the file overwrite.

    copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
    copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
    copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

    Ø Type: exit The console will close. Remove the CD and reboot the machine. XP should now start and we can move on to step two.
    B
     
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    the tech did that exact thing with me..... but it didn't help but he said leave the cd in the drive.. first he had me make a .bak version and then this one and I don't seem to remeber anything about Y to confirm.
     
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    You should be able to get it up and running if you do that correctly. When and if you do get it to logon to windows click start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore .Create a restore point here.
     
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    ok.... let me try it again.
     
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    There may be one other way but be careful and do not go on your own here but follow the commands exactly as well see if we can overwrite xp...


    Boot the pc with the xp cd:

    select enter to install xp.

    On the next screen press enter to start windows setup (do not choose repair at this screen)

    Accept the agreement (EULA)


    HERE is the most important screen....... If the option to repair is given choose it and if not quit as you will have to loose everything. Escape from this screen.
     
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    We did that also
     
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    Now I understand why it was recommended to reformat...
     
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    Do you have access to an xp system ?
     
  15. Backspace

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    I am typing to you on a Laptop with XP. Right now the Windows setup is up on the sick one....... loading files
     
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