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Solved: Windows XP BSODs on Startup (New Ubuntu Dual boot setup)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Giltrap, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. Giltrap

    Giltrap Thread Starter

    Dec 26, 2006
    Hello. I think this is the right place to put this since it's the XP part of my computer not working. Sorry if this is in the wrong place :)

    The problem:
    (the one that isn't between the Keyboard and the Chair)

    I have recently installed Ubuntu on my previously Windows only PC, and now Windows XP will not load at all.
    I turn on my PC, wait for the GRUB bootloader (details below) to appear and select Windows.
    The black windows loading screen comes up for about 2 seconds and promptly BSODs (details below)
    Ubuntu still loads fine.

    The computer:

    OS - Windows XP MCE (2005? I think) + Ubuntu Linux 9.10
    Bootloader - GNU GRUB version 1.97~beta4
    I have multiple partitions for all of my different things. One for XP, on for Ubuntu, and two for files.



    What I've tried:
    • Using the Windows install disk to run CHKDSK /F - This didn't work because there was no screen like the one after step 4 here http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5097, so there was no way for me to access the recovery console.
    • There is an option to press F2 to run Automated System Recovery which appears before the bar at the bottom says it's loading all the relevant drivers etc. However I can't do this because it says "Please insert the disk labeled: Windows Automated System Recovery Disk into the floppy drive. Press any key when ready" and I don't have such a disk or a floppy drive.

    Unfortunately I can't think of anything else to try, so that's why I'm here.

    Thanks (y)
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