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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tran_89, Nov 15, 2005.

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  1. tran_89

    tran_89 Thread Starter

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    Hey... something has happened to my computer!! I'm using Windows XP Proffessional. The problem started about 2 days ago. Everytime i turn on the computer.. the screen goes straight to this menu where it asks "safe mode, last working, and normal mode".. sorry i don't know what that page is called but if you press f8 u normally get there... well i don't know why its happening.. but everytime i select "normaly mode" the computer then goes to the "Windows XP loading window".. and then a couple of seconds later it popps up showing the blue screen of death and after about 2 seconds the computer restarts and takes me back to the window asking me "safe mode, last working, and normal mode." its a continous cycle and i need my computer for school work!!!! please help urgently :)
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    What error message on the BSOD?
     
  3. Covenant

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    The first thing I would try is the "Last Good Configuration"...

    If that does not work...try booting into Safe Mode and if you can get there you can run System Restore to a few days prior to this happening. This might fix the problem.

    Other than those two options...try posting the exact blue screen error message. Some of the guys here can search the net to find out what the particular error means.
     
  4. tran_89

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    thats the thing... once i get to the stage where i chose a "mode".. eg.. i choose safe mode.. the machine automatically goes to this windows menu loading page and then goes black.. and then for 2 seconds it shows this blue screen.. theres not enough time to read it... and then the computer restarts :S
     
  5. bicycle bill

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    and then for 2 seconds it shows this blue screen.. theres not enough time to read it... and then the computer restarts :S

    Maybe you can hit the pause key and thus have time to read the message.
     
  6. tran_89

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    how do i pause it?
     
  7. kiwiguy

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    You could try the key marked "pause" as a wild guess (usually up near the top right) on most 101 key keyboards
     
  8. blowfish

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    This is a fairly common problem I come accross. It is usually caused by the faulty RAM slots. Simply move the RAM over and retry. If you still have no success I am afraid a reinstall is the only option.

    I found this problem occurs on lower end motherboards from MSI and ASROCK especially where there is dodgy power fluctuations.
     
  9. xkikbxr

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    Maybe you could try installing your HDD into another PC and see if it boots if it does then you know it's not the HDD and it's Probably like Blowfish said it's your RAM sockets.
     
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    No can do with Win2k / WinXP. :(

    If the Hardware Abstarct Layer isn't first rebuilt (via a "repair install"),
    then the machine may or may not load Windows - but usually not -
    instead, you'll get a big fat BSOD when Windows starts to load.
     
  11. Firah

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    Boot up with the XP CD (make sure CD-ROM is set as first boot device in BIOS), and at the first option screen press 'R' for repair. Follow the prompts, then type: chkdsk /r
     
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