Win XP Start up error

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ajdupont

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Okay Dan O, you solved my shutdown opportunity. Now, when I boot up I get the blue screen with the following "Bad_ System_ Config_ Info". When I hit the reset button it boots ok.
Any ideas?
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Copy the NTLDR and Ntdetect.com files from the I386 folder on the Windows XP CD-ROM to the root of the system drive, C:\.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks Dan O
Those files were already in the root directory but I copied them anyway. This doesn't happen every time I boot. So I'll have to wait and see if it worked.
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They may have been corrupted. I also recommend you clean up your temp and Internet cache files and run Defrag.
 

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I agree Dan O. The files may have been corrupted. Because I've rebooted several times and haven't gotten the blue screen error. But, it is still freezing up at the "Saving Settings " point of shutdown that I referred to in an earlier thread. I checked the registry entry "ShutdownReasonUI:REG_DWORD" and the assigned value was already set at 1. Also I tried to do a defrag and it said I didn't need to. I'm only using about 15g of an 80g HD. Maybe that's why it said I didn't need to defrag. I'm not sure what's going on.
Thanks for the reply
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Dan O,
I went ahead and did a defrag anyway. This is what it showed.

Volume (C:)
Volume size = 74.52 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 12.41 GB
Free space = 62.11 GB
Percent free space = 83 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 0 %
File fragmentation = 0 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 16,586
Average file size = 875 KB
Total fragmented files = 52
Total excess fragments = 206
Average fragments per file = 1.01

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 384 MB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 929
Fragmented folders = 15
Excess folder fragments = 208

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 17 MB
MFT record count = 17,535
Percent MFT in use = 99 %
Total MFT fragments = 2

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
6 352 KB \WINDOWS\system32
96 432 KB \WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
6 9 MB \WINDOWS\system32\config\software
11 196 KB \WINDOWS\repair\setup.log
4 320 KB \WINDOWS\system32\config\SecEvent.Evt
4 256 KB \WINDOWS\system32\config\SysEvent.Evt
25 400 KB \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
7 27 KB \WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt
6 48 KB \WINDOWS\Prefetch
14 80 KB \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\078X45OD
19 80 KB \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\KRAZIDKR
4 16 KB \Documents and Settings\\Cookies
19 84 KB \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Y5O1W9MT
21 88 KB \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\I7KFGHC7
8 65 KB \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\078X45OD\hotsheet[1].htm
4 588 KB \Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\engine\6\Intel 32\IKernel.exe
7 38 KB \WINDOWS\Internet Logs\ADRIAN.ldb
4 64 KB \Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\MSHist012002010320020104\index.dat
8 780 KB \Program Files\Morpheus\My Shared Folder\MorpheusUpdate133.exe
16 4 MB \Program Files\Morpheus\My Shared Folder\Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want.mp3
3 104 KB \Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
4 360 KB \Program Files\WinZip\WZ32.DLL
34 2 MB \Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE
6 402 KB \Program Files\WinZip Self-Extractor\WZIPSE32.EXE
11 44 KB \System Volume Information\_restore{243A8444-9E9B-4578-93D2-10FF4A248767}\RP6
12 48 KB \System Volume Information\_restore{243A8444-9E9B-4578-93D2-10FF4A248767}\RP5
4 112 KB \Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead VideoStudio 5.0\GoMotionMpegFilterULead.ax
5 180 KB \Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead VideoStudio 5.0\LSXConfig.dll
22 532 KB \Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead VideoStudio 5.0\LsxMpeg.dll
6 28 KB \Corel\Suite8\Programs

Hope you can make something out of this.
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Hi
Just wanted to let everyone know that all of the problems I've had with XP from error messages booting up, to not being able to shut windows down, to video problems, to sound problems, have been resolved. It seems I forgot to reinstall the updated motherboard drivers when I installed Windows XP onto a new hard drive. I have a Soyo 6VBA 133 Motherboard and once I installed the VIA 4 in 1 everything cleared up.

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Ajdupont,

That's great news, thanks for sharing how you fix it. XP does take a few update and new drivers to get it working correctly.
 
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