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Windows sptd.sys blue screen, auto restart

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Woofut, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. Woofut

    Woofut Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I have a problem with windows xp sp2.
    Was playing War3 and the system crashed. I figured a buggy game or something but i go to restart a few hours later and get this.

    The Problem seems to be caused by the following file: sptd.sys

    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

    I took the drive out and slaved it to another computer and changed the file name to dpts.old but that didnt do anything, just gave me another error. So i put it back the way it was backed up everything that i wanted and went to re-install windows. But that wont work either. I boot from cd and the it loads and loads and loads. Then after loading drivers and what not at the bottom for a while it says something windows. Then restarts and does the same thing everytime. I am 100% stuck dont know what i should. I can slave it to another computer, and do whatever changing needs to be done i would prefer to get my old system working but if not at the least be able to re-install windows..
    Im stuck really need some help...

    Thank you
     
  2. HCD

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  3. Woofut

    Woofut Thread Starter

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    I haven't done anything yet. But none of that can solve my problem on that windows site. I've tried everything on that windows site with the exception of changing hardware. I haven't changed my hardware in over a year and nothing should be wrong with anything, but could be i know. Is there anything else i can do?? Can i re-format?? If so how can i get to not restart in the windows re-installation menu??

    Thank You
     
  4. Woofut

    Woofut Thread Starter

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    Hello again,
    I really need some help im totally stuck, cant get windows to install or nothing. Just restarts over and over
     
  5. HCD

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    In situations like these - most commonly with viruses - although your issue is more to do with corrupt start up files - you need to be able to halt the cycle of "reboot". Click on the following link and put onto a cd to run at start up.....should get you into arena where you can run checkdisk!
    http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/9/avira_boot_sector_repair_tool.html

    Hope this resolves
     
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