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Windows XP boot problems

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Drinny, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. Drinny

    Drinny Thread Starter

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    I have been experiencing intermittent bootup problems with Windows XP. When this happens, the XP splash screen appears(blue line scrolling) and then monitor loses signal and reboot occurs. This can cycle several times, even if I choose the option of starting Windows with last known configuration that worked. It always eventually loads and reports that Windows experienced a serious problem.

    When I press the F10 key for recovery, the following message appears:

    C:\minint\system32>regsvr33 /s net cfgx.dll
    C:\minint\system32>cd \pq
    C:\pq>image
    Path not found -D:\
    This device is not ready
    PQI Deploy NT
    Copyright <C> 1994-2002 Powerquest Corporation
    Build 010 on May 30 2002 11:13:08
    0:00
    Error 1838: Script contains and invalid drive number
    Error in script
    Factory.pqi does not exist
    Press any key to continue

    Does the above suggest a BIOS problem? If so, what should the order of bootup be?

    I have a DVD Writer, DVD Player, C: Drive and removable A: drive

    Would appreciate some help/advice
    Thanks in anticipation
     
  2. irregularjoe

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    Don't think so, but D is not being found. That's probably one of the DVD units.
    Redo the order so A, C boot. Don't include the DVD player/ writer.
    See what happens.
     
  3. matt_aj

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    What kind of machine is this? The problem is that when you go to do the recovery, your recovery software is located on another partition on your hard drive. Newer Dells and HP's do this. It is looking for an image to put on your machine from that partition. "Error 1838: Script contains and invalid drive number
    Error in script
    Factory.pqi does not exist"

    Factory.pqi is a Powerquest Image. It is looking for that image and not finding it. If you have formatted your drive since you bought it, you won't have the factory image anymore. Also, if you were having issues in the first place, that might be a good indicator that the hard drive might be the one causing the issues.

    It could also be that it is requiring a cd/dvd with the image on it instead.
     
  4. Drinny

    Drinny Thread Starter

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    I am using a MESH computer, purchased June 2005. Have not reinstalled any operating systems since purchase.... is it possible then that I have a faulty hard drive?
     
  5. matt_aj

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    Ok when it reboots, its probably putting up a blue screen error and rebooting before you can see it. Try this, Right Click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings. Under System Failure, uncheck Automatically restart. This should show you the blue screen instead of rebooting automatically. If you get the blue screen post the error on here.
     
  6. Drinny

    Drinny Thread Starter

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    On blue screen I get the following error message:

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Does this suggest a software/hardware fault?
    If so , any suggestions as to how I identify would be much appreciated
     
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