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windows xp os doesnt not boot!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Auscar, May 23, 2012.

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  1. Auscar

    Auscar Thread Starter

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    i have a thinkpad t30 laptop with the window xp profesional os and at first it was displaying NTDETECT Failled, then i used the win xp installation cd to reboot, now it doesnt load beyond the win xp.Windows fail to start amd then its shut down to prevent damage according to the information displayed. i have tried to load in all the safe modes provided on pressing the f8 function key but then it all comes to the blue screen which has the following lines ***STOP: 0X000000ED(0X813057E0, 0XC000009C, 0X00000000, 0X00000000). Can someone help me solve mess.
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    does the win xp installation CD work ?
    have a read here on how to repair
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185

    you may want to try ubuntu
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    UBUNTU Stand Alone CD
    It may be possible to boot from another Operating System
    This will at least test the Hardware and also see if you can see the Harddrive and possibly get data off.

    If you have another PC with a cdwriter and spare CD
    goto http://www.ubuntu.com/ and download the ISO http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    You can also run from a USB device now - if the Machine supports booting off a USB Stick
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    full details are here (Note this is for version 9 - so the start up options are slightly different )
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

    click on the image "download ubuntu"
    Select a location
    then begin download
    Save the file onto your PC – remember where you saved it – so you can find it again to create the image bootable CD.

    You do NOT copy the ISO file onto a CD - you have to use the ISO to create a bootable CD
    The CD creator software you have on the PC may have an option to create an image from an ISO
    If not - use this free program http://www.imgburn.com/
    OR
    you can use this stand alone ISO Burner to burn the ubuntu onto CD ftp://terabyteunlimited.com/burncdcc.zip

    When the UBUNTU CD boots - you will see a screen - with Language on the left panel and two option images labelled

    == > Try ubuntu
    == > Install ubuntu

    You can try Ubuntu without making any changes to your computer, directly from this CD

    Use OPTION 1 "Try ubunto without any change to your computer" ONLY this option this will run from the CD and not install onto your harddrive - be careful, if you do install onto the PC - you will wipe the data and software OFF your hard drive.., so repeat only use option 1

    Now you should see a UBUNTU desktop
    This at least proves the main parts of the PC are working

    You may see your Harddrive on the desktop - if not have in look in the places on the tool bar at the top of the screen.

    If you can see your harddrive – see if you can find the your datafiles –
    XP look in “documents and settings” under the user name you had on the PC
    Vista/Windows 7 look in “user” under the user name you had on the PC

    Now if you have a USB flash drive or external harddrive – you should be able to copy your data from the harddrive onto the USB device

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    Version 11.10
    to see the harddrive
    on the left hand side menu
    look for the
    Home Folder
    the icon = Folder with a house image
    click once

    at the top of the window that opens you should see
    Devices
    click on the icon of a drive
    Now all your folders should open

    to find all your data files
    XP look in “documents and settings” under the user name you had on the PC
    Vista/Windows 7 look in “user” under the user name you had on the PC

    to check the Disk Intergrity
    goto Dash home this is the icon at the top of the lefthand menu - click on that icon
    Now in the window that opens
    type DIS
    a list of applications will open
    choose Disk Utility by double clicking on the Icon

    Beware this utility can wipe all your data off the harddrive - so proceed with caution

    from the window that pops up - choose your harddrive - by clicking on it

    look at the top right hand side - you should see a SMART Status ( green dot - disk is healthy)
    under that will be
    SMART DATA
    this will provide a summary of the disk status

    you could also Run Self-test - note this takes some time to run
    you have three options
    • short
    • extended
    • conveyance

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  3. Auscar

    Auscar Thread Starter

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    i have tried the above procedure but all the same! When i boot from the cd rom drive, the instalation cd doesnt produce the startup list to allow me to acces the recovery console. It ends up on the death blue screen stated previously. What should i do now?
     
  4. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    are you referring to ubuntu ?
    if so , its an operating system not a recovery program
     
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