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SubjectRe: Fixing a WinXP installation Reply to this message
Posted byitchyNADZ
Posted on06/24/09 00:32 AM

> > A friend's laptop was working fine. She left it at home and her daughter or
> > grandson installed something (such as a game or codec) on the machine.
> >
> > Now the machine won't even boot up. It boots for a while, a BSOD, then it
> > reboots. Doesn't matter if normal, safe mode, etc is used - the machine BSODs
> > and reboots. A cursory search with Google turns up that the problem probably
> is
> > a configuration/driver error.
> >
> > I took the hard drive out, put it in an external enclosure, and scanned the
> > drive. The drive physically seems fine.
> >
> > Is there a program I can run on the drive that will scan the drive and fix any
> > driver/configuration problems? The program would need to be able to look at
> the
> > external drive, not the current boot drive.
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> What stop error is it? 0x0000007a? 0x0000007e?
> Did you try Last Known Good config? Try booting into safe mode (if you can) and
> select NO which will take you to system restore. Pick a time before the F-up
> occurred.

I don't have physical access to the computer at the moment so I can't answer the error code question. I tried last known good config, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt. A system restore was never performed so there is none to go back to.

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*Fixing a WinXP installation  itchyNADZ06/23/09 08:12 PM
.*Re: Fixing a WinXP installation  Ti-BOne06/24/09 09:23 PM
.*Re: Fixing a WinXP installation  MAMEiac06/24/09 00:11 AM
...Re: Fixing a WinXP installation  itchyNADZ06/24/09 00:32 AM
...*Re: Fixing a WinXP installation  jajig06/24/09 09:32 AM
...*if safe mode doesn't work...  newsdee06/24/09 01:26 AM
....*Yeah, don't discount hardware  Marv06/24/09 03:47 AM