Help with BSOD after installing XP SP3 on my Inspiron B130 laptop

By mfalcon818
Nov 27, 2009
  1. HELP!! I upgraded my son's Inspiron B130 laptop to windows XP service pack 3 and now I can't even boot it in Safe Mode.
    I tried all of the Safe mode options and none work. The last message I get references Page_Fault_in_Nonpaged_area.
    Eveything was fine before and the SP3 install went without any problems or messages. The laptop is running BIOS A7 and I see that the latest is A10.
    Can this possibly be the cause? If so, how can I get it booted enough to install the later version of BIOS?
    He needs this for school on Monday so any help is appreciated!!!
  2. mfalcon818

    mfalcon818 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I fixed the problem.
    I loaded windows from the XP install CD and used the Recovery Console as described on Microsoft's website.
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