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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!!!
    Thanks!
     
  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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