Not starting even in Safe mode

By UltimoAviso
Mar 23, 2009
  1. hey guys,

    so this is a strange issue and any ideas would help and ill try anything here.

    So i start up this laptop and the hp screen comes up and loads, then it goes to the safe mode option screen, and no matte what option i choose (even last known good config.) windows begins to load, then it shows an error for literally like .1 of a second then goes back to the hp splash screen. in regular mode it loads the winxp splash screen and the bar goes through once then stops at the beginning again (then i see this split second error screen) the back to the hp splash.

    this has me confused because i tried doing an xp repair from disc and it said no HD was found (yet somehow i can get the xp splash screen). I did a HD check in the bios and it came out good on both tests, i tried to access the recovery partition from the hp screen and it doesnt recognize the hotkey (ive tried em all).
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    When did this start happening? Did you recently install a new driver or encounter a virus?
  3. UltimoAviso

    UltimoAviso TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    no. no viruses and the last driver was over a month ago and worked fine after that up until yesterday.

    I made a video of what its doing [ame=""]here[/ame]
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. UltimoAviso

    UltimoAviso TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    yea i tried this, but did it again just to be sure.

    setup did not find any hard disk drives isntalled on your computer.

    (i though it migh not be fully connected so i put a foam wedge to push the hd in a bit more, still no luck :dead:
  6. xehqter

    xehqter TS Rookie

    Looks like the computer is blue screening.
    After the HP logo press F8 and choose Disable automatic restart on system failure.
    Let us know what the error code is.

    Repair XP Setup wise, in the bios look for AHCI and put it in legacy mode.
  7. UltimoAviso

    UltimoAviso TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    i couldnt find AHCI in the bios

    the error is asking me to run chkdisk

    it says

    *** stop: 0x0000007b (oxf7964524, 0xc0000034, 0x0000000, 0x0000000)

    Edit: it tells me to run chkdsk on my F drive if that helps any)
  8. xehqter

    xehqter TS Rookie

    7B = Bad/Missing Hard Drive Driver, Corrupt Filesystem, Bad Hard Drive (Bad Sectors)
  9. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Rookie Posts: 498

    hi UltimoAviso

    Boot your computer from your Windows setup CD. Run the Repair console by pressing "R" on prompt. Then run Chkdsk in the Repair console. Should fix all your corrupt files/bad sectors.

    Spyder_1386 :)
  10. UltimoAviso

    UltimoAviso TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    any ways to fix/suggestions?

    allready tried this as suggested in previous posts but thanx :D
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