pc won't boot up

By bokarr4240
Oct 28, 2007
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  1. pc starts up ,runs for about 30 seconds , gets to were it says windows is starting up then shuts down then restarts again to the same spot. running windowsXP
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Can you boot into safe mode?

    Regards Howard :)
  3. bokarr4240

    bokarr4240 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    nothing.when i go to safe mode it just gives me a screen of a bunch of comands
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ok, when you try safe mode, what is the last thing it hangs on?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. bokarr4240

    bokarr4240 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it says windows is starting up then shuts down and starts again
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Mmm, that sounds like a possible hardware problem.

    Physically disconnect anything not required to boot your system.

    Leave just the cpu/mobo/videocard/hard drive/1 stick of ram, see if your system will now boot and post back.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. bokarr4240

    bokarr4240 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i got anew screen so how that says .A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to pervent damage to the pc .

    BAD_POOL_CALLER


    technical information:
    ***STOP:0x000000c2(0x00000043,0xDDD63000,0x00000000,0x00000000)

    beginning dump of physical memory
    physical memory complete.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Normally a bugcheck of C2 is a symptom of a bad driver or buggy software.

    However, since you can`t access Windows in normal or safe mode, this may prove very difficult to fix.

    I suggest, you transfer your hard drive to another computer as a slave drive and backup your important data, just as a safe guard.

    Then, replace the drive in your computer as master and try doing a Windows repair as per this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
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