Stop: 0x0000008E on login screen

By Jeckz
Oct 26, 2011
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  1. Message title says it all. I am able to boot in safe mode fine so i don't think its a hardware problem. I get the BSOD when I'm booting it in normal mode right at the User login screen.

    The problem happened after i overwrote my MBR code with NTBR by noahdfear. When i was following the steps to clean out some malware/virus.( Here is the post i was following post #10)

    Another problem that i encountered is when i try to run the Windows repair wizard ,that my laptop brings, it would oddly prompt me with a login. The login would be named Other User and require a User Name and password. i have tried all the users that were created on the laptop with there password and the generic Administrator and password logins but still no luck. Keep getting the login error : "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."

    So I'm pretty much stuck in safemode and my windows/minidumps aren't logging the BSOD according to Bluescreeenview.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It may be time for an operating system fresh re-install
  3. Jeckz

    Jeckz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I have a recovery partition if thats any help at all. I have tried using the vista .iso boot disc to get it to restore and use the windows fix wizard but no luck. Got an error running system restore and Windows wizard said my drive was fine.

    Anyway i can use the recovery partition D: drive for the fresh install or at all? Gateway laptop btw have tried all the F1-F12 at the bios.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That recovery partition is probably useless anyway and you will have to use A Vista install disc. That Vista.iso boot disc should work for you if you can format the hard drive first
  5. Jeckz

    Jeckz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Would this require me to buy another product key or is the one under my laptop still valid?
  6. Jeckz

    Jeckz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I was wondering if i could run my recovery partition D: drive through an Administrator command prompt? or fix my registry so my system recovery tools dont get prompted by this "other user" login.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    As I said previously, if the laptop is over a year old the recovery partition is probably not going to function... but you could try anything you want to at this point. Upgradin g to Windows 7 might be a good idea now
  8. Jeckz

    Jeckz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    alright thanks for the help!
  9. Jeckz

    Jeckz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Good news got past the BSOD. i created a vista recovery disk following

    Created while in safe mode. I was trying to restore from the recovery partition following first b4 anything following:

    tgsmith post at the bottom. But it failed at 2% so i just poped in the vista recovery disk and tried to use the command prompt there instead but first i tried the repair wizard from there and it said it fixed some problems. I restarted the laptop and windows loaded fine in normal mode!

    This is just for other people that had the problem if they are browsing through the forums.
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Nice work Jeckz, thanks for the update and info :)

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