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Windows xp not starting, bsod

By JasonC123
Oct 9, 2008
  1. Hiya,

    I had recently installed a graphics card. It was working just fine until the game i was playing turned all black but i could still hear the sound and all, so i just decided to restart my comp.I have tried F8 and all the modes in safe mode.When windows xp is loading a blue screen flickers and makes my comp restart. I wouldnt mind loosing all my files through reinstalling windows but it gets stuck when im trying to repair it or reinstall

    My comp's specs are:

    AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core processor 3800+
    Cpu speed: 2000MhZ
    Cache ram: 512KBx2

    HP Pavilion A1600n

    hope this helps,the blue screen i get is : Stop:(0x00000024)
    (0x00190203,0x864CFAB8,0xC0000102,0x00000000)

    Help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Firstly make sure all your Hp drivers are up to date: HP Drivers if it ever gets to Windows again.

    But if you don't mind re-installing
    Then put the Windows disc in (or use the System Recovery, if it has that startup prompt)
    Boot from CD
    And remove the Partition
    And then allow Windows to continue installing
     
  3. JasonC123

    JasonC123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, i'll try that right now
     
  4. JasonC123

    JasonC123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok well when i go to system recovery, it takes my to some HP screen and then it shows like a desktop background or something and it shows my cursor but nothing appears.

    So should i try to put in the disc to boot from it ? or is there a way to repair that?

    Thanks
     
  5. JasonC123

    JasonC123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thanks man, got my computer to work :D
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
     
  7. JasonC123

    JasonC123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    One more thing :S lol.

    Since i couln't find my windows xp cd to boot it from, i installed vista. But how do i get rid of my old windows?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Did you follow the steps correctly?
    If you remove the Partition, you cannot have two OS installed

    Otherwise you can purchase Xp CD from here:
    XP Home: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511
     
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