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Windows XP won't boot minidump file inside

By rickylee53
Apr 16, 2008
  1. My laptop won't boot so i booted from a CD, and got this minidump.

    Just wondering if there's anything i can do to repair it or if i need to reinstall.

    Is there a way I can reinstall windows and keep all my files?
     
  2. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

  3. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Still no1. Can this be fixed?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Woops hang on !
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Inside the 1 MiniDump:
    You have a security notification going on in your system tray. Please click on it, and do the MS updates (or whatever it's asking)
    That's what caused the fault

    Also do you have Xp Service Pack 3 ?
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsxp/sp3/default.mspx
     
  6. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks for your reply.
    But my PC won't turn on. It just goes blue screen, if used Knoppix, so i can get access to the mini dump.

    What would i need to do? to repair it this way?
    I didn't have service pack 3 on there, just 2.
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  8. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It's ok, i've managed to get MOST of my data files off there, ideally i would like to keep them but if they go they go.

    I don't have an XP CD, can i download it anywhere? Or where would i be likely to get 1.

    It's only the home edition i need really.
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    That's difficult

    A lot of new (and some old) computers come with a Recovery partition
    You'll know this, when it first turns on it'll say something like press F10 to go to the Recovery image (or something)

    By the way, what specifically does happen when you turn it on? Any messages? Does Safe mode work ? (Safe Mode: Press F8 function key on Startup)
     
  10. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    I'm not sure if it does have a recovery partition? F10 takes me to BIOS.

    Safe mode doesn't work.

    No message just a blue screen after it's tried to load XP for a couple of seconds.

    The only other message i get is the black screen

    "we apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully.....


    Safe mode
    Safe mode network
    Safe mode with CP
    Last known good config what worked

    Start windows normally"

    None of the above work.
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  12. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    No problem thanks for all your help.

    I was just going to say the first isn't working. But you edited before i could :)

    I'l try the second now.
     
  13. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Right second isn't burnt to disc, and in the laptop., I've trying to use recovery console using the chkdsk c: /r
    It's 6% complete at the moment, fingers crossed eh :)
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    sometimes it's quick, sometimes it's 10 mins. I'll wait
    also unplug any hardware attached (but not during the check)
     
  15. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    52%, thanks for your help, it's very much appreciated. :D

    Edit.

    No Hardware connected to it every anyway really.
     
  16. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It got to 60% then just turned off like i'd pulled the power out, obviously i didn't.

    Shal i try and run it again?
     
  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Ram fault
    Or CPU overheating, can cause that
    Or faulty HardDrive

    As it wasn't using your software on the computer

    Also:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511
    To find the same version, as your key, is difficult
    It cannot be downloaded legally

    The only Operating System that can be downloaded is Linux (seeming it's free for personal use)

    I must go now :wave:

    You can still reply, but I won't read it, until ~7 Hrs from now
     
  18. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Ok, thanks for all your help again, i think it overheated and i'm running it again now 50% complete.

    I'l try and sort it and keep you posted in here.

    Thanks again for your help.
     
  19. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  20. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It got to 65% then went back to 50% and stuck there. I'l keep looking :)
     
  21. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It eventually finished, It said it fixed 1 or more errors.... And it did. I'm using the laptop now.

    Thank you, i really appreciate it!

    :)
     
  22. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :)

    You really should image the drive (in case you ever need to re-install to another HardDrive (ie HDD replacement)

    Norton Ghost (I use this one)
    Acronis True Image (most users like this one)
    Drive Image (Basically an alternative)
    DriveImage XML (This one is free!)
    MaxBlast (I haven't used this, but it's free)

    Imaging: Backs up your entire system, including Windows and data, plus your partition as well. The image can be stored on removable media, such as DVD. And usually takes under an hour (depending on size of image) to fully recover from a blank HardDrive.
     
  23. rickylee53

    rickylee53 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks, i'l have a look through them :)
     
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