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XP BSOD, stops booting at WDFLDR.SYS

By borderfox
Apr 4, 2012
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  1. Machine: Dell Inspiron Mini 10
    O.S. : Windows XP Home


    When booted up, it goes to a Blue Screen of Death with the following error;

    0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86B6A738, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000).


    When booting via safe mode, it stops at this point => WDFLDR.SYS - then goes to BSOD. It doesn't matter which option whether safe mode with networking or safe mode with command prompt ultimately it goes to the same BSOD screen.


    I don't have an xp disk for it - would have been pre-installed. No disk with recovery console on it (well, it would need to be a utility run via usb drive in any event as the mini doesn't have a cd-rom drive).

    Question: Is there any utility that I can use to get this booted up?

    I guess if I can simply get it booted up, I can use the system restore option or the like...?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Seem like a lot of people are having a similar issue around the Net without a fix... I would get my hands on an XP install disc and a external USB CD/DVD drive. If you could create a XP bootable flash drive, that would work too. I have both, because I work on Netbooks of all brands...

    "WDFLDR.SYS"=Kernel Mode Driver Framework Loader
     
  3. borderfox

    borderfox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @Tmagic650: Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Should it not be possible to download same from some crevice of the interweb?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Should it not be possible to download same from some crevice of the interweb?"...

    You can try
     
  5. borderfox

    borderfox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, I've managed to create a bootable usb xp - booted up and into recovery console. When I try and run chkdsk command, I get this;


    "AUTOCHK.EXE cannot be found in the specified location."


    Confused as to where to go from here. Anyone any ideas?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Can you use this USB XP install device to load XP fresh? If not, the hard drive, SSD drive or the motherboard may be bad
     
  7. borderfox

    borderfox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've only used the recovery console. I don't want to go with a fresh install - as some vital data that I need to access..
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  9. borderfox

    borderfox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, it's a regular magnetic drive as opposed to a solid state drive.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So try the XP Repair that I posted the instructions to. This should not over-write your data
     
  11. borderfox

    borderfox TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried that just now. When I get to the xp 'user agreement' - I try to press F8 to accept - but it seems to be frozen at that point.


    (thanks for all your help by the way).
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You may need to use a USB external keyboard to get past that point
     

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