BSOD Windows XP Pro

By Bajo · 5 replies
Feb 10, 2010
  1. hello,

    i just not started getting a Blue screen error message when i try to start my computer. i can even start in Safemode.

    i am receiving an error that says a problem was detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage.

    stop: 0x0000007e (0xc00000d, 0x80537008, 0xba4cb3b8, 0xba4cb0b4)

    I am using Win xppro on a dell vostro 1400

    any suggestions would be great.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    You can, or you can't?
  3. Bajo

    Bajo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry i Can't access safe mode.
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    If you have Windows CD...(if you don't have Windows CD, scroll down)

    1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD.
    2. Once you have booted from CD, do NOT select the option that states: Press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool.
    You’re going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the “R” key to enter the recovery console:


    3. After you have selected the appropriate option from step two, you will be prompted to select a valid Windows installation (typically number 1).
    Select the installation number, and hit Enter.
    If there is an administrator password for the administrator account, enter it and hit Enter (if asked for the password, and you don't know it, you're out of luck).
    You will be greeted with this screen, which indicates a recovery console at the ready:


    4. There are eight commands you must enter in sequence to repair your problem..
    NOTE. Make sure, you press Enter after each command. Make sure, all commands are exact, including "spaces".
    These commands are as follows:

    ATTRIB -H C:\boot.ini
    ATTRIB -S C:\boot.ini
    ATTRIB -R C:\boot.ini
    del boot.ini
    BOOTCFG /Rebuild

    Note about the above command.
    BOOTCFG /REBUILD command which searches for pre-existing installations of Windows XP and rebuilds sundry essential components of the Windows operating system, recompiles the BOOT.INI file and corrects a litany of common Windows errors.
    It is very important that you do one or both of the following two things:
    A.) Every Windows XP owner must use /FASTDETECT as OS Load Option when the rebuild process is finalizing.
    B.) If you are the owner of a CPU featuring Intel’s XD or AMD’s NX buffer overflow protection, you must also use /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN as an OS Load Option.
    For the Enter Load Identifier portion of this command, you should enter the name of the operating system you have installed.
    If, for example, you are using Windows XP Home, you could type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for the identifier (it's not crucial, however what the name is, as long, as it's meaningful).
    Here is your computer screen:


    5. Following command verifies the integrity of the hard drive containing the Windows XP installation. While this step is not an essential function in our process, it’s still good to be sure that the drive is physically capable of running windows, in that it contains no bad sectors or other corruptions that might be the culprit:


    6. This last command writes a new boot sector to the hard drive and cleans up all the loose ends we created by rebuilding the BOOT.INI file and the system files. When the Windows Recovery Console asks you if you are Sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition C: ? just hit “Y”, then Enter to confirm your decision:


    7. It’s time to reboot your PC by typing
    and pressing Enter.

    With any luck, your PC will boot successfully into Windows XP as if your various DLL, Hive, EXE and NTLDR errors never existed.

    If you don't have Windows CD...
    Download Windows Recovery Console:
    Download, and install free Imgburn:
    Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
    Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Then, follow instructions from Step #3 above.
  5. Chuck100

    Chuck100 TS Rookie

    Missing file

    I followed the instructions to the letter even caps. In step 4 I was to enter (del boot.ini) I got a response (no matching file found) I completed the rest of the instructions. When I ran CHDDSK /R it found at least 1 uncorrectable sector. When I try to reboot it sends me to the safe mode screen. If i select any of the three safe modes it prints a list of files and freezes if i select the regular boot it freezes at the compiling window. I tried to repeat the process with no improvement.
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,258   +383

    Run hard drive diagnostics:
    Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
    Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
    If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

    NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
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