Can't login to WindowsXP

By saif ยท 7 replies
Feb 7, 2007
  1. I have two OSes installed on my computer- Ubuntu 6.06 and Windows XP. Today, when I started XP and entered my password, after a few seconds, the system restarted. I tried logging in many times, but there was no luck... Ubuntu is working fine. Once when I tried logging in XP, a blue screen appeared, but I dont remember a thing that was written in it. What do I do?

    Ok, now I remember what was written on the blue screen:IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    post any recent minidumps found in the C:\windows\minidump folder here as attachments.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Is Windows loaded as first boot? That is usually the problem, and WXP wants to be the first installed OS
  4. saif

    saif TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    I don't know about that, but I have had no problems till now...(i have these two OSes on my computer for more than an year). Suddenly, this problem cropped up. I have attached the minidumps..
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    two most recent ones:

    Invalid system memory was referenced.  This cannot be protected by try-except,
    it must be protected by a Probe.  Typically the address is just plain bad or it
    is pointing at freed memory.
    Unable to load image ati2dvaa.dll, Win32 error 2
    IMAGE_NAME:  ati2dvaa.dll
    0x8E >win32k.sys
    The first points to ATI driver (graphics card). Reinstall and see if it fixes it. The second points to memory corruption, run memtest as linked in my signature.
  6. saif

    saif TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Thanks for your reply...
    You told me to reinstall the drivers, but when I can't even login, how do I reinstall the drivers?
  7. saif

    saif TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    And, when I enter my password, I get an error, the computer the suddenly restarts before I can finish reading the error. I can tell that It was a box and had a countdown to its left bottom corner which started from I think 30,29,28...It was NOT the box that comes when that virus infects the computer and threatens to shut down the system
  8. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    ok.. try changing the ram then...

    btw, there is an edit button..
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