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Windows XP won't start after booting from CD

By EricR
Dec 1, 2005
  1. I am getting the following message on the blue screen after I am booting from my CD to repair my Windows XP SP1. I can't get to safe mode or anything else.

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


    If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart you computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: (Problems continue)

    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. (I installed Napster to Go for my MP3 player, it was running fine but I could not use it with my MP3 player)

    If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. (Did that) Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. (Could not do that) If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer. (Can’t get to safe mode) Press F8 to select Advance Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical Information:
    ***STOP: 0x00000050 (0xc21000000, 0x00000000, 0x809013D1, 0x00000000
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Out of curiosity, what exactly was going so wrong you decided to reinstall/repair Windows?

    This particular message will come up if there are memory, driver, kernel or certain application problems (likely hood in that order, from what I've seen).

    Your situtation probably points to a hardware failure or misconfiguration (memory, drivers, bios shadow settings etc...). If Windows XP was running and installed ok before, then it is probably not a BIOS configuration problem if you have not changed the configuration yourself in the BIOS.

    I'd recommend a memory test to help verify your RAM is working properly
  3. EricR

    EricR TS Rookie Topic Starter


    The system would not boot up at all. It would constantly boot up in a loop. It won't go to safe mode or anything. I tried reloading the repair the OS but while it is going throught the screens of repair, it come up to the previous message.
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