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Computer Crashed? Wondows Won't Load. Halp!


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#1 Mike84

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:21 PM

I have no idea what happened. There was a major storm last Wednesday and the power went out. I went to start my computer on Thurs. and walked away. I later went to use it and it seemed to be stuck in standby, so I rebooted it and it went to the "Windows did not shut down properly" screen, so I picked "start windows normally." It came to the main startup screen and the loading bar was going, then it went to black screen and stayed like that. I rebooted again and tried "Last known good configuration." Same problem. Safe mode: it loads a handful of the drivers, pauses at mvp.sys and then says "press Esc to cancel loading sptd.sys." If I press Esc the message goes away but nothing else happens, if I don't the message goes away on its own but does the exact same thing.

Every safe mode option does the same thing, I can't get to DOS, I don't know what to do.

Everything is on my computer. Anybody?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:37 PM

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Do you have an XP or recovery CD? The person on this forum had the same problem. Sptd.sys is used with Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120
http://forums.guru3d.com
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:59 PM

I have neither. I am using my roommate's computer right now, if it's possible to make a recovery CD from his computer and use it to fix mine... that would be awesome.
Or... procure an XP CD from a ... store...

It would be best if I could repair my windows as opposed to reinstalling it completely and losing most of my programs.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:42 PM

Recovery CD's are for name-brand machines that do not come with an XP disk. They are specific to the make and model of the computer. If you can procure an XP disk, make sure it is the same as yours. i.e. Home or Pro. Some computers have a recovery partition. What is the make and model of your computer?
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:07 PM

It's a semi-custom job. A 4-year old Systemax with the AMD 64 and 2 year-old Abit motherboard.
I don't have a recovery partition, however most of the files I would be concerned about losing are split between a partition (D:)and external drive(G:).

Even if I did have a recovery partition, how would I be able to access it if the system locks up before anything has a chance to load?
I tried an MS-DOS startup disk, but I had to bump the floppy drive to the front of the boot-order because it wasn't working. So the only functionality I can get out of the computer is limited-function DOS with only A: and B: (which is strange since I only have one floppy drive) accessible.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 05:23 PM

I only mentioned the partition because that's what's on some factory machine. You could try the Ultimate Boot Disk or a live Linux CD to locate, copy, and burn what you want to save
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