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Just Installed Xp Sp3 Over Vista And Bsod On Bootup


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#1 tigala

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:01 AM

ok so as topic title says i installed xp over vista, formatted the hd during it also and it installed fine but when it went to boot up, 2 seconds on the xp loading screen it bsod and does that over and over?

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:18 AM

What does the BSOD say like the STOP error Code and possible file.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:30 AM

it flashes way too fast

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:33 AM

Can you boot into safe mode?

Hit F8 just before Windows loads.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:40 AM

nope cant boot in safe mode, i tried this http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/windows-xp...gdi32dll-error/ on a whim. but it says "parameter not valid" when i try to type in REN C:\Windows\System32\GDI32.dll C:\Windows\System32\GDI32.dll.orig

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:00 AM

What kind of computer?

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:02 AM

Copy c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\gdi32.dll c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll tried this. got access is denied? any help? btw i dont think there is an admin pw as i formatted the whole hd

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:17 AM

i have tried all the variations on google and still nothing :|

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:26 AM

I have seen an assortment of nasty bootloaders on vista computers, the one I had wiped and put xp on, I had to delete all partitions on the hard drive and start over
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:27 AM

finally managed to copy e:\i386\gdi32.dll c:\windows\system32\gdi32.dll but restarted and no change

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:28 AM

what do you mean delete all partitions? apparantly the problem with this all is sp3 :S ffs its 1:30am and i have a load of dling to do :| anyone could come up with a great way to fix this all id be much appreciated

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:33 AM

apparantly the problem with this all is sp3


You took a computer with Vista and Vista drivers on it and put XP on it with Vista drivers. Some are compatible, many are not
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#13 tigala

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:36 AM

so i either install vista again or im bleeped?

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:43 AM

ok im in setup, where do i go exactly to stop the comp from resetting when bsod hits?

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:47 AM

Advanced Tab under System Properties via Startup and Recovery.




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