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Vista BSOD Problem.

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#1 funnytim


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:07 AM

EDIT: I'm sorry about the title, that should have been the beginning of this post, not the title (I accidentally, somehow, hit "post" instead). Real title should be: Vista BSOD Problem.

Hi everyone,

I have a problem with my computer. Halfway through an attempt to install a bluetooth driver software (which is probably what is causing this problem) the computer crashed with a BSOD.

Now, whenever I try to boot up into Vista, I get a BSOD with a "REFERENCE_BY_POINTER" error.
Technical Info: STOP: 0x0000000018 (0x000006,0x8A036818, 0x000000002, 0xFFFFFFF)

Booting into Safe Mode also resulted in a crash, and Last Known Good Configuration did not work. Apparantely I had System Restore disabled too, so i was unable to use that.
Startup repair did not work, it said there were no problems, but clearly there is.

By the way I have a dual boot config. Windows XP is the other OS, which works fine (maybe i can use that to fix the Vista BSOD problem?)

If there are no other suggestions, is there a way to do a re-install of Vista? I understand I can do that by using the disc to "upgrade" and fix it? However I read that I had to do that within Vista, which I cannot boot into.

Many Thanks!

Edited by funnytim, 30 August 2009 - 01:11 AM.

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