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#1 topkartracer

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

Hey everybody, I turned on my computer today and when it turned on I got a black screen saying windows failed to load and asked if I wanted to start in safe mode. I booted up windows normally, the load screen with the microsoft logo and the blue load bar come up for a second, then I get a blue screen for a second and it flashes back to the original black screen. Any suggestions?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:39 PM

If the computer will boot into Safe Mode try running the Debugging Tools for Windows as described here:

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:42 PM

Just tried safe mode and it didn't work, should I try Safe Mode with Networking?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:57 PM

Yes, try Safe Mode with Networking.

If that doesn't work try this:

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

Ok I ran it from the cd drive and the welcome screen didn't come up. I got the blue screen of death.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:27 PM

What is the make and model number of your computer?
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:42 PM

I think those computers have a RAID hard drive setup which is probably why you cannot access the recovery console.

Do you know if you can run a repair from the recovery partition?
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:46 PM

I'm not sure, I don't have a huge computer knowledge. I'm pretty sure you're right about the RAID hard drive.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

Intel board. DG33TL
Should load a sata raid driver at the f6 prompt. Should then allow repair console access to raid subsystem.


http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/...b/CS-020811.htm

This may be the file you need but look carefully at the previous link for details common to all intel raid boards..
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Des...51&lang=eng


I have not used this particular board but the general concept seems right based on previous hair pulling/ MScursing sessions I have had with broken raid boot drives.

If you have changed anything about the bios settings for the sata mode, it can also bugger the raid. (watch out for "default" settings button)

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:58 AM

Hello, do you know if something out of the ordinary happened before this problem started?

We Need to Diagnose Your BlueScreen
  • When you boot your machine, press F8 to list the startup options, exactly as you would if you were trying to enter Safe Mode
  • Select "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure", as shown here:
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  • When your system BSODs, write down the STOP error code, as well as any written out error message back here. The STOP error will always appear, but the message may not. You are looking for this:
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Please post me the error(s).

regards, Elise


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