I restarted my computer after some windows updates on Feb 9 in the evening, and began getting boot BSODs from there on out.
From research, it seems I am having similar problems (in a very similar timeframe) with the windows update KB977165.
I can't really afford to lose the data on the computer. The main problem I have had was not having an XP OEM CD (mine was cracked). I started a repair install with a VOL sp3 CD and nearly finished when I experienced a BSOD (0x0-7B) and learned that may be because I tried to repair an OEM system with a VOL CD. I used my 'recovery' disk and nLite to make a bootable repair disk, slipstreamed my raid drivers - nVidia's -, sp3, and ran another repair install. Since then I am stuck at a 0x-50 BSOD - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.
Things I've tried:
replacing ntoskrnl.exe from the disc
Avira boot CD -- could not scan for anything, perhaps couldnt mount my RAID?
safe mode / lastgood
uninstalling all the Feb 9th updates from the recovery console
repair install with OEM CD
removing RAM and cleaning all contacts with compressed air
memtest86 - ran 5 passes, no errors
chkdsk /r - twice, made 3 changes each time 'performing additional checking or recovery'
things I have NOT tried
other boot CD's
I don't know if my sp3 CD has this update, but it is not listed in the updates when i use dir on my windows folder. Should I try again with just a sp2 version of my disk? How do I get a rootkit or antivirus boot CD to read my RAID? I have my drivers available.
also -- I don't think I have memory dumps enabled, my windows\minidump folder is empty. Is there any way to enable and debug those without being able to boot windows?
Edited by shallowbreath, 12 February 2010 - 06:05 PM.