Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:15 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with Windows Vista Home Basic 32Bit SP1. I think the last significant event was that I a responded to a notice I didn't have malware protection active, but Microsoft windows had it available in an upgrade which I stopped and installed. After installing upgrade my computer crashed.
When I turn my computer on I get a screen reading Windows failed to start due to a recent hardware change.
1. Insert Installation disc
2. Choose language
status Oxc OOOOOOf
select entry could not be loaded because application is missing or corrupt
I tried putting the OS disc for Windows Vista in, turned off computer, removed battery, unplugged. I then held the on switch in for five minutes to drain any residual power or memory(?) Replaced battery, plugged it back in.
Turned it on, tapping F12 when choices came up selected boot from DVD/CD drive, then hit enter to select, and space bar to continue (when said hit any key to continue)
A white bar was across the bottom the white bar filled in across with the message reading "windows is loading files." It then changed to a series of yellow stripes which moved across the screen. Then the screen went blank and after about 5 min. a pointed cursor came up, but Windows never opened.
I had made the emergency boot disc and ran it. It said Device driver problem found blue screen error update to Vista SP1 A mandatory version of the application can't continue without installing this version.
MS Webcheck Monitor: explorer.exe-application error The instruction at Ox700516e3 referenced memory at Ox700516e3. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of Oxc0000185. Click on OK to terminate the program