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Stuck in Boot Loop - Now blue screen


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#1 kbosch

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

Good Morning (at least it was). First time user here!

I have a Windows Pro desktop that this morning when I tried running anything on it (clicking an icon) it wouldn't do anything. I finally decided that maybe it needed a reboot. When I rebooted, it started looping throught the boot cycle as it got to a blue screen it would reboot and continue this until I would finally turn pc off. I did a google search on Windows XP boot loop and it brought me to a forum post on this website. I saw that the person helping the person in need said to F8 on boot and select "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure" and give them the error. I did this too and got the following error:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

I tried to then boot into Safe mode but it starts the boot loop again. I have laptop that I am using now to enter this so I have access to another computer.

Any help would be greatly apreciated!!

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:03 PM

Try this please. You will need a USB drive.

Download http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-xpud-windows-latest.exe & http://noahdfear.net/downloads/bootable/xPUD/xpud-0.9.2.iso to the desktop of your clean computer
  • Insert your USB drive
  • Press Start > My Computer > right click your USB drive > choose Format > Quick format
  • Double click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe that you just downloaded
  • Press Run then OK
  • Select the DiskImage option then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.
  • Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded
  • Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OK
  • It will install a little bootable OS on your USB device
  • Once the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interface
  • After it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installer
  • Next download http://noahdfear.net/downloads/driver.sh to your USB
  • Remove the USB and insert it in the sick computer
  • Boot the Sick computer
  • Press F12 and choose to boot from the USB
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
  • sdb1 is likely your USB
  • Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
  • Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded there
  • Press Tool at the top
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • Type bash driver.sh -f
  • Press Enter
  • You will be prompted to input a filename.
  • Type the following:

    winlogon.exe

  • Press Enter
  • If succesful, the script will search this file.
  • Repeat the process for this file: explorer.exe.
  • After it has finished a report will be located in the USB drive as filefind.txt

Please note - all text entries are case sensitive

Copy and paste the filefind.txt for my review

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#3 kbosch

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:32 PM

Ok, I have done the downloading of file and getting the loaded on the USB flash drive, but when I do the F12 on boot, the USB isn't listed. I have tried multiple USB ports and get the same results. This is what is listed:

Select a boot first device
Normal
Floppy
Hard-Disk Drive C:
IDE CD-ROM Device
Lan
System Setup
IDE Drive Diagnostics Boot To Utility Partition

Any ideas?

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:40 PM

Looks like your BIOS doesn't support USB boot devices, so lets use a CD instead.

Instructions remain the same once the CD is created.

Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computer
  • Run GETxPUD.exe
  • A new folder will appear on the desktop.
  • Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.bat
  • The program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.
  • Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.
Use this CD to boot from.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:22 PM

Ok, one more issue

I got the cd loaded and booted on sick pc. When I go to "mnt" I do not see anything but my hard drive and partitions. I can't locate the USB drive or CD drive under "mnt". The sick pc does not have a writeable cd (not sure if that is going to cause a problem or not).

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:18 AM

Try to plug out/in the USB drive and see if it shows up then.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:19 AM

Ok, I have tried to plug the USB drive into multiple ports when xPUD is running and it looks like it recognizes what I am doing but it won't display the drive under /mnt. The reason I say this is a small black box appears at the top right of the screen and it starts going through prompts about device removal /mnt/sdb then it will say that for /mnt/sg2 and other messages. I tried to reboot sick pc with the USB drive in different ports. Sometimes when I go to /mnt it will display sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4 but when you try to open there is nothing in them. I have tried "refresh" after moving the drive with no change. I'm stuck!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:46 AM

Can you try to access the internet using xPUD (it has possibilities to setup wireless and a browser).

If so, download the file, save it to sda1 (your HD) and then run it from there and post the report directly from xPUD using the internet.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:52 AM

This machine is a desktop that has a hard-wire internet connection, so I don't have the wireless option. I have tried the ethernet option under "Setting" and have tried all 3 options (DHCP, Satic IP, ADSL (PPPoE)) but am getting nothing as it says "offline" no matter what I choose.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:56 AM

looks like your computer crashed, if it wont work, then you are in quite a fix, so not even unetbootin or xPUD wont work, then thats really bad, i had that boot loop too about a month ago, mine is a acer aspire one with winXP home, one morning i went on my com to do my usual stuff i do on my com, and the boot loop happened, and we were able to get into acer e-recovery(they made that cuz acer aspire ones don't have a disk drive) and recover the computer, but i don't think recovery is really an option, lets see what the mod can do.
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:13 PM

Do you know how you are supposed to connect (DHCP, ADSL...) and do you connect through a router?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:31 PM

I do connect through a router and I use a DHCP connection.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:36 PM

Using xPUD can you connect to http://192.168.1.1 (assuming that this is your routers IP address)?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

No, I cannot. I did connect to it throught the clean pc thought just to make sure.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 04:04 PM

Can you add the driver.sh file to the CD, then copy it in xPUD from CD to sda1?

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