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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:07 AM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:25 PM
I am posting this from another computer.
The problem computer is running Windows XP. I did a clean install on a new hard drive and added extra RAM. All updates were downloaded and the computer ran flawlessly for several months. Yesterday my wife told me she got booted off IE and a blue screen popped up. Nothing I've tried has worked.
Restored to an earlier date, tried to scan with antivirus (Bullguard), tried to scan in safe mode, put the old hard drive back in and slaved the new one, started again in safe mode and tried to scan. Same thing. Whatever infected the new drive must have crossed over to the old one. Neither drive will boot to a workable version of windows. All kinds of error messages come up while the startup process goes to the desktop. "Need to register this version of windows" "registry error has been found and fixed" "windows explorer must close because of an error" Eventually the system stops responding and a blue screen comes up.
Found a "Dr Watsons postmortem debugger" in the processes. It took me several attempts to stop this with 'end process' before it didn't return on the list. I've never seen this process on any computer before.
Is there a download that I can burn to cd and boot and scan from?
Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:46 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:50 PM
You got it. Works fine with the old simms.
Does this mean the new stick is defective and died?
Edited by pityocamptes, 06 June 2011 - 06:51 PM.
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