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Can not boot system to windows or safe mode.

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#1 JJ62


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:48 AM

I can not boot the system to Windows or safe mode. Anything I try to do , I always get BSOD.
When I try to boot normally or safe mode, I get this Technical information:

STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF760D06C, 0xB87FBC84, 0xB87FB980)

szkgfs.sys - address F760D06C base at F7607000, Datestamp 4f0493ff

When try to use the Windows Recovery Console to FIXBOOT and FIXMBR still nothing except the BSOD.

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#2 AustrAlien



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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:06 AM


STOPzilla Kernel Guard File System

Source: http://www.systemlookup.com/Drivers/2746-SZKGFS_sys.html
Create a bootable Linux CD (I suggest using Puppy Linux/Slacko Puppy) and then boot the affected computer with the CD.
  • Rename szkgfs.sys to szkgfs.OLD
    • File should be located in the drivers folder
      C:\Windows\system32\drivers <<< folder
  • Shut down the computer, removing the CD.
Attempt to start the computer normally. Success?

How to create a bootable CD.
If your computer is not able to boot into Windows or simply not able to access the internet, you can use a LIVE Linux operating system run from a bootable CD or flashdrive instead of Windows, to access the internet, to access files on the HDD(s) and do other tasks.

:step1: Using a working computer:
  • If you wish to use a LIVE CD ...
  • Download the Linux version of your choice (usually an .ISO image file).
  • There are many options to use for a LIVE CD. I suggest that you try one of the following:
  • Puppy Linux (smallest download file size at 128 MB)
  • Linux Mint 12 Lisa (versions for a CD, and larger versions that need to be burned to a DVD disk)
[*]Burn the .ISO image to CD: If you do not already have a suitable burning program for writing .ISO images to disc ...
  • Download and install ImgBurn.
  • Ensure that you UN-check the box agreeing to install the Ask toolbar during the installation.
  • Place a new (blank) CD disc in the drive tray.
  • Choose Write image file to disc.
    • Under Source, click on the Browse button: Navigate to and select the .ISO file that you wish to burn.
    • Place a check-mark in the box beside Verify.
  • Click Posted Image
[*]When the CD has been burned and verified as successful, it will be bootable.
[/list][*]OR ... if you wish to use a LIVE flashdrive ...
  • Go to UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads and at the top of the page, click on Download (for Windows) to download the application.
  • Follow the instructions further down the page under the heading Installation & Screenshots.
  • Run the application to download and install the Linux version of choice to your flashdrive.
  • I suggest that you try one of the following:
  • Puppy Linux (smallest download file size at 128 MB)
  • Linux Mint 12 Lisa (download file size depends on version)
:step2: Boot the problematic machine from the LIVE CD or flashdrive.
  • (You may have to configure the Boot Menu or BIOS Setup Menu to boot first from the optical/CD drive or the flashdrive, which ever you are using.)
  • Choose to run the Linux operating system from the CD or flashdrive without making any changes to your computer.
    Do NOT install Linux on your hard drive.
  • When the Linux operating system loads ...
  • You will be able to navigate to all the files on your HDD.

Edited by AustrAlien, 14 March 2012 - 01:10 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

You could also use Windows Recovery Console itself to rename szkgfs.sys and reboot.
Also a good idea to install the Console as a startup option in the bootmenu while troubleshooting (or even permanently).
Ref: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

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