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Winxp Won't Start Up At All (stop: 0x00000050 Error)

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#1 Godly Creations

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:04 PM

Everytime I start this computer, I get the following error message.


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Stop: 0x00000050 (0xC2400000, 0x00000000, 0x804D9DA8, 0x00000000)

I have used the utility partition to run the diagnostics on all devices, motherboard, RAM etc. and everything passes. Everything that I have been able to find in the Microsoft KB tells me to start XP in Safe Mode, but I get this error even when trying to boot into Safe Mode. And I still have no clue as to what most of this error message is trying to say to me. Can anyone explain what this error means and how to resolve it without loosing the data on the hard drive?

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#2 nyiddle


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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:47 PM

It's a blue screen, amirite?

If so, formatting is your best choice. Try to get everything you have in regards to the computer onto a DVD disk. Drivers, everything, and then reformat.

Good luck.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 03:53 PM

See if this Microsoft page helps. This is usually a hardware error - memory or display adapter - bad drive controller - heat-damaged CPU. Check out this page.

Edited by Herk, 05 July 2006 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 04:03 PM

I just had to troubleshoot a stop error and found this excellent page:


(Click to consult the online Win XP Resource Kit article, or see Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit, p. 1548.)
Requested data was not in memory. An invalid system memory address was referenced. Defective memory (including main memory, L2 RAM cache, video RAM) or incompatible software (including remote control and antivirus software) might cause this Stop message, as may other hardware problems (e.g., incorrect SCSI termination or a flawed PCI card). Use the General Troubleshooting of STOP Messages checklist above.

* You receive a Stop 0x00000050 error on a Blue Screen {KB 894278} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003 (with concurrent 1003/System entry in Event Viewer: possible Rootkit spyware infestation)
* Possible Resolutions to STOP 0x0A, 0x01E, and 0x50 Errors {KB 183169} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
* During setup {KB 171003} Win NT, Win 2000, Win XP
* Easy CD Creator 5.0 Does Not Function In Windows XP {KB 310628} Win XP
* How to Use Driver Verifier to Troubleshoot Windows Drivers {KB 244617} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003
* STOP Error When You Start Windows After You Connect a Scanner {KB 310869} Win XP
* Stop 0x1E in PROTCLS.SYS When You Undock a Toshiba Tecra 8100 {KB 284154} Win XP
* STOP 0x4E, STOP 0x1A, STOP 0x50, and STOP 0xA Errors Occur When You Try to Start the Computer {KB 271955} Win NT 4.0 (corrupt physical RAM)
* “STOP 0x00000050” Error Message in Stac97.sys After You Upgrade Your Panasonic Toughbook to Win XP Service Pack 1 {KB 329832} Win XP SP1

On that page all the lines with * are links with further articles on this error

Good luck!

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