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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:59 AM

I have a desktop PC that has been in storage for about a year. It functioned when it was put into storage. I recently powered it up and I keep getting the BSOD with the STOP error code 0x00000050. What does this mean and how can I fix it so I can back up my files?

I have reset the bios back to default. and I have tried the recovery from the xp cd. No luck with either.

 

I was able to get to windows by using f8 and last known configuration but anything I try and run in windows causes the BSOD.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:22 AM

The first thing is to recover the files/data.

You can either slave the hard drive to another computer, or you can use a bootable OS disk that's capable of writing to external media (and you'll need the external media also - a flash drive or USB hard drive depending on the amount of data.

 

Presuming that this is XP, most of the data will be in the Documents and Settings folder, BUT, there are some programs that save the data elsewhere (in XP), so you may have to do some hunting around to find this.  You can look at the Start Menu to determine the programs that you have - then you can research each one for where it keeps it's data files.

If you're able to boot into Safe Mode without any problems, then you may be able to save the data from there.

 

Let us know what you'd like to do and we'll be able to walk you through the necessary steps.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 02:55 PM

I don't have another computer to slave it too. Is windows xp not capable of writing to external media? I do have a windows 7 will that work even though I'm running windows xp?

I have tried to boot into safe mode and am not able too.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:14 PM

I was under the impression that the system BSOD'd before you could do anything.

If you're able to get into XP, you can copy the data that way (and that's the easiest way to do it).

 

If you're not able to get into XP (even Safe Mode would do), then you'll have to either slave it or use a bootable disk to copy to the external media.

The slave process is where you take the hard drive out of the XP computer and use a drive caddy to connect it to another computer (usually via USB).

 

We can attempt to fix the BSOD's, but there may be problems that prevent it.

Also, it may be that some of the "fixes" could also wipe the data out.

That's why it's suggested to backup the data first.

 

Are you able to do this?:

 

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

 


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:20 PM

It's iffy? I can boot normal from the hard drive but anything I try to do I cannot complete without it BSOD, including trying to transfer files to a flash drive.

I.m not really concerned with fixing it because I'm going to do a clean install with Windows 7. I just need to try and save some music files that I have written and my Adobe program.



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 04:39 AM

Try a clean boot:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/310353

I'm not real hopeful about this as you can't boot into Safe Mode.

 

Beyond that, I'd suggest a repair install of XP:  http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:43 AM

Thank you for the input and suggestions but the hard drive has died! I'm going to replace it and start new. Appreciate the effort to help me troubleshoot.






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