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Posted 15 March 2016 - 09:14 PM
Posted 15 March 2016 - 09:27 PM
Tap F8 at boot and select Disable Auto-Startup on System Failure. Reboot and see what error if any is shown on the Blue Screen if there is one. You may also want to try "Use Last Known Good Configuration" in the Advanced Boot Options.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:15 AM
Posted 16 March 2016 - 11:13 PM
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I can no longer access safe mode except with command prompt with which I ran the Restore option but after a reboot an error would later advise that the restoration had not completed successfully. This is an older VAIO PC model PCV-RZ50CG with Windows XP Media Center 2005. The internal HDD has a PATA/IDE interface. At this point, I may consider the option of migrating the data using a PATA/SATA/USB adapter. Please let me know if you have any other thoughts. Here is an earlier screenshot of the initial symptoms when Windows would not load and PC would reboot endlessly. As soon as this screen would appear, the screen would flicker a few times and then crash.
Posted 16 March 2016 - 11:28 PM
Still not sure if prior pic is accessible. At any rate, your guess about Windows failing to load driver may not be far off since the computer seems to crash when trying to load the windows\system32\drivers\agp440.sys file at which point the PC experiences the symptoms previously mentioned. This is obviously my non-PC-tech interpretation of the situation anyways for what it's worth. Thanks again.
Posted 17 March 2016 - 12:26 AM
Edited by hamluis, 17 March 2016 - 04:24 PM.
Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:59 AM
Pull the hard drive and attach to another computer via an external enclosure or USB adapter. Pull the data then on the host computer install AutoRuns. Start AutoRuns and then in the menu bar select offline system and point it to your attached hard drive. Do a search for anything AVG related and uncheck the box next to it. This will disable the AVG services and drivers. Replace the hard drive and see if the computer boots.
See this guide.
Posted 17 March 2016 - 04:25 PM
FWIW: Malwarebytes is NOT an antivirus program and has never claimed to be such. You can visit their website to check it out, if you like.
Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:23 AM
I am having the same issue due to different circumstances...should I post here or start a new thread?
Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:57 AM
Each topic reflects one person with one or more problems on the same system. Start a topic if you have issues with your system, please.
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