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#1 Qas

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:58 AM

Hello, i turned my PC on ths morning, it was fine when it got to the Windows XP boot screen it gives me a quick flash of blue screen of death and restarts. When i go into safe more all those stuffl load and it is stuck there. I dont mind reformating its just that i need all my data first on my hdd!

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:17 AM

First I want to speak to getting the data off of the hard drive. You could always remove the hard drive and install it in another computer as a 'slave' drive. The working computer should still boot up from the 'good' Master hard drive, and then you will be able to navigate (Start > My Computer) to the slave drive and recover your data. More info on how to install a second drive can be found HERE.

If your computer still boots, go to:

Start > right click on My Computer > Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery Settings

Uncheck Automatically Restart

Click Apply and then OK

Now when you receive a blue screen the computer will pause on it and you will have to reboot manually.

The 'Blue Screen of Death' (or BSOD) is refered to by Microsoft as a Stop Message. They can occur for many reasons. In order to diagnose it's cause we need as much info as you can give about the stop message. Please write it down and post it back here the next time it happens. In particular, it helps to have the somewhat cryptic series of numbers about half way down the blue screen that have this sort of format:

0x0000008E (Followed by four other sets of numbers in parenthesis.)

It is also helpful to know the answers to these questions:
  • What are you doing when this happens (are you on line, starting the computer, etc).
  • Does it always happen at the same time?
  • Is it always the same message, or is it a different set of numbers each time?
  • Have you added any hardware or software lately?
  • Are you experiencing any other buggy behavior from this computer (such as it runs slower than it used to, etc)?

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:17 AM

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

If you can:
Click Start.
Click Control Panel.
Click Performance and Maintenance.
Click System.
Click the Advanced tab.
In the Startup and Recovery box, click the Settings button.
In the System Failure box, uncheck Automatically restart.
Put a check in Write an event to the system log, and Send an administrative alert.
Click OK.
Reboot.

Next time, it should give you an error message (BSOD) instead of restarting.
Write it down, word for word, and post it here.
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#4 Qas

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:52 AM

i cannot gte into windows tho

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:54 AM

Did you try booting to safe mode?

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:41 AM

that happened to me before. it would flash and i didnt get to read it. it was really annoying.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:53 AM

no i couldnt, went into dos and copyed all my stuff over to my other hdd its ok now kthnx

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:38 PM

if you have Service pack 2 installed the tap the F8 key on boot to get to the advanced options menu. In that menu there will be an option that will say "disable automatic restart on system failure". use your up and down arrow keys to highlight the option and then press enter to select it. Then the system will hold on the error screen and the big thing on that screen would be the "0x...". Once you have that please post it and there will most likely be a fix for it. Renember that you need to have service pack 2 installed for this feature.

Good Luck and hope to hear from you soon




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