Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

PC wont restart in windows after SP 3 update


  • Please log in to reply
45 replies to this topic

#1 garvind25

garvind25

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 14 November 2016 - 09:06 AM

Hi ,

 

   Greetings to all. I am facing a problem with my system and was hoping to receive some help regarding the matter.

 

I have a dual boot system -- Windows XP SP2 and Ubuntu 15. I decided to update my windows to SP3. After installing the update, when I tried to restart the machine in windows, it did not boot : neither in normal mode or in safe mode. I am able to log in to Ubuntu. My system config : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor, Intel DG 41Ty Motherboard, 2 GB RAM.

 

How can I fix the problem pls.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Arvind Gupta.

 



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 masterthemachines

masterthemachines

  • Members
  • 115 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sunnyvale, California
  • Local time:10:24 AM

Posted 14 November 2016 - 09:28 AM

Hello there, 

 

Have you tried the boot-menu option to disable automatic restarts?  Does it then give a blue-screen?  If so, what are the error numbers on the blue-screen?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/74644/how-to-disable-automatic-restarts-when-windows-crashes/

Also, did you install SP3 via Windows Update, or did you download the stand-alone installer and execute that?

Keep us posted! 



#3 garvind25

garvind25
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 14 November 2016 - 09:40 AM

Hello there, 

 

Have you tried the boot-menu option to disable automatic restarts?  Does it then give a blue-screen?  If so, what are the error numbers on the blue-screen?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/74644/how-to-disable-automatic-restarts-when-windows-crashes/

Also, did you install SP3 via Windows Update, or did you download the stand-alone installer and execute that?

Keep us posted! 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I used a stand alone installer. How do I stop the automatic restart option; I am unable to log into windows and thereby not do regedit. Also I tried by pressing F8 / F7 after selecting Windows from ubuntu grub but no joy. The Windows screen comes up for 2-3 secs and then the system restarts to motherboard screen and then grub screen. 

 

Arvind.



#4 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 22,646 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:24 PM

Posted 14 November 2016 - 10:44 AM

If tapping F8 as soon as you select XP from the grub menu does not get you to safe mode see if you can edit the registry offline.

 

https://www.wintips.org/how-to-edit-and-modify-registry-offline/



#5 garvind25

garvind25
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:01 AM

If tapping F8 as soon as you select XP from the grub menu does not get you to safe mode see if you can edit the registry offline.

 

https://www.wintips.org/how-to-edit-and-modify-registry-offline/

OK... instead of going through the long process, can I not do offline regedit via ubuntu. Something like this:

 

http://askubuntu.com/questions/135200/is-there-a-way-to-edit-the-windows-registry-from-ubuntu

 

Will wait for your reply before proceeding. BTW I have ubuntu 15.10; the solution is for 12.xx version.

 

Arvind Gupta.



#6 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 22,646 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:24 PM

Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:12 PM

I am not that familiar with editing the registry of Windows in Ubuntu. From what I have read the editing is limited but for your one key it may be possible.

 

http://mashtips.com/how-to-edit-the-windows-registry-using-ubuntu/



#7 garvind25

garvind25
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:28 AM

OK... I tried a few ways:

 

1. I did not have Windows installation CD. So could not edit registry that way.

 

2. I tried using Hiren's bootable D. My writer for some reason is not working. So could not make a rescue disk. I tried to make a bootable pen drive from linux. That also failed / for some reason, the PC did not boot from the pen drive.

 

3. I tried to use chntpw in ubuntu to edit winxp registry (as per the link here ). While mounting the drive (in step 3) I got error:

 

*********************
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda2,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error

In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so.


*********************

 

 

 So basically I am not able to proceed to regedit to stop the windows from auto rebooting and thereby get the BSOD error.  Any ideas how to proceed further pls?

 

Thanks,

 

Arvind Gupta



#8 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 22,646 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:24 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:40 AM

There is a post on BC in the XP forum on downloading a XP SP3 iso.

 

Edit: Here it is.


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 November 2016 - 09:48 AM.


#9 garvind25

garvind25
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:43 AM

There is a post on BC in the XP forum on downloading a XP SP3 iso. I have to find it and then I will provide the link.

 

Edit: Here it is.

OK sure... pls do also give instructions as how to make a bootable win xp sp3 pen drive from ubuntu also.

 

Many thanks,

Arvind Gupta.



#10 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 22,646 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:24 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:53 AM

To make a bootable XP sp3 iso from ubuntu you can right click the iso file and select Write to Disk.

 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto



#11 garvind25

garvind25
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:04 AM

To make a bootable XP sp3 iso from ubuntu you can right click the iso file and select Write to Disk.

 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

Will these instructions work for making a bootable pen drive also (my DVD writer is not working)? And the win XP iso link pls.

 

Arvind Gupta.


Edited by garvind25, 16 November 2016 - 10:04 AM.


#12 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 22,646 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:24 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:57 AM

See my edited post #8 for the post link. I don't think that works for a USB flash drive. Unetbootin creates bootable linux distros but not Windows isos. 

 

This video may help. Use MBR and not UEFI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf6g0VHVWkQ

Edited by JohnC_21, 16 November 2016 - 10:57 AM.


#13 garvind25

garvind25
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:05 AM

Before I download.... which link provides a bootable XP SP3 CD. Also, as per the discussion, I am also curious to know if it provides the full Win XP or just the service pack (just in case I need it to format the PC).

 

Waiting for your reply before I start download.

 

Arvind Gupta.



#14 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 22,646 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:24 PM

Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:16 AM

It is the full XP SP3 install. It is the link in the post by BC member Mike Walsh.



#15 garvind25

garvind25
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 36 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:54 PM

Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:20 AM

 

See my edited post #8 for the post link. I don't think that works for a USB flash drive. Unetbootin creates bootable linux distros but not Windows isos. 

 

This video may help. Use MBR and not UEFI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf6g0VHVWkQ

I was following the tutorial to make a bootable winxp sp3 pen drive. At 3.55 mins of the tutorial where I had to specify the location of the boot directory, when I checked the files copied to the pen drive, I could not find a boot directory (!). I had downloaded the Win Xp iso from the Mike Walsh's post (Win XP SP3 black edition). As per the tutorial, the person copies about 3 GB of files. So most probably it is a different version of Windows. If so which is the equivalent folder in XP pls. Or what could have gone wrong / what to do next. I had followed the preceeding steps as per the tutorial.

 

Will proceed after revert back from your side.

 

Thanks,

Arvind Gupta.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users