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Repetitive BSOD in Windows XP (SP3) at boot up


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#1 RogerMurphy

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 09:59 AM

Hi Bleeping Computer Folks

 

 

I have quite a paradoxical boot up problem, but I am sure you have probably come across

something like this many times before.

I started having BSOD's a few weeks ago but Windows would eventually load.

The usual BSOD message would be;

 

IRQL_NOT_LESS_or EQUAL

 

0x000000D1

then the next time I booted up the pc another BSOD message;

 

0x0000007F

 

It has then been joined by 0x0000007E

0x0000000A and 0x00000050

Yesterday my PC would not boot at all, but I received various cryptic BSOD messages;

PCI IDEX.sys

and later Atapi.sys

 

I tried to boot into SAFE MODE but was unable to, then tried a System Repair using my OEM Window XP CD, again no joy.

Finally I decided to to do a Fresh re-install of Windows, and after many hours this too proved annoyingly fruitless.

 

I can no longer access Windows just a black hang screen, but mainly the BSOD screen with various eror mesages (as above).

 

I am running AMD Athlon 3GHz Processor, with 512MB RAM

ASUS A7N8X2.0 Mobo, and an Nvidia GeForce FX5600 Graphics card at 128MB.

(I appreciate these are ancient specifications).

 

I do hope someone here can advise.

 

Kindest regards

Roger : )



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:50 AM

On another computer I would download the iso of UBCD. Burn the iso to a CD and boot. At the menu select Parted Magic. At the Parted Magic desktop select Disk Health. Run the short test. If it passes run the long test. If both pass reboot UBCD and in the memory section of the menu select Memtest+. Run for at least 6 passes

 

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

 

http://mirror.sysadminguide.net/ubcd/ubcd538.iso



#3 RogerMurphy

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 02:06 PM

Hello JohnC_21

 

Thank you very much for your advice I will try out your suggestion and  post the results.

 

Kindest regards

Roger Murphy  :rolleyes:



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:57 PM

When you last installed XP (I decided to to do a Fresh re-install of Windows) what installation media did you use and what is the Service Pack of the installation media?

 

After that last reinstall and when the system boots if you get a BSOD what is the entire STOP message (not just 0x0000007E) in these areas:

 

Attached File  bsod.jpg   142.61KB   0 downloads

 

 

 

 


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#5 RogerMurphy

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 02:43 PM

Hello Joseibarra

 

My apologies for not replying sooner.

 

I used their "Recovery Windows XP"

(from Mesh Computers  2004).

In the past I have used this recovery CD-ROM without any problems.

 

Incidently , I followed John's advice regarding UBCD I managed to run

Memtest (for over 14 hours), but as for Parted Magic and the other programs

my PC would immediately freeze up and fire off BSOD's .

I did not receive a Stop Message on that occasion only BSOD with;

 

atapi.sys Address F860F847  Base at F860D000.

 

I will try again and see if my PC generates a stop message and post in full

 

Thanks again for your help and advice

 

Kindest regards

 

Roger Murphy 



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:57 PM

Were you able to get to the Parted Magic desktop or did you get a BSOD before it got there?



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:50 PM

Hi JohnC_21

 

Unfortunately, I was prevented by the PC freezing immediately after booting from the CD (UBCD).

After a dozen reboots I did manage to reach the UBCD menu scrolled down to Parted Magic, but again

the PC would freeze up.

I did this several times (and received the usual array of BSOD messages).

It was a shame as I had hoped Parted Magic would have resolved the problem.

So my PC would freeze up before using UBCD followed by BSOD after trying to reboot, (again).

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Kindest regards

Roger 



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:55 PM

I'm not sure if this is a problem with the optical drive. You could use Rufu with the iso to create a bootable USB flash drive and see if you get any further. 

 

https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 03:02 AM

Hi JohnC_21

Thanks, I will try it out, come to think of it one non-BSOD message
did mention "Found New Hardware" (black screen background).

Kindest regards
Roger :-)

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 02:02 PM

You might want to check that hard drive; download Seatools for DOS, burn the ISO to a disk, and reboot with in in the optical drive. In the opening screen, choose Short Test in the upper left screen corner, and let it finish. It will issue a pass or fail on completion (10-20"). If it passes as good, then at least we know your memory and drive are good. Then we start testing other components.

Question: do you have multiple memory sticks in the unit or only one?


Help Requests: If there is no reply after 3 days I remove the thread from my answer list. For further help PM me.


#11 RogerMurphy

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:00 AM

Hi Ranchhand

 

I have 2 Memory sticks installed: 2 x 256MB = 512MB

(PC 3200 DDR @ 400MHz

 

Thank you for the suggestion DOS tools I will give it a try.

 

Kindest regards

 

Roger 


Edited by RogerMurphy, 08 November 2018 - 08:03 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:26 PM

Hi Folks

 

Just an update about my troublesome PC, I have run DOS Seagate tools and I ran the test for my Hard Drive and has passed

in both Short and Long Test.

 

Also, I managed to run UBCD again this time I received the following error message for Parted Magic:

 

0.347567 Kernel Panic - Not Syncing: Fatal Exception in Interrupt

 

So obviously I could not run the test.

But I am currently runnig a Graphics Card Test included on the UBCD.

 

Hope this may be of help

 

Kindest regards

Roger : )



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:07 PM

You may have gotten a kernel panic as the kernel in the free version of Parted Magic is old. There is also a Win10PE disk you can boot and check your hard drive along with other tools but this could be a problem on an older computer.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/27180-windows-10-recovery-tools-bootable-rescue-disk.html

 

See this post if you need an iso of XP SP3.


Edited by JohnC_21, 08 November 2018 - 01:09 PM.


#14 RogerMurphy

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 04:06 PM

Thanks JohnC_21

 

I will give this a try.

 

Kindest regards

Roger :rolleyes:



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:59 PM

Okay, I missed the fact you have an AMD Athlon XP.  You are going to need the X86 version of the Windows 10 PE Rescue disk as the AMD Athlon XP which I have is not a 64bit capable processor.






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