2048 MB Ram
HP Pavilion dv5000
XP Pro (Single Boot)
My computer crashed during use. My wife says Firefox was the only thing she was using. "She did nothing abnormal." It simply crashed and rebooted. Since then, the computer is stuck in a never ending reboot loop.
// BOOT OPTIONS
[Start Windows Normally] The splash screen is shown for a second, the computer blue screens for half a second, and then the system reboots.
I recorded the blue screen flash and got a screen shot. The technical info I get is as follows (hard to read, but here's the gist):
*** STOP: 0x0000007g (....)
*** sptd.sys - Address F72D7784 base at F7206000.... blah
[Last Known Good Config...] Same issue.
[Safe Mode (all three)] Hangs on sptd.sys for a bit and blue screens. Give me an option to ESC but that does nothing. Still reboots.
I believe sptd.sys has something to do with a program I use called daemon tools. I have had it a year though. Not sure why there is a problem now.
// SOLUTION ATTEMPTS
[OS CD] It attempts to boot but then crashes during loading.
*** STOP: 0x0000007F (0x0000000D, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
[Another OS CD] Same deal. Slightly different address.
[Recovery Disk I made on purchase of PC] Blue screen again except I get a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
[Many DOS boot disks] Useless because I forgot you can't see NTFS in Dos... *sighs*
[MEMTest86 3.2 ISO] Well, I let the thing scan and it generated MILLIONS of errors during the RAM test. There is a good chance the RAM has gone bad. I am trying to get ahold of my warrenty people, but you know how that works...
[Ubuntu Linux Live CD's I have laying around] I thought maybe I could mount the drive and rename the file... but no. The 32 abd 64 bit versions won't boot anymore! CRC Error! Agh...
[XP Boot disks I made] I even put CMDCONS necessary for recovery console, but it didn't work... I will try this again later.
[Hiren's BootCD] Haven't tried it yet. Going to tomorrow.
// THE BEG AND PLEA
Does anyone know how in tarnations I can get to recovery console! For the love of pete, nothing seems to work. I want to rename that sys file that I believe is causing issue. I don't care how I can access it. I just need to get on this system ASAP. During my recent move (I am using my computer on boxes right now... not a desk), I neglected to continue my backups. It's been a bit and I really need to get my info. I can't even pay my bills. lol.
Thanks for anything and everything friends!
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Edited by acklan, 26 October 2006 - 02:15 AM.