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General Protection Fault Error Message

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#1 fay1


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:29 AM

Hello, to each and everyone :trumpet: . I am having a problem with my windows xp home edition system. For about a week the computer kept restarting and shutting off by itself. So as a last resort. I attempted to reinstall xp home edition. while i was installing the program, I kept being prompted to skip this or that file because the file was corrupt. Once, I skipped what seemed like millions of file, that I know took 4 hours. The system went to the Windows setup screen, then the next screen appeared was the "General Protection Fault" message. At this point as soon as I turn the system on, the message pops up in less than 5 seconds and nothing on the keyboard works, nor can I do anything else. The computer will not read any disc of any kind. Nothing works. Sometimes the screen may say "EXCEPTIONS" with the same list of error lingo underneath. Is there anyone that can help me get my computer working again. :flowers: I need help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:56 PM

If you can get any of the specific error codes it will help greatly, generally they are in the form of 0x--------, using numbers 0-9 and letters a-f

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 03:07 PM

I agree with twardnw we need to know the error codes. Or if you are not sure, format your hard-drive and re-install windows that way.
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Posted 29 March 2007 - 05:00 AM

If you were prompted to "skip" the files because they were corrupt - then it's likely that your installation CD is damaged (and this is the cause of the problem). I'd suggest cleaning the CD or maybe using a CD repair kit to see if you can salvage it.

If that doesn't work, then I'd suggest either borrowing an identical disk from someone - or purchasing a new disk.
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