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#1 r_khan


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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:00 PM


I was installing windows updates yesterday night when i accidentally shut down the computer while it was installing the updates.

Today when i tried to turn on the computer, i chose last known good configuration a, but it keeps on restarting. It doesnt go past the Windows XP Splash Screen. When i tried safe mode and safe mode with networking, it still keeps on restarting...

The blue screen says.

A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.


Technical information

STOP: 0x000000ED(0x85B785F0,0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I have tried everything i know to solve this problem but it wont work.

i followed the instructions on this site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302/en-us but i still get the same error message.

also, windows is installed on C but it gave me the option of drive D. when i tried to run checkdisk the only option i had was D:\MiniNT. My OS is on my C drive and i have no idea what MiniNT is.

also...i tried making another partition but it says i have to format my entire C drive to make another partition. I deleted the first partition (D) and it still has i have to reformat my C drive. It doesnt make sense.

Now i am thinking to install a hard drive from my old computer into this computer, have the files transferred there...then do a clean install of windows on my previous Hard drive and then when windows finally runs, just transfer the files over and remove the new hard drive...good idea???

i tried the repair install except it doesnt give me an option of repair...it says i have to do a clean install which i cannot afford to do. i have about 100GB of important information on the computer.

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:36 AM

A clean install would be the best idea, but when you say you tried running chkdsk, did you run it from the "Recovery Console" from the XP cd?

Gavin Seabrook


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