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Blue death screen on XP pc

What's the best place to download a repairable file onto a cd to repair the blue screen for XP?
I have tried rebooting in safe mode to no avail! Still get stuck in the blue screen.
Anything else I can do for free?

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Never heard of such a thing.

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There are folk that WISH there was a download that would fix their PC but I've yet to find this thing. Let's call this an Unicorn and move on.

Depending on what is on the blue screen and the machine type I have various fixes I use..

For example on a few PCs with XP these will BSOD (see google) if the HDD interface is changed in the BIOS. To make matters worse there are thousands of such PCs that the BIOS default will BSOD on XP. The setting was called among other things IDE Emulation. This could be avoided with a very complicated XP install using 4 to 6 diskettes and drivers which I have not encountered a tech in over a decade that knows about this. This is IMO a lost art.

Reloading XP only takes a few hours so that's a fix as well.

-> Finally, there is the issue that all PCs, Apples, smart phones all require backups. If you don't backup it's either you didn't know or accepted the problems when it failed.

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Re: blue screen in XP

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You just use your own installation CD for Windows XP and do an in place reinstall. Since you already should have that CD, it's free to use now. If you don't have such a CD, you might have made an image backup to go back to?
Of course, Linux is free also.

But please realise that if there is hardware issue, even a fresh install of Windows won't fix it.

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