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Help with startup, keeps looping, BSOD!!!

by crimsonkitten / October 25, 2004 6:52 AM PDT

It's an older comptuer, Compaq bought in 98.. been upgraded with memory/HD, everything has been ok.. This morning all I did to it was adjust the power settings b/c my bf doesn't turn it off at night and I was trying to save it a bit.. but someone then told me that turning it on and off is actally worse for it... so I don't know if that is the problem..

But, we've been trying to startup now and it's on about the 10th go... a blue screen does come up for a nanosecond but can't makeout what it says.

Stop C000221 has failed {Bad Image checksum} shell header is Possibly Corrupt

I've tried starting in safemode and that didn't work, it just kept rebooting, tried to go to "last known good configuration", just rebooted again.. trying to boot from disc now, tried once but I don't know the password for the administrator Also tried debugging, that didn't do anything either

Just did a chkdsk from prompt. said there were errors but they were fixed. Then I get a box pops up and says:

" procedure entrypoint se could not be located in the dynamic link library kernel 32.dll"

then under that last error box... this one came up:

User Interface failure

to logong user interface.dll failed to load

contact your system administrator to replace dll or restore

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Re: Help with startup, keeps looping, BSOD!!!
by jeffmski48 / October 25, 2004 9:33 AM PDT


What Operating system are you using? XP? 2000? 98?

Also, what is the processor speed of the PC and how much memory do you have?

Sounds like a lot of "internal" issues. Unless there is a god-like tech out there your best bet would be to re-format the hard drive and re-install the OS from scratch. Because the messages you mentioned kind of means serious issues. Let us know you PC specs and maybe I or someone else can help you.

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Re: Help with startup, keeps looping, BSOD!!!
by Cursorcowboy / October 26, 2004 12:48 AM PDT
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