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Sysdata.xml bootup error

by royala / December 22, 2005 11:27 PM PST

When desktop appears, the "send" "don't send" to MS appears with the sysdata.xml error and minidump file. I have deleted them, ran spybot, Adaware, MS Antispyware, AVG, CWshredder, HijackThis, Cleanup, Registry Mechanic, RegClean, Error checking/defrag, over an over, it still returns on bootup.

Performed RAM test, replaced with new sticks even though they tested ok, and was wondering about installing SP2 (I have it on CD). This installation has no SP's. What are the possibilities of problems upgrading tp SP2, and could it fix the sysdata problem?


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Two things to try
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 23, 2005 4:54 AM PST

1] Look in the System Configuration Utility to see what is trying to load on bootup. (Start > Run, type in msconfig, click OK, then click the Startup tab).

If there is anything there for sysdata.xml, or anything else you are suspicious of, remove the tick. I don't think sysdata.xml should be there because I believe it is a log of a recovery from critical error and the log would normally be held in a Temp folder.

2] Do you use ATI Radeon video graphics? If so have you updated their drivers recently? Microsoft has a KB article on this here.

3] Search Google for Sysdata.xml bootup error

There are a number of articles there for you.


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already tried........
by royala / December 23, 2005 12:52 PM PST
In reply to: Two things to try

Thanks for the reminders...I had forgotten to mention I had checked out msconfig, and I don't have ATI vid cards, but integrated (Biostar). Now I have 2 computers, one with SP2, all updates, no malware, doing the same, totally different locations, nothing in common.

Just that I'm pulling my hair out! This has me stumped. I will investigate Google more, have spent hours there.


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