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This is ODD! My PC ''Loops'' at Windows XP Splash screen...

by TonyTTurner / March 2, 2006 10:22 PM PST

This is on my home desktop system. Fortunately, I can get O/L with my Laptop. By the way I was thinking of updating my desktop Motherboard/Chip BIOS. I have not yet currently though.
First of all, Here is my system specs:
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>>> DESKTOP PC:
Windows XP Home SP2
Pentium 4 w/HyperThreading, 3.00GHz, 1.50GB RAM, Buffalo 80GB Internal HDD, Internal AOPEN DUW1608/ARR Dual-Layer DVD/CD RW drive. Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 V-Card. Online with DSL Extreme connected. Virus/Spyware protections are Windows AntiSpyware (not the new one), SBC AntiVirus, C A Antivirus (SHOULD I opt for MORE??..Less??..Different??? <<<
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- Now, I can't recall making any Drastic changes to my PC other than Updating a driver for the sound card, and stopping some items at Bootup that were unnecessary.(And I did research them Before I stopped them)
I was online fine last night, then, today when I was booting up, my PC got lost in a ''Loop''.
It will begin the P.O.S.T., go to the Windows XP splash screen with the Blue ''Scanning'' bar, but after it ''scans'' in its little box ALMOST twice, it will freeze before it finishes the 2nd scan,
I will then see a quick FLASH of a Blue screen (which I've discovered is indeed the ''System Error STOP'' screen), and it will continue to Loop over and over again.
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I found this link: ( http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7813-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=138466&messageID=1556691 ) here at CNET Forums that I will submit. It STOPS my system from rebooting on Error:
------(All of this listed info below is in a BLUE screen)-------
''A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

''If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. It this screen appears again, follow these steps:

''Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software mnfctr. for any windows updates you might need.

''If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use Safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Adv. Ops. and then sect Safe Mode.

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8987FE30, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
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I will try to Restart again, but if anyone has any assistance to this I will be Eternally Grateful!

Thank You,
Tony

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Nope..still Loops...PLUS...
by TonyTTurner / March 2, 2006 10:39 PM PST

I tried "Last Known Good Configuration", but still no good. It contined to Loop again, until I STOPPED it in the previous manner. (Gosh, this is frustrating)
Btw,
My BIOS is Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG An Energy Star Ally (c)(1984-2004), Award Software Inc.(If any of that helps) Does it look "Outdated" or...???
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I'll be patiently awaiting further advice.
Thanks again in Advance.
~Tony~

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Command prompt
by Mojo_58 / March 2, 2006 11:25 PM PST

You should boot to the command prompt. Run a CHKDSK /F to run a scan on your HDD. Most of the time an unmountable drive is caused from errors on your HDD...the swap file is one of the biggest culprits for corruptions.

If you can get ahold of a tool "ERD Commander"...you can usually get your system back up using the tools included with this program.

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Hi, Mojo_58! Thanks for your reply :-) Here's what I found..
by TonyTTurner / March 17, 2006 11:02 AM PST
In reply to: Command prompt

The error actually occured when I connected the LightScribe DVD Burner (Please see one of the additional posts here in the forums under my name for Info on it. Wink , to my Home PC, created a ShortCut to it, and after disconnecting the burner, accidentally clicking on it. Sounds strange since you wouldn't think Windows would Crash like it did, right?
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Anyhow, after Deleting the S-Cut, I don't seem to be getting any sporatic issues.
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Anyhow, I just want to Thank You so much for your Help!
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~ Tony ~
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Oh, by the way, I ''Googled'' that ''ERD Commander'', but discovered its no longer a Free Tool from Winternals Sad Too bad... I like those Features!!! (Thumbs Up!)
Is there any way you could possibly have a ''Link'' (unlisted) or suggestion to getting a ''Free'' version or something as similarly Dynamic as ERD Commander? (Perhaps I could Email you personally...or...??? Wink
- (Any suggestions from Others out there is Welcome too!) I can be contact at my ''Profile name'' AT Gmail.com)
Thanks in Advance! Happy
~Tony~

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