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Old 06-15-2005, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I load up windows XP and when I get to the screen where windows is loading with the bar going across and back.. after a few seconds of that it just resets itself.

I am able to load in safe mode. But no other modes will work (debugg, last known best configuration etc...) Im not sure what to look for here. Nothing seems out of ordinary.

I cant do a winxp repair because it asks for the admin password and I could swear I never made one... so im SOL there.

Any other ideas?
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get into safe mode. right click my computer. click properties. click advanced tab. click settings button under startup and recovery. uncheck auto restart under system failure. reboot. write down error. post error here.
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I now get the blue screen of death.

Stop error:


*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xBA978507, 0xF78D6480, 0xF78D6180)
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I think go under safe mode backup.Then reinstall but I can't understant that so maybe it is hardware related.
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have you added any new hardware or updated any drivers?

from http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1035682284

the cause of your error message is, a corrupted device driver for the SoundBlaster Live Value audio card (from Creative Labs) is installed on your system. This can also occur if the Ctljystk.sys, version 5.1.2501.0, joystick driver is corrupted.
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HOw many memory sticks installed? If you have two, switch them out and see If you have a bad memory stick. Ohterwise, pull all PCI cards and try to boot. Insert each one in progression. If it is a pci card failure, it won't take you long to find out which one is the culprit. If not hardware...reinstall windows after saving data.
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Sounds like a memory error to me.

Run a mem check, and just for fun, run a chkdsk too.
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Use memtest (see my Sig)

Try to reinstall SP2 in safe mode.
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