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Computer will only boot in last known good config.


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My computer, when it starts up will instantly go to BSOD and come up with;
0x00000051 (0x00000008, 0x00000001, 0xE103D008, 0xEI79D6F4)
As the STOP code. This happens whether i go into safe mode or debug mode or any other of the different configs when pressing F8. The only way i can get to actual windows is by going to Last known good configuration.

Any idea why this is? I think it may be causing problems as i cant restart after installing something aswell.

Thanx for the help!
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Does it load and run properly using last known good configuration?
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Yup, its completely fine in last known good config

Edited by justsayno, 06 June 2006 - 01:31 AM.

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Use last known to load it

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop

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Hey keith, i did the defrag and i ran sfc /scannow but it keeps asking me to insert the XP CD. Perhaps this is because i have SP2 installed and it is not a SP1 XP CD? It keeps coming up and then the only option i have is to press cancel and so therefore it says you may have to put the CD in later.

Does this mean some of the DLL files on my system are missing and cannot be added? Is there a way i can add these DLLs other than inserting an XP SP1 CD? Because i don't think any of my friends have a copy... Ive had to press cancel many times now... does that mean that only the files that im pressing cancel for are not being re-installed, or its not even re-installing any?

PS. There is no progress bar showing up. :whistling:
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You will need to get your XP CD and locate the folder called:

I386

copy this onto your hard drive into the system root. For most, that is going to be C:\ so you will create a C:\I386 folder

When you have created the folder:

Click start then run, type regedit then press enter, locate the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries here on the right hand side. The one you need is called SourcePath there may be two similar keys, it is the 2nd of the two, source path

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, you need to change it to C:\

Simply double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up allowing you to make the change.

Reboot the PC and run sfc /scannow
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Ive done as you said. Seeing as theres no progress bar, how do i know when sfc is finished? :whistling:
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Right click the taskbar, click task manager, click file, click new task, type sfc /scannow then press enter

Did you get the same thing asking for the CD
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Nope, nothings come up!
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If it was asking before you added I386 but isn't now, then it doesn't need anything to replace the files

You are not getting a box very briefly when you type sfc /scannow

You are including the space?
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I get a split second response and yes i did include the space. Should i continue with the rest of the instructions?
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Run the rest
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I did as u said.. "Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot."

then when the computer did boot, it just BSODd me. except the end of the stop code was slighty different:

instead of 0x00000051 (0x00000008, 0x00000001, 0xE103D008, 0xEI79D6F4)
It came up with 0x00000051 (0x00000008, 0x00000001, 0xE103D008, 0xE1A97ID4)
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This will be as quick as anything now

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need the XP product key to complete this

If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install


XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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well...

i did as suggested and i encountered yet another problem... i went into repair and then it showed up with which sectionn wud u like 2 prepare and so i chose. it asked for password, which i entered, then it came up with "C:\WINDOWS\" with a cursor, what am i meant to do then?

PS. when i booted normally then it didnt ask to boot from CD like before. and then it had a new STOP code on the BSOD; 0x00000051 (0x00000008, 0x00000001, 0xE103CB60, 0xE1690A44) :whistling:
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