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I came back to my computer today, used it for about 5 minutes (it had been on all day)... all of a sudden the colors on the screen scattered, the screen went black, and then they scattered again. I restarted the comp and got the following blue screen error:

Stop: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80569c83, 0xF8753c28, 0x00000000)

my regulat computer is in the shop for a new HDD and I'm using this one as a back-up...

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An outside chance

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

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:


4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP


You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the power 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 your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM

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

Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide

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

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive

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

Microsoft Update
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I tried the system restore.... still had the same problem

I will give it a try, but will my recovery cds work or do I need an actual wondows cd? Also, here's some more information. I got my computer to stay on the homepage for a couple minues before blue screening, long enough to get the the "wondows encountered a serious error" message. THe error details are as follows:

BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0041284
BCP2: C164001
BCP3: 000039A9
BCP4: C0C00000
OSVer: 5_1_2600
SP: 2_0
Product: 768_1

also, at one point when trying to start the computer said it couldn't find system32/drivers/ntfs.sys

any other ideas?
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