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Kahami Wolfbane

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Ello everyone, I have yet another problem with a computer of mine...

I used to bag groceries at Kroger. Well, I was helping this elderly lady outside one day and noticed she had a Compaq Presario M2000 in her car. I was trying to find a way to make small talk with her, so I mentioned the computer. She said it was fried, that the guys back at the computer shop she was going to said it would cost well over 300$ to fix. I looked at it and then shook my head, asking a little more about it. She said that Windows XP didn't boot up all the way. I told her that I could probably fix it, and she said I could have it (the computer) if I could. I took it home and, after a few tests, decided that the owner had deleted several critical files, I think I posted it here too. Well, after re-installing almost everything that needed to be re-installed, the computer boots up, hangs for a moment, BSOD pops up saying the computer needs to shut down, and when it comes back up, (if it doesn't do it again), it says "The System has recovered from a Serious Error".

The way I prevent this is simple: When I boot up, I quickly press ctrl+alt+del and shut down the commands "SaveDump" and "DumpPrep". This is getting annoying, can I get some help please?

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Have a look at this link, especially at the lower part, titled Workaround.
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I'm running SP2, also, when I tried the workaround technique, nothing worked nor booted up, so I was forced to re-start in 'safe mode' and reset my memory to 333.
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Have you tried installing the patch mentioned in the same link? Here is a direct link to the patch.
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Have you tried installing the patch mentioned in the same link? Here is a direct link to the patch.


Yes, but it's saying I'd have to install it on a machine with no service packs being I'm using SP2.
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Have you tried repair installation of XP? If you wish to do it there is a link in my signature.
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Im working on that right now, and will have the results in a little while. ^_^ Thanks for all the help, guys! *hugs*
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It worked! ^_^!!! Thank you all!
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Gah, when I think I have it fixed, it messes up again.

Should I just go, format the drive then re-install windows?

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Kahami Wolfbane, I would recomend you reformated it anyway.
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