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Cannot get past the Blue stop screen. Please Help


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#16
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Go ahead and give the other video card a try see if it helps.
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Hi Guys,
I just removed the 256 video card,
and installed a 128 video card,
tried to boot both last known good, and safe mode,
blue screened both ways.
I'm going to reinstall the 256 for now.

Thank you, Gushwa
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Tuxmaster, do you think reformatting would help?
If so what is the proceedure?
I'm ready to try,

Thank You, Gushwa
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Or mabey resetting the CMOS?
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Boot to the CD. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press the R key to start recovery console.

Does it show you any information on your partition or indicate that you have an operating system installed?
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When I try the last known good,
I get the multi colored windows splash screen
with the black background,
and the bar below the logo that moves from left to right.
If the video card was bad, would I even get that?
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I press R for recovery,
it starts loading drivers
then it says, examining disk configuration,
then I get a black screen with,
"which windows installation would you like to log onto",
gives only one choice,
1: C:\windows,
I press "1 then Enter",
screen goes black,
then I get the blue STOP screen.
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In part of the wording in the stop screen, it says

"If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software.
Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing."
Does that second sentence mean, to reset the CMOS?
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That's not necessarily what it means, but it won't hurt at this point, either. You will have to reset the boot device priority again once you have done so.

I'm starting to wonder what kind of shape the motherboard is in...
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I reset the cmos with the jumpers,
ran the recovery console,
then it blue screened,
then I tried to just install windows,
it got to the agreement page,
where you hit F8 to install,
next screen is blue screen.
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What was happening with this machine that led up to all this?
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It apparently got some sort of virus,
as I tried to rid the virus,
my functionality deteriorated to the point of the blue screen.
Before that, I had some heat issues,
(the room was only air conditioned when I was in there)
The fans were constantly running full force,
thats when I added the adapter fan to the video card.
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Right now,
I was running an express diagnostics,
I have an error code 0F00:136C
Msg: IDE device failed: Blank media or no media is present in optical drive.
Test requires media with digital data (Resource CD, Installation CD),

I have the windows xp installation cd in the master dvd drive.
I hit retry, and it gave me the error again.
Mabey I should try the slave dvd?
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Hmmmmmm....I wonder if you have a boot sector virus. I haven't seen one of those in ages.

Try the format option...starting by deleting the partition. Are you familiar with how to do that?
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Ya snuck that last post in on me....

Yeah...try the other drive. I think we're still headed for a format, though.
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