Yesterday I was doing some routine maintenance on my mothers computer, downloading some updates etc. There were 11 updates to download afterwards I rebooted to install them...then the fun started! The updates didn't appear to install as the system hung for the longest time then it eventually rebooted itself.
Was able to log on and everything appeared okay except it took a very long time to log into Windows XP and not everything was able to load (Telus Virus protector)...we have a wireless network and the taskbar shows that she was connected but when we clicked on Outlook and IE nothing was coming up.
So I decided to reboot, same thing as before...I thought I would do a system restore -- when I tried to do that the system froze. Decided to reboot again, the system got as far as the XP logo then when it looked like the logon screen was coming up -- flash of blue then auto reboot.
I managed to quickly jot down the Stop error OX0000008E (0XC0000005 0X804D92C2 0XF841A5A4 0X0000000) and it also said something about changing BIOS settings to stop RAM Shadowing etc. I tried to get it back again but when I press F8 the option of turning off auto start doesn't show up.
Can't get into any instance of Safe Mode - when we try the computer shows a great long list of system32. ntkrnl lines etc and lists a load of system 32 drivers then it shuts off and tries to reboot again.
I went into recovery and did the chkdsk /r, fixboot and even tried the repair installation of Windows XP but everytime the computer reboots, the farthest it get to is the XP logo screen.
Computer is an Intel 3 1G with 512 Megs of Ram. FAT32
Can anyone please help!