Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

XP will not start normally, with last good settings, or in safe mode


  • Please log in to reply

#1
DaScorp

DaScorp

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hi, so I am running Windows XP on my Black Macbook, using bootcamp, to play a few games. It is in a FAT32 format, and it's only about 20 Gigs. All was running fine for a while, and tonight it just like died. I was in my game, and a blue screen came up saying something about a software/driver meltdown but it went away after like 2 seconds so I couldnt get a good look at it. I'm not sure if this has to do with it, but this is what I have hooked up to it, and maybe the drivers messed it up?:

USB Mouse
USB Splitter (Only have 2 ports on comp, but need 3)
a "Fatal1ty Headset"
n52te gaming controller
Apple Power Cord

Scenarios:

If I try starting Normally-
It boots, and it gets past the windows logo with the bar, but then the blue screen described above comes up and it reboots

If I try starting with Last Good Settings-
It will make me do some Disk Check that takes about 2 minutes, and then displays results and doesn't do anything, so I have to shut down.

If I try Safe Mode-
It does the EXACT SAME THING as starting it normally

I don't really know what to do :) I'm in Maine away from my house right now so I don't have my XP discs and I would normally just reinstall windows, but I can't and I won't be home for a few days and it would suck sitting around without my games for a few days during my break from school :)

THANKS FOR THE HELP
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
DaScorp

DaScorp

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Anything? :)
  • 0

#3
happyrock

happyrock

    Tech Moderator

  • Retired Staff
  • 9,285 posts
try booting WITHOUT these connected...
USB Splitter
Fatal1ty Headset
n52te gaming controller

does it boot properly then
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP