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BSOD while trying to use windows Recovery Console


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Hi, I had an error like this poster's.

I followed the advice given and burned the RecoveryConsole to a DVD-R. (I don't have any XP install CD's). I can boot to the CD fin, but then the trouble starts.

First I get a black screen that says "Set up is inspecting your hardware"

Then I get a blue screen that says "Windows Setup" at the top. At the bottom it goes through a bunch of files and things. SHortly after that, though, I get another BSOD and this error:
0x0000007E (0X0000005, 0XF748EOBF,0XF78DA208, 0XF78D908)
pci.sys -address F748EOBF base at F7487000, datestamp 3B7D855C


Help please!
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Friendly 3 Day bump!
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Sorry for the long wait we are very busy.
Is XP on the system you are having problems with?
Have you ran any diagnostics on your system since this all started like memory or hard drive?
Is the problem system XP SP1?

Edited by rshaffer61, 11 February 2010 - 05:37 PM.

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Sorry for the long wait we are very busy.

No worries, I realize you guys are all volunteers :)

Is XP on the system you are having problems with?
Have you ran any diagnostics on your system since this all started like memory or hard drive?
Is the problem system XP SP1?


The system is running XP MCE SP3 and I haven't run any diagnostics.
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OK then lets check some things out and make sure hardware is not faulty.
The problem you are experiencing is usually associated with a system running SP1 so since that is not the case here we have to look at other possibilities. In the end you mayneed to borrow a XP cd of the same time you have (Home, Pro or Media Center)

If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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Quick Q, I heard that MCE is basically XP Pro? Can I use a Pro CD? I might have a bit of trouble getting my hands on a MCE disk.
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You can try but I don't know if it will work. I do have to agree with you that it actually a repackaged Pro with multimedia as the main point of it.
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