I was running WinXP SP2 and installed a somewhat dubious program (though McAfee did give it the all-clear). After installation I was met with the following BSOD...
STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000000, 0x00000001c, 0x00000001, 0x804FB006)
The situation is this...
- 'Start Windows Normally' and 'Last known good config.' both present the same BSOD.
- Selecting any Safe Mode option results in a blank blue screen with just a couple of unintelligible characters in the upper left of the screen. No keyboard response, no HD activity.
- I don't have a Restore CD for my copy of Windows but am willing to switch to Linux. I've downloaded and burned a Ubuntu boot disk, made sure the BIOS is set to boot from CD, inserted CD and get only the following...
Boot from CD:
1. HD System Type- (0B)
Missing operating system_
I've dl'ed and burned the WinXP Recover Console and that gives the same response (except says HD System Type- (04))
In all of the above cases the keyboard is totally unresponsive except for when I'm accessing and changing the BIOS menus. The BSOD message suggests disabling shadowing and caching in the BIOS, but I see no options to do so. I can't figure a way to interact with the hard drive at all, even to format it, which I'm willing to do at this stage, and can't figure out why it won't boot from CD.
The PC is rather defunct but I want it for a media server, so I'd like to get it working again if possible. Any advice would be very much appreciated. thanks.
I have been able to boot the HD from a disk burned with Puppy Linux as per 123Runner's advice in THIS THREAD. I've deleted the offending program from Program Files but that hasn't solved the BSOD problem.
At least I now know my CD drive works - but does that mean the Ubuntu 9.10 burn I unsuccessfully tried to boot from is faulty?
Edited by Caldoun, 10 March 2010 - 03:26 PM.