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Can't boot up computer with xp professional only startup


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Hi,

I'm trying to reinstall XP but now it's a real mess. When I try to restart the computer it only goes into XP professional startup, then I get a blue screen that says A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE,

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

It won't let me move up to start in regular xp professional mode, it's stuck.

Edited by hmunster123, 16 March 2010 - 06:49 AM.

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I'm trying to reinstall XP

How exactly?
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I used an old xp cd, sp2. Maybe it's to old but I've used it before, I can't remember if I ever updated to SP3, I guess I did. I can't get rid of the blue screen error page. I don't know what to do.
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Let's make something clear.
You finished Windows installation and at some point later you started getting BSOD?
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i cant finish the installation, it always takes me to the blue screen.
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Are you booting from Windows CD?
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yes
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Is it legit Windows CD?
Did you try to clean it?
At what point of installation are you getting the error?
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Did I clean what? The computer? I ran as much spyware as I could, if I run spybot halfway through the computer restarts, it's a mess. I get the blue screen with error message when it asks me if I want to repair or reload a fresh xp. No matter which I choose I get the blue screen. It's not an official xp cd but I have used it before, maybe two years ago.
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If it's a bootleg CD, unfortunately I can't help you. It'd be against board rules. I'm sorry.
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Your an idiot.

Edited by hmunster123, 17 March 2010 - 05:37 AM.

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You're running on a stolen operating system and we're the idiots?

I think not.

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