Hi. My computer has xp home (upgraded from 98SE), SP3, all but two updates (they wouldn't install). I tryed to install an update, wouldn't, so I read somewhere to merge an old reg file with my registry.
I did. The next time I turned on my computer, it gives me a choice of the usual start windows in 20 seconds, or start in safe mode. I added that option to the config files (to start in safe mode) because F8 never worked. That is all I get. If I select any of them it just loops back to that screen. I tried F8 but the only option that worked was for me to disable auto restart (or something to that effect) and safe mode. Safe mode will start for 5 seconds and then I get the blue screen with the STOP error 0x0000007B (0xFC66528,0xC0000034, then the rest of the codes are zeros). And then it just freezes. Also, I noticed on one of the screens that the SP3 is now SP2.
I don't know how to edit the bios, I don't have 6 floppys, (I have two floppys)and a USB. I don't know if it is an OEM, fat or the other specific thing. My question, besides the obvious of what I should do is, what boot disk (98se or xp home) should I use and could you post a link to it in your answer. And then what? I use Panda Internet security Suite. My hard drive is 1G and I do have a copy of the 98 disk but can't locate my xp home disk. I recently moved and I
packed my special disks somewhere special. I have yet to find it.
As I am apparently a newbie, with anything outside of downloading, surfing and playing games on my computer, I would appriciate it, if you could tell me what to do step by step. Thank you!