I find myself in a bit of a fix at the moment with regards to my computer, one that I don't seem able to solve on my own. My computer is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E6550 2.33 GHz I bought from Dell some five years back, and it seems to have finally decided now would be the best time to stop working.
In a nutshell, the machine has several flaws, all of which now seem to have made the thing inoperable. The first problem I ran into was with my startup repair a few months back. It stopped working, and whenever I tried to launch it upon booting, I just got a box labelled 'winpeshl.exe' that tells me 'the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135)'.
About a fortnight ago though, my computer started bluescreening four in every five times I tried to boot it up. It would tell me 'IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL'. I kept on using it though, because I had other things to occupy me, and it still worked if I wrestled with it for a while.
As of a week ago, it began to randomly seize up and just lock occasionally.
Today seems to have been the final dying throes for it though. It started doing a memory dump, and locked mid-way. After some difficulty getting it to boot up, I decided that now would be the right time to try and figure out what was going wrong with it, and tried running some additional diagnostic tools (as my norton utilities and ccleaner hadn't picked up on anything amiss).
Now I lost my original discs some time ago, so I borrowed a Vista disc from my father and activated the Memory Diagnostic Tool. It said that the results of the scan would come up after a reboot, but now my computer will only launch to system repair, and thus gets nailed and denied by the Winpeshl error. Before, it would give me the option of safe mode or starting normally, but it no longer does so.
Now I have access to the Setup and Boot Menus (F2 & F12 respectively). In desperation, I accessed the Utility Partition from the Boot Menu, and tried running system diagnostics from the symptom tree. I accessed the 'Cannot boot OS' option, and whilst performing its scan it came up with the Error Codes 'OFOO:075D', 'OFOO:0244', '0F00:0240', and 'OFOO:242'. I also tried the Express test and extended test, but they both have a habit of locking up after a while.
F8 and safe mode do not seem to work. At all. I simply cannot get at my boot options. Using the vista disc I have borrowed, I can get at the Command Prompt.
But to summarise, I cannot boot at all now without being hit by this winpeshl error, and I have no other boot options available to me. I don't know if this is a software glitch, or a hardware issue. I'm completely lost here, so I'm really hoping you guys can help me out a little! ^_^;
Edited by Kitara, 01 October 2012 - 09:28 PM.