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My computer won't boot


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BonbonRose

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Hi,

My computer opened!!! I missed the F12 button, this check-screen appeared then rebooted and opened.
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But while it's open this showed and I had to reboot
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Afterwards these two notifications appeared:
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As for the steps you gave me.. all were done after the computer was "fixed"
1. In Partition Wizard the "Check File System" option was grayed (PS: Also before the pc was fixed)
2. This is the Surface Test:

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3.I had to do the Hard Disk Sentinel test twice because the first photo file was corrupt; but in the first test the "Health" was 90 and the hard disk status was not perfect.. That I could remember. The second test was done after the computer was fixed.

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4. Hiren's USB worked well, If I may say so. Also I ran FRST and here is the log

5. I did an extra step just to put my mind at rest :D
I scanned the computer using Avira Rescue CD but there was something wrong so I did it twice here are the reports: First one and the second.
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I would reply as soon I analyze the logs.
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BonbonRose

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Did you forget about me again?
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Can you log in to Safe Mode without getting BOSD now. If you can, please try the following steps.


Step 1:Restore System
Navigate to the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools program group.
Click on the System Restore program icon.
Click Next > on the Restore system files and settings window.
Choose the restore point that you want to use.

Step 2 : Click Start, type RegEdit and press ENTER to open Registry Editor.2.
Browse any of the following locations:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV3.
Double click the DWORD named Start.4. Enter 0 value.5.
Browse: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
Double click the string named AppInit_Dlls delete the value and press OK.
Close the Registry Editor.
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I moved iBenny's posts back into his thread and sent a PM as to why.
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Hi BonbonRose,

it is unclear how you manadge to restore your PC. Can you give more precisions please ?

Regards

iBenny
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Hi,

Concerning the "System Restore", is it going to erase my files I added since that particular restore point? I've been searching to know more, but I got nothing. Some say it will not affect the files others say a back-up is needed. Specially that I'm going too far back in time.

Hi BonbonRose,

it is unclear how you manadge to restore your PC. Can you give more precisions please ?

Regards

iBenny


Hi iBenny,

It's bean going back and forth.. This screen appeared to me before few times but the last time the computer didn't boot I thought it's dead. But suddenly as I said it started to work again.
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A System Restore will not affect your files. It only touches operating system files and the registry.

It's always good to do a backup before any major change to the system but it's not a requirement in this case.
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You (and I) have a STOP: 0x00000050 error. Have a look here !

iBenny
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Hi,

Sorry for late reply; I've been away this past time.

The system restore couldn't be performed. I tried few times but every time I got to the same end: the system restore cannot be performed. Even I got this attached photo at one time.
Sadly this means I couldn't do the second step as well.

PS: I don't know if this is normal or not but every time I open the Restore system files and settings window, I find that the previous restore point is (not bolded) not a restore point any more.

Ztruker, thank you : )
iBenny, I didn't read this article yet but thank you : )

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You've been working on this since 2/19. It's time to save your data and do a Clean Install of XP.
Do you have the XP Install CD? I would think you would since it's a custom built machine.

If so, backup any data you don't want to lose then follow these directions: How to Reformat and Reinstall your Operating System
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My problems have been solved by reseating my memory modules (swapped them) ! Maybe you should give it a try ! Be sure to hear the clicks when reseating them in the slots...

iBenny

Edited by iBenny, 08 April 2013 - 02:47 PM.

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It worth trying, iBenny; Thank you.

Ok. I know I exhausted you with my problem but one last question. Could this problem be because of frequent power failures?
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Frequent power failures can cause all kinds of problems, file system corruption to hardware failure. You should look into installing a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that will allow you to safely shutdown the computer when a power failure occurs.

Here are some examples: Amazon.com - Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
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Hi,

Actually I've been looking into this since the problem started. but I got caught up in it. Now that the computer is on, it's time to roll up my sleeves ;)

Thank you all for your help and time :)
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