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BSOD - Windows XP Home


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Yeah, I get the blue screen of death on my laptop at startup and the laptop restarts before I can even read what it says.
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Hi austen! Welcome to G2G!

Do you have your XP CD handy?

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Hello.

No, I'm not sure if I've ever owned one.
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When you turn on your laptop, are you given the option to boot into the recovery console or does it just boot straight to the desktop?

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Just the option to go into safe mode and stuff.
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Alright, what I want you to do is go HERE and download the RC.iso and burn that onto a CD. I'm hoping you are on or have access to a computer with a cd-writer on it. Post back if you have any questions or after you have the rc.iso burned onto a cd.

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Okay thanks, so I just burn that onto a CD now?
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What program do you use to burn cds? You need a program that will allow you to burn an image since .iso files are cd images and need to be burned a special way. Nero is the burner of choice. If you have that or another program that works let me know.

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Nero StartSmart's on my desktop, yeah.
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Open StartSmart, then I believe it's the 2nd icon from the right in the list there is the option to Burn Image to Disc. In the next window that appears, browse for the rc.iso file and then OPEN. Follow the on-screen prompts to burn the cd image. Post back once you have it burned.

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Alright. It's finished.
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Okay, what I want you to do next is the following:
  • Put the cd with RC.iso on it in the cd drive.
  • Reboot your computer
  • When it says 'press any key to boot from cd...' Press a key
  • When it asks what verison of windows you want to log into, hit 1 and press ENTER.
  • For the ADMINISTRATOR password, just hit ENTER because there normally isn't one.
  • Once at the C:\ prompt type bootcfg /rebuild
  • It will search for windows installations, when it asks if you want to add this version of windows to the boot configuration, click Y.
  • Hit ENTER for the next two items that are listed, which are load identifier and another I can't remember the wording for.
  • Once it says it says the boot configuration was created successfully, type in fixboot
  • Hit Y for the warning about are you sure you want to fix the boot sector.
Once it says that the boot was fixed successfully, type exit, take out the cd and let your computer reboot and tell me what happens.

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Edited by Fenor, 19 October 2005 - 07:26 PM.

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Hmm.. So I type in bootcfg/ rebuild then I get all these /scan, /add.. All that stuff. What do I choose?
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You type in bootcfg /rebuild. That should work...

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I get the option of choosing 1 or Windows XP Home now.
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