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Strange Win XP issue

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by CRX-YEM, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    So a friend of mine calls me with a problem. I head over take a look at it. Starts up with a stop code 0x00000050, page fault in non paged area. So I take the drive out attach it to another system do a chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r. Scanned for viruses etc...

    Loaded the registry hive disabled some programs from running at startup. Put the drive back in the computer boot and still the same stop code. So I backed up his data.

    Tried to boot with a BartPE bootdisc, boots up get a Windowsxp loading screen and bam BSOD with a different stop code then try to boot with a WinXP SP2 install disk. System boots and then BSOD with a stop code.

    The system is a dell so I've used the untilities installed that do a system check, everything passes. I'm actually stumped any ideas ?

    I'm going to try and boot with a Win XP SP2 install disk w/ no hard disk attached to see if I still end up with a stop code.

    but in the meantime any ideas would be great
     
  2. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    try creating a new boot sector. ive had times where it would loop or BSOD and i couldnt figure it out. however, when i popped in a windows cd, got into recovery console and created a new boot sector, it would worked.
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    also, if you can try running mem86+. it could be a RAM problem. and when booting, unplug all unnecessary hardware eg usb pen drives, ipods, etc...lastly, it could be a bad update?

    Page Fault error Stop 0x00000050 and KB941229? - Vista Forums

    some ideas i found.. i kno its vista, but could fit the bill.
     
  4. CRX-YEM

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    thanks for the quick replies, I'm thinking it may be a bad mbr. I don't have a windows machine at home to for a fdisk -mbr so I'll have to try it at work on Monday.
     
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    Well managed to find some ntfs tools for linux, fixed the mbr and so far all is well.
     
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