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Thread: some really weird booting error, got any ideas??




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    ok this started happening not long ago, and i have no idea what it means, i ignored it at first but then it got really bad and it took me about 20 tries until it booted into windows

    so this is what happens, i boot, then after verifying DMI something where it should it then show the windows xp loading screen, it shows this instead, does anyone have any idEAS????:grr:
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    <font color = red>|</font>Maxtor ATA133 80 gb w/ 8mb cache<font color=red>|</font>
    <font color = blue>|</font>Verbatim 48x12x50 CD-RW<font color=blue>|</font>
    <font color=red>|</font>Logitech Cordless Elite Duo<font color=red>|</font>
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    did you overclock your memory?
    this seems to be a problematic memory issue.
    if you have more than one RAM modules then remove all but one and try starting your PC with just one RAM module. one or more than one modules of RAM seems to be sorrupt.
    also try memtest86 to test your RAM.

    [EDIT]i just found out that it can be because of a corrupt ntldr too.
    try following steps to fix the problem:

    01. Boot the Windows XP CD-ROM or Setup floppy disks.

    02. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to repair the installation.

    03. Press C to start the Recovery Console.

    04. Type the installation number that you wish to repair and press Enter.

    05. Type the administrator password that you provided when you installed Windows XP and press Enter.

    06. Type chkdsk /r and press Enter.

    07. Type cd .. and press Enter.

    08. Type ren ntldr ntldr.old and press Enter.

    09. Type copy <CD-ROM Drive:>\i386\ntldr c:\ntldr and press Enter.

    10. Type exit and press Enter
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    Quote Originally Posted by asklepios
    did you overclock your memory?
    this seems to be a problematic memory issue.
    if you have more than one RAM modules then remove all but one and try starting your PC with just one RAM module. one or more than one modules of RAM seems to be sorrupt.
    also try memtest86 to test your RAM.

    [EDIT]i just found out that it can be because of a corrupt ntldr too.
    try following steps to fix the problem:

    01. Boot the Windows XP CD-ROM or Setup floppy disks.

    02. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to repair the installation.

    03. Press C to start the Recovery Console.

    04. Type the installation number that you wish to repair and press Enter.

    05. Type the administrator password that you provided when you installed Windows XP and press Enter.

    06. Type chkdsk /r and press Enter.

    07. Type cd .. and press Enter.

    08. Type ren ntldr ntldr.old and press Enter.

    09. Type copy <CD-ROM Drive:>\i386\ntldr c:\ntldr and press Enter.

    10. Type exit and press Enter
    [/EDIT]
    what do you mean by:
    04. Type the installation number that you wish to repair and press Enter.

    wat's the installation number? im not really sure what that is, thanks a lot so far though
    <font color=red size=1>|</font><font size=1>T-bred AMD Athlon XP 1800+<font color=red>|</font>
    <font color=blue>|</font><font size=1>Soyo KT400 Dragon Ultra<font color=blue>|</font>
    <font color=red>|</font>512 mb Corsair XMS PC3200<font color=red>|</font>
    <font color=blue>|</font>Leadtek Winfast G4 Ti4200 w/ 8x support<font color=blue>|</font>
    <font color = red>|</font>Maxtor ATA133 80 gb w/ 8mb cache<font color=red>|</font>
    <font color = blue>|</font>Verbatim 48x12x50 CD-RW<font color=blue>|</font>
    <font color=red>|</font>Logitech Cordless Elite Duo<font color=red>|</font>
    <font color = blue>|</font>Win XP Pro SP1<font color=blue>|</font>

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    if you only have one operating system installed the instalation number will be 1., but it lists them all so you can pick which one you want to repair.
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