Windows XP Is Screwed!!!!!! Tags: Windows XP Last response: August 14, 2007 12:14 PM in Windows XP Share babsta August 5, 2007 8:41:39 PM OK.... I need you boys help!!!! I got my new system.. its been working like a dream, a proper gaming behemoth!!!! Having got my 22" monitor on friday, I decided that now was the time to give it an overclock and see how it would do. I used Ntune (I know I know!) and it hung a couple of times during its mucking about with clock speeds, etc. I went out to sort something out in the garden, came back in and the screen had gone black during another hang. I reset the computer and on boot up windows would start up with the same black screen. I reset again and tried to boot up in safe mode. But safe mode hung on the MUS.sys. I then tried restoring my default settings in the bios, which didn't work, or booting up with the last known good configuration, but still to no avail. I put the window xp recovery disk in to try to run windows recovery tool, but it too hung when "searching for previous versions of windows..." So now i'm stumped!? What can I do to fix this??? Its driving me mad.... curse Nvidia and its inferior toolset !!! Please help!!! More about : windows screwed babsta August 5, 2007 9:47:19 PM Do you seriously think it might be a hardware issue.... I can't see that Ntune would break the computer, surely????/ I'm not massively confident when it comes to this sort of thing, so would i justr boot the computer from the disk, wipe the hardrive, and then use the windows disk to reinstall??? babsta August 5, 2007 10:05:51 PM cool i'll give it a go. I don't think i have cooked anything, as windows will load, it just goes black on boot up. I'm pretty sure its just software..... bloody windows breaks the moment you try anything out of the ordinary! Cheers for your help, where can i get live from? ) Related resources I screwed up my Windows 8 PC... - Forum Windows 8 Recovery (Laptop is Screwed) - Forum Windows 8.1 Screwed up all of my apps. The writing is blurry on all of my apps. - Forum I have screwed up my windows 8 - Forum really screwed myself over, windows 8 logo loop - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer babsta August 5, 2007 10:10:33 PM Brill, i'll try it and see how it goes. Thanks dmroeder August 6, 2007 2:05:07 AM babsta said: bloody windows breaks the moment you try anything out of the ordinary! Of course it's windows fault! babsta August 6, 2007 8:39:03 AM Its much easier to blame windows then take the responsibility myself. I got some feedback from a few other people, and they seem to think that its a harddrive issue more than a hardware. Just gonna format windows and reinstall! Cheers dmroeder August 6, 2007 2:02:14 PM dmroeder said:Of course it's windows fault! Please post your results of the re-install, I'm curious. babsta August 14, 2007 12:14:34 PM Hi, I finally found time to fix the pc. It turns out that the recovery disk I had was corrupted, I used a different one and it worked first time. Had to remformat tho ( oh well Thanks for all your help. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Acer desktop windows 7, motherboard screwed! Forum HELP - Clonezilla Screwed up my Windows7 OS migration to SSD Forum XP-Ubuntu dual boot + HD 5870, am I screwed? Forum Firewall screwed up XP network settings Forum XP CD burning has screwed me all up! Forum My 200 GB got screwed when installing XP Forum Desktop is screwed: failed to connect to windows notification service Forum icon depth in XP screwed! Forum Help XP Service Pack have screwed my computer :( Forum Help XP Service Pack have screwed my computer :( Forum Screwed up formatting on a careers website. Can windows 7 help me? Forum Windows 7 permissions screwed up after installing game, (Might have be Forum SolvedWindows XP "not genuine" when put in a new machine. Forum SolvedTried installing Windows 8 on a Windows XP hard drive, computer won't boot BIOS now Forum SolvedInstall AHCI drivers on Windows XP w/o reinstalling Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !