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Blue Screen of Death on Startup - XP Media Center 2005

Last response: in Windows XP
January 2, 2010 7:04:03 PM

Here's my current situation:

Was getting multiple blue screens on an old install of XP so I decided it was time to reformat and reinstall windows XP.

1st attempt) XP installed properly. Began updating drivers, adding necessary software, etc... Everything ran smoothly until I unplugged the printer and then the BSOD appeared and would continue to appear whenever I tried to boot. It was the strangest thing.

So I decided to reformat again...

2nd attempt) I unplugged all peripherals from the computer this time and began to install clean. XP installed properly. Began updating drivers, installing Windows updates. After windows updates installed and I restarted, the BSOD began appearing on every startup up after the Windows splash screen.

The message is consistent:

A problem has been detected....

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x80536670, 0xF7A91C50, 0xF7A9194C)

Sounds like a memory error... Can anyone help me troubleshoot this? System does NOT boot into safe mode, but will boot into command prompt.

Thanks in advance for any advice or help!
February 3, 2010 8:40:09 AM

Try booting the computer from the windows CD, go to the repair console and type in chkdsk /p and chkdsk /r :)  i hope this works :)