My computer keeps "cycling" from startup to windows then restarts again.....
1. I turn on the computer
2. The computer begins to boot, makes it to the drivers screen, and then defaults to a page which says, "it's sorry for inconvenience of the program, or system shutting down, blah blah blah...." and on the same page it gives me the option to continue by choosing Regular system boot, Safe Mode, Safe mode Network capability, etc, etc....
3. I choose regular system boot (or any of the others)
4. The system continues to boot, begins starting Windows, and then beeps, flashes a Blue screen with white writing...."has problem......." I can't read the rest because it flashes to quick.
5. the cycle starts again
6. Windows XP Upgrade. (ie '98 kernel?)
The reason this is sooooo important to boot back up is that I need to get to my Microsoft Money (checking account). I recently lost my check book, credit cards and license.....anyway, my checking account has to be cancelled and I need to verify check numbers, etc....
Man, when it rains, it pours!!!
I think I'll try:
1. remove a ram chip to see if it's ram. (I have two chips, 512Mb each)
2. Replace the harddrive. If I replace the old harddrive (Raptor 74mb), does the new harddrive need to be in the SATA1 port (ie like a "master" in the old ATA drives), and then I'll put my old harddrive in SATA2. that way I can hopefully access the old harddrive after I load XP onto the new harddrive (SATA1).
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
It looks like a memory problem to me? I have two sticks of Corsair Ram (512 each). I even pulled each one, in order to if one of the sticks was good or bad. But, the blue screen or problems still happened. Both sticks are bad?? The sticks are only 2 months old. I also removed the battery that resets the CMOS. That seemed to help, as it allowed me to once again use my diskette/CDROM and load drivers.
I purchased a new harddrive lastnite in order to install clean OS and then access my old hard drive via the new. I made it all the way to the start of windows XP loading, when it began giving me the below message, and eventually the blue screen above......
When Loading Windows...
load library error 126
could not register OLE Control C:\windows\system32\netshell.dll
Could use the recovery console to rebuilt the system32 files and that should get you back into windows enough to collect the bank data you need but one or the other, you'll need fdisk, format, reinstall; Do Dah! Do Dah!
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