xp home crashing on reformat

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Error message: a problem has been detected and windows has been shuit
down... registry_error
If this is the first...
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory completed
Contact sys admin
Ok... so my computer crashed and I'm trying to reformat the hard drive.
It's booting up from the CD drive and bringing me to the screen to repair,
reinstall etc... It goes through the system check and then it crashes again.
I've tried to startup in safe mode but that also crashes. Does it sound like
I have a bad motherboard or is there hope here!? Thanks much for your help.
Joyce
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Joyce wrote:
    > Error message: a problem has been detected and windows has been shuit
    > down... registry_error
    > If this is the first...
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory completed
    > Contact sys admin
    > Ok... so my computer crashed and I'm trying to reformat the hard
    > drive.
    > It's booting up from the CD drive and bringing me to the screen to
    > repair, reinstall etc... It goes through the system check and then it
    > crashes again. I've tried to startup in safe mode but that also
    > crashes. Does it sound like I have a bad motherboard or is there
    > hope here!? Thanks much for your help. Joyce

    I have to ask: "trying to reformat hard drive" and "booting up in safe mode"
    are two different beasts. If you had successfully done one, the other would
    not be possible until an install has been completed. So what have you
    done - step by step?

    If you have not formatted the hard drive (boot from CD, go through like you
    are going to install, when it asks where you want to install Windows XP -
    DELETE all the partitions, create new one(s) and continue the install..) -
    you seem ready to - go for it.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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    Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear... It's not letting me do either (not a reformat
    or start up in safe mode). I just continue to get the blue screen of death!

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > Joyce wrote:
    > > Error message: a problem has been detected and windows has been shuit
    > > down... registry_error
    > > If this is the first...
    > > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > > Physical memory completed
    > > Contact sys admin
    > > Ok... so my computer crashed and I'm trying to reformat the hard
    > > drive.
    > > It's booting up from the CD drive and bringing me to the screen to
    > > repair, reinstall etc... It goes through the system check and then it
    > > crashes again. I've tried to startup in safe mode but that also
    > > crashes. Does it sound like I have a bad motherboard or is there
    > > hope here!? Thanks much for your help. Joyce
    >
    > I have to ask: "trying to reformat hard drive" and "booting up in safe mode"
    > are two different beasts. If you had successfully done one, the other would
    > not be possible until an install has been completed. So what have you
    > done - step by step?
    >
    > If you have not formatted the hard drive (boot from CD, go through like you
    > are going to install, when it asks where you want to install Windows XP -
    > DELETE all the partitions, create new one(s) and continue the install..) -
    > you seem ready to - go for it.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Joyce wrote:
    > Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear... It's not letting me do either (not a
    > reformat or start up in safe mode). I just continue to get the blue
    > screen of death!

    *IF* you have gone into your system BIOS, set the system to boot from the CD
    driver first - put in your Windows XP installation CD, turned off your
    computer or reset it, seen the message "Press any key to boot from CD" and
    done so and it is not allowing you to even get that far - then you likely
    have a hardware problem.

    *IF* you get that far and even follow the installation prompts to "Choose
    where to install Windows XP", then we would need to know what message you
    get when you attempt to DELETE the partitions you see there.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi, I do get into the bios and set boot from cd. I boot from cd and get as
    far as where it asks if I want to restore, install (?) or exit. I choose
    install (or whatever it is) and it crashes. I don't get as far as it asking
    "where to install". I guess it sounds like a hardware problem?

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > Joyce wrote:
    > > Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear... It's not letting me do either (not a
    > > reformat or start up in safe mode). I just continue to get the blue
    > > screen of death!
    >
    > *IF* you have gone into your system BIOS, set the system to boot from the CD
    > driver first - put in your Windows XP installation CD, turned off your
    > computer or reset it, seen the message "Press any key to boot from CD" and
    > done so and it is not allowing you to even get that far - then you likely
    > have a hardware problem.
    >
    > *IF* you get that far and even follow the installation prompts to "Choose
    > where to install Windows XP", then we would need to know what message you
    > get when you attempt to DELETE the partitions you see there.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "Joyce" wrote:

    > Error message: a problem has been detected and windows has been shuit
    > down... registry_error
    > If this is the first...
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory completed
    > Contact sys admin
    > Ok... so my computer crashed and I'm trying to reformat the hard drive.
    > It's booting up from the CD drive and bringing me to the screen to repair,
    > reinstall etc... It goes through the system check and then it crashes again.
    > I've tried to startup in safe mode but that also crashes. Does it sound like
    > I have a bad motherboard or is there hope here!? Thanks much for your help.
    > Joyce
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