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Blue Screen of Death should die!

Post by maj_barnes » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:28 pm

My computer keeps running into a blue screen whenever I start Windows (XP). Don't know why, and don't know how to stop it. I've been looking throughout the web looking for answers but I have found none (that are useful or that I understand).

So far it's does this. I start up and asks how I want to start (Safe Mode, Normal, etc), any one I push it goes to the blue page; or goes to the WinXP load screen and before the little bar has the light pass through it goes to the blue screen. I tried starting with command prompt but still does the same thing. The blue screen is not that populated with things it's very short.

It looks very similar to this.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... 0_BSoD.png

But the values it gives me are

Stop: 0X00000024 (0X00190203, 0X8200F868, 0XC000012, 0X00000000)

Any help would be great: please keep smart a** "that's why Mac (or Lineux)are better" and wipe out your harddrive answers out... please.

Thanks again. :)

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RE: Blue Screen of Death should die!

Post by Grant » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:51 pm

Well it says something is wrong with your boot device. I am assuming that you have your important data not on C: so all you have to dfo is reinstall Windows fesh and clean
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RE: Blue Screen of Death should die!

Post by maj_barnes » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:53 pm

I am assuming that you have your important data not on C: so all you have to dfo is reinstall Windows fesh and clean


To tell you the truth I don't remember. But I do believe all my stuff is on C. Would reinstalling Windows erase it all?

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Post by Almondo99 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:55 pm

My friend had one of those errors before, but he turned out to be an idiot so I didn't see if he resolved it... Anyway, I did a quick search and got these:

http://forum.tweakxp.com/forum/shwmessa ... eID=155963

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243249/en-us
"Note that not all "STOP 0x00000024" error messages are caused by the problem described in this article. Also, the parameters may vary depending on the system configuration."
It's kind of a short article though...

Have you tried tech support (comp. manufacturer or windows) or other, more computer-based help forums? [/url]

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Post by maj_barnes » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:06 am

Thanks that helps some. I'll try what that guy is doing: but this was my first stop, it just happened when I got home.

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Post by angusware » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:28 am

"place keyboard in line with forehead, use fast downward motion to make contact with keyboard. Repeat. ready go."

I lost my password once and that method worked...

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Post by Epsilon » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:10 am

I've had problems on both Mac and Linux before, so Windows isn't unique in that fashion...

If you reinstall Windows without erasing the entire hard drive, much (if not all) of your saved work should be mostly untouched. We've done it before. However, if this is the work of a virus, consider everything lost and long gone.

First, make sure it's the operating system that won't boot, as opposed to the motherboard having trouble.

If all fails and you are forced to rebuild Windows, stick the drive (as a slave) into another working computer and extract all the files you wish to save. :)

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Post by Grant » Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:03 am

You should also get into the BIG habit of saving nothing to C:
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Post by Jperson » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:08 pm

I don't want to get this forum closed or start an argument or anything but this is why you should have Mac. But yeah I would re-install the system. Also to Windows users, why is your hard disk called C???!!???
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Post by Epsilon » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:21 pm

Shut up, you.

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Post by Almondo99 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:42 pm

Any help would be great: please keep smart a** "that's why Mac (or Lineux)are better" and wipe out your harddrive answers out... please.


Honestly Jperson, I'm a Mac user too but if you don't want to start an argument then don't say anything that he specifically asks you not to. Wow.
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Post by maj_barnes » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:58 pm

First, make sure it's the operating system that won't boot, as opposed to the motherboard having trouble.


How would I be able to tell the difference?

You should also get into the BIG habit of saving nothing to C:


My C: drive is the only harddrive I have that I can save things to.

I don't want to get this forum closed or start an argument or anything but this is why you should have Mac. But yeah I would re-install the system. Also to Windows users, why is your hard disk called C???!!???


Most helpful post yet.

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Post by Gyro » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:01 am

Mac for life, man.
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Post by Jperson » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:40 pm

Lol. But seriously, why is the hardrive of Window's computers called C? Just a question.
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Post by UFProductions » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:05 pm

Because back in the day when computers still came with floppy disk drives, "A:" was assigned to the primary drive, and "B:" was assigned to the seconday boot drive. The tradition of naming the primary HDD "C:" has just continued.

I would definately suggest jamming your toasted HD into another PC or a enclosure as a slave to back up, then do a reformat/reinstall there barnes.
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Post by Epsilon » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:13 pm

I still have some games that require a 5 1/4" floppy drive. :D

Just be cautious if it was a virus that caused the problem, before plugging it into another computer. The last thing you want is a second computer to bite the dust!

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Post by angusware » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:03 am

This guy threw out bundles of old computer stuff and we raided it (it was clean), we got an entire classic Apple installer pack and about 20 of those really old "floppy" floppy disks. we used them as frisbees.

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Post by Grant » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:57 am

B: is normally assigned to a 2nd floppy
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Post by UFProductions » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:57 am

Whoops, I meant to say "A:" is the boot floppy, "B:" is the secondary. Got all turned around with all these letters flyin' about!
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Post by Jperson » Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:48 pm

So on a Windows you can't chose what your hardrive is called? Ha ha!

You and your McDonalds... Don't you know Macs are bad for you?

Ha ha, what a funny joke, ecept you mispelt 'Windows'. You spelt it 'M-a-c'.
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Post by Radiate » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:02 pm

You should try downloading a knoppix cd from www.knoppix.org. This is a trimmed down version of linux that doesn't require to be installed on anything, it simply runs from your cd drive. It comes with a lot of diagnostic tools, it allows you to grab data in windows directories, and its free! Try giving it a try.
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