Boots straight to blue screen

  fullywired23 20:40 22 Jul 2007

I am trying to find out what is wrong with a computer
that has been brought to me .
It boots straight to the blue screen with this error

0x000000Ed (0x80E44E30, 0xC000000C 0x00000000,
I decided to format and reinstall windows XP home but it won't boot from the cd ,it goes to the blue is set to boot from cdrom in the BIOS but it won't .Does any one have any ideas please any suggestion will be appreciated


  VoG II 20:45 22 Jul 2007
  fullywired23 21:20 22 Jul 2007

Hi VoG

Thanks for the reply .I have looked at the article and I don't think it is the cable because I have tried it with another H/d and it boots ok
I have set the default settings in the bios .
It looks like a damaged file system but I can't resolve it because it won't boot from the cd rom

regards viejo

  VoG II 21:44 22 Jul 2007

click here should work.

  woodchip 21:48 22 Jul 2007

Looks like it could be a memory problem. If there is more than one stick of memory try it with one, also try different slots. Does it beep at all when it starts?

  birdface 22:06 22 Jul 2007 here

  fullywired23 14:06 23 Jul 2007

thanks for the replies. the computer is already set to boot from cd rom in the bios .It does a POST alright and gets as far as loading windows but then I get the blue screen .and has I said it wont boot from cd when I put the disc in ,It goes to blue screen

regards Viejo

  woodchip 15:47 23 Jul 2007

If this already as windows on the computer, You Have a Hardware Driver Problem. Will it boot to safe Mode by tapping F5 as comp starts?

  Switcher 16:07 23 Jul 2007

Press F8 as the computer starts. Select safe mode. If it starts try MY COMPUTER > right click properties > select TOOLS > Error checking > Check now > select automatically fix file system errors. Restart computer normally. That might resolve the problem. Though it could be due to bad sectors on the disk or any one of a myriad of possible BSOD possible causes.

  fullywired23 18:27 23 Jul 2007

Thanks fellas
It won't boot to safe mode either

I have coupled the drive in question as the slave with a spare H/d I have as master,when I booted to the master ,I got "one or more of your drives wants checking Etc " it did that but it still boots to the blue screen on the H/d that I am having the trouble with but the error number has change to 0x0000007B(0xF789E640,0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000

regards viejo

  sype 20:04 23 Jul 2007

this has happened to me on 2 computers and both times it stopped when i removed my sticks of ram and cleaned the dust off them. give it a try.

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