When booting up my PC it boots up to the Windows XP password screen, when I type my password it continues to boot up as normal and then when I see the desktop it automatically crashes within about a second and I get a blue screen with the following message:
The only change I have made recently (ie. since this problem started) was to upgrade my (free version of) AVG to the latest version (as prompted by AVG) - did this a few days ago and have since not been able to boot up my PC. Other than this, I have not added any new software or tampered with the hardware (since it was built a few years ago)
Thanx in adavnce
PS. Really need help with this as my laptop also died the other day and am awaiting a new one and the delivery date has been put back to 27th so have no www access at home at all. :o(
Does Safe Mode or Last Known Good Config help ? (Hit F8 before you see the XP logo and choose from the menu). Are there any file names mentioned on the blue screen? Or more info, things such as _pfn_list_corrupt in which case run a memory test;
I built the PC myself so it doesn't have a make/model. It was F8 though, thanx.
I booted in safe mode and did a system restore to before I had installed the latest version of AVG and it's now working fine again.
However, when I booted up normally again I got this error message:
"Could not initialize AVG anti-virus kernal interface. Application cannot run."
And then I got:
"Could not start DB server: socket() failed fore UDP socket: (10022) An invalid argument was supplied."
Do you think either of these messages are related to what had happened? If so, what do they mean?
Also, can I ask, if AVG 8.0 caused this problem with booting up (which it seemed it has), does this mean I now have to find another AVS or should I just uninstall and reinstall AVG 8.0 from scratch and try again?
Thanx for all your help so far people. Much appreciated.