Strange Error Message at Startup

  gazmania 19:23 26 May 2003

I am running XP Home Edition and the PC has failed to run windows several times, but not everytime, in the last week or so. The system displays a DOS type of screen, which has a blue background and a page-long message. The message displays some code with a formula and states the system is performing a data dump. If I wait for about 5 minutes, the system will start Windows automatically. If I switch the PC off, then on again, the PC starts Windows successfully. Then a serious of messages splash on the screen. For info, I have copied the messages to click here
Does anyone have an idea? Thanks in advance.

  Dr. Charles 19:49 26 May 2003

I have tried to look twice at your screenshot and second time it won`t come up for me. However I have just spent some time looking at the microsoft XP official book of words. (about 7 inches thick).

I can see no reference to your problem as such, sorry - --the best I can suggest is to try and remember when this first happened, and run restore wizard - - -sorry not to be more help



  VoG™ 20:17 26 May 2003

Some ideas click here

  gazmania 20:21 26 May 2003

The web address is

Does this give you any clues?
Many thanks for your time,

  Dr. Charles 02:48 27 May 2003

Hi VoG that reference looks the right one. I don`t understand fully why it is doing this, but I suppose if I did understand everything my name would end in Gates!!!!!



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