Windows failure on start up!

  Spide 13:24 09 Feb 2009

Acer Lap Top with XP Pro wont start?

Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage.


Tech Info: STOP: 0X00000050 (0xA75DDA5C, 0x00000000, 0x8053cc02, 0x00000000)

Also states if problem persists thn remove any newly installed hardware or software, but there has been neither. This same problem happened 2 weeks ago and as a result I re-formated!

Can any body help or should I throw the machine away?

  User-1229748 13:53 09 Feb 2009

will it not start in safe mode?

  Sea Urchin 14:15 09 Feb 2009

Try tapping F8 at boot up and then from the displayed menu select "Last Known Good Configuration"

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:56 09 Feb 2009

corrupt video driver is the most likely reason for a 0X00000050 error.

boot to safe mode and uninstall the video driver reboot the PC and windows will reinstall it.

  Sea Urchin 10:26 10 Feb 2009

Please don't email people without a request to do so, but post your comments here on the forum.

Message received was

"Tried that and it doesn't work!"

and have you tried Fruit Bat /\0/\'s suggestion?

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