BSOD on DVD boot

  Switcher 22:02 01 Nov 2008

I was experiencing persistant BSOD and after coming down to one mem stick to no avail decided to boot DVD to access DOS but was surprised to still get a BSOD. THis suggests to me that it is not related to the HDD but to the hardware.
Any Ideas ? Athlon 2800+ XP Pro

  baldydave 12:04 02 Nov 2008

Have you ran a memory test from your boot,set Bios(normally del key or f2) to boot first from cd/dvd and run test download from here,
click here
or here ISO zip file,
click here
This will rule out ram errors or not!
Bsod will only appear when in or booting from windows.If ram test is ok,look for error code/message on BSOD and let us know what error it gives.

  Switcher 16:25 02 Nov 2008

The BSOD occurred as I attemted to boot with my windows cd. I will download the mememory tester and see what happens.

  Splodge 12:25 19 Feb 2010

I wanted to thank everyone for the great information and discusion in this thread!

We have found that there is only one patch that requires un-installation to resolve the blue screen issue. KB977165 is the patch in question, the other patches do not seem to cause the blue screen behaviour and do not need to be uninstalled.

With that in mind, here's the updated solution steps:

1. Boot from your Windows XP CD or DVD and start the recovery console (see this Microsoft article for help with this step)

Once you are in the Repair Screen..

2. Type this command: CHDIR $NtUninstallKB977165$\spuninst

3. Type this command: BATCH spuninst.txt

4. When complete, type this command: exit

IMPORTANT: If you are able to uninstall the patch and get back into Windows, in order to stay protected you can use the following automated solution which secures your PC against the vulnerabilities that are resolved with KB977165 until you can successfully get the update installed without the blue screens.

Please see the link below for the article describing the vulnerability that is fixed with KB977165 and how you can get protected without installing the actual KB update:

click here

  Switcher 20:54 19 Feb 2010

Thanks Splodge will try this

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