Need to read windows XP error code on start-up

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  1. Hops

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    How do I stop the blue screen to get the error code off of it before the computer reboots itself? I had a similar problem on a different computer years ago, but can't remember what I did...Everything i've looked up tells me to go into control panels, but I can't if windows won't start.

    Or is my netbook fucked and time to reinstall?
     
  2. thekraft

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    Did you try to boot in safe mode? You can change the error reporting/BSOD settings if you can get in there.

    Otherwise, you're fucked.
     
  3. Hops

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    Yea, safe mode doesn't do shit either....time to reinstall i guess
     
  4. Fase

    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. Click the Advanced tab.
    3. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
    4. Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
    5. Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

    And to view previous:
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
     
  5. thekraft

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    He can't boot to desktop
     
  6. DigiCrime

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    F8 on start up, disable automatic restart upon system failure. If you cant get into safe mode or regular mode might as well just run a windows repair on it depending on what the blue screen error is of course but repair would be a good start, it just replaces some system files. If that doesnt work just reinstall windows over the top of that one but without a format and you've lost nothing just go thru and delete the junk afterwards
     
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    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    If that's the case, do a Windows repair to get into Windows and backup all your dad and do a format install. Or, slave the drive and do your backup.
     
  8. Hops

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    I can't even get to windows repair off of the disc. When I boot off of the external DVD drive it goes though the loading basic stuff, but just before it usually brings up the choice for repair/install etc, I get another blue screen.
     
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    sounds like a failed hard drive or bad ram
     
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    Try hitting the Pause/Break key right when the blue screen starts.
     
  12. TomDlgns

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    i had this problem with a clients PC.

    actually, on their PC, it froze on the blue screen so i could read the error, but when i tried to do a repair on the drive with a windows disc, i got to the blue screen again.

    i tried the following

    took out the ram to see if it was bad
    took out the hdd and put in a spare i had (to see if the drive was bad) and i still couldnt do anything once it booted to the windows disk.

    not matter what i did, unless the mobo was fucked, i was getting the BSOD.

    well, i fucked around some more in the bios and for some reason raid was turned on, but they didn't have any raid configs...i disabled on board raid and the computer booted just fine.

    someone must have been fucking with their settings and didnt tell the owner....
     

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