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prefect
18-12-2010, 04:44 PM
Boys computer dont know too much about its specs its a 2004 model with XP got intel insides.
It wont boot up goes to black screen with
Apologize for inconvenience bla bla

Safe modes
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode command prompt
Last known good configuration

Start windows normally.

Do any option it goes to XP splash screen then intel splash screen and then back to the black screen.
Just goes around in a cycle

Speedy Gonzales
18-12-2010, 04:49 PM
Reboot, press F8, select disable auto restart. Then reboot again. See if it crashes. If it crashes with a BSOD tell us what it says

prefect
18-12-2010, 04:57 PM
Reboot, press F8, select disable auto restart. Then reboot again. See if it crashes. If it crashes with a BSOD tell us what it says

Did that it goes straight to BSOD says unmountable boot volume has a line of zeroes and numbers do you need them?

Snorkbox
18-12-2010, 05:01 PM
This might help then:-

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

Speedy Gonzales
18-12-2010, 05:12 PM
Did that it goes straight to BSOD says unmountable boot volume has a line of zeroes and numbers do you need them?

Thats what we need. Is it 0x0000007B? Is it a SATA hdd?? If it is disable AHCI in the BIOS

prefect
18-12-2010, 05:25 PM
STOP 0x000000ED (0x89852900, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Snorkbox
18-12-2010, 05:30 PM
So have you looked at post #4 yet and do you have the WinXP CD?

prefect
18-12-2010, 05:33 PM
So have you looked at post #4 yet and do you have the WinXP CD?

Yes and yes

Speedy Gonzales
18-12-2010, 05:34 PM
Or this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185). Or this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315403. Is SP3 on it? Or a service pack?

prefect
18-12-2010, 05:37 PM
Or this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185). Or this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315403
To do this need computer to boot up.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
To resolve this problem, obtain the following update from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site:
Download the "Critical Update, February 10, 2002" update now
Release Date: February 10, 2002

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Speedy Gonzales
18-12-2010, 05:39 PM
Thats why I asked if a SP was on it. If not that maybe the prob

prefect
18-12-2010, 06:45 PM
Thanks for help
Sorted it, put in XP cd run check disk it fixed something and its going now
Thanks again.

feersumendjinn
18-12-2010, 11:07 PM
HDD may be starting to fail, would suggest backing up data, soonest.

Agent_24
18-12-2010, 11:27 PM
I would install Speedfan and check the SMART data of the hard drive.

prefect
19-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Thanks for advice its got nothing important in it was made up from a box of bits the neigbour put out for rubbish collection.
Got spare mb, hdd and power supply if it ****s any of those.