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Posted: 11/19/2008 11:47:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:29:28 PM EDT by southlak9cop]
Anyone have any ideas? Its running Xp Home. If I installed XP Pro w/SP2 and booted from the disc to install would it run and install the upgrade?

0x00000050 (0x7F6, 0x00000000, 0xF7A658E3, 0x00000000)

These are the codes listed.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 11:49:30 AM EDT
What's the STOP message on the BSOD?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 11:50:16 AM EDT
there is eerily little info in this post.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 11:52:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 11:53:38 AM EDT by MillerSHO]
If you boot it from the disc, you wouldn't be doing an "in-place" upgrade like you are asking about. The "in-place" upgrade is will keep all your apps, settings etc.

If you did as you described and you didn't format you drive, most of you files could be found but it would take someone who knows XP decently well to do so and you'd also have to reinstall all your apps.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 11:59:06 AM EDT
When you choose Safe Mode, have you tried to choose the Last Known Good Configuration? You may also be able to do a repair.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:01:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 12:01:27 PM EDT by MillerSHO]
Originally Posted By vanrichten:
When you choose Safe Mode, have you tried to choose the Last Known Good Configuration? You may also be able to do a repair.





That's what I would do, a "repair" install.

It will keep all your settings/apps but it will revert all the system files back usually fixing an issue like this.

I've been doing this kind of work for years and I don't think "last known good" has ever fixed as issue for me.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:04:42 PM EDT


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:05:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By vanrichten:
When you choose Safe Mode, have you tried to choose the Last Known Good Configuration? You may also be able to do a repair.





That's what I would do, a "repair" install.

It will keep all your settings/apps but it will revert all the system files back usually fixing an issue like this.

I've been doing this kind of work for years and I don't think "last known good" has ever fixed as issue for me.



It is a rarity, I will give you that. Works 1 in a million though :
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:06:56 PM EDT
I'm going to guess that you have an AMD processor in your machine. If that's the case, then this is likely your problem: clicky
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:12:40 PM EDT
I'm at work and can't get the numbers from the screen till later on. I'll post them later tonight.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:16:24 PM EDT
If it will boot to safe mode, try system restore and revert back to a previous date.
Run SP3 again and see what happens, it could've been a fluke.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:26:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:28:16 PM EDT by southlak9cop]
It won't boot into safe mode. No matter which option to boot up I have selected, it always goes to the BSOD.

The tower is actually only used to store pictures (which weren't backed up). How do I go about accessing the HDD to save the pics before just nuking the OS...if it comes to that?


0x00000050 (0x7F6, 0x00000000, 0xF7A658E3, 0x00000000)
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:15:38 PM EDT
Anyone?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:20:30 PM EDT
Do you have another machine? Take the HDD out, install it as a second drive in a known good machine, and just copy all the files you need before nuking it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:21:06 PM EDT
What do you want to do fix it or get your pictures back ?

Do you have your recovery and/or operating system cd ?

I have worked on three of these in the past two weeks... I actually repaired one. But I did save the data on the other two.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:25:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JAKE-T-SNAKE:
What do you want to do fix it or get your pictures back ?

Do you have your recovery and/or operating system cd ?

I have worked on three of these in the past two weeks... I actually repaired one. But I did save the data on the other two.


Preferably, I'd like to save the files and then format and reinstall. I've never really bothered with trying to recover files before. I usually just format and reinstall whenever I have major issues.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:25:35 PM EDT
Use the recovery console to uninstall the service pack. You will manually have to get into the file directories like you did with DOS. Find the uninstall directory (something like $NtServicePackUninstall$) under the \WINDOWS directory and run the uninstall program found there (spuninst.exe) in the ..\spuninst subdirectory.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:31:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 7:34:51 PM EDT by JAKE-T-SNAKE]
Originally Posted By southlak9cop:
Originally Posted By JAKE-T-SNAKE:
What do you want to do fix it or get your pictures back ?

Do you have your recovery and/or operating system cd ?

I have worked on three of these in the past two weeks... I actually repaired one. But I did save the data on the other two.


Preferably, I'd like to save the files and then format and reinstall. I've never really bothered with trying to recover files before. I usually just format and reinstall whenever I have major issues.



OK , this choice is the easiest to do. (If you have another desktop computer) Just take the drive out of the case and install it as a slave in the other system. Search for your files and transfer to the other computer. After that you can format and restore the drive.

(These are VERY basic instructions so ask for details if you need them.)


Edit to add: Upon further research this is NOT the same problem I have fixed before. The problem I ran into was missing/corrupt registry. Your problem seems to be video/memory related? The information above is still correct though.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 8:44:55 PM EDT
Did you boot off the CD and do a repair install like I said?

Start it as you go to bed tonight, check it when you wake up or when you get home from work.

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