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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Windows BSODS :( but Linux works :) Reply with quote

Okay i have had two bsod's from windows xp sp2, memory_management and pfn_corrupt_list, now i have tried everything, safe mode, reboot, reset bios, clean pc, clean ram slots, re insert memory modules, but to no avail,

I have ran memory test no problems Smile, my Ubuntu works, everything apart from windows Sad I think its a driver issue, but i can't correct this as i cannot access safe mode, my only option left is to reinstall xp sp2, but i hope i don't have to, although its looking like the only solution, any other suggestions? to help sort out this problem Question

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if Linux works, not a Linux or hardware issue, so just Windows.
You would probably do better posting this on a Windows forum.
Few of us are Windows experts.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Windows BSODS :( but Linux works :) Reply with quote

pctechie wrote:
Okay i have had two bsod's from windows xp sp2, ...


Upgrade to SP3, that is the only version supported by Microsoft now.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi pctechie...

> ........but i can't correct this as i cannot access safe
> mode........

What?

Contiuously tapping F8 from coldboot does not bring up
the Windows selection screen in Video Mode 3?

Have you got the 6 floppy disc repair set and a floppy
drive internal or external?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me clear things up i could select safe mode but i just got a BSOD when loading, and i tried to repair windows major fail, got errors when i booted in windows, so i just did a fresh install Very Happy

And with vista i just can't be bothered updating 24/7 in win 7 updating is managed better, and with me having built my PC, there are hardware issues left, right and center, but in 7 there isn't as many if none, most of the time Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you use the recovery console via CD. If so try a chkdsk /f

when trying safe mode what is the last driver listed before the BSOD? or What is the first part of the BSOD msg?
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