Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > GENERAL DISCUSSION > Technology and Internet
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Technology and Internet Emerging and current tech related issues. Internet, DRM, IP, and other technology related discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:25 PM
heidad01 heidad01 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,629
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default windows xp pro- blue screen, no boot

Help please.....
My laptop and only computer stopes booting and shows the blue screen. Great, just the right time before s-mass.
Says to run "chkdsk /f".
Since I can not get it started, I can not run anything. Asking around, someone said i needed a win xp system disk which I can not make and that is why I am typing on my phone. I'm in WLA and am willing to drive to pick it up if someone can make me one. Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm also going to the Burbank shoot on 12/20 and can connect in case you are going there. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:31 PM
spetsnaz's Avatar
spetsnaz spetsnaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,500
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

You might need to get some local help for that issue.
can you run chkdsk? also have you tried boot in safemode?
Anything else comes up or it just shows chkdsk screen?
chkdsk means the hard drive might have a problem so it wants to run a check to fix any issues.
you can live boot a xp system using a flash drive load cmd prompt and run chkdsk/f
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:33 PM
njineermike's Avatar
njineermike njineermike is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,831
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

How did you get online? If you have access to another computer, I may still have the .iso files for XP pro and you can burn your own DVD.
__________________
NRA lifetime member
2AF Defender member

When did I go from being a "citizen" to a "taxpayer"?

Jon Lovitz: I cant wait to go to a hospital run by the DMV!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:33 PM
spetsnaz's Avatar
spetsnaz spetsnaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,500
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by njineermike View Post
How did you get online? If you have access to another computer, I may still have the .iso files for XP pro and you can burn your own DVD.
oooo. That would take hours to download...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:38 PM
njineermike's Avatar
njineermike njineermike is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,831
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spetsnaz View Post
oooo. That would take hours to download...
The digital river links may still be around too
__________________
NRA lifetime member
2AF Defender member

When did I go from being a "citizen" to a "taxpayer"?

Jon Lovitz: I cant wait to go to a hospital run by the DMV!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:39 PM
heidad01 heidad01 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,629
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

Thanks for suggestions. My problem is that I do not have access to another computer. My phone is The only live link I have left. I need someone to make the win xp pro cd.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:40 PM
njineermike's Avatar
njineermike njineermike is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,831
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

question: was it 64 bit or 32 bit?
__________________
NRA lifetime member
2AF Defender member

When did I go from being a "citizen" to a "taxpayer"?

Jon Lovitz: I cant wait to go to a hospital run by the DMV!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:41 PM
spetsnaz's Avatar
spetsnaz spetsnaz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,500
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

probably need local help. you need to download proper iso file, and burn to cd would be easiest way. What phone are you using? wifi or data? you can download file on phone and find a computer to transfer too. if you can take some photos of what your pc is doing, would also help., how does the computer boot? restart it and press F8 numerous times and try to load boot menu...

Make sure you have correct version.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=25129
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-19-2013, 5:52 PM
billofrights's Avatar
billofrights billofrights is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SFV
Posts: 1,971
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

What kind of computer is it? I have plenty of Dell OEM cd's for Win XP and am going to the Burbank shoot tomorrow. It'll work on any machine for a clean install, but if it's a Dell you don't need to put in the activation key to unlock it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-19-2013, 6:10 PM
heidad01 heidad01 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,629
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

The laptop is an IBM, THINKPAD z60. Win xp pro with service pak 3.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-19-2013, 6:18 PM
SoCal Gunner's Avatar
SoCal Gunner SoCal Gunner is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Riverside County
Posts: 1,460
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Default

If you hold down F8 at boot up, can you get into safe mode?

More than likely you are going to need a Win XP CD, so you'll want to start looking.
__________________
.

Enter Here for a chance to win a Genesis CNC .308 Home Builders Kit
.

California Reloading Club - IE Section
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-19-2013, 6:25 PM
heidad01 heidad01 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,629
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

I've tried the f8 while booting and it does not go anywhere. None of the options work.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-19-2013, 7:32 PM
heidad01 heidad01 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,629
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

Njineermike, it is 32 bits. It is about 6 years old.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-19-2013, 8:51 PM
bg bg is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Who cares
Posts: 5,211
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I have a feeling someone has a bad drive..

If you can, write down the 0X codes at bsod.
List them if you can. That would be very helpful.

You didn't happen to go into BIOS and change anything
did you ? Also if running dual ram. pull one out and see
if it boots, if not then try the other stick and see what
happens.

Last edited by bg; 12-19-2013 at 8:57 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-19-2013, 9:38 PM
heidad01 heidad01 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,629
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

BG, I did not change bios. The oz error message is
0x0000007B...........
The dots are other char and numbers but don't stay on the screen long enough.
It does list a bunch of files from c:/windows/system32/drivers/... some that I could see were
Ntfs.sys
Ndis.sts
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-19-2013, 10:00 PM
SoCal Gunner's Avatar
SoCal Gunner SoCal Gunner is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Riverside County
Posts: 1,460
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Default

That is a generic stop error saying your boot device (hard drive in this case) is inaccessible.

Try opening up the computer and checking the cables to the hard drive. If you see a secondary cable and or slot, switch to it. Chances are you may have a bad hard drive, but until we can disprove it or get another computer to prove it, we're just guessing.
__________________
.

Enter Here for a chance to win a Genesis CNC .308 Home Builders Kit
.

California Reloading Club - IE Section
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-19-2013, 10:57 PM
stonith3901 stonith3901 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 164
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default windows xp pro- blue screen, no boot

Generally It is some type of faulty hardware that causes blue screens in my experience. Granted I have some windows experience but isnt the Operating System I run.

My word of advice is since its a laptop that has probably has no redundancy for data integrity, I highly recommend imaging the hard drive as soon as possible if you dont normally backup your data. Unless you really dont care about losing the data on the drive.

As for diagnosing hardware issues, it might be possible to obtain proprietary software (in this case ibm) to run and do a diagnostic on your laptop to find out where your fault resides. You might need to boot off something like a bootable usb stick and run the program. Repairing it in my opinion is not worth it.

I understand this is your only computer, but data integrity is probably the highest of priorities because I really hope it is not priceless data that you are willing to shell out some huge dough for data recovery services. Pull the hard drive and clone it to another drive. If you cant I'm sure there is a calgunner willing to help you out. I would but Im neck deep with work.

I just say get another laptop and backup your data before you cant. Good luck and double back and let us know your progress.

Last edited by stonith3901; 12-19-2013 at 11:06 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-21-2013, 12:07 AM
heidad01 heidad01 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,629
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

Thanks to all for your help and providing valuable information. I am especially greatfull and indebted to "billofrights" for his time and efforts in fixing the problem, the hard disk was bad. He even loaned me a hard disk and installed it for me.
One of the best x-mas presents I ever received.
Happy holidays to all.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-21-2013, 10:22 AM
stilly's Avatar
stilly stilly is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Currently in a shanty I made in the river bottom by Eastvale.
Posts: 8,658
iTrader: 44 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spetsnaz View Post
oooo. That would take hours to download...
Here is what I have learned. START THE DOWNLOAD...



LoL. Heh. Glad this got worked out...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 3:07 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.