Blue Screen of death for windows xp......

September 7, 2015 at 07:40:00
Specs: windows xp
When i boot up my laptop (hp compaq 6530b)....I get the blue screen of death.

Technical information on the error is:
STOP: 0x000000c2 (0x00000043, 0xd536a000,0x00000000, 0x00000000).

I tried using esc button at startup and doing system restore.....It no longer even give me a system restore option. F11 does not work at all. I also tried to open in safe mode.....it still goes to BSOD. Please please help. How can i fix this???? If i even can.


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#1
September 7, 2015 at 13:17:09
Like I found out, MS has stopped it's update service of xp (i had xp pro X64 edition) annyway because of this updates to java or net framework, browsers HTML5 etc etc are all going to surpass what XP has (services were cancelled for this product completely in April 2015)
I had serious issues with the Steam platform, it actually BSOD'd eery time the program tried to update then on the 3rd restart attemp it would update normally, this is all due to XP being all but obsolete now

had to happen sometime, my advice is to switch to another OS, I reccomend win 7, as it is by all accounts better than win 8 or 8.1, and you would be eligible for a free win 10 update

you can check the syntax of BSOD error with the "blue sreen viewer"

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

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#2
September 7, 2015 at 15:28:29
If you consider updating to a different operating system make darned sure it is suitable. You will need appropriate drivers for starters.

A BSOD on boot up is unlikely to be due XP being outdated and comparisons with a Steam situation are dubious. It can however be due to a multitude of things - both hardware or software. It could be worth trying to run a Live Linux CD on it (which do not affect or use Windows but run just from RAM and the disc). That would at least prove whether it is a Windows software fault.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
September 7, 2015 at 17:11:13
I had a cd for ubuntu 10.04.....so I installed ubuntu and totally got rid of xp. Any suggestions on how to upgrade from here.....i keep failing at it.....

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#4
September 7, 2015 at 17:29:20
I said a Live Linux CD. Seems you did a complete install of Ubuntu which was not what I said at all.

If Linux installed and is working then it does prove that you had a Windows software fault (not hardware) but a Live Linux CD would have done that without losing anything.

As for getting XP back then it depends what you have to hand. Have you an XP disc, a restore disk or has the computer a restore partition? In any event you are unlikely to get your own stuff back.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
September 9, 2015 at 15:06:48
"so I installed ubuntu and totally got rid of xp"

That's unfortunate. Not only did you lose XP & all your data, but you installed an old version of Ubuntu which is no longer supported. Now you're going to have decide what to do - go back to an outdated Windows version or try a modern Linux version. I vote for option #2 & recommend either ZorinOS or Mint. Which version would work best will depend on how much RAM you have installed.

http://zorinos.com/tour.html

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

BTW, which OS did your laptop originally have? It seems too new to have come with XP pre-installed.


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