How do I get my HP desktop to boot past BSOD?

Hewlett-packard / 7955
January 8, 2011 at 09:37:21
Specs: Windows XP, ?
I purchased and installed software to scan and update drivers - NOT SMART! After a few days of updating I got the BSOD, then nothing. When I reboot I get it again, with different error codes, but all seem to point to driver problems from what I've Googled. I've done all the F8 options that I can - it won't boot in safe mode, even with command prompts. I did get 5 of 7 reinstall discs to load, but got the BSOD again about 1/4 through the 6th disc. Short of throwing the thing in the trash, I've gone as far as I can without some help. Any suggestions? I've worked out in DOS before Windows, but can't get there with XP apparently - at least I don't know how to!

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#1
January 8, 2011 at 10:00:32
Were you having any problems before you install the crapware? Your hard drive may be failing or failed all together.

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#2
January 8, 2011 at 10:57:31
This update resolves the incompatibility between Windows XP Service Pack 1 and your PC's Standard recovery" (sometimes referred to as non-destructive recovery)

... from HP Pavilion 7955 Desktop PC website click here for download and instructions.


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#3
January 8, 2011 at 21:47:42
Trend blocked that link as dangerous!

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#4
January 8, 2011 at 22:58:40
... I put a redirector on there as it would not load the exact link that is why your protection is acting in that manner! (it works for me)

... you may be able to find it by clicking the link below:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

... then typing "7955 SP1RcvryFix" in the keyword search box.

... I understand your concerns.


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#5
January 9, 2011 at 08:07:33
I replaced my hard drive about 3 months ago and have had no problems until shortly after installing the driver checker/update program. I decided to say to heck with it and just load Windows 98 SE, which went fine, until I tried to connect to the Internet with my cable modem (looking back, DSL was just coming on the scene in 2001, when I bought my PC). Also, my monitor and printer drivers wouldn't load. I did run Scandisk with repair of files and defrag, so that was a good thing, but decided to go back to HP recovery to try to get XP Home going again. After multiple BSOD errors and reboots, I managed to get 6 of the 7 discs to load, but never did get the last one. The error messages were inconsistent and varied, but I'm beginning to wonder about memory, as I got several diagnostic boot-ups showing failed memory test - Win 98 SE also detected a memory problem and "fixed" it while setting up. How could I check that? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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#6
January 9, 2011 at 08:15:46
Thanks. I was able to get to the site and found the info you directed me to, but I don't think SP1 is the problem, since I've had this PC since 2001 and have never had this problem before (all updates have been automatic). I have Trend Micro on my PC and laptop but I wonder if some bug might have slipped through to mess with things? Again, thanks for your input.

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#7
January 9, 2011 at 09:15:26
... it might be worth removing the ram (without frying them) and clean the contacts

... wear a wrist trap or washing up gloves.

http://www.memtest86.com/

... the above link is for memory test from either floppy or iso for bootup cd creation

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#8
January 9, 2011 at 19:21:04
Thanks so much for the Memtest link. The CD proved I have a major memory problem with results being Pass: 1%, Test: 22% ########, Testing: 200K - 768M 768M using CPU: 0, Pattern: 00000000. I wrote the values down for reference, but I guess the tell-tale sign was the "Unexpected interrupt - Halting CPU0". Would this have contributed to my hard drive problem that prompted me to replace it a few months ago? I guess it's time for a new PC, although it served me well since 2001. Again, thank you for your obviously expert advice.

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#9
January 9, 2011 at 23:20:09
... I'm no expert by any means I just use google infact paste
Unexpected interrupt Halting CPU0 into its search engine and you'll be surprised that it may not be a ram stick problem for some!

... check the price >> http://www.crucial.com/


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