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Re-booting trouble

July 2, 2010 at 07:02:22
Specs: HP Pavilion dv8000
Hello, this is my problem, I have a HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop, Windows XP. A while back, I had some spyware issues and took care of them but a couple days later I had more. After using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, I got rid of them. However, after this things went wrong. I was online for a few minutes, then the blue screen appeared for a split second and it rebooted. This turned into a continuous cycle, of rebooting, blue screen, rebooting. I tried pressing F8 at the beginning of startup and disabling auto startup.
That worked so I could read the blue screen error message, which read:

***STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x8053A593, 0xF79B5684, 0xF79B5380)

After that, I tried starting it up as last good configuration which only started the re-booting again. I've tried starting it in Safe Mode and any other mode possible but nothing works. Please help. :)

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July 3, 2010 at 00:54:19
Long shots...

If you have two or more sticks of RAM installed... reduce to a single (min of 128MEg) and see what happens when you boot up with each stcik in turn installed...? If one works and the others don't... replace/renew the other sticks?

Can you run a chkdsk routine - possibly via Recovery Console (if you have a cd with it included).

Also locate the drive utils for your HD and run those to test it fully...

Again - if you have a full/upgrade CD - try fixboot and fixmbr routines...

If all of the above fail... seriously consider extracting and safeguarding your data - to optical media; and verify sed copies are truly accessible on at least one other system

To this end boot with a knoppix or ubuntu disk and then access/copyu data that way. and both have free iso which can be downlaoded, saved to a HD and then burned to DVD; boot with that DVD etc...

Then once data is safe/secure etc... likely run HP recovery routine - either via the "hidden" partition on the drive, or using the recovery disks set (that may have arrived with the system when new)?

When you do have a working system - regardless of how... - ensure you are running M$ Windows Defender util (it actually does a good job...); and also ensure your virus util is current etc. I favour Avast ( - freebie version); and some like avg... ( And popular wisdom is to avoid Norton like the plague - it's a resource hog by all accounts...

And of course regularly duplicate data off the system entirely; to another external HD or opticals etc.?

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