Troubles getting XP to load.

Asus K8v-mx motherboard
October 21, 2010 at 02:43:00
Specs: Windows XP, A64 3000+ / 1GB
Ive been trying to sort out this PC without doing a complete re-install as there is a lot to set up. When it starts it just goes to a BSOD, it happens weather it is booting to safe mode, normal, last known good config and even safe mode command prompt. I have ruled out all hardware and even checked the hard drive. Apparently there is a M$ update that caused boot problems for some computers, I mangaed to see what updates have been installed and the one that can cause problems is there. Using the method described on the MS website to remove the update using the recovery console didnt work as the commands werent reconginsed. Using different variations of the commands got me further but still couldnt uninstall the update as it just says the file couldnt be opened.

So now my best bet is to do a system restore from a prompt and here is my problem: The recovery console basically wont let you do anything other than the commands designed exactly for the console, so you cant run .exe files. Safe mode with command prompt brings up the BSOD and using a windows 98 boot disk for a command prompt works but it cant read the C: drive because its in NTFS not a FAT file system. I can boot from either CD or USB.

Any ideas to run system restore with a computer in this state? I just need a USB key that will bring up a command prompt that will let me access an NTFS drive.

Thanks, Matt

Mattwizz3
P35-DS3R
4GB DDR800
E7500


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October 21, 2010 at 06:13:23
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October 22, 2010 at 03:37:43
Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes.
*Update* That is a great Boot CD Mavis, looks like it should do the job. I havent done much yet, annoyingly in the middle of running it the PC was making an incredibly annoying high pitched noise, turns out the PSU is just about on its last legs. So no damage but now I'm going to have to Stick in a new PSU.. ugh

Mattwizz3
P35-DS3R
4GB DDR800
E7500


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