Solved Windows XP crashes at startup

July 16, 2011 at 12:22:34
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Pentium 4 (I don't remember the GHz)/1 gig
Windows XP crashes at startup on the splash screen. The Windows icon fades in a little bit, but then my computer crashes and I get a BSOD with the stop code:
"*** stop: 0x000000F4 (0x0000003, 0x86188020, 0x86188194, 0x8060577E)"
I cannot start up my computer under any mode (Safe mode, VGA mode, last good configuration, normally, etc.)
Is my hard drive completely screwed or is there some way I can fix this and/or get all my files off of it?

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July 17, 2011 at 12:11:56
Best to install Windows to another hard drive and then try copying the files off the original one.


#1
July 16, 2011 at 12:54:03
Did you make any changes to hard disk drive setup/configuration?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330100

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#2
July 16, 2011 at 14:41:17
The stop error most likely indicates a hardware problem. Look at the link below for some ideas.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...


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#3
July 17, 2011 at 09:36:16
I didn't make any changes to my hard disk/drive setup, and my preferences on my computer have been the same for the longest time. For some time though, I've been getting crashes on my computer, but never at startup. I believe my hard disk is failing. If so, is there any way I can get the majority of my files off of it?

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July 17, 2011 at 12:11:56
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Best to install Windows to another hard drive and then try copying the files off the original one.

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