XP BSOD at startup due to hardlock.sys file

October 24, 2011 at 11:22:25
Specs: Windows XP
Laptop screen blue @startup says file hardlock.sys driver-unloaded-without-cancelling-pending-opertions.

It is a laptop w/winxp,. Only starts in safemode.i always use a monitor hooked to it because you can't see anything on the laptop screen -the desktop is 80% covered w/colorbars but the winxp os has always loaded fine until this hardlock.sys file problem.

i need to know how i can use my extended monitor while in safemode & what to do to solve this hardlock.sys file problem.


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October 24, 2011 at 15:58:04
Lets do some cleaning in Safe mode & see if it restores things to normal.

1: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) Use Quick scan.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/ind...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...
Quick Scan versus Full Scan
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...

2: TFC
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
http://www.itxassociates.com/OT-Too...
Please download TFC - Temporary File Cleaner by Old Timer, saving it to your desktop.
* Open the file and close any other windows.
* It will close all programs itself when run, make sure to let it run uninterrupted.
* Click the Start button to begin the process. The program should not take long to finish its job
* Once its finished it should reboot your machine, if not, do this yourself to ensure a complete clean.

3: Auslogics Registry Cleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.auslogics.com/en/softwar...
Tick all the boxes.

4: Reboot


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