I have run into a few Dells lately that I have had to remove and clean the
memory with an eraser and reseat them, caused all kinds of problems from no
boot to erratic problems. Sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Dave
At 02:19 AM 12/18/2004 -0600, you wrote:
I cannot boot to bios. I cannot boot to A drive. I cannot boot to my CD drive. I cannot boot to my DVD drive.
I was able to run Dell's dynastic (I used Ctrl+Alt+D keys) and both drives are ok. I still cannot boot to bios nor any drives, although I do see the light come on when I turn the computer back on; that is the A drive lights up and the CD drive lights up (the DVD drive does not light up), yet the system will not stop on A nor CD drives. It will only go to the blue screen with the error message.
I no longer have possession of the machine; it's in my friend's computer repair shop.
----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:DGrell7446@xxxxxxx>DGrell7446@xxxxxxx To: <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 7:58 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: STOP error (moved to Freelists)
In a message dated 12/17/04 1:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, <mailto:ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
I'm thinking the same thing. I'm thinking the registry is corrupt and maybe non exist. Maybe a virus or Trojan delete my registry. A good lesson in all this is to make a copy of the registry and put it on a cd for safe keeping. But, my issue is, I cannot get to an A nor CD prompt.Carl
My crash was caused by an inproper shutdown.
Check your bios setup for the first boot device and set it to what you would like.
When I totally wiped the drive (I could not get the repair program to run) and reinstalled I had to boot from the 4 floppy disks that I made from the Win2000 make a disk directory and then it directed setup to the CD and it installed Win2000.
If you have not made these disks and need a NTFS boot disk (to read your hard drive so you know that it is ok) go to NTFS.com (hope that is the correct address) and get one. That is where I got one and was able to read my hard drive. Alot to the disk that I was not sure of, it is a neat disk tho.
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