Advent 7095 Lap Top wont Start Up

  mcheathen 11:40 AM 07 Jul 11

When switched on a screen appears saying 'we appologise for the inconvience......

then there are a list of options, Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Command Promt

Last known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally

Irrespective of which option is chosen the Windows XP appears followed by a blue screen. The blue screen only appears for a couple of seconds and says among other things preparing physical memory dump. Then it repeats itself by going back to the screen with all the options.

The laptop runs on Windows XP with 512mb ram, 60gb HDD, Intel Celeron M 370 1.5gb. UNfortunately there is no start up disc with it.

  Ex plorer 13:56 PM 07 Jul 11

Hi Go to [Click Here] Scroll down to (XP repair install) As far as I know any XP disk will do a repair providing you use your Xp serial number that came with your PC.

  mcheathen 13:57 PM 07 Jul 11

I manage to get the blue screen to stay still. Here is the complete message: STOP: Coooo218 {Registry File Failure} The Registry cannot load the hive (file) \SystemRoot\sytem32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of Physical memory.

Physical memory dump complete

BTW I tried using a Windows XP recovery disc, but the Laptop wont accept it.

  Ex plorer 14:00 PM 07 Jul 11
  mcheathen 15:04 PM 07 Jul 11

Cheers Ex plorer. I managed to get the laptop to accept disc by altering BIOS settings. This is a recover disc for a PC, will it still do for a laptop and do I have to install special drivers for the laptop.

  mcheathen 16:29 PM 07 Jul 11

While installing XP I chose the option which does not involve re-formating HHD. Hopefully this will allow the installation without loss of drivers.

  Strawballs 19:47 PM 07 Jul 11

That should be a repair install if so you should be ok for your Data.

  mcheathen 20:06 PM 07 Jul 11

I managed to get XP installed, but lost most of the programs. Thiu included the network adaptor for getting online. The adaptor is Belkon 54g. I've tried their website and others but no luck. Does anyone know where I can download the drive/software?


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