Blue screen 0x0000074

  rangersboy57 11:43 AM 13 Feb 13
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think its been caused by 2nd install of XP tried go back but its not happening, after initial install all seemed well, moved to install broadband but got blue screen at start up. Any ideas would be most welcome.

  Chronos the 2nd 11:57 AM 13 Feb 13

You usually get an error message with the stop code,can you make a note and post it here?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:20 PM 13 Feb 13

STOP: 0x00000074

BADSYSTEMCONFIG_INFO is normally what comes up with this code

It either try tapping F8 as it boots and select Last known good configuration or use the XP CD to do a repair install if LKGC doesn't work.

  rangersboy57 12:36 PM 13 Feb 13

Badsystemconfig_info Stop: 0x00000074 (0x00000003,0x00000002,0x80087000,0xc000014c) Have tried the LKGC Also tried CD and booting from CD no good.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:55 PM 13 Feb 13

You need to go into BIOS (setup) and set first boot device to the CD drive - save and exit (F10)

  1. Boot with CD in drive and watch for the press any key... message.

  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  1. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

  1. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

  2. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

  3. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

  rangersboy57 14:51 PM 13 Feb 13

Thanks for all the help chaps, Followed all advice but also changed an OS setting to NON OS2 the re install finally worked and all is well, Thanks again Rangersboy57

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