• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Great, XP won't even start in safe mode.

iStink

New Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
648 (0.19/day)
Likes
49
System Name The beast
Processor E6600@ 3.4
Motherboard P5W DH Deluxe
Cooling Tuniq Tower 120
Memory 3GB G.Sill DDR2-800
Video Card(s) 8800GT @ 700/975
Storage (1)80GB With XP, (1) 320GB storage
Display(s) 205BW & 710N
Case XClio Windtunnel (I love it)
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Platinum
Power Supply OCZ gamerXStream 700W
#1
Here are some things I did prior to my system not getting into windows:

I uninstalled Gamestop Comrade (didn't even know what it was.)
I set my folder options to hide hidden system files.
I rearranged my desktop icons and removed plenty.
I installed Call of Duty 4 - World at War (which took FOREVER.)

Before going to bed I restarted, and it got into windows partially. The desktop didn't load up. So I went to my task manager to start the process explorer.exe. After that, task manager stopped responding. I was able to get another task manager window up but it too stopped responding. I pressed cntrl alt del and selected shut down but nothing happened, so I forced a restart with the case button.

Upon restart, after the XP loading screen the screen goes blank and nothing happens. When I attempt safe mode, it locks up after giveio.sys (normally the last file loaded when attempting safe mode) and nothing happens. I also tried "last known settings that worked."

Any ideas?
 

iStink

New Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
648 (0.19/day)
Likes
49
System Name The beast
Processor E6600@ 3.4
Motherboard P5W DH Deluxe
Cooling Tuniq Tower 120
Memory 3GB G.Sill DDR2-800
Video Card(s) 8800GT @ 700/975
Storage (1)80GB With XP, (1) 320GB storage
Display(s) 205BW & 710N
Case XClio Windtunnel (I love it)
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Platinum
Power Supply OCZ gamerXStream 700W
#2
OK update:

I shut the computer down entirely (instead of just hitting the restart button to get xp to start.) I then plugged in a usb drive and a wireless usb network adapter. THE SYSTEM HAS STARTED UP.

Now I have new questions: Is it safe to restart? Should I do anything to check the system for errors?
 

kiriakost

New Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2008
Messages
1,054 (0.32/day)
Likes
69
Location
Volos, Greece
System Name ATLAS
Processor Q6600 QUAD
Motherboard ASUS P5QC
Cooling ProlimaTech Armageddon
Memory HYPER-X KHX1600C8D3T1K2 /4GX PC3-12800 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 5770 VAPOR-X
Storage Raptors 73Gb - Raid1
Display(s) DELL U2311H
Case HEC Special moded ..
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Music + mods Audigy front Panel (full working)
Power Supply HIPER 4M780 PE 980W Peak
Software XP PRO SP3
#3
If there is a hardware issue as PSU damage , try to boot with less to minimum ram, and devices .

EDIT .. message prior
OK update:
Now check hard drive "scandisk" .
 

FordGT90Concept

"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Joined
Oct 13, 2008
Messages
20,922 (6.24/day)
Likes
10,023
Location
IA, USA
System Name BY-2015
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (4 x 4.00 GHz) w/ HT and Turbo on
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu
Memory 2 x Kingston HyperX DDR4-2133 8 GiB
Video Card(s) PowerColor PCS+ 390 8 GiB DVI + HDMI
Storage Crucial MX300 275 GB, Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster T240 24" LCD (1920x1200 HDMI) + Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" LCD (1440x900 DVI)
Case Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ USB 3.0 5.25" bay
Audio Device(s) Realtek Onboard, Micca OriGen+
Power Supply Enermax Platimax 850w
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei RAW
Keyboard Tesoro Excalibur
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Faster than the tortoise; slower than the hare.
#4
Overclocked...
 

iStink

New Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
648 (0.19/day)
Likes
49
System Name The beast
Processor E6600@ 3.4
Motherboard P5W DH Deluxe
Cooling Tuniq Tower 120
Memory 3GB G.Sill DDR2-800
Video Card(s) 8800GT @ 700/975
Storage (1)80GB With XP, (1) 320GB storage
Display(s) 205BW & 710N
Case XClio Windtunnel (I love it)
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Platinum
Power Supply OCZ gamerXStream 700W
#5
I used to run 3.6ghz at 1.5, and it passed dual orthos for over 24 hours. I brought it down to 3.4 but kept it at 1.5 (for peace of mind.) The tuniq tower 120 keeps it very cool. Max load never gets above 60.

When I went to bed I was running dual orthos and 6 hours later it was still going. I have about a 99% certainty it will still be going when I get home. My gut feeling says it's not hardware related, but shutting the computer down and letting it sit for a little while completely off makes me think perhaps its the hdd.

My second guess (if its not an old hdd failing) is the stuff I did with the desktop icons. At first I started moving some stuff around but realized I was moving thumbs.db and then creating copies. Perhaps there was some corruption here some how.

Either way it's up and running passing stress tests and scandisk reported no errors. Very odd.

I swear I was just thinking how happy i was with my configuration and how long it's gone being stable. I haven't reinstalled windows in over 4 years now and it still runs as snappy as day one with the diskeeper's auto defrag on (moves most used files to front of hdd)