Hi there....I am having an ENORMOUS problem at the moment....the other night I was using an application, a simple game, when my computer rebooted suddenly....its now in the throws of rebooting going to the Windows XP splash screen and then a quick blue screen with some words on it flashes on and off so fast that I cannot read the text....I put a windows disk in to try and reach the repair console....and it seems to work it says Examining disk config. then it says its examining the disk on 0 on bus 0 on atapi....or something very close to this and it won't stop....I let it sit for hours on end and the screen never changed....I have tried all safe mode options, last known good config, start windows normally and it still wont work at all....so basically I am stuck, I can't reformat it, I can't repair it....I thought about trying Fedora 10, and if that doesn't work....I suppose the only choice I have left is a new hard drive...which I am less than eager to shell out for. If anyone has an idea or suggestion I would really appreciate it.
Is there anyway to.....I suppose "manually" wipe the drive...say with a magnet or something...I am not too keen on doing that but if it would work I suppose I would give it a try.
I noticed the problem. What you may want to do is reboot the machine and continously tap the the F8 key until you get to your boot options screen. From here you can disable automatic restart on system failure. Now we can get the BSOD error (it is normally something like 0x00000000 or a similar format).
Once you can tell me the error, I can tell you what your options are.
All right, I don't know if this will help anyone else. Here's what I did. After buying a new hdd and reloading everything, a week later the same splash screen purgatory returned. So I went another direction. I switched in my old ram sticks. Magic. Like a brand new computer. Again I don't know if this will help anyone else, especially laptop users who can not so easily switch out components, but it may be a next to last resort for the desperate.
I had similar problems,playing games and pow the blue screen with bad_pool_caller. Swore alot,read through the forums and tried switching out the ram and taking the usb out of bios. Worked like a charm.
So far so good,if it happens repeatedly the comp will learn to swim.
I would suggest putting in your CD, chooring to install instead of going to the repair console, and then select repair from the second offering. This will do a repair installation and should resolve the issue provided it is related to a core Windows service (which it appears to be).
I think you get a boot sector virus. Your MBR might be corrupted. You should:
1) Take out your hard drive and make it as a slave or as external hard drive (You have to buy the hard disk casing).
2) Backup some of your important files that you need such as from your 'My Document.
3) Reformat your hard drive and make a partition for C:\ max 20Gb preferably for windows.
4) Put back your hard drive to THE PC or Laptop.
5) Reinstall windows using the bootable Windows cd.