Pc Wont Boot (auto Restart)

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Jimma, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Jimma

    Jimma Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Last night I was listening to music and just talking on aim. All of a sudden a blue screen appears saying DUMPING PHYSICAL MEMORY. It auto restarted itself. Now whenever I try to boot normally it gets to the window logo (the first one with the repeating progress bar) and it stays on that for 20 seconds and just flashes a blue screen with some text and restarts. when I try to boot in safe mode I get a UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE error. I tried windows recovery and HP recovery but both just restart. I was wondering on how to solve this. All my files are still safe (i used a linux live cd to make sure they were) but I would like to use XP again. I am using a prebuilt computer so I do not own a copy of windows. To reformat would mean I would lose the OS or whatever. Is there any suggestions?
     
  2. Hadouken

    Hadouken Well-Known Member

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    5,273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Last time that happened to me, it winded up being a damaged parition. I just reinstalled windows and it was working again.
     
  3. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

    Posts:
    8,054
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    remove every part from the sytem asside form the bare min(1 stick of RAM, 1 harddrive, baord, CPU heatsinks/fans/cooling). Then start swapping to see if it's a hardware issue.

    also try running live CD and run hardware tests from that.

    or it could be a corrupt OS as mentioned. I've corrupted OSes before. No big deal pop in a CD press enter etc/ DONE.


    also can you get in in via safe mode? could be a corrupt driver.
     
  4. Last Defias

    Last Defias Well-Known Member

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2007
    Location:
    Seoul, South Korea
    Happened to me before.
    Re-formatted and worked like a treat.

    But I suggest doing what xlink has said first.
     
  5. VenomousDuck

    VenomousDuck Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    391
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    I've found this error before. It ended up being bad sectors in the hard drive and you need the windows CD and run ckdisk. But if it's HP you don't have it, like me.. just the recovery disks. I'm not saying thats the problem with yours tho.. I've also found this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185 Thats the only think I can suggest other than xlinks advice.
     
  6. Jimma

    Jimma Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    thanks for all the help. I cant boot in safe mode. I was wondeirng where I would get a recovery disk (as in are they free to download) or will I have to call HP for the disc or buy the os =/
     
  7. VenomousDuck

    VenomousDuck Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    391
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    Well, I think HP charges you for them. My pc gets a pop up every now and then asking to create a recovery disk. I think you might have to buy them if you have that big of an error. But HP usually has a partition in the hard drive which saves the data. Mine is labled D: drive. You can do a recovery from that partiton. Just unplug all devices such as printer ect. Except your mouse, keyboard and monitor of course. When you get the HP blue welcome screen tap F10 a few times. Go to start>all programs>HP tools> HP PC system recovery. Then just follow the on screen instructions. And it will take quite awhile to restart. Well thats if you can even boot that far. Here is the website address with the HP Instuctions for getting Recovery Disks. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...ocname=bph07143
     
  8. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

    Posts:
    8,054
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    check if you have a recovery partition.
     
  9. -=DaRKSTaR=-

    -=DaRKSTaR=- Senior Member

    Age:
    35
    Posts:
    3,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Location:
    England, UK
    hm weird my home PC got the same thing and my bro was calling me whilst i was at uni about this problem

    I ran safe mode tried restore..no idea why i did that lolzz now when restart no blue screen comes up but restarts just before it hits the WinXP logo - Cant format since i aint got winxp CD on me so i guess no PC for my bro for a week :D which is a good thing
     

Share This Page