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Reboot loop and stop: 0x00000024. Need help

It all started with a hangup while playing World of Warcraft.  Had to manually restart the computer.  When computer rebooted it brought up the "Windows did not start properly" screen with the options for safe mode and such.  I tried all the options, and the computer would just reboot and bring me back to that screen.  Next, I tried the f10 recovery console.  With this I get the:

stop: 0x00000024 (0x001902fa, 0xf7906638, 0xf70c5039)
ntfs.sys = address f70c5039 base at f709f000, datestamp 3d6de5c1

I next tried to boot with my windows xp cd.  It would load the windows setup,  went to the option screen with push enter to install windows xp and push r for recovery.  With both options it would go till it says starting windows on the bottom of the screen.  Then the stop error would occur.  I've tried several boot cd's from bootdisk.com.  Tried knoppix.  All would just do the reboot loop back to the windows did not start properly screen.  Tried using a second hard drive with no os to install windows on, and it does the same as the drive with windows on it.  I do not have a floppy drive, because my computer didn't come with one.  So those options are out the window.  Any and all help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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rindiCommented:
Although this error isn't typical of RAM problems, test your memory using memtest86+. This plus many other very usefull tools you can find on the UBCD.

http://ultimatebootcd.com

Also change the IDE cables, as the error points to a disk problem.
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okeefesfAuthor Commented:
Tried the memtest86 it just reboots the computer just like every other boot disk I try.  Going to go and get a new set of IDE cables soon.  Although I don't think that's the problem, because I had an extra IDE cable that I tried.  Still the same problem.
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rindiCommented:
Also try removing as much hardware which isn't needed from your PC. Just leave the CPU, 1 RAM module, the VGA and the CD Drive, and then try running memtest86+. Try it with the module in every memory slot, and try each module individually. If there are any errors, remove the bad module/don't use the bad slot. If memtest passes the test, add the other hardware one by one until the error reappears. If that doesn't help, also try a different powersupply.
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MereteCommented:
could be the video card if its an  external one like Nvidia or ATI..  take it out and boot only with onboard uninstall the other drivers for the external card they may have jumped ship with War Craft. :)
If that works then put your other video card back in reboot and re-install the drivers off its cd.
Or boot to advanced options choose start computer in vga mode> big desktop, uninstall the external card video drivers and re-install using the cd that came with card.

If you can get to safemode choose > safemode with networking <  r/click my computer properties advanced startup and recovery settings check your boot.ini if it has changed.

In safemode uninstall the drivers for the video card.

One thing concerns me did you start a windows setup?




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okeefesfAuthor Commented:
As soon as I have the time, I will try what rindi suggested.  As for the external video card, I tried doing all the different startup and boot disk options and still had the same problem, with the external card removed.  I have tried to start windows setup, but the stop error comes up before I can get to the screen to pick which drive to install windows on.  I just hope that it doesn't boil down to my motherboard or cpu being the cause for all these problems, because that will be quite expensive to replacel.  I hope it ends up being one of my memory modules.  Thanks for the suggestions so far.  Hopefully one of them will fix my computer.
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MereteCommented:
okeefesf  can you boot to safemode with networking?  tap f8 continously when you first start to boot?

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okeefesfAuthor Commented:
well it works now.  Thanks to all for the tips.  It turned out to be one of my ram modules.  Thanks a lot Rindi, you are a lifesaver.
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rindiCommented:
your welcome
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