Computer does not boot after installing Windows XP SPK3
Posted on 2008-06-23
one of my coworkers computers does not boot up after installing Windows XP SPK3. The computer was working fine before the install. The machine is a dell Optiplex GX 520 with 2.5GB of RAM and dual processor.
After installing the SPK3, the computer tries to boot up but after getting to the blue screen which shows the windows logo and the amount of memory it reboots again. I can't boot up on safe mode and I can't go into "last good known configuration". I removed the HD and I installed it as a slave into another computer (same model), the new computer recognized the new hard drive. After that, I set up the problematic HD as a master on the new computer and I can't boot up either. it brings me to the vicious circle again. While I went to F8, i disabled the option of "restart after a system failure" (i thought that this might fix my problem) but I got the following error" Page_Fault_In_nonpage_Area stop:0X0000000050".
Please help me, reformatting the hard drive is not an option at the moment.