XP 0x00000050 Stop error, hardware and disk okay, stuck now after Windows repair/upgrade fails with the same STOP code
Posted on 2008-11-02
Machine is booting to a STOP error:
Stop: 0x00000050 (0x878f9000,0x00000000,0xf7d1d958,0x00000000)
I tried a few restore points but they did not work. I have run full disk checks and hardware diags and all seems well. I tried the disk in another like machine and get the same so presume it is some kind of software issue but I cannot nail it. I tried to do an in-place upgrade but after the initial install phase it stops after the reboot with the same error.
Now I cannot get into Safe Mode as it states Setup cannot be run in SafeMode so I am now in a loop and cannot break the cycle. I have noticed that the first digits in the brackets change after the 0x878f and I have seen 0x878f9000 and 0x878f2000 so presume the 0x878f is the important indicator but I do not know what this is.
I would appreciate any help with this to save a rebuild although I have probably spent more time on this than a rebuild would have taken x 10!
Machine is question is a Dell Lattitude D600, 1.5Ghz Pentium M, 1Gb RAM, 32Mb ATI Radeon running Windows XP SP3 which was up to date on patches (issue may have occured past the emergency patch issued by MS last week but restore points have gone back past that point)
Thanks in advance for any advice.