Windows XP Home blue screen STOP: 0x00000050 error.

Here a good problem for a Windows Expert...

Actually the full error code is: STOP: 0x00000050 (0xC2FC0000,0x00000000,0x80807DE8,0x00000000), and I get the PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error too.
The PC is an older HP pavilion a700n with Windows XP Home.

---> I want to be able to fix this error so that all my files and (100 or so) programs are intact, ie  a bootable in Windows XP Home, as before.<---

-I get the same error (blue screen, maybe different secondary codes, I wasn't watching) in Safe Mode.

-I get a reboot(!) when trying to do (both kinds of) Repairs by booting from the Windows install disk, so both CHKDSK /F and system Restore is out.

-This is good: ANY Windows PC with this drive hooked up as either a physical Slave or through a USB port -  REBOOTS that PC.

-Fortunately, the USB external trick above works on my PowerMac and I am was able to get all my DATA saved. But I really want my drive to be bootable into Windows again. I know everyone is saying just re-install the O/S, but many programs will be hard to track down now. (PC is 5 years old).

-There is nothing wrong with the (formerly bootable) hard drive because the drive I am using is a Clone of the Source drive by using a Deepspar Imager, and zero physical errors were reported on the Source.

-Finally, Linux,(Kubuntu) reports consistency errors and NTFS repair fails but reports (very similar to) the following:

Checking for bad sectors ...
Checking filesystem consistency ...
Accounting clusters ...
Cluster accounting failed at 135593 (0x211a9): missing cluster in $Bitmap
Cluster accounting failed at 135594 (0x211aa): missing cluster in $Bitmap
---snip---------
Cluster accounting failed at 5921649 (0x5a5b71): extra cluster in $Bitmap
Filesystem check failed! Totally 32 cluster accounting mismatches.
ERROR: NTFS is inconsistent. Run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot it TWICE!
The usage of the /f parameter is very IMPORTANT! No modification was
and will be made to NTFS by this software until it gets repaired.


What to do?

Thanks all in advance!

-Andrew
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Oyster55Asked:
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DanielSVCommented:
Try another RAM-chip, of you have it available.
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webbster20Commented:
The hex codes were not the same, it is likely not RAM related. He stated he attempted to use it on a different machine and it reports inconsistent.

Try using a newer version of Windows or boot into Windows recovery console, address the disk and run a chkdsk like this.

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webbster20Commented:
I guess I read too quickly also, you get BSOD From system restore... Interesting.
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acl-puzzCommented:
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webbster20Commented:
Corrupted registry from a corrupt NTFS box?

That wouldn't explain why it freezes during attempts to repair when the registry is not loaded at all. Windows doesn't scan for registry entries in external drives unless it is the system partition.
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Oyster55Author Commented:
DanielSV: No, it's not ram, the reboot happens on 7 different PCs. But just to humour you, I tried different RAM on the original HP, and the blue-screen is still there.

acl-puzz/webbster20:  Thanks for your input, but I cannot run the Windows install disk (I have SP3 version) as this reboots the PC when you attempt to enter the Console.



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webbster20Commented:
Have you tried to insert the disk after booting into recovery console?
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Oyster55Author Commented:
webbster20: Please elaborate. Are you saying boot into R.C. with no hard drive, then connect it?
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Oyster55Author Commented:
Here are screenshots under Linux that may shed some light (see attachments)
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Quill-2.png
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webbster20Commented:
Si senor. It may not work/may not be able to read the disk, but it also may work. I've never tried it.
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webbster20Commented:
Curiousity question: When you insert the drive into a Win box/connect it to a winbox (terminology aside) does it read that it's a data drive or does it come back as an unformatted volume?

If you're feeling froggy, we could maybe "delete" the volume and recover it...

I wonder if that'd work...

I also wonder if it could be done fast enough...

This is getting interesting.
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Oyster55Author Commented:
I don't know why Testdisk is reporting 240 heads/cylinder, especially these days when the CHS numbers are just a logical-to-physical mapping.
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Oyster55Author Commented:
webbster20: When this (logically fracked) drive is connect to any Winbox via USB (whether already booted or during bootup), when the O/S starts to determine the device plugged in, BOOM! instant reboot or Blue Screen. interesting you say...
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webbster20Commented:
Yes, interesting. So we can't delete the volume and recover it, it disappears too fast. If we could knock it out of it's format we could then treat it as a corrupt FAT/volume and chkdsk without fix, fix the errors and booya...

But no.
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Oyster55Author Commented:
Just for completeness, the Winternals boot CD also crashes during loading.

I wonder if there are any other boot CDs out there that can try repair the broken Bits.
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acl-puzzCommented:
do you hear any sound from hard drive sometime when hard drive is corrupt or going to be corrupt they are not able to load files we shold look in all possible causes
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Oyster55Author Commented:
FIXED!! I almost can't believe it. I used Spotmau 2010 BootCare CD to start the PC.
-no blue screen or reboot!
They have a menu driven repair. Basically i was able to use it to rewrite the MFT.
Upon rebooting, Windows found problems (i.e., CHKDSK was tripped). Upon repairing
some lost clusters, Viola! I am back! Now for a backup image safe-keeper...

link: http://www.spotmau.com/products/package/full.htm

I am a believer in this product now (it's 1.2 price currently..)

Thanks all!

-Andrew
http://www.spotmau.com/products/package/full.htm

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webbster20Commented:
Nice.

I was going to recommend a certain boot CD, but it's frowned  upon here, apparently.

Nice to know it's working now.
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Oyster55Author Commented:
I solved this myself, but by bouncing off webbster20 I realized that I needed to find a non-Windows way to boot and fix my boot drive. I found the solution to be Spotmau
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Oyster55Author Commented:
Do tell. I'd like to know what you were going to recommend. If not that sounds like a DUMB rule.
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webbster20Commented:
And I don't know that it's a rule, but I've seen multiple ... Well

Whining?

posts about it.
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Oyster55Author Commented:
'nuff said, thanks, cya next time

-A
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Vee_ModCommented:
All -
In fact, we do have a rule about that certain CD - as should anyone with an ounce of integrity.
It contains pirated (stolen) applications and we do not allow any reference to it on our forum.

webbster20 - please understand clearly that posting that name is not tolerated here (comment deleted). EE is controlled by the laws of the State of California and abetting thievery is frowned upon by almost the entire legal staff.

 
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webbster20Commented:
My apologies. I meant no harm by it.
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