Windows XP Blue Screen Question BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO
Posted on 2010-11-09
I have a Dell Laptop (couple years old) that has Windows XP Pro installed on it.
The Laptop is now doing a "Blue Screen" when started up.
The Laptop boots past BIOS into "Windows did not start successfully" screen with options:
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Last know config...
I have tried all above and they result in Blue screen.
The Blue Screen says:
** STOP: 0x00000074 (0x00000003, 0x00000002, 0x80087000, 0xc000014c)
What is the best way to fix this issue?
I could take out the hard drive and connect to USB to SATA harness to see Laptop HDD drive as a local drive and examine the boot files etc. but I am not sure what to look for and fix..
Also, I could put in a Windows XP Pro disk and do the repair option etc. but not sure how to do this method (what options to pick) etc.. I know there is a way to put in all the standard XP Pro boot files but do not know the best way and steps to do.
Other mehtod to fix etc..