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B.S.O.D - Dell Dimension 9200 XP - SP3

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B.S.O.D - Dell Dimension 9200 XP - SP3

ga.solutions
Came home 3 nights ago to a computer with everybody's favorite.. the BSOD.

The stop error code says...

session3_initialization_failed

After speaking with my family if anyone had installed anything recently and heard the answer of NO.. I have tried many things to get this back up and going. All to no avail.

System Specs:
Dimension 9200
3GB Memory
2- 250GB hard drives Mirrored
1- 500GB hard drive (music files)

I have already tried the following..

disconnected the mirrored hard drive and the 500GB hard drive and tried to use the mirrored one to boot the system... FAILED

I've removed all of the memory ans tried each one seperately... FALIED

I've tried booting into all 3 safe-modes... FAILED


Everything I've tried as ended up with the B.S.O.D upon start up.

Anything I missed?? please help me on this one.. thanks!
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    OH Smeg

    We need to know that so we can help you.

    Col

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    ga.solutions

    Yes.. 0x0000006f is the code..

    all of the google searches I've tried have led me to dead ends

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    seanferd

    Have you disabled (at least temporarily) bott-sector virus protection in BIOS setup? Place the drive in another computer as a slave and scanned with AV or MBAM? Booted from a live utility CD and scanned (so you don't have to connect the drive to a different machine)?

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    stephen_raj

    Just try uninstall SP3 and reinstalling it.. it seems that this has caused due to the recent windows update on the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try "directory services restore mode" in the same F8 (advance boot menu). If this doesn't work either do a repair installation by installing the CD; choose Repair my computer instead of install now after booting from CD. If you are not concerned about the data then you can try a complete installation which is known as PC restore (taking your computer back to factory settings) which can be done without a CD and you can find this option in advance boot menu (F8)... If you do want the data that is on the computer try Parallel reinstallation you'll be able to find screen shots in google

    I hope this helps somewhat.

    Thanks for your time,
    Stephen D.

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    ga.solutions

    ok....

    First off Dell did not send a reformat cd with the system. It only has the reformat option built into it (ctrl+F11) the only problem with that is that it is a DESTRUCTIVE reformat. I realize that I can remove the 1 mirrored hard drive and and do that any way to restore the computer, but I have this feeling that the issue is hardware related and not OS related.

    Second... the only other idea I have is to grab my a master Xp cd that I have and try to do a repair install that way, but like I said previously... I doubt the issue is software and more like hardware related.

    Any other ideas??

    Thanks

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    OH Smeg

    Try using the Ultimate Boot CD to do some diagnostics here. It's available for free download here

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

    Just ignore the add on the page.

    Col

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    OH Smeg

    We need to know that so we can help you.

    Col

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    ga.solutions

    Yes.. 0x0000006f is the code..

    all of the google searches I've tried have led me to dead ends

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    seanferd

    Have you disabled (at least temporarily) bott-sector virus protection in BIOS setup? Place the drive in another computer as a slave and scanned with AV or MBAM? Booted from a live utility CD and scanned (so you don't have to connect the drive to a different machine)?

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    stephen_raj

    Just try uninstall SP3 and reinstalling it.. it seems that this has caused due to the recent windows update on the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try "directory services restore mode" in the same F8 (advance boot menu). If this doesn't work either do a repair installation by installing the CD; choose Repair my computer instead of install now after booting from CD. If you are not concerned about the data then you can try a complete installation which is known as PC restore (taking your computer back to factory settings) which can be done without a CD and you can find this option in advance boot menu (F8)... If you do want the data that is on the computer try Parallel reinstallation you'll be able to find screen shots in google

    I hope this helps somewhat.

    Thanks for your time,
    Stephen D.

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    ga.solutions

    ok....

    First off Dell did not send a reformat cd with the system. It only has the reformat option built into it (ctrl+F11) the only problem with that is that it is a DESTRUCTIVE reformat. I realize that I can remove the 1 mirrored hard drive and and do that any way to restore the computer, but I have this feeling that the issue is hardware related and not OS related.

    Second... the only other idea I have is to grab my a master Xp cd that I have and try to do a repair install that way, but like I said previously... I doubt the issue is software and more like hardware related.

    Any other ideas??

    Thanks

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    OH Smeg

    Try using the Ultimate Boot CD to do some diagnostics here. It's available for free download here

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

    Just ignore the add on the page.

    Col