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Errors on Boot - Recovering Files

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Errors on Boot - Recovering Files

BorgInva
I rebooted my PC after getting some "out of memory" errors. Upon boot, all the PC wants to do is scroll and scroll "recovering orphaned file xxxxxxxxxxx". I rebooted as it was taking forever (I hope I lost nothing valuable). I tried to boot into SAFE MODE but I get BSOD telling me "image url.dll is corrupted". The same thing when I bypass the chkdsk XP wants to do on normal boot. I tried to boot into Recovery Console on the CD, but I get the same BSOD.

I can not enter Recovery Console or any of the Safe Modes due to this url.dll error.

Any way to boot back up?

Thank you.
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    BorgInva

    I need help....
    I want to be able to at least know my personal data is good. My last backup was months ago and I have many new home videos added.
    :-(

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    jamesatmaisonverre

    It sounds like a faulty ram module.Remove one module at a time and boot from one ram module.Whichever one causes the bsod is the faulty module.

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    BorgInva

    I do have 2 1G DDRs in there. One I just bought last month. I will try your suggesstion shortly.

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    jamesatmaisonverre

    also make sure that they have the same operating speed eg:pc400

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    BorgInva

    Kingston 1024MB PC4200 533Mhz DDR2 Memory

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    jamesatmaisonverre

    Are you sure your motherboard has compatability for 2gb?.Try with one ram module

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    BorgInva

    This board can go up to 4G, and I have tried using each of the 1G RAMs by itself.

    It has been running 1G for almost 2 years. I stuck the 2nd RAM in last month and all has been fine until yesterday's reboot.

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    BorgInva

    Last night I did use a bootable disk of Memtest86 and after 7 passes of steps 1-8, there were no errors.

    http://www.memtest86.com/

    I will be playing with the RAM soon.

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    BorgInva

    Did not help. I tried putting each RAM in the main slot by itself. Still BSOD into url.dll error. Plus, hard drive power shuts down each time it bombs.

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    MomtoJustin

    How about just reinstalling the OS over what you all ready have?

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    BorgInva

    The PC will boot off (using the main 400G drive) the CD (XP SP2). However, when the setup screen gets to "preparing to run Windows" message to get ready and give the options to install or repair (recovery console), I get that stop 0x0000007b
    error mentioned before.

    Using the 100G drive, it prompts me to install or repair as it normally would.

    So for some reason, even the XP CD can not continue to do anything for my 400G drive. No reinstall, no repair, no SAFE MODE, no recovery console.

    At this time, I am still running diags on the drives using the Ultimate Boot CD.

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    BorgInva

    Using that Ultimate Boot CD, I was able to copy url.dll from the \system32\dllcache\ folder into \system32\ and the PC booted, more or less, normally. Then I used the CD again into its main meny, and ran48h of diagnostics on the hard drive (no problems detected) and memory (no problems detected).

    So I can boot into my PC but it seems that anything that was running at the time or the crash, is corrupted. Firefox, my network connections, Outlook, etc. I have been able to boot to do a backup on all current data. Converting mail from another PC into Thunderbird. Just running all my operations from my laptop now. I did a repair but it helped nothing. I am looking at a reload, but at least I got my data.

    Still no idea why it crashed the way it did. Everything was working and then stopped. Nothing would close, even with "end task". I was forced to power off after 15m of trying and that is when it all started.

    Windows, so fragile.

    I am going to continue running diagnostics through the weekend on the drive, RAM, and everything else I can with that Ultimate CD and any other utilities I can get working. Then I will reload.

    I recommend that Ultimate Boot website I mentioned before to everyone. It helped me get my data by burring it with the software it provided.

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    BorgInva

    Using my laptop, I made an ActiveNTFS boot CD. I am able to see the contents of my stuff and everything is still there, thankfully.

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    BorgInva

    When I try to boot off the XP CD, once it gets to "start Windows" to give me the option to setup or run recovery console, I get error (this is on my 400G SATA drive that I am having problems with):
    stop 0x0000007b

    I did some looking up and it refers to bad drive or bad files.

    I can not run a chkdsk /f /r because I can not get into any of the SAFE MODES, so no command prompt.

    Plus no recovery console since it will not boot off CD.

    Now I put in another drive (100G IDE) and the CD will setup Windows on it. I figure if I set Windows on that, if I can find a way to make my SATA drive a slave (no idea how yet), then I can retrieve my data again.

    Worse comes to worse I have to reload all programs and drivers on this 100G, and use the 400G as the data drive for now.

    I would prefer to fix the current 400G drive so I do not have to bother with driver reloads, etc.

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    BorgInva

    Is there a way to make a XP boot CD (my laptop only has a CD/DVD burner, no floppy) that I can forcefully do a CHKDSK /f /r so it can be done? Want to see if that will help because it has not done one on its own since it did all those recoveries.

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    BorgInva

    I have been wanting to try this CD for years. Not I am giving it a go. Maybe it can help me fix my boot issue?

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    jamesatmaisonverre

    How did you get on with the single ram boot?

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    BorgInva

    Same results using each chip on its own as when they are together. Machine still stops at url.dll BSOD. CD still fails with the STOP error I mentioned somewhere above.

    Memtest86, as far as I know, found no errors in several passes in 4h last night. I will see what the Ultimate Boot CD has for memory tests as well later. Right now, I am using it to test my hard drive sectors.

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    Eh?

    mikeadams1137

    edited~

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    BorgInva

    What?

    :-)

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    BorgInva

    Using that Ultimate Boot CD, I was able to copy url.dll from the \system32\dllcache\ folder into \system32\ and the PC booted, more or less, normally. Then I used the CD again into its main meny, and ran48h of diagnostics on the hard drive (no problems detected) and memory (no problems detected).

    So I can boot into my PC but it seems that anything that was running at the time or the crash, is corrupted. Firefox, my network connections, Outlook, etc. I have been able to boot to do a backup on all current data. Converting mail from another PC into Thunderbird. Just running all my operations from my laptop now. I did a repair but it helped nothing. I am looking at a reload, but at least I got my data.

    Still no idea why it crashed the way it did. Everything was working and then stopped. Nothing would close, even with "end task". I was forced to power off after 15m of trying and that is when it all started.

    Windows, so fragile.

    I am going to continue running diagnostics through the weekend on the drive, RAM, and everything else I can with that Ultimate CD and any other utilities I can get working. Then I will reload.

    I recommend that Ultimate Boot website I mentioned before to everyone. It helped me get my data by burring it with the software it provided.

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    erickrange

    there are instruction guide on your winxp original cd

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    BorgInva

    I need help....
    I want to be able to at least know my personal data is good. My last backup was months ago and I have many new home videos added.
    :-(

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    jamesatmaisonverre

    It sounds like a faulty ram module.Remove one module at a time and boot from one ram module.Whichever one causes the bsod is the faulty module.

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    RAM

    BorgInva

    I do have 2 1G DDRs in there. One I just bought last month. I will try your suggesstion shortly.

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    jamesatmaisonverre

    also make sure that they have the same operating speed eg:pc400

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    BorgInva

    Kingston 1024MB PC4200 533Mhz DDR2 Memory

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    jamesatmaisonverre

    Are you sure your motherboard has compatability for 2gb?.Try with one ram module

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    BorgInva

    This board can go up to 4G, and I have tried using each of the 1G RAMs by itself.

    It has been running 1G for almost 2 years. I stuck the 2nd RAM in last month and all has been fine until yesterday's reboot.

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    BorgInva

    Last night I did use a bootable disk of Memtest86 and after 7 passes of steps 1-8, there were no errors.

    http://www.memtest86.com/

    I will be playing with the RAM soon.

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    BorgInva

    Did not help. I tried putting each RAM in the main slot by itself. Still BSOD into url.dll error. Plus, hard drive power shuts down each time it bombs.

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    MomtoJustin

    How about just reinstalling the OS over what you all ready have?

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    BorgInva

    The PC will boot off (using the main 400G drive) the CD (XP SP2). However, when the setup screen gets to "preparing to run Windows" message to get ready and give the options to install or repair (recovery console), I get that stop 0x0000007b
    error mentioned before.

    Using the 100G drive, it prompts me to install or repair as it normally would.

    So for some reason, even the XP CD can not continue to do anything for my 400G drive. No reinstall, no repair, no SAFE MODE, no recovery console.

    At this time, I am still running diags on the drives using the Ultimate Boot CD.

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    BorgInva

    Using that Ultimate Boot CD, I was able to copy url.dll from the \system32\dllcache\ folder into \system32\ and the PC booted, more or less, normally. Then I used the CD again into its main meny, and ran48h of diagnostics on the hard drive (no problems detected) and memory (no problems detected).

    So I can boot into my PC but it seems that anything that was running at the time or the crash, is corrupted. Firefox, my network connections, Outlook, etc. I have been able to boot to do a backup on all current data. Converting mail from another PC into Thunderbird. Just running all my operations from my laptop now. I did a repair but it helped nothing. I am looking at a reload, but at least I got my data.

    Still no idea why it crashed the way it did. Everything was working and then stopped. Nothing would close, even with "end task". I was forced to power off after 15m of trying and that is when it all started.

    Windows, so fragile.

    I am going to continue running diagnostics through the weekend on the drive, RAM, and everything else I can with that Ultimate CD and any other utilities I can get working. Then I will reload.

    I recommend that Ultimate Boot website I mentioned before to everyone. It helped me get my data by burring it with the software it provided.

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    BorgInva

    Using my laptop, I made an ActiveNTFS boot CD. I am able to see the contents of my stuff and everything is still there, thankfully.

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    BorgInva

    When I try to boot off the XP CD, once it gets to "start Windows" to give me the option to setup or run recovery console, I get error (this is on my 400G SATA drive that I am having problems with):
    stop 0x0000007b

    I did some looking up and it refers to bad drive or bad files.

    I can not run a chkdsk /f /r because I can not get into any of the SAFE MODES, so no command prompt.

    Plus no recovery console since it will not boot off CD.

    Now I put in another drive (100G IDE) and the CD will setup Windows on it. I figure if I set Windows on that, if I can find a way to make my SATA drive a slave (no idea how yet), then I can retrieve my data again.

    Worse comes to worse I have to reload all programs and drivers on this 100G, and use the 400G as the data drive for now.

    I would prefer to fix the current 400G drive so I do not have to bother with driver reloads, etc.

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    BorgInva

    Is there a way to make a XP boot CD (my laptop only has a CD/DVD burner, no floppy) that I can forcefully do a CHKDSK /f /r so it can be done? Want to see if that will help because it has not done one on its own since it did all those recoveries.

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    BorgInva

    I have been wanting to try this CD for years. Not I am giving it a go. Maybe it can help me fix my boot issue?

    +
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    ram

    jamesatmaisonverre

    How did you get on with the single ram boot?

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    BorgInva

    Same results using each chip on its own as when they are together. Machine still stops at url.dll BSOD. CD still fails with the STOP error I mentioned somewhere above.

    Memtest86, as far as I know, found no errors in several passes in 4h last night. I will see what the Ultimate Boot CD has for memory tests as well later. Right now, I am using it to test my hard drive sectors.

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    Eh?

    mikeadams1137

    edited~

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    BorgInva

    What?

    :-)

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    BorgInva

    Using that Ultimate Boot CD, I was able to copy url.dll from the \system32\dllcache\ folder into \system32\ and the PC booted, more or less, normally. Then I used the CD again into its main meny, and ran48h of diagnostics on the hard drive (no problems detected) and memory (no problems detected).

    So I can boot into my PC but it seems that anything that was running at the time or the crash, is corrupted. Firefox, my network connections, Outlook, etc. I have been able to boot to do a backup on all current data. Converting mail from another PC into Thunderbird. Just running all my operations from my laptop now. I did a repair but it helped nothing. I am looking at a reload, but at least I got my data.

    Still no idea why it crashed the way it did. Everything was working and then stopped. Nothing would close, even with "end task". I was forced to power off after 15m of trying and that is when it all started.

    Windows, so fragile.

    I am going to continue running diagnostics through the weekend on the drive, RAM, and everything else I can with that Ultimate CD and any other utilities I can get working. Then I will reload.

    I recommend that Ultimate Boot website I mentioned before to everyone. It helped me get my data by burring it with the software it provided.

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    erickrange

    there are instruction guide on your winxp original cd