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Start Serviwin. A memory test will scan for hard memory failures and intermittent errors, either of which could be causing your fastfat.sys blue screen of death. DO NOT hit ENTER yet! Compared with other software, Safe Mode fixer has been planned for this specific task, to restore the safe mode boot, which is good and honestly in my case did the job http://magicnewspaper.com/unable-to/unable-to-boot-please-help.html

At first this disk held only data, but now I *need* it to be my main system disk and C drive (for various reasons). Download the Windows MemTest86 USB image. The hard drive goes crazy for a few seconds, and then the system hangs.Safe mode and Previous known good config don't work either. There’s also extensive looping in that startup seeming XP had many errors and kept starting over again. - The second log labeled Service Pack 2 9 18 2007 20:24:39.375 I would

But you can still run it in Safe Mode. Recently I also found I could no longer boot into Safe Mode on my computer. I’m thinking the best first approach is removing SPTD and then Alcohol. In safe mode the system reboots just before entering the GUI mode.

If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice. Would prefer not to have to do it again.I slipstreamed the AHCI SATA drivers into the CD. Sep 16, 2007 #2 ThuG_PoeT TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20 i tried chkdsk but not scan disk,,,,should i try it now Sep 16, 2007 #3 Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: This step is your final option in trying to resolve your fastfat.sys issue.

Strangely, the XP install CD no longer offers the option to boot into recovery console, nor perform a repair install. Let's call this OLD_DRIVE_LETTER. Are any of the alcohol virtual stuff show up here? The hard drive goes crazy for a few seconds, and then the system hangs.(see attached screenshot).Safe mode and Previous known good config don't work either.

Microsoft Windows Vista Promotional Pack) you want to back up. It gets to the Safe Mode graphic ("Safe Mode" in the corners). Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - "I did not supply a SCSI driver during the original XP by R. Memtest86 will begin testing for memory corruption.

Unless, well, XP is that old so you know why SATA might not need those diskettes.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - blah blah blah by exekutive / January Even if windows can't see the files we have discovered here at the shop that we are usually able to get files off of Hard Drives that are even going bad Maybe something like "I don't know any other solution than this"?For there turned out to be a FAR better solution! Because of the importance of Fastfat.sys in the functionality of Microsoft Windows Vista Promotional Pack and other Windows functions, any corruption or damage to this file can create critical system errors

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion There are no crashes introduced by any other device or USB key/drive connected. Maybe it was a bad RAM stick. For some reason now when I enter the Safe Mode it starts loading normal but when it's time to enter the GUI display it reboots.

Step 7: Install All Available Windows Updates Microsoft is constantly updating and improving Windows system files that could be associated with fastfat.sys. Good luck. If Automatic means its always started during a normal system boot. Sep 20, 2007 #23 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 (this is #1 of 3 posts) I have a variety of info for you and some questions.

Have you ever tried uninstalling it cause seems to be long history of people with similar XP hang on startup problems where sptd.sys and Daemon tools were responsible. Step 1: Update Your PC Device Drivers It's highly likely that your Fastfat.sys blue screen errors are related to corrupt or outdated device drivers. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2007 9:00 PM PDT In reply to: Your brute-force solution was NOT necessary While I'm aware of a KB article about this, it didn't work

Strange that safe mode doesn't work.https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CnkBee-coKk/VLBRg2PmcyI/AAAAAAAAWe8/guM177XThjc/s800/boothang.jpgI wish that Windows had more debugging or log options.

Status gives you a current status of Stopped or Running. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Aug 10, 2005 #3 cobragt TS Rookie Hi All, I have a big problem. querydude, Aug 4, 2003 #1 Sponsor Elvandil Joined: Aug 1, 2003 Messages: 51,988 You should not get any Windows errors if you are really booting from the CD.

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A helpful utility to get a much better report on services and drivers then from XP tools. Well, if you do it you may find that approach works for awhile but the next day….. I have used it in and out more times since posting then all the times before put together.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you! then it hangs on NDIS.sys... New viruses are deleting on porpouse the Safe mode boot. I have to say I was hit by a rootkit virus, bagle.ge, and after that the problem could have started.

You really need to uninstall the entire driver to remove the .sys file along with all its bits and pieces still taking up system resources, getting in the way, and possibly everything ok. Dec 14, 2006 #5 ghassan99 TS Rookie tibor, I have the same exact problem...I can boot normally in XP SP2, but in safe mode its crashing. Caution: Unless you an advanced PC user, we DO NOT recommend editing the Windows registry manually.

Once in safe mode let the laptop start up as normal, take any media out of the CD/DVD Drive, & turn the laptop off and then re-start as normal & see Click Add or Remove Programs. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - was there before by exekutive / January 8, 2015 10:56 AM PST In reply to: Then the news is grim It did offer Windows XP Discussion in 'Windows' started by iamfrustrated, May 27, 2007.

You will be prompted with a permission dialog box. Forget #1 above. Through much trial and error I found that by unchecking Load System Services under MSconfig... When i started getting the problem i also thought the problem was from it so i deleted "sptd.sys" & "scsiport.sys" I'll attach the bootlog file it should inculde 3 booting attempts:

then it hangs on booting the Mup.sys...