Error 0x00000051 at startup


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Guest

I have WinXP that has recently been installed on my system, no new hardware
changes have happened since the install.
I was working on a media project when the OS blue-screened and restarted.
During the restart, I had another blue screen with the error code 0x00000051
followed by others in ( ) that seem to change. This happens every time I try
to restart the OS including Safe Mode, Previous known working setup, AND when
I put the WinXP install disk and attempt a repair.
I have the OS I am using now installed on the same system, so I can access
the other drive and folders to repair anything if needed, but there has been
nothing I can do to fix this problem. This also leads me to believe that
there is not a hardware problem, since this is using the exact same hardware
and drivers.

What can I do? I see other people with this problem who seem to have not
found a solution.
 
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Guest

You mentioned "This happens every time I try to restart the OS including
Safe Mode, Previous known working setup, AND when I put the WinXP install
disk and attempt a repair."

I wouldn't think you would get error mesaage when booting directly from XP CD.
Are you booting with the CD?

The Windows Setup should run and prompt you to press "enter" to install
Windows or to press "R" to repair windows using recovery console. Choose
Install Windows ie press enter

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 
G

Gerry Cornell

You are posting incomplete details of the Stop message!

I suggest you Disable automatic restart on system failure. This should
help by allowing time to write down the STOP code properly. Right click
on the My Computer icon on the Desktop and select Properties, Advanced,
StartUp and Recovery, System Failure and uncheck box before
Automatically Restart.

There will also be Error Reports in Event Viewer. Please post copies.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Administrative Tools,
Event Viewer. When researching the meaning of the error, information
regarding Event
ID, Source and Description are important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308427&Product=winxp

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button
resembling two pages. Double click the button and close Event Viewer.
Now start your
message (email) and do a paste into the body of the message. This will
paste the
info from the Event Viewer Error Report complete with links into the
message. Make
sure this is the first paste after exiting from Event Viewer.

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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G

Guest

It does happen every time I try to boot up.

I have booted from the XP disk itself, and it does get to the point where I
can install a new instance of Windows, or repair. When I choose repair, it
fails. I can't remember exactly what the message is then, but if you think
it will help, I can try it again and pay more attention to that.
 
G

Guest

I've looked through the Event Logs and I don't see anything that looks like
the problem I'm having except this:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 11/08/2005
Time: 9:05:57 PM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: COURTNEY-COMP
Description:
DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled
or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to
start the service BITS with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Like I said, the codes after the 0x00000051 keep changing. I took some
pictures of my screen a couple times:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Belonker/51108003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Belonker/51108002.jpg
I've searched for some of those error codes, and nothing comes up.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Gerry Cornell

For the Stop Errors I would test the memory. How many sticks of memory
are installed? You could try removing all and reintroducing one by one.

Otherwise download and test
http://www.memtest.org/

The other cause could be a driver. Look at their status ( yellow
questionmarks ) in Device Manager -right click My Computer icon and
select Properties,Hardware, Device Manager.

Please let us know how you get on.

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Guest

The memory is fine, but to answer your question, there are two 256MB sticks.
There are no hardware problems that I can see. This computer has two
instances of XP on two different physical drives. Right now, I am using the
first instance of XP (on my C: drive), while I can not get the second (drive
labeled K: recently installed a month ago) to boot at all. I can go to the
drive that holds the second instance of XP just fine, but I don't know a way
to get into the system and troubleshoot it without being able to boot it up.
So it might be a driver somewhere, but how can I check that or fix it if I
can't get it to boot up?
 
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Gerry Cornell

Enter Windows Explorer and search My Computer for "boot.ini", Right
click to open the file using Notepad. Place the cursor in the file
taking extreme care not to alter anything. Select Edit, Select All and
then select Edit, Copy. Close the boot ini file. Paste into a further
message here.

You have mentioned two drives. Can you please provide a list of all
drives / partitions with descriptions.
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Gerry Cornell

Oh I should have asked another question. Why do you have two copy of
Windows XP on your hard disk and how did they come to be there?


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Here is the boot.ini that is on the C: drive:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(4)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(4)partition(1)\WINDOWS="This One" /noexecute=optin
/fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Not This One" /fastdetect
/NoExecute=OptIn

As for the drives, I have:
C: which is the original drive I've had for years which was originally Win98
D: Drive used to install most programs - also old
CD/DVD drives
G: Used for storage only
I: Used for storage only
K: New SATA drive used to replace old C: drive.


To answer your other question, I have two copies of XP on this computer
because I my C: drive is becoming too full and I had other people use that OS
for all sorts of I don't know what, and every type of utility I use to fix it
doesn't help. It was originally Win98 that I upgraded to XP. I wanted a
fresh install of XP that I've been hearing is so much faster than an upgrade.
I installed the second instance of XP because I basically just wanted to
move over to that one, not run both. I didn't want to wipe everything out in
the process.
 
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Guest

Also, the boot.ini seems to be working as far as I can tell. I do get the
menu to choose the OS, and when I choose the K: OS, it then goes to my
hardware profile menu which will then go to the "Safe Mode/Start Window's
Normally" menu that normally doesn't happen. That's when the blue screen
appears.
 
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