Windows XP BSOD After installing NetFrameworks 1.1 - not sure what to do

Oct 30, 2009
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Hi guys;

I recently installed net frameworks 1.1 on my windows xp installation (SP2) and suffered a bsod roughly 20-30 minutes later.

I can't say for sure if thats what caused the bsod but it's the only change i've made in weeks.

I was not prompted for a required restart after installing so I continued on w/o concern. Short time later while ebaying i Blue screend, and have been unable to start windows in any form.

(Normally, Last known good config, safe mode (networking or command promt)

BSOD Error reads

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xB84C642c, 0xB84C6128, 0xB8338E3C)
*** sfsync02.sys - Address B8338E3C base at B8338000, DateStamp 41b03df9

i understand 024 indicates NTFS issue (or possibly failing harddisk)
not sure about the sfsync02.sys? read up something about starforce protection system for games, also mentions possible links to virius's/spyware/ or something of the like?

So far i've tried:

*Running system restore through recovery console using windows Xp disc
- backing up and copying system, software, sam, security, and default to
\windows\system32\config folder
*Running ckdsk on windows installation drive (c drive) standard, /p and /r
- NOTE : /p on first run found one error (i assume corrected it) but still bsod
*Setting bios to defaults (heard this may fix some issues.)

I have not tried:

*Via recovery console (xp disc) using fixmbr / fixboot as I am afraid of taking the wrong coarse of action and furthing hampering my repairing the issue.

Altho If I could make backups of the boot.ini or mbr files i'd give it a try.

Also, Would doing a repair of windows installation via xp disc work? i've heard it could corrupt/remove files/documents. I just want to save my pictures, vacation, family, friends, etc.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks much!

-a currently unlucky,
lucky dummy

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