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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rc, May 19, 2010.

  1. rc

    rc Flightless Bird

    Hello group,

    Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it will
    perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this point any
    attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk check runs ok but
    occassionally it will mention something close to: " The size of the
    \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not valid." Help. I
    don't know how to proceed. Thanks.

    --
    "If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions"
    - Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction
     
  2. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    On 05/19/2010 04:45 PM, rc wrote:
    > Hello group,
    >
    > Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it will
    > perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this point any
    > attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk check runs ok but
    > occassionally it will mention something close to: " The size of the
    > \documents& settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not valid." Help. I
    > don't know how to proceed. Thanks.
    >




    start out running a RAM test

    also the mfg's harddrive diagnostic
     
  3. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    rc wrote on 20/05/2010 :
    > Hello group,
    >
    > Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it will
    > perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this point any
    > attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk check runs ok but
    > occassionally it will mention something close to: " The size of the
    > \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not valid." Help. I
    > don't know how to proceed. Thanks.


    XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310396
    http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q310/3/96.asp&NoWebContent=1
    Black Startup Screen Is Briefly Displayed, Computer Restarts Repeatedly
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314466&Product=winxp
    Access the Recovery Console and extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll
    file from the original WinXP CD
    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/wxprcons.htm
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html
    http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654
     
  4. rc

    rc Flightless Bird

    Thanks group for the infomative solutions. I believe the hard drive is
    trying to crash....oh no!! Its hanging up during beginning of boot process.
    Thanks again.
    "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ht1nda$8fa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > rc wrote on 20/05/2010 :
    >> Hello group,
    >>
    >> Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it
    >> will perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this
    >> point any attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk
    >> check runs ok but occassionally it will mention something close to: " The
    >> size of the \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not valid."
    >> Help. I don't know how to proceed. Thanks.

    >
    > XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310396
    > http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q310/3/96.asp&NoWebContent=1
    > Black Startup Screen Is Briefly Displayed, Computer Restarts Repeatedly
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314466&Product=winxp
    > Access the Recovery Console and extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll
    > file from the original WinXP CD
    > http://www.windowsnetworking.com/wxprcons.htm
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html
    > http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654
    >
    >
     
  5. Anon

    Anon Flightless Bird

    rc wrote:
    > Hello group,
    >
    > Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it will
    > perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this point any
    > attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk check runs ok but
    > occassionally it will mention something close to: " The size of the
    > \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not valid." Help. I
    > don't know how to proceed. Thanks.
    >

    Try getting into safe mode (F8 early and often). If it doesn't reboot
    from there, it will tell you something about what's happening, and also
    you can look around to see what you can find.

    If it does restart from safe mode, try to find a "Live" operating system
    CD, either linux or Windows. If it reboots from that, it's hardware.
     
  6. rc

    rc Flightless Bird

    Hello again,

    ok, so now I have installed new HDD WD Caviar PATA 320GB. Its recognized in
    BIOS. What's next? I keep getting hung at "verifying DMI data pool....."
    "rc" <rc@home> wrote in message
    news:-OlKtwKI%23KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks group for the infomative solutions. I believe the hard drive is
    > trying to crash....oh no!! Its hanging up during beginning of boot
    > process. Thanks again.
    > "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ht1nda$8fa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> rc wrote on 20/05/2010 :
    >>> Hello group,
    >>>
    >>> Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it
    >>> will perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this
    >>> point any attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk
    >>> check runs ok but occassionally it will mention something close to: "
    >>> The size of the \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not
    >>> valid." Help. I don't know how to proceed. Thanks.

    >>
    >> XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310396
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q310/3/96.asp&NoWebContent=1
    >> Black Startup Screen Is Briefly Displayed, Computer Restarts Repeatedly
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314466&Product=winxp
    >> Access the Recovery Console and extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll
    >> file from the original WinXP CD
    >> http://www.windowsnetworking.com/wxprcons.htm
    >> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html
    >> http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  7. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    on 25/05/2010, rc supposed :
    > Hello again,
    >
    > ok, so now I have installed new HDD WD Caviar PATA 320GB. Its recognized in
    > BIOS. What's next? I keep getting hung at "verifying DMI data pool....."
    > "rc" <rc@home> wrote in message
    > news:-OlKtwKI%23KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Thanks group for the infomative solutions. I believe the hard drive is
    >> trying to crash....oh no!! Its hanging up during beginning of boot
    >> process. Thanks again.
    >> "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ht1nda$8fa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> rc wrote on 20/05/2010 :
    >>>> Hello group,
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it
    >>>> will perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this
    >>>> point any attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk
    >>>> check runs ok but occassionally it will mention something close to: " The
    >>>> size of the \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not valid."
    >>>> Help. I don't know how to proceed. Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310396
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q310/3/96.asp&NoWebContent=1
    >>> Black Startup Screen Is Briefly Displayed, Computer Restarts Repeatedly
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314466&Product=winxp
    >>> Access the Recovery Console and extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll
    >>> file from the original WinXP CD
    >>> http://www.windowsnetworking.com/wxprcons.htm
    >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html
    >>> http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654
    >>>

    Here is a start.

    verifying dmi pool data hang

    http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&q=v...rifying+DMI+pool&gs_rfai=&fp=6bfef12aefe0ce81

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm
    http://www.duxcw.com/faq/computer/dmi.html
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000474.htm
    http://www.tippscout.de/pc-locks-up-at-verifying-dmi-pool-data_tipp_3011.html
     
  8. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    rc formulated on Tuesday :
    > Hello again,
    >
    > ok, so now I have installed new HDD WD Caviar PATA 320GB. Its recognized in
    > BIOS. What's next? I keep getting hung at "verifying DMI data pool....."
    > "rc" <rc@home> wrote in message
    > news:-OlKtwKI%23KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Thanks group for the infomative solutions. I believe the hard drive is
    >> trying to crash....oh no!! Its hanging up during beginning of boot
    >> process. Thanks again.
    >> "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ht1nda$8fa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> rc wrote on 20/05/2010 :
    >>>> Hello group,
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it
    >>>> will perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At this
    >>>> point any attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the disk
    >>>> check runs ok but occassionally it will mention something close to: " The
    >>>> size of the \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry is not valid."
    >>>> Help. I don't know how to proceed. Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310396
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q310/3/96.asp&NoWebContent=1
    >>> Black Startup Screen Is Briefly Displayed, Computer Restarts Repeatedly
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314466&Product=winxp
    >>> Access the Recovery Console and extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll
    >>> file from the original WinXP CD
    >>> http://www.windowsnetworking.com/wxprcons.htm
    >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html
    >>> http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654
    >>>

    Another thought, did you set the bios to boot from CD first?
     
  9. rc

    rc Flightless Bird

    I've attempted to boot using XP installation disk but only get to where it
    appears it is setting up window and then it will either hang there or I get
    the BSOD with the following at the bottom: stop: 0XC0000005,
    0X807E856E............ So I never actually get to the point where I can
    enter recovery console. This negates a lot of the possible fixes I've read
    about.




    "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:htf9rn$dkq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > rc formulated on Tuesday :
    >> Hello again,
    >>
    >> ok, so now I have installed new HDD WD Caviar PATA 320GB. Its recognized
    >> in BIOS. What's next? I keep getting hung at "verifying DMI data
    >> pool....."
    >> "rc" <rc@home> wrote in message
    >> news:-OlKtwKI%23KHA.1892@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Thanks group for the infomative solutions. I believe the hard drive is
    >>> trying to crash....oh no!! Its hanging up during beginning of boot
    >>> process. Thanks again.
    >>> "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:ht1nda$8fa$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> rc wrote on 20/05/2010 :
    >>>>> Hello group,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows XP machine keeps restarting/rebooting itself. Occasionally it
    >>>>> will perform disk check and then proceed to user login screen. At
    >>>>> this point any attempt to login begets another restart. Usually the
    >>>>> disk check runs ok but occassionally it will mention something close
    >>>>> to: " The size of the \documents & settings\Dee\ntuser.dat.Log entry
    >>>>> is not valid." Help. I don't know how to proceed. Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310396
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/q310/3/96.asp&NoWebContent=1
    >>>> Black Startup Screen Is Briefly Displayed, Computer Restarts Repeatedly
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314466&Product=winxp
    >>>> Access the Recovery Console and extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll
    >>>> file from the original WinXP CD
    >>>> http://www.windowsnetworking.com/wxprcons.htm
    >>>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial117.html
    >>>> http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=8658
    >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654
    >>>>

    > Another thought, did you set the bios to boot from CD first?
    >
    >
     
  10. jmatt

    jmatt Flightless Bird

    On May 26, 12:26 am, "rc" <rc@home> wrote:
    > I've attempted to boot using XP installation disk but only get to where it
    > appears it is setting up window and then it will either hang there or I get
    > the BSOD with the following at the bottom:  stop:  0XC0000005,
    > 0X807E856E............  So I never actually get to the point where I can
    > enter recovery console.  This negates a lot of the possible fixes I've read
    > about.


    Here is a start.

    0XC0000005

    http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sou...=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=8b6170e7f9e2a6d5

    http://www.updatexp.com/0xC0000005.html
     

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