Windows has recovered from a serious...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by MrBib2000, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. MrBib2000

    MrBib2000 Guest

    I get something along the line of "Windows has recovered from a serious system error..." with each power up and logon. The details are:

    C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini022502-01.dmp
    C:\DOCUME~1\me\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml

    Anyone know what this is all about?
     
  2. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Your best bet to solve that problem would be to backup all your data files, boot to the XP CD, reformat your hard drive and do a clean install of XP. If you still get that error after doing a clean install then I would think that you most likely have a compatibility problem.
     
  3. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    B4 you go with jw50s advice try this 1st....

    Reboot, hold F8 key until menu options appear, and pick
    "Last Known Good Configuration"

    This should load XP to a point before you started having problems, I've used it myself, its not like a system restore, as it doesnt unistall stuff, it just looks at some log or configuration file for a time when XP booted with NO errors.

    From the same menu is the Restore Point option too, so try either, a reinstall is a last..last..last resort!

    Stuy_b
     
  4. MrBib2000

    MrBib2000 Guest

    Found the answer. Thanks!

    I tried system restore. It does not work. I tried about 12 different restore dates. It went through the reboot and then said that the restore would not work.

    Anyways, Microsoft has posted a critical update to this problem (the error at boot-up, that is). I downloaded it and it solved the problem. Thanks for the input!
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    This irritated the hell out of me and did cause a reinstall once, I installed the recent patch tat would prevent me, but I guess the damage was already done... so...I have disabled error reporting altogether, here is how you can do it:

    - Control Panel
    - System
    - Advanced
    - Error reporting
    - Disable (leave checkbox clear too)

    That should stop it, but also if a program crashes anywhere else it will just dump you back to the desktop...
     
  6. stapler101

    stapler101 Guest

    I think micorsoft has a patch for this. Check windows update.
     
  7. ThorT

    ThorT Guest