0x0000008E STOP MESSAGE - More Info
Posted: 07-13-2003, 06:04 PM
As per my previous posts I cannot boot up into Safe Mode
or Safe Mode with Networking.
Just now I found I CAN boot into Safe Mode with Command
Prompt. This may be usefull... I was able to run
regedt32. However I then thought of running MMC for
further log information and I got the usual 0x0000008E
I tried again Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking.
And either clicking Yes or No to Use or not use System
Restore and it crashes.
My hypothesis? Corrupted/Broken/Something with the
explorer.exe. Since this is the major component loaded at
startup in normal mode and the only major missing
component from Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
And if I'm not mistaken that's the process which manages
paging file... which could be greatly affected by a
Ok so this is all speculation. Can someone help me out?
Also I'm wondering if I can run SFV from Safe Mode with
Command Promt? Maybe? If so what tags should I append to
the command line?
Thanks everyone in advance for all your help!
>My computer was running ok. But I did have an extra 1GB
>of DDR RAM on the shelf. So I figured I'd install it.
>After I did, I booted up and everything went through
>no problem. It loaded Windows XP no problem. And I gotentered
>the welcome screen. I chose my user as normal and
>my password. Then I got 0x0000008E STOP MESSAGE.or
>I rebooted, and instead this time when I logged in I got
>an error saying "A problem is preventing windows from
>accurately checking the license for this computer.". And
>no option to correct it. Reboot again and let chkdsk go
>through. Now we're back to the STOP message.
>I hopped on the MS knowledgebase through another PC and
>found out that error means either 1) Faulty RAM module
>2) RAM Configuration incompatible with Windows XP.dimm
>I said OK... I tried switching the 2 modules in diff
>slots. I tried going down to 1x 512MB module. Testedboth
>modules. And since I was getting no results I deviced tono
>go back to my original RAM configuration. SAME problem.
>Again same, switch modules, try one by one routing. To
>So I gave up. But I still need some of the information
>that disk and I can't get it using this windowsevery
>So here I am trying to install Windows XP. I've tried
>booting up, selecting repair existing, booting up, new
>install (same path) and new install (new path). And
>time... no matter how many times I repeat those steps I
>always end up getting "Setup has made changes to your
>drive, please reboot". And sometimes Setup tries to be
>original and throws in a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT Stop Message.
>Which according to what I could find is a Win2000 error,
>Please help. I'm at a loss here...