Why does Windows XP keep booting and crashing?

Whenever I try to turn on my Windows XP computer, it runs for a few seconds through the booting process, shows the "blue screen of death" and crashes and tries to restart. I need the computer to work so what can I do to fix this?

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acidbass7 years ago
because windows sucks majorly
shadowninja31 (author)  acidbass7 years ago
Ha ha ha. Apple is worse.
no apple sucks to and maybe I should say that windows vista sucks xp is okay
james4 acidbass6 years ago
i say windows XD lol but xp is also a face
acidbass james46 years ago
okay
Right..... You'll have a hard time convincing us that...
Wow, another mature Linux or Apple user proudly displaying his or her inferiority complex
hey chill out
Ok. And you should stop with the immature commentary
dude everyone has their own opinions and mine is that vista sucks majorly and xp is ok and apple sucks to
Dude, it has nothing to do with the question. Dude. It simply shows your immaturity.
cat got your tongue tell you the truth I don't think you know what immature means and you lack of response probably means I am right
plus your over use of the word immature probably means that you are immature
then that means your immature for talking to an immature person now does is not?
james46 years ago
heres another thing that might helpWhen you install Windows XP, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

* When you restart your computer, you may be prompted to use the Last Known Good configuration. When you do so, your computer may stop responding (hang) during the restart, and each time you restart thereafter.
* You may be prompted to run ScanDisk. When you do so, your computer may stop responding (hang). If you do not run ScanDisk, your computer may start correctly. However you are prompted to run ScanDisk every time you start your computer, and if you do so, your computer may stop responding (hang).
* When you restart your computer, your computer may stop responding (hang).
* If you try to restart your computer in Safe mode, your computer may stop responding (hang) when Windows XP tries to load the Agp440.sys service thats another thing
james46 years ago
eather your computer is broken or u have a virus i googled it 4 u arent i nice any ways i clicked on a thing that was about a guy who is a pro at computers and it said this: XP keeps crashing on start up, stop 0X0000007E OXCOOOOOO5, OX8050BCOA,
OXF7A66A50, 6XF7A6674C, I have tried 2 different video cards, it will not
boot all the way in safe mode. Goes to XP loading page, then to logon page,
then crashes, and does a memory dump. can you help me in this matter. THANK
YOU maybe that will help maybe go to the computer store and ask them
Because it smells.
hungyhipo 27 years ago
do a viral scan might help

orksecurity7 years ago
Sounds most likely to be a bad device driver. Boot in "safe mode" and back out whatever your installed most recently, and/or manually trim the configuration down until you've eliminated whatever is crashing during boot up.
shadowninja31 (author)  orksecurity7 years ago
I just tried. It shows a list of stuff and froze on blah/blah/blah/DRIVERS/agp440.sys then the screen went black and did it again.
boot into safe mode and then select restore point(i know it sucks) but give a try.
did you recently change gpu drivers?
seandogue7 years ago
Login using Windows Safe mode and resolve whatever problems are stopping normal boot.

You may (or not) have caught a virus/trojan that's tweaking your system
shadowninja31 (author)  seandogue7 years ago
I just tried. It shows a list of stuff and froze on blah/blah/blah/DRIVERS/agp440.sys then the screen went black and did it again.
I looked that problem up.

This is what I found.

I have never personally encountered the problem, so all I can do is point you to potential solution.
shadowninja31 (author)  seandogue7 years ago
I'll have to get my CD but when I do I'll try it.
ok. well good luck and let us know how it goes.