XP Home Crashing... Help??

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by gnome, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Downloaded upgrade files for XP OS over weekend....

    Computer boots and loads all programs, but after about 20 minutes, BSOD with message...

    "Problem seems to be caused by the file LTMDMNT.SYS"

    "Attempt was made to write to read-only file".

    There are 2 of these files... one in "Service Pack Files" and one in "System32/Drivers".

    Anybody have a clue?? TIA
     
  2. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    whip out your recovery XP disk and re-install the whole thing.
     
  3. THAT would be my LAST choice.
     
  4. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    you don't want to spend whole day debugging something that you have no clue, re-install prob take half a day or less, your choice.
     
  5. huangks

    huangks

    go back to the backup before you installed the upgrade and go to this side for security upgrade.

    http://grc.com/freepopular.htm

    most upgrade is not security related and usually is not needed, just upgrade the security related upgrade from the side above.
     
  6. huangks

    huangks

    *site
     
  7. try start, programs, system tools, system restore. restore to an earlier time.
     
  8. I'll try that.

    In the meantime, I think I know what the problem is (though not how to fix it)... Apparently the OS upgrade is causing something to try to write to a modem.system file which is in read-only memory. OS says, "that's not right", and shuts down.

    Have reinstalled modem driver (though I doubt it does any good) and waiting for the 20 minutes to see if it smashes again...
     
  9. Bsulli

    Bsulli


    http://computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/57620.html

    Bsulli
     
  10. Backup...re-format, install Win2K :D

    Install XP after Microcrap has had 2 years to work
    all the bugs out of XP.

    Sheeesh.... XP wont even work with battlefield1942
    on some PCs!

    http://www.battlefield1942.com for trading days off :D


    peace

    axeman
     
    #10     Feb 19, 2003