In the middle of booting up my Sony said system32=error in the left hand corner. I tried reloading Xp from a disk but got no results. I also checked if the capacitors had bulged or were leaking a residue or liquid and they weren't. I despartly need this computer but I just don't know what to do! Can anyone please help me?
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Re: My sony has systm error 32
Can you pls give some more info:
System 32 error after POST before Windows or
System 32 error, after windows partially booted?
Offhand, if the error is after POST before Windows boot, it is a hardware problem based on motherboard built-in diagnostic program: you may have to check/repalce reseat/connect memory, video card, hard drive;
If it is after Windows partially boots, then chances are it is a driver problem; try running in safe mode and check at which points it stops or hangs.
Hope this give you some idea. Pls post/comment back if you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.
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The BOOT.INI file may be corrupt. Boot to a command prompt and rename original file c:\ren boot.ini boot.tmp. Now type edit. and insert the following script.
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
Save as boot.ini. Alt key gives you the menu options You can also create the file elsewhere and copy to c:\ Remember to rename original. Note! This is a single partition standard from factory configuration.
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR
Symptoms: "A disk read error occurred" "NTLDR is missing" "NTLDR is compressed"
Cause: Corrupt boot sector
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector
Symptoms: "BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt" "Boot device inaccessible" "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"
Cause: BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted
Resolution: Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI
Symptoms: "Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
Cause: Corrupt/missing system hive
Resolution: 1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot. 2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG 3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG 4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media
Symptoms: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."
Cause: Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI
Resolution: Check the boot volume is accessible
Symptoms: Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows
Cause: System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64
Resolution: Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume
you will need an original WinXP disk....insert the disk in the CD drive and restart...let it boot from the CD (to make changes to boot sequence make changes in BIOS)
once it boots from CD then repair you OS or install a fresh copy of the OS
The most-likely cause is a malfunctioning (or even "dead") disk-drive.
Without the disk-drive, Windows cannot be loaded into your RAM.
So, what you get is that "lonely" underscore character.
Find a Microsoft Windows XP "installation" CD-ROM.
Insert it into your CD-drive.
Hold down the ON/OFF button until your computer turns off.
Press the ON/OFF button, to start-up your computer,
and tell your computer to boot from the CD-ROM device.
If it does boot, then the rest of your computer (excluding the disk-drive) is working fine.
Replace the disk-drive, and reinstall Windows, to "revive" your computer.