So you just started your computer only to see the dreaded blue screen of death or BSOD. No doubt it contains a load of useless information that does not help you figure out what happen.
If repeated attempts to boot to the last known good configuration fail then below is a tip that could help you get going again. You need to find your Windows XP CD or DVD, blow the dust off of it, and have a seat.
- Place your Windows XP disk into the computer and reboot.
- During start up choose the option to boot to your CD/DVD.
- When you see the text menu, choose “R” to enter the Recovery Console. You may be prompted for the Administrator password before you a brought to the repair screen.
- At this point you should see “C:\Windows”. Type “DIR $*”. This command will show you a list of installed Windows Updates all of which will have a $ (dollar sign) in front of the name. Find all of the latest installed updates and make note of the KB name (i.e. KB377905).
- Type: “CHDIR $NtUninstallKB000000 $\spuninst” Be sure to replace the KB000000 with the first KB number you noted.
- Type ”BATCH spuninst.txt”
- Type: “systemroot”
- Repeat steps 5 through 7 for each update that you noted.
- When all updates are removed Type: “exit”
John "Mike" Wright