How do I fix Windows XP STOP: 0x50 error?

Anonymous January 16, 2014
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Hi,

I have XP Pro on my machine. No idea if this impacted things but clever housemate turned the machine off while it might have been backing up (it was turned off either way from the wall). Turned it on again and it boots to the desktop but then just keeps rebooting itself. I found this: //www.makeuseof.com/answers/why-does-my-windows-xp-computer-keep-restarting/ and followed the first advice. I managed to turn the autorestarting off and get the blue screen of death. The error codes is says atm are:

STOP: 0x00000050 (0xAFE2B000, 0x00000001, 0x8058289E, 0x00000000)

pfff any idea on what to do? I was backing it up to reformat it and sell the machine.

Thanks!

  1. Cd P
    January 17, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Hi all,

    Thanks for answering.

    There is no specific file listed at the bottom of the error code.

    Going back to last known good configuration didn't seem to make a difference sadly.

    Safe Mode does work though.

    Could in safe mode backing everything up and then reformatting work? I've got the install discs.

    Thanks again!

    • Hovsep A
      January 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      sure safe mode you can work and backup files, but safe mode disables some drivers in order to be able to get into windows.

      How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
      https://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434

  2. Jan F
    January 17, 2014 at 1:46 am

    After powering on press the F8 key to enter the Windows boot options.
    Try booting into Safe Mode (with or w/o network, either is fine)
    Try booting with the "Last known good configuration" option

    If you got into safe mode first I would run a check disk on your hard rive:
    click Start > Run (or Windowskey + R) and type "chkdsk /R"
    You will be asked to restart for the check to happen, do so.

    If the "last known good configuration" told you that it has recovered from error reboot again and the system should start up normally.

    If the problem still persists after the above it's either a driver problem or a faulty RAM. Is any specific file stated during the blue screen somewhere at the bottom?

    Other forums often suggest to re-install the graphics driver or remove the graphics adapter within the device manager and have it re-detected. Both are worth a shot.

  3. Dalsan M
    January 17, 2014 at 12:02 am

    The stop error you mention has to do with memory errors, including the system trying to find information that should be found in the memory, but isn't. It could be RAM issues, video display/memory issues, etc. More information on stop code errors can be found here: http://www.technibble.com/troubleshooting-windows-stop-errors-what-they-mean-in-english/. You may want to try to repair install Windows. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917964 and http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm.

  4. Hovsep A
    January 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Check if you have windows restore point just use a point prior the accident and revert the windows to that date.
    you can do this also if you have windows xp boot on it and check if you have the restore point, you can also choose the option startup repair.