Beyond the usual stop error 0x000000CE partmgr.sys

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by We_All_Shine_On, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

    hey how is every one doing?
    I just blanked my drive or atempted to anyways at partition of my C:
    I went to set up the new XP professional on my drive and it stalls at 0%. After about 20 minutes of stall I got the 0x000000CE stop error message. Suggested solutions are going on safe mode, adjusting cache and shadow options in my BIOS, and checking for newer drivers for my stuff. Problem being,
    I cant even log on in safe mode. I can do nothing it repeatedly starts up.

    Any ideas, or is anyone aware of any viruses that affect this? I'm protected but its good to cover all bases.

    Thank you so much for your help!
    Take it easy
  2. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    You just experienced the Windows BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death).

    So basically you were trying to wipe the drive (the C:\ partition) and now Windows doesn't boot? And you can't boot into Safe Mode?

    This is known very well in the computer repair world as User Error. The problems sits between the keyboard and the chair.

    You cannot use Windows (aka Windows is not working) because you deleted (aka wiped) the drive that Windows was stored (aka saved) at. It is not reversible with your technical skills, respectfully because you are a normal user.

    Now you need the Windows XP Installation Disc. Do you have one of those?
  3. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

    Adderall I appreciate your help so much! I have the xp pro disc, not an 'official' one but its worked this entire time.
    I completely welcome your advice :D
  4. Toby Stanley

    Toby Stanley Member

    I will put any denigrations of your computer experterise aside for they would be out of context when someone is simply asking for assistance regardless of the topic, computer related or otherwise...

    Anyway, you will need an XP installation cd and want to insure that it is completely clean, since unseen read errors from a dirty cd could be the root of your problem too. There are cleaning kits for this purpose, but I have found using a a small amount of water and a lint free dry cloth work just as well. The XP installation disk will provide you the option to format the target partition again (assuming you already did this in the past), which would be wise, since your problem is being caused by either corrupted or nonexistent files required by your operating system.

    Most importantly, if you have any personal important data on your hard drive that you would like to preserve, I would recommend copying these files to another medium first and then proceed with installing a fresh copy of XP using your installation cd to the primary partition of your C: drive. This would involve copying the data to either another harddrive, partition, CDR or USB device.

    If you should have any problems just let me know since it really is not that big a deal to get your system up and working again...
  5. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    Basically, you will need to do what Toby said.

    Copy any files you need to a backup. This may likely not be possible, depending on the state of the system. You can still give it one shot and expect failure.

    Then use the Windows installation CD to Reboot the computer with the CD in the drive. Then install Windows from that.
  6. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

    thanks to both of you I am trying it again. I have copied my files to this macbook in preparation of wiping clean and starting fresh.
    press any key to boot from cd successful.
    windows setup blue screen working. (loading files says grey banner at the bottom)
    setup is starting windows reads the banner.
    option chosen: setup the computer wth windows. terms&conditions agreed to.

    partition area chosen: C: Partition1 . acknowledge formatting will delete any files on the partition.
    I choose 'format the partition using NTFS file system.'
    please wait while set up formats the partition. my computer whirs like its running something but i get no where past 0% again.
    18 minutes later iv'e reached 1%. I'll let you know how this ends.. Thank you again :)
  7. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    Sometimes the Windows format can take a long time. You probably have a large hdd (hard drive). The bigger the drive space, the longer it takes to format.

    If it is still formatting after 7-8 hours, you might have a problem. If that happens, let us know.
  8. xexon

    xexon Destroyer Of Worlds

    I use a program called Killdisk to wipe the HD prior to installation.

    It overwrites the HD with zeros so NOTHING of the old installation remains.

    Reformating does little but tear the tabs off the folders so you can't see them. It will overwrite them to some degree, but most are still recoverable.

  9. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    I use DBAN.

    But a normal format is probably fine for the OP's application.
  10. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

    Heya :)

    I wiped and all that and it installed and finished the 100%. then it moved on and said completed and said it needed to reboot. it did so. I left the disk in, not thinking anything of it. it restarted and went thru the motions of a start up. it got to boot from disc? and I didn't hit anything. it sort of counted down, the way it does, to running out of time to hit any key. I hit nothing, and it started to a black screen. no blue windows welcome or anything. just black.

    i took the disc out and restarted and same deal, black screen. somehow i feel the screen is animated, like its trying to show me the next screen but its all black. it really doesnt seem to shut off. do you know what i mean?
  11. xexon

    xexon Destroyer Of Worlds

    I'll make a guess here and say that the installation tried to restart and in the process of doing so, overwrote some critical file from your first installation.

    Start over. I can do a new installation in about an hour. You'll learn alot from your mistakes when working with computers. I've crashed and burned quite a few.

  12. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    Shine, that is a weird problem to have. At least now you don't have to format the drive.

    So after the BIOS screen disappears, what do you see? Does it show anything at all before the black screen?

    Try getting to Safe Mode. Remove the disc, reboot the computer, press F8 repeatedly after the BIOS screen. Let us know what happens.

    You could try to install it again, but you don't need to do a full format this time. You could do the quick format or maybe no format at all.
  13. We_All_Shine_On

    We_All_Shine_On Senior Member

    thank you for your help!
    I ended up having to get a new hard drive andI put XP pro on it without a fuss.

    and I now have a new question but I might start a new thread about it. Here it is anyways :p
    I scanned for audio hardware and such but it finds nothing. I have Integrated sound, no cards, and I dont know how the hell to get a driver type situation going to tell the computer that yes i have stereo speakers plugged in and yes you can play songs!
    Im going to get WGA over ride to make me genuine soon then update things like msn and stuff. do you think the answer lies in that future?
  14. Iobserveyou

    Iobserveyou Member

    Adderall Assassin, you embarrassed yourself there didnt you.

    Having a go at the dude because they had a computer problem, how arrogantly bratty.
    And you had no idea at all what was the problem.

    If you knew as much as you infer you do you would have known the error code basically means Hard Drive failure.
    YOU DOLT!!!!


    There's one on every PC forum, unfortunately.

    You should apologise to the OP and promise not to open you mouth without thinking of whether you actually have knowledge on a topic first.

    Please dont give computer advice,lol.
  15. Adderall_Assasin

    Adderall_Assasin Senior Member

    Who are you?

    I didn't have a go at anybody but maybe I should have a go at you. Expect a PM from the forum mod. ; ) I have a lot of experience and education in this field to know the possible problems associated with this kind of error.

    PS. Hard drives can fail, but Windows XP BSOD's more often than a hard drive fails. Notably, many many people pay for a hard drive replacement when they don't actually need one. The MTBF on a new hdd is usually around 500,000 hours.
  16. johnbell394

    johnbell394 Guest

    The error that is you facing is a driver error. The error is generating in VGA driver. The fault is in vga.dll file. The update driver process overcomes the error. you can also overcome this error manually.

    You can easily remove this error via uninstalling a program that is Symantec PCAnywhere program. After uninstalling it change the display setting and reinstall the program.
  17. NoxiousGas

    NoxiousGas Old Fart

    Uhh, did you look at the date of the post before you replied?

    I'm guessing after 6 years she figured it out. ;)
  18. lode

    lode Banned

    You should really upgrade. In one month Microsoft will no longer patch XP.

    Like 15% of browser still use xp, it's going to be devastating.
  19. lode

    lode Banned

    I know I didn't. :biggrin:
  20. relaxxx

    relaxxx Senior Member

    I have no plans to remove XP from my computer. Screw MS updates! I disable updates on all my machines anyway, just before I install Deep Freeze. IMO third party support is far more important. It will be a sad day if MS somehow influences third parties to block XP. Imagine going on youtube someday and seeing "video not available on XP" or some BS like that. That's the only way I see XP dying, if it's purposefully blocked from sites and programs. For the soul purpose of forcing people off of it.

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