I have that message come up on the screen repeatedly while it keeps trying to reboot .
I have tried using the 4 disc recovery set to get it running .It prompts me for a Dos command like this C:/>
I am not sure the proper syntax that is required[I had never used the disks prior to this and there are no DOS prompt instructions] the first disc auto-runs to the text screen where you pick the language of choice hit enter to exit,it starts and goes to the DOS Command prompt(I do not know what to do next ai that point) . I have tried to get it to overwrite with the original xp home disc that came with it back then [xp with SP1] it gets up to the point of restart and locks up .
I also have tried my newer XP with SP2 it loads the startup files gets to the screen for install and there is no partition open to install on .
It also will not go to the advanced options screen to get to safe mode or Last Known Good Configuration .
At which point it goes to the BSOD with error messages [the same ones each time]
In this order identicle to screen view :
0X0000008E , (0XC0000005,0XFAB4DE54,0XFAFDB788,0X00000000)
SETUPdd.sys-address FAB4DE54 base at FAB25000 Datestamp 41107c8f
I know it could be a simple fix ,or it could be a HDD replacement .
If anyone has an answer to this problem all information would be most valued and appreciated .
I have never encountered this before .I use this lap top on the road .I am not worried about information on the HDD I would just like to get it back to working . Though I am thinking my HDD CROACKED AND IS PUSHING UP DAISIES .
My HDD connections are solid .It boots from the HDD drive first in the list of boot order,I changed it to boot from the cd it made no difference .I am also not sure what other HDD's will work with it .It came with a [ Hitachi 30.01G Model# DK23EA-30 ] .I was told if I were to buy a new HDD it takes an ATA I do not know the difference's asside from price could someone clue me in .
I do not mean to sound ignorant if I do ,This is the first I have actually encountered troubles with it.
Edited by Whitecannonballs, 02 May 2008 - 03:10 PM.