I have a Dell machine here with a SATA HDD inside and basically when the machine boots up nad goes past the windows logo I straight way get the BSOD Stop Error: 0x00000024 and after that I have to restart the machine.
Its a western Digital Hard drive.
tried going into safe mode but am unable to enter Safe mode and also I have tried last known good config and that didn't work either.
So i decided to use the XP CD and boot from cd and its boots perfectly fine as soon as I select press enter to Install Xp and then it gives me the list of hard drives which I want to format.
Checked Bios and the Hard drive is detected on there.
After that straight away I get the BSOD stop error which is listed in the first paragraph. Tried the repair option on recovery console and that doesn't work either.
The motherboard has a Hard disK utility checker and I ran that and from the result that I got from that was Fail Error code 7.
It seems as though either the hard is not being recognized or its damaged totally. used 3 different XP cds and I still ended up with the BSOD Stop error.
And because of this i cant run the check disk utility to check for corruptions.
The PC has work on it which is very is important so i cant format the hard drive.. either I do a dual boot or repair the OS. but these options seem impossible seeing as I get the BSOD.
Unable to test on a second machine because the second machine doesn't have a Sata connetion on the motherboard.
Does anyone have a another solution to overcome this problem please?
All help given is greatly appreciated.
Edited by unadkat, 30 June 2008 - 02:53 PM.