Posted 13 March 2009 - 12:26 PM
My friend brought his computer over and asked if I could take a look at it. He said he was having issues with having to reset it after it would go into sleep mode. Then after a bit he couldn't get it to boot windows at all. After hooking it up I first tried to boot normally and then in safe mode. It would get to the windows loading screen and just continue to load.
After that I put in the xp disk and did a check disk in the recovery console, which found nothing wrong. I then reinstalled windows again, having it replace the old files (was trying to keep the pics and whatnot). After this I got the notskrnl.exe error. I went back into the recovery console and replaced the file with the one from the disk, but no luck there.
Also if I did a reset using the reset button or just exiting out of the recovery console the computer would not locate the HD at all (sata). If I shut down the comp totally and restarted, though, it would locate it just fine.
I then just decided to do a full reformat and clean install, but once it started to reformat it was just stay at 0%. I tried to reformat from the recovery console and it would still stay at 0%.
The only option I can think of is to replace the HD, but it bothers me that I can access it, and even install on it just fine, so I'm wondering if it is just a bad HD or there's something else going on.