Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:43 PM
After sucessful reinstallation of XP Pro (also web d/loaded SP3/Drivers/Full MS updates/AVG) on my Pentium III, I realized had 8786MB of unallocated HDD space from my 20Gb. I did normal formatting aftr D: assign and saw that the formatting was done. Waited a minute and closed the dialogue box (Maybe should have waited longer!) All that hard work!!
A warning came up that I shouldn't have done that and a blue screen appeared and hang. I panicked and froze!
When switch on again it restarted continuously after win logo, as tho thers no hardisk. Red LED stays lit w/o much activity.Cannot presss on button to off - had to off main switch.
Tried reinstall XP till (19540MB disk0 at id0 on bus0 on atapi..'setup cannot access the disk') when enter goes to Blue Screen : STOP: )0x0000008E ......setupdd.sys add FAE1498A8 base FADED000, Datestamp 41107c8f and stays there.
Changed many RAM card 128Mb no effect, curser cannot move up/dwn to select safe mode, restarts after auto countdown. Is my HDD(Maxtor 541DX 20GB Ultra ATA Manufctured 7/5/2002) screwed up? PC works with a good HDD swap. Pls HELP!!