1. I went into Safe Mode and chose a July restore point (there's non available in August) and now I can boot up in normal mode and reach my home page but it only lasts a few seconds, and back to BSOD.
2. I saved my minidumps on a USB. There's only several in August since before the restore point I just immediately shut it down before it had a chance to create one. The rest are in past months. I can upload them if you want.
As mentioned in the title, my Dell was bought second hand about a year ago by my dad, worked fine for more than two years save for the E drive (couldn't read DVDs or blank CDs so I had to go into My Computer) which, to my research, were outdated drivers. I'm not sure if this attributed to its current problem, but I wouldn't be surprised. I also don't believe the tower came with a back up CD or anything like that.
The reappearing error code reads:
0X0000008E, (0XC0000005, 0XB9F1571D, 0XA73B3580, 0X00000000)
atapi.sys - Address B9F1571D base at B9F0B000, Date Stamp 4802539d
Thanks in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 05 September 2012 - 08:56 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.