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XP boots to splash screen then Black... and more

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#1 corycar


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:22 PM

Saw a similar post to this... but thought I'd give my problem a shot.  It's things like this that keep an IT guy humble (after 20+ years). 

My co-worker brought me his laptop as such:

Fujitsu A Series Lifebook Model A6210

WinXP Pro


First thing I did was to clone the original hard drive to a spare I had via ACRONIS 2013 (this way I can thrash around on the spare whilst keeping the original... uh... "pure").

 - It cloned without any errors.


At power on - it boots through Windows Splash screen - then goes black - nothing. 

 - Hooked up an external monitor with same result. 


Opened it up - dusted it out really well, cleaned off and re thermal-pasted CPU, GPU, etc. (the original stuff was dry and crumbly)


Put it all back togehter and powered up

 - Chose safe mode and it went through it's gyrations until it hit "blah blah blah computer words FJGSDISK.SYS" where it would hang indefinitely. ** (See below for more on this)

 - thought "A-ha!" bad driver perhaps...


I removed the hard drive and attached it to another computer - ran a Trend Micro virus scan (what we use here)  - clean


I can get to all the files and so forth - so the drive "seems" physically okay (especially since it's a clone).


I tried to use a WinXP boot disk (legal) and got so far as getting to the console and running the CHKDSK /R - which took almost 3 hours (160GB HDD), said it found an error, fixed it, etc. 


No change in result. 


Pulled the HDD out again, attached it to a DIFFERENT computer - booted via Safe mode - and same result - it appeared to hang on the FJGSDISK.SYS folder...   


I attached again to the other computer - went into SYS32 and changed the name from *FJGSDISK.SYS to " " ".OLD. 

 - now it just went into a reboot loop.  I changed it back in the same tedious old way. 


** At one point I setup the hard drive as a secondary drive and then mounted the registry of that drive to disable the FJGSDISK.sys from loading. 

 - this didn't work either. 


SO - I can put the original drive in - boot from a Windows XP cd - but since the CD is Dell OEM - there is no Repair option install. 


The whole reason for jumping through these hoops is that the customer has Lotus 123/Notes on the system and needs it - (Really?!!) but of course no longer has the original disks. 


Any ideas???????

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