The Windows XP desktop machine of a friend suddenly started throwing a BSOD today with what's noted in the subject line.
After the stop message and hex code there is: (0x8A34D900, 0x0000006, 0x00000000. 0x00000000)
I tried looking in BIOS regarding caching and shadowing as the text in the screen suggested and found nothing.
The machine gets through its "black & white text" screens and the Windows XP splash screen and progress bar both appear and the progress bar cycles a number of times before the BSOD appears.
I'm presuming there is corruption of the boot sector of some sort, but this particular message is a new one on me.
Suggestions as to what one might do next that might cause subsequent boot attempts to go back to being successful?