Ok, long story short, I just had this nice topic all typed up, explaining in detail what I've run into in a friends computer, and the last thing that I typed in was that great big long number that accompanies the BSOD, then the wife wanted to use the computer and closed the window that I had left open with the post in it......this is why I don't take her nice places
Anyway, per the topic title and description, that's what I'm running into. It loads me directly into the screen where it apologizes for not doing something (starting up or shutting down) correctly, and offers me a few choices as to how to load into windows....safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, start windows normally (might be another one or two, I can't remember, although they were all listed in my other post that I worked on for 30 stinkin' minutes!).
I went into the bios, and reset it to default-->no help. Here's what I tried/checked thus far: Checked all connnections, inside and outside of the computer...all fine. Checked all fans...all working fine. Tried booting into every option available, then it takes me right to the BSOD no matter what option I choose.
After interrogating the parents and kids (that the computer belongs to), I found out that even though I had set up the machine less than a year ago with 2 accounts, one for the kids and one for the parents, with the kids account having no permssions to install anything or make changes to the OS, and the parents with full admin rights....the silly dad gave the password to the eldest child so he could download music via limewire....less than a week later they had the pleasure of viewing the BSOD. Lucky them....even luckier me
I can see the POST screen, and get into the bios and attempt to do a system recover, but the system recovery leads me to the BSOD, and reseting the
So, I'm thinking that it's either a hardware failure that I can't see (maybe hdd?) or they picked up a virus and I'll need to wipe the drive and reinstall the OS (OS=WinXP). I'll post the important lingo from the BSOD below.UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
***STOP: 0x00000ED, 0x80EBEBB8, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
So, any and all help I can get with this would be greatly appreciated. I tried to google this, but came up with about a billion pages, none of which I found anything that helped me (ok, ok, ok, so I didn't read all 1 billion pages).