Im currently working on a project, trying to fix my mums computer, except this problem kinda has me stumped.
Basically what happens is, when you turn on the computer, it seems to boot up fine, goes past the BIOS and straight into OS loadup, so i know this is a software related issue (also to eliminate the possiblilty of a hardware failure, i put the HDD into another laptop) After a few minutes of the OS trying to load, i get the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, only it doesnt stay on long enough for me to even look at what its trying to tell me.
Ive tried booting using safe mode, last known, but all keep coming back with the same problem, however when trying to boot in safe mode, i noticed that the last file it tries to load before i get the blue screen is Btkrnl.sys.
Ive tried running a repair with the XP Disc but wont even let me do that.
Is it possible to download something that will force it to bypass this, seeing as i just need to get to the files on the HD, i only need it to boot once.
Oh, heres what is on the system:
Windows XP Pro SP1
...unfortunatly i cant tell you anymore than this, as i cant get into the PC to tell you anything else.
Any feedback would be most appreciated.