I have Compaq Presario R3000 laptop. It started rebooting and was giving some errors, which were not visible. Because it would reboot quickly without stopping. This happened several times and stopped booting. I thought disk was bad so started to re-install XP sp2. It formatted the disk and started to load files, intermittently it would begin to show an error saying it cannot load file press esc to continue. This happened several times and finally it gave page_fault_in_nonpaged_area and stopped with blue screen. I tried re-install again same errors with different file names. After several re-tries the error message changed to irql_equal_to_or Less_than_zero and stopped with blue screen. I kept trying now it says bad_pool_header.
All this was happening re-install of windows xp sp2. The OSD CD is oem supplied. CD seems ok I tried to copy into another laptop, to check if cd was being read. It was. Ran the chkdsk for hard drive it is ok.
I am not sure what else to do. Is there anyone who had this problem and were able to overcome.
Appreciate if anyone can help.