The full error code is : Stop: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x82F30860, 0x00000102, 0x000000)
I checked in the How-To Guides & Tutorials under BSOD Codes and as it wont boot up completely I couldn't follow any of the suggestions. I also did a search on the Microsoft Tech site and it refers to 0x0..24 errors only as a Windows 2000 error and similarly their suggestions require full boot. I also discovered that the BIOS version and the embedded controller version are out of date (don't know if this has any impact?).
My son is in his final year at school and has all his work for this year on the notebook. He hasn't made any backups!! Apparently he has seen the blue screen a number of times in the past couple of weeks and didn't do anything about it .. just rebooted and it was OK. It now just keeps rebooting and doesn't get very far.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and if the HD's had it, is there any way I could recover a couple of folders which he has stored in Shared Folders.