So here is the problem...Once he accidently hit the power button and he got BSOD on startup...but this is exactly how it went down. ----> Hp Invent screen... f10 f12 whatever... we apoligizes blah blah blah (choose the following) safe mode-safemode with networking etc etc..... Windows Xp with the little bar thing going left to right... BSOD QUICKLY FLASHING! I read something about volume and I THINK its Unmountable_Boot_Volume from what I read about the BSOD pinned topic but I can't be sure.
Last time this happened we sent it into my dad's office because he leases computers through his office...and all I know is that when it came back it was wiped clean..
so I checked multiple web posts and all talk about fixing by doing this...
Start the recovery console. If you do not have it installed - or when that version does not work - like in this case, boot from an installation CD and select R for repair. You can easily mix languages - I used an English CD on a Danish Windows
Run these command -
chkdsk c: /r /p
exit (to reboot)
Me again.... so it turns out we don't have the XP installer CD because it's leased from my dad's office...so I can't run that...
I tried running in safe mode and every other option on that screen but to no avail. And every time we hit one of those options... it goes to the windows xp screen with the bar going across underneath then BSOD flashes and the computer automatically restarts.
I already said this but just so it's here again...the computer is an HP Compaq nc8230 and that's all I know.
The thing that ticks me off the most is...he treats his laptop like crap (leaving it on the floor in hibernate, leaving it on his bed with wires everywhere, tossing it around, never putting it in its bag, pushing the power button all the time or just closing the screen) and yet the ONE time it shuts off because I push the button...it does it!!!
Anyways, any help from you computer geniouses would be appreciated...but just remember I'm really dumb when it comes to this...so please explain in detail with thorough instructions.