My brother has a Dell Dimension 3000, with Windows XP Home Edition, service pack 2. It has half a gig of RAM.
The error I receive upon turning the computer on is "STOP: c0000218 unknown Hard Error".
I did a hardward diagnostic with the Dell diagnostic disk. I checked Ram, hard drive, processor, etc., and everything checked out.
It does run in Safe Mode, but the accounts looked to be corrupted.
What should my next course of action be? I was going to use the Windows repair disk, but the Windows XP Home edition is not service pack 2, but the original Windows XP Home that was installed with the computer, circa 2004. Would that repair disk work? If not, I have Windows XP Professonal with Service Pack 2, would that repair disk work?
Thanks for any help!