I have a Dell Latitude D520. I realize that it is pretty old (and has an integrated HDD, making this harder), but I would still at least like to get in to safe mode to recover the files.
Right now, right after the XP loading screen, the system hangs for ~10 seconds, then I get this Stop error w/ BSOD and physical mem. dump):
STOP: 0X00000050 (0X80087000, 0X00000000, 0X863969DC, 0X00000000)
Sometimes the two parameters that aren't all 0's are different, but it's always a 0X050 stop BSOD. And none of the safe mode options work. At all. They all result in the same thing.
Anyway, some background. Recently, before the impassable BSOD on XP boot, my computer would act weird. Sometimes I'd come back from leaving it on for a few hours and I would notice all my applications closed upon opening it up. I couldn't connect to the internet or shut down via the Start menu. Also, if I went into the Start menu and went to my Programs, it would just say (empty). After restarting, usually, my computer would be normal again; everything working fine, etc. I'm now thinking that this impassable error is the consolidation of all the problems that have been occuring with my laptop over the last 2 months.
Now, I DO have a legit XP disc. In-Place Repair Installs don't work; once it tries to get to the GUI part of the repair, it gives me the same BSOD + stop error combination. I've tried switching out RAM (as far as I can tell there's only one spot for RAM, under my keyboard) but both of my DIMMs (512 and 1 gig) result in the same exact error.
I've already used the Recovery Console to run chkdsk /p and a subsequent chkdsk /r. Both ran fine. The first time I ran /p it found errors, then I ran /r and left it on. When I came back it said nothing about fixing errors that I could see. I ran chkdsk /r again overnight...took around 4 hours and found nothing apparently.
I suspect motherboard failure, which is bad...lots of stuff on that drive that I would like to have such as graphic design project files (.PSDs) and whatnot. It's an integrated hard disk too, so it can't be slaved as far as I know (my knowledge here is limited though, admittedly).
Anyway, I've pretty much exhausted any possible way to diagnose and/or fix this problem. At the VERY least, I want to back up my old stuff and programs on another drive then throw this one out and get a new one with less problems. I realize that even if I fix this error, my computer is likely gone anyway...still want to recover the data. I have a 160 gig external WD HDD that has a lot of stuff on it (ripped music CDs and a lot of files I'm glad I put on it) but yeah there's still stuff on the internal HDD of my laptop that I would like the chance to get at. Once again, no safe mode access in any capacity, nor VGA mode. Help me out?