unable to boot
Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:34 PM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:43 AM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:32 AM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 01:33 PM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:02 AM
Are there any errors posted with the BSOD?
If you go through all the bios screens, can you see anything that might appear unusual? Is the hard drive, cdrom, ram detected and correctly identified? Is there any place you can check voltages in bios?
Try taking out 1 ram module at a time (if you have more than one installed) and try installing XP again. Swap modules and slots if needed.
Also, see if you can boot up without the CDROM drive installed in the computer. Pull it out and try installing XP. Perhaps something is wrong with it and causing some anomaly with the motherboard.
Since it's a laptop, there's not much you can pull out unless you're willing to disassemble. However, I would start pulling the wireless card, modem, etc, to see if something is affecting the XP installation. Basically, it comes down to isolation, as we're beginning to run out of options here.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 04:09 AM
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright © 1997,1998,199 Intel Corp
VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter v2.41 (2005/02/16)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
Operating System not found
I'll try your other suggestions and see what happens
Posted 30 September 2009 - 05:23 AM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 01:40 PM
This is the site I used
Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:51 PM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:10 PM
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
Please reinstall a copy of the above file
Shall I redo the USB procedure?
Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:20 PM
Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:20 AM
HDD is a Western Digital IDE WD600VE WD Scorpio
Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:37 PM
Does that mean anything?
Tried choosing the GUI option and it gave me the hal.dll error.
Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:17 PM
I think you should run chkdsk /r and memtest...you can run chkdsk /r from the recovery console
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