I've recently received a BSOD with the code 0x00000024 on my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop running Windows XP; having read the index of codes on here, I've understood this refers to a file format system or a hard drive error. New anti-virus and general malware programs can cause confliction aswell. I'm just trying to gauge what exactly caused the problem. It's not likely to be new software, as it has been running the same things since I first turned it on 2 or so years ago now. Nothing different has occurred over the past few days either to indicate a trigger. I have opened the laptop previously and had some difficulty closing it again with all cables attached so I'm thinking it could be this. As for what I've tried so far, I cannot re-enter Windows XP, whether through last configuration, Safe Mode or anything else. I have tried chkdsk /r as the f option wasn't available, using a Windows XP disc I have, though this didn't make any difference. Can anyone help me identify the actual problem and help find a solution?