I have researched this many times on the internet however all the advice given has not worked. I do not have my original XP Professional disc as my ex boyfriend took it with him when we split, so i borrowed my friends just so i could do a repair but it would not boot from the cd drive, it gave me the option to do so for less than a split second which is not enough time for me to press any keys, i have tried over and over again without success.
I also tried with a windows XP home just in case that could help, and i did get that to boot up but as soon as it loads up after i accept the user agreement I get another blue screen with Stop 0x0000008E.
If anyone has any advice I would be very grateful as I have a lot of stuff on the hard drive I do not want to lose. I do not know the make of the computer as it was custom built by my ex but i do know it has a Nivada Gforce graphics card and 2 ram cards - 1 gig and 256 mb if that helps.
I dont know if this is relevant but my pc has 2 partitions as my ex boyfriend did not remove the old one correctly. This has never been an issue for over 2 years but recently every time I logged in it asked me to run a chkdsk on C drive, which is the one not in use, and I have had this message for about 4 weeks now and it always comes up even though I run the chkdsk every time. Also lately i have had audio issues where the volume would not work and when i went to check if mute was selected it said I had no audio devices installed untill I reset the PC and it worked fine again.
Sorry for long post I just wanted to bring up everything in case it was of any relevance to the Issues I have.
Hope someone can help