Thank you for your speedy reply. When I opened the lid of my computer this morning it automatically tried to start up. I hit the F8 key several times and a message that I had chosen to use a system restore point.. so I chose to continue. After a minute or so I got this message "The system could not be restarted from it's previous location due to a read failure."
The only option was highlighted "delelt restoration data and proceed to system boot menu.
I tried to start in safe mode. Many lines of print flashed past on the screen. It seemed to stall on the last one for at least a minute
"multi ()) disk (0)......." ending with "system 32\drivers\agp440.sys"
Then a black screen with "Windows xp ® Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr. 100427-1636: survice Pack)
Stayed on this screen for a while.. I was able to move cursor so I assume the computer had not froze up
then the windows is starting screen for a minute or so
then I got the original blue screen that I had gotten in Oct. It did not give me enough time to write down the codes and shut off.
I think that the first time the code was 0x000000F4
Codes on the kernel_data_inpage_error message from yesterday were 0x0000007A (0xc03E1008 0xc000000E 0xG8402016 0x0FE74860
I did try blowing on the vents. If I get brave enough to take the back off the computer is there anything I have to watch out for? Are any parts likely to fall off in my lap?
an hour later.. I have tried again.. this time I get this message. "Windows could not start becasue the following file is missing or corrupt. \windows\system32\config\system\ You can sttempt to repari this file by starting windows setup using the original setup Cd rom. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"
I do not think that I have this CD... got the computer through ebay
Edited by 2Darlene, 23 December 2010 - 09:43 AM.