the problem began when an object dropped from 5' up onto the back of the top of my PC that had thing over it. The little shock was sharp but small because damped by other objects lying there. So I wonder if it was because of the physical shock, or something else cuz the object is a powerfull wifi AP USB device (unconnected). Electronics free falling can be disturbed (even destoyed) by EM fields genereated by the potential differential induced in the fall. I wonder if it is sound to think that an EM was generated by the falling device that disturbed some MoBo components of else ? As soon as the object dropped on the tower, the screen turned black and on rebooting, I always get error messages like one of those two blue error attachments.
I managed to ran a Spinrite 6 (Steve Gibson's) rescue disquette and all my DD is in good shape and no cluster defects. That's it. No more PC access despite having tries to restore first and reinstall (on another empty existing partition) XP Pro SP3 with installation CD; attempts that have failled. The reinstall did go up to a point when a startup was triggered but then... deadend. When restarting into this new XP partition, right out the bat it freeze with a warning screen saying that a d:\windows\system32\hal.dll
file is missing ! So... stucked into the two XP profiles !!!
No safe mode access and unable to restore to a previously working state !!! I can get to the safe mode DOS prompt though. That's as far I can go.
BartPE leads to one of the two blue error pics. Hiren's Boot CD does show the start menu but "Mini Windows XP" leads to one of the two blue error pics or stall endlesly, and the "DOS Programs" menu and "MemTest86" menu leads to the last black error pics.
The first error pic does show different error string on the third line from time to time.
Please help !
PS: how do we place a pic in the body of the post and not as attachments at the end ? The insert image or media tool seams to only accept web URL ?
Edited by iBenny, 26 March 2013 - 07:19 PM.