crashing. Usually the computer will freeze for a few seconds, followed by a loud
click noise that seems to be from the hard drive and then it'll keep working until
it happens again and again more frequently for a minute or so and then it'll give
me a blue screen of death. I've only been able to write down what the screen said
once and might not have gotten everything I should have but here's what I got:
STOP: 0x0000007A (0xC03E6608, 0XC000000E, 0XF998A394, 0X070BE860)
atapi.sys address F998A38 base at F997D000, Date stamp 44107b4d
Now one problem I've also got is that the guy I bought it from said the resource
CD was in the drive when he gave it to me but it wasn't and now he's on vacation
so I can't get the CD for another week or so and I'd like to give this laptop to
my girlfriend on the 23rd for her birthday so I'm running out of time!
If I try to turn it on again right away after a crash, it'll almost invariably keep
on crashing unless I turn it off for 20 minutes or so and then try again.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!