1. bulging capacitor. (google BAD CAPS for the full story)
2. That SATA HDD.
Your post did not reveal how you gave XP the ability to use SATA. I can't guess if it was the BIOS IDE EMULATION or with drivers. Think back to how you did that.
I'm running WinXp Home 32-bit. (Specs at the bottom). I'm getting the
following bluescreen during boot (while at the black Windows XP splash
*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000038, 0x0000001C, 0x00000000, 0x804FAF71)
I have my OS configured to do a full memory dump and kernel dump on
every BSOD, but it does not do that with this one. I guess it's not far
enough in the boot process to be able to do a dump.
Also, there is one bulging capacitor below the RAM slots on the
motherboard that I'm planning on replacing, if it has any bearing on
Is there any way to boot this disk in a Virtual Machine on another
system and scan the memory to see what is at those addresses in the
Anybody have any other suggestions?
HP Pavilion A1730N
Running WinXP Home, NOT Vista
A8M2N-LA (NodusM3) Motherboard
nVidia 430 chipset with integrated GeForce 6150LE (DISABLED)
CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (Dual Core 2.6ghz)
RAM 2gb DDR2-533Mhz RAM (1.8V)
GPU XFX GeForce GT240 in a PCIe v1.0 x16 slot
HDD ST3320820AS Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320gb
ODD Samsung SH-S183L / TS-H653L DVD-RW/CDROM-RW
PSU Corsair CX430 V2
PCI Nec USB 2.0 Card (using default Windows drivers)
1 CPU fan
1 Case fan