I should also have specified the error code--
STOP; 0X0000000A[0X00000004, 0X00000002, 0X00000001, 0X804E43A
--which might help.
I have searched CNET and other forums on the net with no luck. None of the many IRQ NLOE threads I have found cover my specific situation.
I am running Windows XP on a hand-me-down HP Kayak PC that will not boot up except in safe mode. I should mention that I added a slave drive a couple of months ago, since the master drive was down to 3 percent free space, and I had run out of files and programs to shed.
I do not believe the new drive is the problem, since the computer was OK until a couple of days ago when I started trying to transfer system files from the master to the slave.
Any suggestions out there?