"As this is a notebook it has no disk drive of any form and so no recovery disk was supplied."
Today we get to create those recovery disks. If you didn't do that, order them as that's the CHEAP way to get the OS to reinstall.
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/ultimate-boot-cd-amp-system-rescue/159387.html NOTES YOU CAN USE THAT TO CHKDSK! As that's on the web, I'll stop here AFTER ONE MORE THING.
Be sure to backup what you can't lose.
[quote name='Bentwenty2011' timestamp='1298679924' post='321423']
Hi, I've got an acer aspire one (2009) running windows xp home SP 3, microsoft securety esentials ( all up to date and official) recently while browsing movies on my drive windows explored has crashed and frozen everything. I found the only way of getting everything to work was a forced restart (by holding in the power button) this worked on a number of occasions, but I had to do it again earlier, and the following sequence started;
Acer and bios window flashes up momentarily with *F2* for go to setup and *F12* to change boot order,
Then a black screen flashes up with the following options:
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Last known configuration
Start windows normally
No matter which option I choose
The following happens:
The windows booting up logo appears for a few seconds, the freezes and displays a blue screen with White writing flashes up a split second before the system shuts down and starts the whole process again.
I have been through this process a number of times with exactly the same out come.
As this is a notebook it has no disk drive of any form and so no recovery disk was supplied.
This is the screen which flashes up fro a split second
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
If this is the firsttime youve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps
Uninstall or disable any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or back up utilities, check your hard drive configuration. And check for any updated drivers run CHKDSK /F to check fof hard drive corruption and then restart your computer.
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86f78670 0xc0000102 0x00000000)
I've copied this message out from a photo I took of the scree, so it is exacly as it appears