Okay, so my friend is try to have me fix his laptop. I've never seen this problem before and I'm a bit confused, but have an idea of what the problem is.
Here's the scoop.
You fire up the lappy, Windows XP starts booting, then you get a BSOD:
0X000000ED (0X8644AC98, 0XC0000185, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
First thing I tried was popping in the repair disc (thinking it was an MBR problem or something of that sort). Well, when I press "R" to get into the repair options, it says there's no hard drive on the computer!
Second thing I tried was the disk diagnostic in the BIOS menu. It failed in a matter of seconds.
I'm thinking the HDD is dead, but don't know for sure. I'm going to pop in Kubuntu and see if I can boot in to it and see if the HDD shows up and is accessable. If not, I'm going to open up the lappy and make sure that the HDD is secure. I'm not sure what the deal is. Obviously, the HDD is working to some
degree if the XP loading screen is appearing.
Anyone have any ideas?