Re: Ye Olde XP Agin
I know that older HP's like the one you have have problems with the Optical drive seating correctly into the motherboard. My old Compaq laptop had the same issue, and I would have to press the drive into the computer very hard for it not to do it. Unfortunately, if I carried it around at all, I would have to press it back in again.
Your second problem, I need some more information. Are you getting a blue screen? Or is the system just locking up?
Third, we are going to need more information about the dll that is corrupted. What's the dll file that's bringing up the error? Is there an error number? What is it asking you to do.
Finally, the ACAD might not be bringing out the proper voltage to charge the battery. The best way to find out is taking it in to a Radio Shack or Best Buy and see if they can test your ACAD for proper voltages. If the voltages are correct, it could be your motherboard or your battery.