Question about HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop
I have windows xp home edition and
windows doesn't start.
I tried recovery from hard drive but
i get a black screen with ( _ ) intermitent
and i can not go to anywhere.
I tried too pressing F8, F10, and F12 and
one more time i got the black screen or
windows blue screen stop: 0x0000008E,
0xF6ECD778, 0x00000000, or windows
system 32 error 257.
A friend mine gave windows xp professional
cd and at to install i was at 2% of installation
but were more than one hour and half and i
thinking installation was too delay i turned off
the computer.After this i got the same black
screen or windows blue screen describe above.
Is there any one can help me?
Or you Ginko can help me to resolve this issue?
Thank you ,
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Posted on Nov 13, 2008
Error 257 is an error message (according to Western Digital's website of error messages) meaning that you have a hard drive problem. Also, from the sound of your re-installation problem, you most definitely have a hard drive problem. Get a new one, preferable a beefy brand-name one with at least 250GB; more if you can afford it. Installation is not too difficult, if you know your way around a PC chassis. If not, call around to local PC repair shops and ask for estimates of doing just this, nothing more. You can install XP Pro yourself back at home. You may spend a lot more money that you planned if you let them up-sell you, though. If this was a car, you just need a new engine, not a whole new car...just go into this with eyes open and you'll be OK.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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