My laptop encountered a fatal error and would not boot even in safe mode.
So i put in the restore disk and re-formatted the hard drive and put in a fresh copy of win xp, loaded the drivers everything went well untill i went to put the drivers in for the Intel pro/wireless lan 2100 3B mini PCi adaptor, it keeps tellin me cannot start hardware code 10 error, driven me mad installed uninstalled but still the same.
Can someone help please
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Re: Code 10 error
I've come across this before in some laptops, the manufacturers stupidly, dissable the wireless card in the bios as default, so if you know how to get in there, it needs to be enabled.
Only other thing a code 10 means is the hardware is faulty, but if it was ok before, should be ok now.
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This is not an easy one to deal with if you don't have some things like a boot disk. The error is most likely caused by something that was installed or restored wrong. The best windows option is to use F8 and select last known good config. Then if it starts you can uninstall any software that you added just before this error..IF you cannot do that then you need to be able to boot to a separated disk and use file utilities to remove any programs that might be causing this.
This error code usually points to an installation of windows that has been corrupted. I'm assuming that you have no USB flash drives plugged into the laptop when booting, if so, remove these and try a reboot. Then try to boot to safe mode (f8) If this fails, boot from the CD drive by setting the DC boot option as 1st boot in the bios, put the windows installtion CD in the drive and go through the install proceedure, selecting the REPAIR option. If this fails, you will need to reinstall windows. To recover any lost files, after reinstalling windows, download a utility such as recover my files and set it to a format recovery to get any lost files back.
Shut your computer all the way down. As soon as you turn it on, start hitting F8 about 3-4 times, that will take you to an advanced options menu. Select "Last known good configuration" and that should work
The DST error code 1000-1046 is definitely a failing hard drive. ..I am not sure why your laptop is not recognizing a CD in the drive, but you should go into your BIOS settings, and in boot sequence, make sure that the CD drive is the first boot device. If you can't boot from a CD, you are not going to get very far with installing a new hard drive...
That error code sounds like the Hard Drive is failing or has failed.
Can you boot into Safe Mode? Hit F8 as you power up and choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt. If you can, enter chkdsk /r at a command prompt (the black window you'll see).
You say you can't boot from the restore disk - why not? Are you booting to the green Dell Windows XP disc that shipped with the computer? Check the boot order in Setup (the BIOS) and make sure it looks to the CD drive first before trying to boot to the hard drive.
SpinRite is a good utility for fixing these things, but not free, and involves booting to CD.
Hope this helps!
Try to go into safe mode by pressing F8 as soon as you turn on the laptop.
If you get into safe mode then go into system restore and choose a date when the laptop was working properly. Let it rollback to that date and reboot the computer and let it go and see if it goes back into windows.
If you get a blue screen even when trying to go into windows then the operating system is corrupted and you'll need to do a factory restore on the laptop, meaning the hard drive would have to be wiped out and the operating system put back onto the hard drive.
Next step is remove hard drive and see if it is recognized in another computer. The Hard Drive could just be bad, but you need to rule out the motherboard drive controllers that could also be bad. Also try a known good drive in your system.
try to reinstall your operating system..or restore the system..go to control panel and click the back up or restore files so that all the errors in your computer will fixed..even a fatal error..hopefully this will help your problem..
Try pressing the F8 key while booting, at the boot option page select the last known good configuration and boot from there. If this does not work, press the F8 key while booting and choose boot in safe mode, then go to start/programs/accessorys/system tools/system restore. choose a date that the computer was acting normal and restore to this date. If this does not work do a reinstall with the system restore disk and drive/application restore disk. BPCS