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IBM R32 1.8GHz Pentium 4 laptop - won't start up, hardware issue?

I've had issues with this for a while, most of the time when I start this laptop up it just beeps at me but every so often it will try and boot up and fail. I keep getting different errors coming up but I can't seem to replicate any of them (i.e. it's a different one each time). The screen is fine and so is the battery but I can't be 100% sure on anything else. The interal clock is still pretty much accurate and the memory check on attempted start up seems to be fine.

I'm not much of a hardware expert but I assume this is much worse than a simple software issue. My guess is that the hard drive has corrupted somehow but I don't pretend to REALLY know what I'm doing here.

The closest I've got to it actually starting up properly since it just randomly stopped working one day was it getting past the XP loading screen to a black screen with the mouse icon on it, the mouse was responsive in this case.

I can only try to boot from the hrad drive at present as my cd/dvdrw drive has a tendency not to work - the computer recognises it on start up but somehow the drivers are screwed - this has been a long tern problem (unlike the rest of it) and it has only worked like twice since I got it.

These are some of the errors I've got, I don't really know what any of them mean but I thought it may help someone who knows what they're talking about:


***STOP:0x0000000A (0x00000016, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804E4A7A)

***STOP:0x000000C5 (0x00IE0140, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8054B02D)

***STOP:0x0000008E (0xCC000005, 0x8054B539, 0xF8959030, 0x00000000)

***STOP:0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xF8979658, 0xF8979354, 0xF837060E)

***Ntfs.sys - Address F837060E base at F82F2000, DateStamp 45cc56a7

Resource conflict - Allocation error static node #02

TRAP0000000D ===================General Protection Fault===============

tr=0028 cr0=00000011 cr2=00000000 cr3=00000000
gdt limit=03FF base=00017000 idt limit =07FF base=00017400

cs :eip=0008 :00401431 ss: esp= 0010: 00061FF4 errcode=1010
flags=00010002 NoCy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis
eax=000489D4 ebx=00404CB1 ecx=00001618 edx=534D0040 ds=0010 es=0010
edj-0047164F esi=00051D68 ebp:00001522 cr0=00000011 fs=0030 gs=0000

TRAP C0000005 =================== EXCEPTION =======================

tr=FFFF cr0=00000000 cr2=00039000 cr3=00000060
gdt limit=03FF base=0003F000 idt limit =0003F400

cs :eip=0002 :00000000 ss: esp= 0030: 00000018 errcode=0000
flags=00000000 NoCy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis
eax=00000000 ebx=00000000 ecx=0000000C edx=FDFFEF01 ds=0000 es=0000
edj=00000000 esi=00060AEC ebp:00060AD4 cr0=00000000 fs=0010 gs=0010

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Hi PopRocks, your system errors show up as memory problems to windows errors & everything inbetween. If your notebook is in warranty, let the pro's fix it. If your notbook is out of warranty the best you can do is use the restore CD & format the drive in your system & fresh install windows. Load your CD or restore CD in to your CDROM drive. Your notebook should show the screen (to run from CD press any key...), (Press any key). Your restore CD / Windows should start to load. Follow the on screen instructions. If your notebook fails to load the cdrom press the F8 key every 2 seconds at start up. Choose your cdrom drive by moving the up & down arrow keys to highlite the cdrom & press enter.

Got my fingers crossed!

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Try to replace your memory ram... then format your hard disk....

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These are operating system errors. Start by doing a check disc from the bios or set up. The check disc is a hard drive test, if anything fails then you have a hard drive crash and you will need to replace the hard drive. If it passes, then you will need to run a repair on the operating system using your recovery or operating system disc. If you have any hang ups or issues during or after the repair then you will need to completely reload a fresh copy of the operating system.

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SOURCE: irql error code 0x0000000a


This stop code, "0x0000000A irql_not_less_or_equal" normally refers to a driver problem. So this is one of the few times where the files that the BSOD lists actually is important. Next I would try to boot the computer into safemode and reinstall/drivers related to that file to see if this make a difference.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


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