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Boot up failure

During the boot up process, I get the following message: Fixed Disk Parameter Table or B105 Error System Halted. I am running Ms xp. I tried using F8.

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  • petdoc1 Apr 08, 2008

    when i turn my power my computer goes as far as the compaq logo then it beeps long and short beeps and reads fixed disk parameter table or bios error system halted and my screen goes black .

    my son was pushing a bunch of buttons and then it cut off when i turned it on that all would come on the screen

    did he delete my harddrive ??? help please

    i have tryed ever f key there is it will start to enter compaq set up but it stays on entering set up that if i push f12 fast enough

  • 10chrisforsy May 05, 2009

    when i try to boot up it says invalide parameter table. please help me i use this computer for school and i need it to work properly!

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Fixed disc is refering to your hardrive and the fact that it has been unable to read a bad sector on your hard drive, that sector probably being where the boot.ini file resides. You will have to get the drive checked out, by means of an 2.5" ide to usb powered connector, which will connect to another pc's usb port to enable you to perform a disk check and a repair if possible of the bad sectors, or take to a local repairer where they should have the required adapters.

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Fixed disk parameter table (or) BIOS ERROR System Halted is the error i get while booting my laptop compaq armada e500

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Parameters The four parameters that are listed in the message can have three possible meanings. If the first parameter is 1 or 2, or 3 and the third parameter is 0, the parameters have the following definitions.
Parameter Description 1 The lock type that was held (1, 2, or 3) 2 The error status (usually an I/O status code) 3 If Lock Type is 1: the current process

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Parameter Description 1 The lock type that was held (3 or 4) 2 The error status (typically an I/O status code) 3 The address of the InPageSupport structure 4 The faulting address
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Parameter Description 1 The address of the page table entry (PTE) 2 The error status (usually an I/O status code) 3 The PTE contents 4 The faulting address

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  • 0xC000016A, or STATUS_DISK_OPERATION_FAILED, indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard disk.
  • 0xC0000185, or STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR, indicates improper termination or defective cabling on SCSI devices or that two devices are trying to use the same IRQ.


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