First off, I hope I got this in the right spot. I am writing this for my XP PC the vista is in a world of hurt.
I know very little about computers, but I am learning fast, more or less.. I was getting BSOD in DEC '10, and made the mistake of having a friend reload the original factory OS from the D partition, at the time it worked well until I started adding in the updates needed to get SP1 and then on to SP2. None of that went well probably due to my lack of computer knowledge. I continued to get BSOD and that was the time to ask for help, or better yet back in DEC.. I read so much and tried so many things that I think I have killed the beast. At this point I was trying to reload the original factory OS from F 11 recovery, I was 53% in with 5 minutes to go when I got the BSOD I hand copied the info from the screen because nothing else I have tried works any more. I don't have recovery disks..This is what came up... STOP 0x00000024 (0x001904ab,0x8c7373ec,0x8c7370e8,0x86e7a1b8) clfs. sys address 86e7a000, datestamp 4549acbc..
I wouldn't blame you if you wrote back and said lost cause, but I want to fix this unit and learn from my mistakes.. This is a HP Vista Pavilion M8200n PC AMD Athlon 64x2 32bit, 500GB HD 3072 MB sys memory, 2007 Product # GN551AA#ABA Thanks for any help you can give me.. Islandboytoo