So I tried to reboot my computer and I get a stop error:
STOP: 0x0000007F (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I googled this and most results seemed to indicate it could be the system's memory. So I tried new memory in the board and ran Memtest86+ as well. No errors with Memtest. Machine still won't boot.
So I tried a Linux Live CD and was able to salvage some files.
So then I tried to reboot and see if I could get back to desktop in XP. Sometimes it will go to desktop but before I can do anything I get the STOP error again. Once, before it went that far, it went straight to CHKDSK and started indicating that it was deleting files and moving some to other folders.
Now, when I finally get it to attempt to boot, I get an Active Desktop Recovery screen. If I try to get it to restore the active desktop I get an error. If I tell it to run scripts anyway or if I tell it to not run scripts, I get the STOP error again.
So I figured I'd try a repair. Popped the install disc in the drive and started it up. But I don't get the repair options. Once it loads all the drivers and files, it immediately starts up XP and I get the STOP error again. I don't even get the choice of whether or not I want to do a fresh install (and at this point, I figure reinstalling the OS is the only option).
So, in light of that, am I dealing with a dying hard drive or is there something else going on? I'm stumped. Rig is in the sig.
Antec Nine Hundred
Intel C2D E6750 @ 3.6 Ghz
Gigabyte P35 DS3L
Mushkin Redlines 2 x2GB kit
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 896 MB
WD 250 GB SATA2
Seagate 160 GB SATA
WD 500 GB SATA2
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
PC P&C Silencer 750W
Windows XP SP3