I've never seen anything like this before.. I had an old computer running Windows 2000 and since I bought some new hardware for myself, I thought I'd chuck the old 20GB HDD Win2k was on in my old machine and it'd be a quick upgrade.
I turned it on and it starts, BIOS recognises everything fine and it starts to load Windows but then I get a weird blue screen (different than normal) saying something along these lines:
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, please restart your computer (tried)
. If not, check the following.
Check your computer for viruses (done)
, remove any newly installed hard drives or controllers (read below)
and run CHKDISK /F to check the disk for any errors.
Restarting didn't help, there aren't any viruses (it is checked regularly) and remove any new hard drives, well there is only one in there and that's the Win2k drive. I really was hoping I wouldn't have to reinstall as backing up the data from there is not gonna be an easy or fun task, does anyone have a solution to this or is a reformat/reinstall the only solution? I've cracked out the dusty old Win2k disc and tried to repair the install a few different ways with absolutely no success. No change at all in fact
Any suggestions greatly appreciated