Originally Posted by mr805newbie
If the I/O controller was shorted then Windows XP would not boot neither. This seems to be isolated to Mandriva. Some system boot file is looking in the wrong places for the appropriate environment variables and paths.
I have exactly the same issue.
My Win XP PC would not boot and I need to retrieve data from it, so one of my friends suggested to use Ubuntu (9.04) to boot the Xp machine (e-machine t4010) with one slot of 512 RAM and access the data. But I am running into the "Kernel Panic" issue.
I also ran a memory test (20 min) and got
Errors = > 800000
ECC Errrs =0
What does this tell me? Is the issue in the RAM
How do pinpoint the issue (RAM, HD or Mother Board)?