|MS KB w/ that error code: |
- The HDD (hard disk drive) should be tested first to see if it's healthy. But to do that you'll need a USB floppy drive or a DVD/CD ROM drive in order to run a bootable floppy disk or a DVD/CD hard drive test utility. There are various HDD manufactures diagnostics tools (See List of tools below). NOTE WELL: RUN the QUICK DIAGNOSTICS TESTS 1st. If the Quick test finds an issue with your drive, you need to make a decision as to whether or not you want to proceed with a FULL disk test or send in your drive to a data recovery service (which is expensive however) if needed. If your drive is bad or going bad, and you do a FULL Diagnostics test, it may make it worse and create a situation where data will be unrecoverable.
- Run FULL HDD diags test if you choose (read NOTES above) with the HDD manufactures diagnostics tool via a bootable floppy or CD: Western Digital - DataLifeGuard, Maxtor/Seagate - SeaTools (Seagate bought Maxtor), Fujistsu - FJDT, Hitachi – HDFT (Hitachi Drive Fitness tester), Samsung HUTIL, Toshiba (doesn’t have a HDD utility - SeaTools or HDFT may work though).
- If the HDD is ok, then a DVD/CD ROM is needed to boot to an XP CD in order to run Recovery Console per the MS KB above. Or boot with an Ultimate Boot CD via DVD/CD or USB flash stick to run a check disk on the system.
Just another stupid saying...