Toshiba Satellite A20 start up problem

Toshiba / Satellite a20
October 11, 2010 at 08:39:22
Specs: Windows XP SP1, Intel pentium 4/ 256mb
My old laptop Toshiba satellite A20 has broken again. I might have caused this because I switched off the laptop in the middle of a process because it was taking too much time to complete. now Everytime I try to start the computer it goes straight to the following screen after showing the windows logo for few seconds.

A poblem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer........

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or back up facilities. check your hard drive configuration and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer

Technical information

STOP: 0X000000024 (0X001901FF, 0X80F252F8, 0X0000102, 0X0000000)

I have created a primary partition drive E as far as I can remember recently using EASUS software and I created another partition as primary partition from the remaining portion which was I think disk F. Have I done anything wrong? I have some important data stored in this laptop so I cannot format the hard drive again. It wouldn't let me get into the system in safe mode or any other options. please help me.

p.s at the very begining there is a message shown briefly which goes something like invalid boot int.file starting from c\windows your assistance is greatly appreciated

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October 11, 2010 at 09:33:30
Try to repair or get linux live disc.

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October 11, 2010 at 12:16:01
you wanted me to take it to a computer repair shop? I am new to deal with these tech stuff but I can give it a try. I have no idea where to get a linux live disk though

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October 11, 2010 at 13:40:45
Nope, i mean repair os (original os disc is required), linux live disc will not solve anything but u will be able to save the data.

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October 11, 2010 at 22:11:25
I have the original recovery disk for windows XP. THe only problem is I am going to loose all the data in the system. If I can recover the data using linux live disc it will be a great help. There is another problem as well. My laptop came with three CD ROMs which can only reverse the system to default factory settings. There was no original Windows XP disk but the recovery disk would install the whole thing. So my question here is would I be able to use those disks once I use linux live disk? I am sorry i am so illiterate in these issues. I am still learning these stuffs.

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October 11, 2010 at 22:59:02
yes u will be able to use the recovery disc. Linux live disc doesn't install on hdd, it uses ram to install it's files. Use linux lucid puppy or linux puppy seamonkey (approx 120mb each).

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