|Apparently you can get that error if the data on your hard drive is corupted - it may be corrupted because the hard drive is in the process of failing. |
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:
If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.
Seagate's SeaTools will test (almost) any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.
The bootable Dos versions of SeaTools can be used even if Windows is not working properly.
If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.
If your hard drive is failing, you need to replace the hard drive.
The Presario V3500 notebook is a series of models - there is no V3500 model
6 possibilities in the US - 29 possibilities in other countries
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
The specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
The Product number - that's on the third line.
If you DO have a Recovery disk set, you must use them in the RIGHT order.
If you don't have it, or if you do but one or more disk(s) is(are) corrupted or missing, buy a Recovery disk set -
None for Compaq notebook Presario V3500, but many for the V35xx series