|Error code 0x8712F638|
Can find no record of this error anywhere not even at MS site.
Windows XP SP 3 on Dell 450 XPS - which was in perfect working order before windows updated in January, around 22nd. Then it did a restart as prompted by Windows and never came back online - got BSOD with above error code.
Cannot find the hard drive except when running the utilities cd where it checks the disk. Cannot exit that to even C Prompt. I did discover that it now says the environment is 64 bit. It should be 32 bit. IS it possible that MS slipped a Windows 7 update into the XP update queue by mistake? OF course, knowing that does not solve my problem. I have tried reseating the and checking connectors. It's just sitting dead on the dining table now, masquerading as a giant paperweight. But I have files on it I want to retrieve. Is there any hope?