Folks Newbie here with a STOP - 0x00000024 error after powering off my laptop when it wouldn't come out of hibernation. Big mistake! Spec is: HP DV6174 (circa 5 years old, never backed up, no recovery disk - typical) 2Gb Ram 120GB SATA HDD WinXP SP3 or the latest SP/Patch at least Now returns BSOD on every boot, on choosing Safe Mode (all options), Last Known Good etc - Windows logo appears, progress bar gets to about 25% of the way across then BSOD, then auto restarts I know nothing about Linux, however after a bit of a Google and finding various NTFS.SYS related threads, I have: 1)Booted off a Knoppix 6.2 USB stick (CDdrive failing to read any CD-R/DVD-R) 2)Open Terminal session and SU to root 3)umount /dev/sda1 (after running cfdisk to confirm NTFS entry) 4)ntfsfix /dev/sda1 5)Message within Terminal session returned that command completed successfully 6)Shutdown Knoppix, remove USB stick and power up >>>>> same BSOD Question - is this particular message always related to NTFS.SYS corruption? I don't get NTFS.SYS mentioned in the BSOD 'msg' at all ie the STOP text and accompanying Hex is all I get. Have I missed something, or can the STOP 0x24 message relate to another issue? Both HDD and memory have been reseated. The XP CD I have is older than the version on the laptop and won't find the HDD in Recovery Console, probably doesn't have the SATA drivers on the CD - so can't run CHKDSK /R Via Knoppix i have copied my data onto a USB HDD, although not validated yet on another XP machine. Once I have done this, i'd be more willing to test things. Thoughts very much appreciated.