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Dell Inspiron 1300 and BSOD

By gerry1976
Jun 19, 2010
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  1. Hi,

    Hoping that someone can help point me in the right direction. I've been reading these forums, and googling for information, but I can't seem to quite find the information I need, so I thought I'd create this post.

    My laptop is a four year old Dell Inspiron 1300 running Windows XP. I get a blue screen of death message, which is

    *** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203.....) I've found the rest of the numbers are unique. I get this in all the modes, i.e. safe mode,last known good, etc. It won't start XP

    I started with running 'memtest', which was the first tip I read, and let that run overnight going through eight cycles. It found no issues
    I've used the Laptops own utilities to analyse the hard disk, and it found no errors
    I downloaded Linux, ran it from CD, and recovered all my files to a portable hard disk

    I have no Windows XP disk, I have no boot disk. I read about the Dell and the hidden restore option (ctrl F11), however when I do this I get the message 'Cannot restore'

    I have an image of my laptop from when it was new on a DVD, so what I'd like to do is to reformat my laptop, and install the image. However, I don't seem to be able to find an option or command to do this, so I was hoping someone here could help

    Thank you
     
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