Good Afternoon Everyone, I have a Compaq SD1150NX ( this could be my first problem, lol ) It comes pre-loaded with XP Home Edition straight from the OEM. The pc unexpectedly shutdown and re-started and now won't load Windows. As soon as Windows is about to boot up I get the BSOD and: Stop 0x00000024 (0X001902F8,0XF8896FC,OXF89A93FC,OXF81498E9) ntfs.sys-address F81498E9 base at F80E4000, date stamp 3b5e36a9. I have tried the built in recovery option, but this gives me the stop error also. I then tried re-installing XP Home edition, but as soon as it goes to install the BSOD is back. Guess my question is....how do you fix this? I haven't tried installing any new memory, hardware, software....etc. I am unable to do CHKDSK or FDISK as I have read in previous posts. Is there a way to fix without going out and buying new memory, trying a new harddrive, etc. I haven't partioned the drive any more than what the factory had done. Please help.....thanks in advance.