I have had my laptop (Acer 2012 wlmi) since around Summer of 2004. Just recently I have had this problem. When I was not there the laptop was "off" with windows not loaded. I restarted the computer and it would flash the "blue screen of death" with a physical memory dump time after time. It would restart on its own to a blank screen, not loading Windows OS. Loading in safe-mode or last good configuration would not work either. There was one time that it actually loaded Windows and I was able to use the laptop as usual. I had to off the laptop and now it does not work anymore. The laptop now does not load windows at all. I have tried to load from XP disk, but it seems as though the disk menu options do not load up fully at all. I am assuming the HD is dead...but I am unsure of what else could be wrong. Is it possible to try to hook my HD via USB from as like an external drive and explore the HD this way?