One last try before laptop bites it.....

By vickbing ยท 4 replies
Dec 29, 2007
  1. This Gateway M350WAN decided to die after my former employer used a jumpdisk to download files following my leaving the company. I used System MEchanic to clear the drive. However, I have never been able to reinstall XP after that. I have made several attempts and have taken it to firedog (who was going to charge me $200.00 to do what I had already done). Anyway, I either want to get it working or trash it. I used the Gateway disc. It does not recognize a HD and I get a setupdd.sys Page Fault in non paged area on blue screen. Technical Information

    STOP: 0X00000050 ( OXe51503c8, 0X00000000, 0Xf84d7c78, 0X00000002)

    setupdd.sys-Address F84D7C78 base at F84AE000, Datestamp 3d6dd67f

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Buy a new hard drive for it and try the Gatway disc again
  3. vickbing

    vickbing TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the information but I do not want to spend any money on this laptop.
  4. vickbing

    vickbing TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just to clarify

    So you are pretty sure it is the hard drive from the error messages?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The hard drive is the first thing to go after... Sell the laptop as is and save for a new one
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