XP won't boot, blue screen

By goodq
Mar 13, 2006
  1. I tried looking for a solution on this online but I couldn't find anything relevant. I don't know what caused this. I didn't change anything on my machine, neither in hardware nor software. The machine is a S360 Sony Vaio laptop.
    Suddenly the machine stops working, everything gets really slow and then I force shutdown the machine. Then every time I try to boot a blue screen flashes on the screen and the machine reboots.
    I learn later that this is a "feature" in windows called “automatically reboot the box”. I don't know how to turn this “feature” off if I can't boot the machine.
    I tried windows recovery and ran chkdsk and it comes out with unrecoverable data or something after getting to 50% of the drive.
    I got a Knoppix live CD and the drive seems to be fine. I can access stuff and run videos from it. Since fsck doesn't have an NTFS extension I can't do disk recovery from Knoppix as you all probably know.
    I'm sorry that I don't have an error code, is someone can tell me how to actually capture the error code that would be a great leap forward.
    Thanks for all the help.
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