I have a strong suspicion this is a hard drive error but my pc just went thru a shut down and the error I recieved was *** Stop: (0x0000008E, C0XC0000005, 0XBF953E10, 0XBA4D3C00, 0X00000000) AND...
Win32K.SYS - Address BF953E10 base at BF800000.dATEsTAMP 4cc6d6a2
Can anyone tell me what this means and how/if I can repair it?
BTW... I'm using win xp on a dell dim 4400
If the system is more than a few years old, I would replace the HDD and re-install the OS on it, because if the drive is bad, other files will get corrupted gradually. After re-installing the OS, you can mount the old drive as an external one and copy the important data/files off of it.
Hi, thanks for replying. Not sure why I just was notified i guess the server here is slow. @House how do I copy them just drag them to the new drive. Because I've backed up the folders. But was wondering was that enough.
Oh ok, Thanks. I can open the folders and see them. Are there any guides online to installing a hard drive from start to finish? Since it is a dell dim 4400 maybe Dell would have a guide? I've never indtalled one before but I really want to do it myself to learn.
and yes, Dell HP, Compaq, pretty much every PC manufacturer gives a guide on how to replace various serviceable components, like an HDD. Those guides are valid for all systems, except for the minor mounting details and the software installation.
For software installation, in case this is a system disk (that will have the OS on it), please refer to the System Restore that came with your PC.
For data HDD (like a secondary drive that you want to install as an upgrade, to keep data on it), after installing the HDD you will need to initialize and format it. You can do that in Control Panel> Administrative tools> Computer Management> Disk Management.
Let us know if you encounter any problems and if you do, make sure to describe the problems in detail, so we can help. Good luck!