You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I believe that something has messed up the BIOS but after flashing the bios which btw have little to nothing as far as changing any thing in there, no ACPI settings at all, much less anything else Right now im dumbfounded. A program capable of treating individual bits of memory can put them back so they can be successfully copied. Not to mention, the Dell techs may have tried to format it to see if they could reinstall on it to verify whether or not there was anything wrong with the drive So let me get this straight Complete instructions may be found in ElderL’s post from this thread:. Dell came to fix my laptop ‘puter and could not.

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Apr 10, Posts: Thanks for marking this as the answer.

This isn’t VirtualBox’s fault. If you see the same missing or corrupt message instead something is not right and you need to look at things more closely. Since the laptop won’t even boot with a windows ag440 CD, I don’t think the hardrive mattered. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.


Windows XP Pro won’t boot, safe mode boot hangs at agp440.sys

TrueScot Created on October 16, Don’t just assume it’s the agp driver. IBM for next laptop? Please let me know!!

I would love to be able to install something I can’t boot either Acppi or Safe from disk. The little inverter’s alarm was going off for not having enough input power but I thought nothing of it since the laptop had 2 fully charged batteries installed. Here are some instructions for ImgBurn: I called Dell at this point somewhat admitting defeat. Sorry this didn’t qgp440. I guess when the laptop started shocking me and I reasoned it off to static electricity, I should have looked into the issue a little deeper.

I tried replacing those files from a known good XP machine but still nothing.

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I don’t want to do that since it takes the best part of two days to install it plus everything else and apply all updates. Other drivers, and other things are loaded after that, but it doesn’t display them like it does for all the previous ones. Jun 27, Posts: If the HDD light is still flashing, chkdsk is doing something.

I just don’t know what else to do with this problem and Ive exhausted every resource I know.


On reboot, my screen looked like a matrix screensaver. It hangs after agp Sun Dec 21, 5: Just a little background for the machine I am referring to: Thankyou for all of your input. Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. That has worked on some machines at work The computer just hangs on “Setup is starting Windows. I was then able to get everything off the drive that meant something to me.

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Am able to boot into safe mode. If you still can’t get the data off, then you will need to use 3rd party software Winternals Disk Commander is great. This isn’t expected to work, as VirtualBox emulates hardware different from what your physical computer has and Win XP doesn’t support booting different hardware from one disk.

What still irks me is that I can’t get info off of the old harddrive because it is acting like it failed too.

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