Hi all, Yesterday evening, after some gaming on my HP laptop, the thing jammed up with a jagged pattern on the screen. Thinking nothing of it, I killed the power to the laptop and left it to cool down. It was only this morning when I went to boot it up again, that I noticed a constant STOP error no matter what I try. It claims that "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" and the file in question is "NTFS.sys" - now, even with my substandard IT knowledge, I know that indicates a problem with hardware, usually the RAM or HD. I've tried swapping the two sticks of RAM in and out, to no joy. Also, if I try to use the XP OEM disk I have, as soon as I reach the menu where it asks you to hit "R" for recovery console (was going to try copying the ntfs.sys file from the CD to the HD) - low and behold, the BSOD pops up. This, to me at least, points to the hard drive. Has anyone got any idea what to do? (Safe mode/last known good don't work either). The main issue is that this laptop has been discontinued, is a foreign model, and is out of warranty, so, worst case situation. Theres not much data of worry on there, beside the systems drivers e.t.c (last trip to the workshop - the engineers put them on there for me). Any more info, feel free to ask. I'm currently downloading a Linux live CD to see if the HD truely is dead (should show very few files, or be unable to access it entirely).