I think i've got a corrupted system on my XP computer. On startup it goes into BSOD '0x000000FC' which I think is a generic code for lots of faults.
I cannot get into safemode of any description. I've checked the HDD which is working ok on my other W7 computer. I've reseated the memory 4x1 gig (but not tested this yet) and I will be reseating the Cpu with new paste.
My question is can I do a system restore (the last thing that was updated was windows update and I think that may have caused the issue) on the XP drive which is now running on my W7 system.
This is interesting! even through I can read the drive on my w7 machine it's failing with a return code 7 when I run a diagnostics test on the XP machine. Not sure what a RC 7 is I'll look it up and get back.
Gets even more interesting.. Some say HDD anything over 80Gb and you can't trust the results (mines 250Gb) others say its a fault and the disk must be replaced. A lot mention bad sectors.... I'll give the recovery another shot, if no joy I will replace the HDD and do an Acronis recovery. Not quite sure why I can read everything on the HDD via my W7 machine though...