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Simply Red
06-12-2009, 11:00 AM
IBM T-42
Window XP pro

It was working fine for a bit, and now it won't boot, not even in Safe.
here's the message:


File: \boot\ memtest.exe
Status: Oxc000000f

I'll give out all me Casino-cash to the person who gets me up!

Lzen
06-12-2009, 11:05 AM
Try and re-seat your memory?

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 11:13 AM
Try and re-seat your memory?

okay, do you have a screwdriver, by chance?

dirk digler
06-12-2009, 11:13 AM
Do you have the XP disc? It appears you might have to restore.

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 11:15 AM
Do you have the XP disc? It appears you might have to restore.

No, and that brings up a good question. Do I simply buy another XP pro. license? Or, is it a different disk/software?

dirk digler
06-12-2009, 11:18 AM
No, and that brings up a good question. Do I simply buy another XP pro. license? Or, is it a different disk/software?

Is there any other message on the screen besides what you already posted?

Does your laptop have a restore partition?

You would just need a Windows XP disc

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 11:24 AM
Is there any other message on the screen besides what you already posted?

Does your laptop have a restore partition?

You would just need a Windows XP disc

no, no other messages, IIRC. Only the F12 function, which seems to start, but then my batt. died and had to go to work. So, I'll try that again tonight, it is F12, correct?

dirk digler
06-12-2009, 11:30 AM
no, no other messages, IIRC. Only the F12 function, which seems to start, but then my batt. died and had to go to work. So, I'll try that again tonight, it is F12, correct?

Possibly. It seems all new laptops come with a restore partition so you can easily restore back to factory default xp. Of course you will lose everything so make sure that is want you want to do.

dirk digler
06-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Try and re-seat your memory?

Also I would try this for sure.

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 11:35 AM
Possibly. It seems all new laptops come with a restore partition so you can easily restore back to factory default xp. Of course you will lose everything so make sure that is want you want to do.

Yeah, it's newer, so, I haven't many porn files,







YET. o:-)/:evil:

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 11:36 AM
thanks all, if it works I'll be in touch.

dirk digler
06-12-2009, 11:38 AM
How much memory do you have?

Before you reinstall take out one of the memory sticks and boot and see what happens. If that doesn't work put one of the memory sticks back in and take out the other one rinse and repeat.

You could have a faulty memory stick

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 12:00 PM
IBM THINKPAD T42 - 512MB RAM,

dirk digler
06-12-2009, 12:04 PM
IBM THINKPAD T42 - 512MB RAM,

Ok follow my instructions posted above. It probably has 2 sticks (hopefully). If it doesn't that throws a wrench in that plan.

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 12:16 PM
Ok follow my instructions posted above. It probably has 2 sticks (hopefully). If it doesn't that throws a wrench in that plan.

cool, I'm going to have to go buy some screwdrivers. heh ... In the mean time I'm going to bitch-slap it's bottom to try to reseat it. Is that a good plan?

dirk digler
06-12-2009, 12:17 PM
cool, I'm going to have to go buy some screwdrivers. heh ... In the mean time I'm going to bitch-slap it's bottom to try to reseat it. Is that a good plan?

Sure try that first

Lzen
06-12-2009, 01:00 PM
cool, I'm going to have to go buy some screwdrivers. heh ... In the mean time I'm going to bitch-slap it's bottom to try to reseat it. Is that a good plan?

You don't have any screwdrivers? Are you sure you're a man? :hmmm:

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 01:06 PM
You don't have any screwdrivers? Are you sure you're a man? :hmmm:

fairly recently divorced, so ....

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 01:06 PM
umm, besides. Notebks require small ass screw drivers, I only have 'MANLY' screwdrivers.

Lzen
06-12-2009, 03:25 PM
fairly recently divorced, so ....

She took your screwdrivers? Good gosh, what a horrible woman.

Lzen
06-12-2009, 03:25 PM
umm, besides. Notebks require small ass screw drivers, I only have 'MANLY' screwdrivers.

Well, that is probably true. Go get you a set of precision screwdrivers.

Simply Red
06-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Well, that is probably true. Go get you a set of precision screwdrivers.

cool

Lzen
06-13-2009, 08:17 AM
So did you ever get this fixed or what?

I had a Toshiba laptop that I was using while eating lunch. I was drinking a bottled water and accidentally spilled some water on it. Laptop started acting screwy so I knew some water got down inside. I ended up having to take out a buttload of screws. Tried to hand dry as much as possible and left it open to air dry the rest of the way. It took some time but after it was dried out, it worked just as before.