I have a Compaq Presario mod 1235 laptop with 32 megs, 3.5 gigs, AMD 233 CPU. I added original programs to this hardly used machine, which I just bought out of a lark. Now I made a boot disk. I tried it out, it worked and allowed me to access the cd rom. I then turned it off. When I turned it on the screen read PHOENIX BIOS 4, next line RESUME FROM DISK IN PROGRESS, Please wait.
Next line are bars: one CONVENTIONAL MEMORY, the second EXTENDED MEMORY, and the third: SYSTEM INFO. when this is finished a blue screen appears with the following message: VFAT DEVICE INSTALLATION; A DEVICE OR RESOURCE REQUIRED BY VFAT IS NOT AVAILABLE. VFAT, CANNOT CONTINEUE. SYSTEM HALTED. I have not found any way even to get into dos, or the bios. I have not seen this before.