I have Mesh Desktop computer purchased new February 2004, it has a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-51 Processor, 1GB Ram, Maxtor 7 Y250M0 SCSI Hard drive and is running windows xp home SP2. It is generally been quite stable with few problems. However, when I came to start it up after being away for 5 days or so it just boots into the DOS start up options screen. It will not start on any of the safe mode options and the normal and last good config modes allow the system to try again. Windows starts to boot but then comes the dread blue screen with the error message STOP C 0000218 UNKNOWN HARD ERROR
UNKNOWN HARD ERROR. All my back up files are on a network storage device which is coincidentally also playing up at the moment and I am currently corresponding with IOMEGA to get this fixed separately.
Do you have any advice please on what the error might be and the best way to fix it - hopefully without erasing all the data on the drive.