A recent power outage choked Windows XP Home, running on a HP Pavillion. After that, XP Blue Screens at startup with STOP ED Blue Screen Code. Using The 'Net, it seems to point to a hard drive failure with a recommendation to boot from the XP install disk, do 'R' for repair, then perform 'CHKDSK /R' to try to repair disk.
When I boot from the XP install disk, it eventually Blue Screens again with STOP 7B code, another hard disk issue. Apparently the install program is checking hardware integrity early in the process and dies when it encounters the damaged hard drive.
Any other recommendations at this point, or is it a lost cause?