Here a good problem for a Windows Expert...
Actually the full error code is: STOP: 0x00000050 (0xC2FC0000,0x00000000,0x80807DE8,0x00000000), and I get the PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error too.
The PC is an older HP pavilion a700n with Windows XP Home.
---> I want to be able to fix this error so that all my files and (100 or so) programs are intact, ie a bootable in Windows XP Home, as before.<---
-I get the same error (blue screen, maybe different secondary codes, I wasn't watching) in Safe Mode.
-I get a reboot(!) when trying to do (both kinds of) Repairs by booting from the Windows install disk, so both CHKDSK /F and system Restore is out.
-This is good: ANY Windows PC with this drive hooked up as either a physical Slave or through a USB port - REBOOTS that PC.
-Fortunately, the USB external trick above works on my PowerMac and I am was able to get all my DATA saved. But I really want my drive to be bootable into Windows again. I know everyone is saying just re-install the O/S, but many programs will be hard to track down now. (PC is 5 years old).
-There is nothing wrong with the (formerly bootable) hard drive because the drive I am using is a Clone of the Source drive by using a Deepspar Imager, and zero physical errors were reported on the Source.
-Finally, Linux,(Kubuntu) reports consistency errors and NTFS repair fails but reports (very similar to) the following:
Checking for bad sectors ...
Checking filesystem consistency ...
Accounting clusters ...
Cluster accounting failed at 135593 (0x211a9): missing cluster in $Bitmap
Cluster accounting failed at 135594 (0x211aa): missing cluster in $Bitmap
Cluster accounting failed at 5921649 (0x5a5b71): extra cluster in $Bitmap
Filesystem check failed! Totally 32 cluster accounting mismatches.
ERROR: NTFS is inconsistent. Run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot it TWICE!
The usage of the /f parameter is very IMPORTANT! No modification was
and will be made to NTFS by this software until it gets repaired.
What to do?
Thanks all in advance!