Thursday, April 10, 2008

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

Experiencing the blue screen of death (BSOD) on one of my older laptops. Could this be the end? Installation of XP and Vista are failing. I've wiped the HD clean. Hardware problem? Still not sure. I will track the various error codes I get and let's see what happens.

The first error code is: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

Could this be due to bad RAM on the system board? If so, this machine is toast. Maybe I could still convert it to a digital picture frame.

Next error code: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Faulty RAM? Or corrupt HD? It's going to be very difficult to replace the HD on this machine, since it's a tiny little laptop that uses a 1.8" drive instead of the standard 2.5" notebook HD.

The RAM is on the motherboard and I'm not replacing that. So, what to do? Maybe I can configure it so that it boots to an external HD or USB flash drive. This way, it may still be functional as a picture frame.

Next error code: CACHE_MANAGER

This really isn't looking good.

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