Stop code errors and blue screen on boot - HDD corrupt - ThinkPad T60
I picked up a used Lenovo T60 (which I bought from someone else/no warranty) and I suddenly get this error message after I made some hdd and bios password setting changes:
Initializing Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.24 PXE-E05: The LAN adapter's configuation is corrupted or has not been initialized. The Boot Agent cannot continue.
Two beeps and then this message pops up:
ERROR Expansion ROM initialized - PCI on MotherboardBUS: 00, Device:00, Function: 00 Press <ESC> to continue
I am not able to boot Windows xp professional. Although if the 'Internal Network Option Rom' is disabled the 2 messages disapear and the Windows xp logo/loading screen makes its entrance. However, the loadbar hangs after just 2 seconds and Bluescreen comes up on screen with the following error:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer. Technical information: *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4D3524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I took my Hard disk out and placed it back in. Same results. I did the bios hard disk test which resulted in an error after scanning 50% of it.
First, boot to BIOS and check the boot order.
In this particular case, the problem was likely due to some file corruption that was able to be resolved by running the chkdsk /r command from a dos command line.
If the data could not be salvaged, next steps would be to try to reload the system. If loading XP, ensure the BIOS was set to compatibilty mode instead of ACHI, under the HDD settings.