My year-old Dell locked up on me, and when I try to re-boot, it gets past the first options screen (press F12 to boot from network etc), then it asks me what mode I want to boot in, then any one I click on it loads XP Home for a couple seconds then an error screen comes up. A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error scree, restart your computer. If this screens appears again, follow theses steps: Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer. Technical information: ***STOP! 0x00000024 (0x00190203,0x8253a828,0xc0000102,0x00000000) Dell has a utility under the F12 option to check the hard drives. It's taking hours to run, but everything so far is coming up ok. (this is on my home computer, I'm at work right now.) I've tried booting up with safe mode, in last known working configuration, and normal, all with the same results. I've also Googled, but didn't find any specific answers. Can someone steer me the right direction? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!