Date registered: Jan 2004
Vehicle: 99 E320
Location: seattle, wa (so of ohlord, w of guru)
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this sounds very similar to a job i had to do a month back and I
kept getting a blue screen of death. so, prepared to reinstall the opsys, i
put the XP CD install and booted up from there. I then used the diagnostics
and it appeared to recover corrupted files to the C: root. i rebooted w/o the
CD and everything returned to normal.
sounds like you did similar to the above but was unable to use (or access)
the diagnistics ... is that correct?
thought: try booting off the CD more than once. cold boot each time to be
sure that this is consistent rejection. occasionally, i'll find that upon retry,
what didn't.....now does.