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#1 hostile17

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

Please help!!
It's an old DELL Latitude D610 Laptop.

Final line is:
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x87365900, 0xC00000006, 0xC00000000, 0xC00000000)

I used the Boot CD and have the Recovery Console loaded up and am awaiting further instructions. (All Google searches lead me to this step, though I have seen chkdsk /r, checkdsk /p, chkdsk f/, fixboot, and fixmbr all listed as solutions, so I've no idea which to try.)

Thank you for your time.

Extra Info: This occurred after a hard restart due to massive lag which started shortly after two separate file download failures where I got something like "could not complete download due to cyclic redundancy error." I don't know if that's related.

Edited by hamluis, 09 January 2013 - 11:10 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

The typical easy fix to try...is to run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console. If that doesn't solve it, then all those other suggestions are things we might try.

Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

Not sure why anyone suggests chkdsk /p, but mistakes occur every day. Chkdsk /r is the command to run from the RC :).

The "cyclic redundancy errors" may be something to worry about, but let's try the chkdsk /r to solve the unmountable boot volume error first.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Ok. Thank you for reply. I will proceed with the chkdsk /r right away and post results.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:28 AM

After a lengthy scan... "chkdsk found and fixed one or more errors on the volume."

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Does the system boot into Windows?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

Was it supposed to reboot on its own after the scan? All it did was finish scanning and then give me the "C:\WINDOWS>" waiting for my next command.
I wasn't sure if I was supposed to type "reboot" or "exit" to leave the recovery console first and/or remove the CD?

Edited by hostile17, 09 January 2013 - 08:57 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

If it stops at last line of summary...you need to type EXIT and hit Enter...which results in a reboot of the system.

You can start chkdsk /r from within Windows and it reboots automatically when done.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

ok. I did that and it booted up to the desktop! (I did notice, though, that those little arrows that accompany the shortcuts are partially blacked out?) Is there a follow-up test you'd like for me to run, or should I just see if any symptoms arise, or?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

oh, man... another BSOD appeared (two minutes after I foolishly opened browser) with the error:
"STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x87240020, 0x87240194, 0x805c86bc)

Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete.

Contact your system administrator or tech. support group for further assistance."

Edited by hostile17, 09 January 2013 - 10:44 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

STOP F4 errors...combined with your "cyclic redundancy" errors previously mentioned...may point to a CMOS battery that is failing.

I can't say for sure that's what the problem is...but a battery costs less than $5 and is easily replaceable on a desktop. But...you have a laptop :).

Since it appears that this might be a hardware problem and this forum deals with XP problems...I'm going to move this to our Internal Hardware forum where the more knowledgeable will try to assist you in finding out what the problem might be.

Just in case, someone else suspects the CMOS battery:
http://www.ehow.com/how_7358547_change-dell-latitude-clock-d610.html
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001157B4Q/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Ok. Thank you very much for your assistance, good sir!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Got the original (almost) BSOD error again. i fiddled around on the internet for a couple of hours without too much trouble. I was also able to D/L about 5 .zip files, 4 of which unzipped fine, one giving the "cyclical redundancy error." I deleted it and when I went to erase the contents of the Recycle Bin it claimed it couldn't "find the sector" or something similar. There was also CONSIDERABLE lagging right up until the end - especially when right-clicking anything and waiting, waiting, waiting for the drop-down menu to appear.

STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8730A030, 0xC00000006, 0xC00000000, 0xC00000000)

I guess I'll redo the chkdsk r\ from the WRC. Took about 10-12 hours the first time, so I'll be back tomorrow.

P.S. I've learned my lesson.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

I've had to do it (chkdsk /r) a couple of times in succession on drives, it won't hurt anything :).

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence :thumbup2: Plus, repetition is a good way to learn, even if most of it is learning what NOT to do! I was able to analyze the HDD (40GB) with the program Defraggler, and it said it was about 20% fragmented, but under "status" it said ERROR.

After I get it booting back to Windows again, I'm gonna turn it off for the rest of the night to see if the clock gets all wonky when I power it back up. I had the CMOS battery go on the PC I'm using right now once before (it kept screwing with the clock.)and it was an easy enough fix. Hoping that's all it is.

Edited by hostile17, 09 January 2013 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

Just out of curiosity, if I were to access my files and copy them to an external drive, could I just reinstall Windows and start all over on the laptop?

Edited by hostile17, 09 January 2013 - 03:27 PM.





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