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Maybe Wrong Thread..computer Won't Boot Up


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#1 Jeremy James

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:50 AM

It just comes up to a black screen, and this is all that comes up on the screen..It won't go into safe mode by hitting F8

IDE Disk s/n = Y48884he Read test
Msg:Block 2133663 uncorrecable data error or media is write protected
Error code 0f00:0244

Ide disk s/n=y4888yhe-verify test
error code:ofoo1a44


Ide-disks/n=y4888yhe confidence test
error code ofoo:1344

I think the initial fear is that the hard drive crashed. If that's the case, can information be retrieved?

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#2 Jeremy James

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:04 AM

Wait..an update.
Th is is what was on the screen during the check of the "system tree."

It normally says when coming up
www.dell.com
loading pbr for descriptor 2....done
a disk read error occured.
press ctrl + alt + delete to restart

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:38 PM

Looks to me...as if your BIOS may be set to boot from an optical drive with a CD in it that is not bootable.

If so, open the drive and remove the CD. Then try booting or going into the BIOS (to change your boot options).

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:51 PM

sounds like louis is right, try going into the system settings and setting your Hardrive as First boot device.




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