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Vista BSOD - OS will not boot


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#1 The7thSon

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:48 PM

Hello BC friends,

I cannot get past a BSOD upon powering on my laptop.

Dell Inspiron 1525
1GB RAM
100GB HD

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
0x000000ED (0x83D03968, 0XC00000B5, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I tried booting from the Install disc and going into the Repair Console, but this did not solve the problem. What can I do, and will anything crucial be lost? This just occurred an hour ago!

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:09 AM

That error usually means some hard drive problem.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:34 AM

I don't know how to find the make of my HD, How do I find that?

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:39 AM

Since the computer is not bootable, you'll have to remove the drive. See here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...d.htm#wp1180023

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