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#1 atwittsend315

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 12:24 PM

I tried to log onto my pc and the hdd wouldn't load. I don't know if I have a hardware problem or a virus. When I turn on my pc the dell logo comes up then you hear a beep and a blank sreen with a blinking cursor. I read up on this and thought it might be window xp that need to be repaired so I tried that with the cd and entered fixmbr, but it didn't work. The BIOS screen recognizes the hdd and everything else seems to be correct. I'm nowing using that hdd as a slave and put in my old hdd which is pretty much dying. I have a bunch of microsoft updates that keep failing so there must be something on this hdd too. Is there a way to tell if I have a hardeware problem or a virus? I just bought the new hdd a year ago so if it's bad I still have about 20 days till warranty is up. Ant help would be greatfully appreciated. By the way these are the KB updates that are failing on my old hdd.

KB2423089
KB2467659
KB2436673
KB2440591
KB2416400
KB2443105
KB2296199

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#2 atwittsend315

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:53 PM

does anyone have any thoughts on this? Does anyone know if a bootable XP CD will get me to this drive? I really don't want to wipe it out and start again if I don't have to.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 03:55 PM

Hi, atwittsend315

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Lets give this a try.You will need a USB drive and a CD to burn.

Download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of your clean computer
  • Run GETxPUD.exe
  • A new folder will appear on the desktop.
  • Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.bat
  • The program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.
  • Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.
  • Next download driver.sh to your USB drive
  • Remove the USB & CD and insert it in the sick computer
  • Boot the Sick computer with the CD you just burned
  • The computer must be set to boot from the CD
  • Gently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
  • sdb1 is likely your USB
  • Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
  • Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded there
  • Press Tool at the top
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • Type bash driver.sh
  • Press Enter
  • After it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txt
  • Remove the USB drive and insert it back in your working computer and navigate to report.txt

    Please note - all text entries are case sensitive
Copy and paste the report.txt for my review

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

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