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#1 JustLearningSue

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:03 AM

EDIT: I split thos from an AII topic we had and cleaned another PC. They asked if this is fixable,so I split our conversation to here to have you experts look at it.
Thanks boop

Didn't need to defragment. Thanks again for all your help.....
You've given me a thought. I have a laptop that went to the blue screen of death....is it fixable? I didn't think so so it's sitting collecting dust, but after all you did here, I thought maybe??????? :mellow:

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:34 AM

Hello. If it was a malware that killed it we can get it back. If not you need to replace that hard drive.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:57 PM

That's a possibility

If the screen goes by to fast
STOP Reboot loop...BSOD

If Running Windows and it crashes and you get a blue screen with an error message ( BSOD )and it will automatically restart, Most times it restarts too fast for you to see and read the error message. We are going to disable auto restart on system failure. So the screen will stop and you can copy down the complete error message.

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:42 PM

Ok so when I went on the laptop it right away had a screen that asked me to make a choice about the mode to start in .I went in safe mode. It said unmountable boot volume. I took a picture of each screen so I could show you if you could tell me how to post it here.
Right now the screen says Operating system not found.
Does this sound like malware?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:32 PM

I am going to split this to the XP fotum so they can look at these pics and see if we can get you a good idea.

I'll send you a link/

Edited by boopme, 14 April 2011 - 08:37 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:35 AM

Unmountable boot volume errors are fairly common.

Some can be overcome by running the chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console...some may indicate a problem with the hard drive itself or the partition structure.

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

Looking at the graphic you posted...I'd say that you may have a weak/dying CMOS battery, based on the PXE error. That error normally indicates that the system is trying to boot from a network and that is the default boot option on some systems, due to method of installing the O/S. When the CMOS battery weakens, it causes all sorts of strange errors in the CMOS...may provoke false messages about the hardware in the system, indicating problems where there really are none.

First thing I would do is boot into the BIOS...see what the first boot option is. If it's network, manually change it to your hard drive and save the change.

After the system reboots, let us know if you still get the error reflected in your graphic.

If the system still tries a network boot or you cannot change the first option...I would purchase/install a new CMOS battery.

"PXE-E61: Media test failed, check cable."

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:59 PM

The Start Up screen says Boot and then Network. I should switch to network, correct?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:03 PM

Also, I will need a little direction as to changing it manually and saving it to my hard drive. Can you walk me through it? Thanks

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:18 PM

When I put in the XP cd and hit R for recovery I got a screen telling me:
Set up did not find any hard disk drives in your comouter. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer supplied diagnostic or set up program.
Set up cannot continue. To quit set up press F3.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:44 PM

"First thing I would do is boot into the BIOS...see what the first boot option is. If it's network, manually change it to your hard drive and save the change."

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:14 PM

I did boot into bios and it gave the options
boot
network
I don't know if I scroll down to network?
How do I save that to my hard drive?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:03 PM

System manufacturer and model, please?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:25 PM

It is a IBM Think Pad Lenovo R52. I am running XP.

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