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#1 ndonaldson2912

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:41 AM

Hi guys,

 

My friend has brought me their Advent laptop which is quite old. It has been throwing up an 'Unmountable Volume' error and I need to access the recovery console to do a CHKDSK...

 

Problem is I do not have the CD for that OS. Does anyone know where I could get an ISO that would allow me to run the Recovery Console on that machine. Even a reinstall as i have the product key.

 

I had a copy of Xp but when it tries to load setup files it throws up pci.sys error??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:14 AM

Alternative: 

ARCDC - Artellos.com - http://artellos.com/arcdc-page ARCDC Disk Creation - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421198.html/page__p__2424943#entry2424943 ARCDC How To - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic380303.html

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:24 AM

Thanks for the link Louis, I am unsure what OS I need to select. The one currently installed is Windows Media Center 2005. Which XP OS does that fall into?

 

XP PRO

XP PRO 1

XP PRO 2, 3

 

XP HOME

XP HOME 1

XP HOME 2,3??

 

many thanks

Norman



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

I was able to access the Recovery Console by using the XP Home SP 2 & 3 ISO...

 

Everything has worked fine until I tried to do the chkdsk function. I got a blue screen with the following message...

 

STOP: c0000139 {Entry Point Not Found}

 

The procedure entry point LdrSetMUICacheType could not be located in the dynamic link library ntdll.dll

 

Any suggestions would be greatly received.

 

Norman



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

Please try the chkdsk /r command again.

 

STOP 139 errors don't normally relate to running ihat command.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:57 AM

That is the command I am running. Tried chkdsk /p aswell

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

Try the disk you created...on your own system.

 

If it works on another system...the Advent is the problem, which, IMO, would point to hard drive/file system problems.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

The disk works fine, so unfortunately the problem I think lies with the hard drive in the laptop. I think all signs point to corrupt hard drive

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

Well...it could be a corrupt file system...or a failing drive, IMO (which, in turn, can cause file system/file corruption.

 

I'd try to put the nail in the coffin by running the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic (long/extended test).

 

If the drive is failing, there's little sense in fooling with it any longer...in fact, I would try to move valued data files to other media before doing anything more.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

Ok will try that. Thanks for all your help.

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