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Have had this problem for over a week already.
I turned off my Dell Precision by just pressing the power button
and then when I turned it back on, I got this Blue Screen.
I haven't installed any new software or hardware.

At the very end it says.

Technical information:
***STOP: 0x000000ED (0x86F6B900, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


any help would be appreciated, please.
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Do you have a Windows disk handy?
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i have a cd that i found.
it's purple and says "reinstallation cd".
but nothing happens when i put it in.
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That is not what we need. That CD will erase all of the data that is on your HDD. Unfortunately, if we are unable to repair this issue directly there is a good chance the data is unrecoverable.

Ask around work or friends. You need a Windows disk. Shouldn't matter which version as all we need is the recovery console. Also, a Bart's PE would work just the same.

If you are not worried about data loss then you can fix it using the CD you mentioned. Let me know and I can give you further instructions.
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nobody that i know has it.
can you give me details on the disk?
is it like a floppy? maybe i can look around
and see if i have one..
where does one usually get it from?
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It is a CD used to install Windows. Basically, what we are trying to do is run a chkdsk /r from the Windows recover console. I will ask around about alternatives. I'm personally spoiled by having many bootable recovery disks at my disposal.
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where can i get this cd?
i found 2 other ones
in the box that my laptop came in..
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The purple disk that says "DVD for reinstalling Windows XP" (or something like it) is the CD you are looking for. It has the recovery console on it.

Edited by The Admiral, 13 August 2008 - 04:22 PM.

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ok. i have that purple cd.
what do i do with it?
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purple cd says:

OPERATING SYSTEM


Reinstallation CD
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Including Service Pack 1


Only use this CD to reinstall
the operating system on a
Dell computer. This CD is
not for reinstallation of
programs or drivers.
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Lol I don't know, this is Titan's thread. :)
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Alright, here is what you need to do:

Download and burn the following ISO: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso


Boot to the CD and you should be presented with a recovery console.


From the recovery console type the following command and hit enter:

chkdsk /r

Let me know if that resolves your issue or if you need further instructions on burning the ISO or booting from it.
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gahh.
i feel like such a fool.
i couldn't wait any longer
so i just used that cd to fix it.
i lost everything i had :/
mostly just a lot of pictures i had scanned/saved
but i suppose i could get them again.
there's nothing i could do to get them back, right?
thanks anyway and ill keep this in mind
just in case it happens again :)
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I don't know much about data recovery. There are programs and companies that offer recovery services but it is of course no a guarantee. It is not uncommon for these companies to charge $100 or more. Hopefully someone will drop in and offer some free software to try.

If it's not irreplaceable, data recovery is not going to be a good option for you.


Anyways, I'm happy to hear that your computer is back in working order.
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thanks so much.
and if anybody reading this
knows any good free data recovery software
feel free to pass it along! :)
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