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robeast

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A couple of days ago I was watching a movie (Netflix) on my computer. I was using explorer (which I try to avoid) to watch the movie and Firefox to do other stuff on my computer. After I was done with the movie I closed Firefox and then attempted to close explorer. It was taking a while for it to do so. I then pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del and I got no response. It's as if my computer had stalled. I looked at the light that let's me know that the computer is busy (I think it's the memory usage light). It did not flicker it was at full power. Anyway, I got a little impatient and then I pressed the power button until it turned off. I had done this before with no problems. Except this time, the computer started normally with the Windows XP lighting up, but then it just restarted. After a few times of it attempting to restart, I noticed a very brief blue screen that appeared before it restarted again. I couldn't read what it said. Relentlessly I kept trying to no avail. I don't know what the problem is? Each time it leaves the blue screen it take me back to a screen that gives me an option to start in Safe Mode, Safe mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last Known good Configuration, and Start Windows Normally. It gives me 30 seconds to do so before it attempts to restart normally. I've also tried using the F buttons, but I don't really know what I'm doing so I don't really mess with it. I did read to try to use the F8 as it's starting up. It took me an Advance Options Menu and I pressed enter on the Disable Automatic Windows Start. It took me to a blue screen which stated:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps: Check to make sure any hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If the problem continues, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Set Up options, and then select Safe Mode.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION: ***STOP;0x000000ED (0x82F4D98,0xC0000006,0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Could it be possible that I powered off my computer while it was updating Windows? I have no clue in this. Could anyone help?

I have an HP Pavilion dv4000 series laptop that runs on Windows XP. I believe it is a 1.3 Ghz, 512mb memory, 100 gigabyte computer. Oh, just to let you know, when I was in one of the other screens the time and date were correct (I pressed Esc or F12 or something). Also, this laptop comes with quickplay buttons and it did play a DVD in that mode. Let me know if you need more info. Thanks!
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makinu1der2

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Hello robeast,

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
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