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jolces

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Hi all. I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. When I bootup the machine now, everytime I get a blue screen error saying "Unmountable_boot_volume"

Technical information:
*** Stop: 0x000000ED (0x08AA989E0, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Same thing happens in safe mode

Any ideas how to restore the PC to get back into it? If I need to reload everything, is there a way I can save my files\docs so I do not lose everything on the hard drive?

Any advice would be great! Thanks
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rshaffer61

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Do you have the orignal recovery cd or os system cd?
You can boot into the recovery console and do a
chkdsk /r

This may take awhile depending on the size of your hd and the problem
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jolces

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Just to confirm, that will not impact or delete any of my files\docs that are currently on the hard drive, right?
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No all it is doing is checking windows file system and the hd itself and fixing that.
DO NOT turn the system off or restart it.
When it is done it will go to a black screen with a blinking cursor
If it does then type exit and it will reboot.
It may restart on its own

Edited by rshaffer61, 31 March 2009 - 12:25 PM.

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Thanks. Ok, I can give that a try. I ran a pre-boot system assessment and got the following:

Error code 0142
Msg: Error Code 2000-0142
Msg: Unit 1: Drive Self Test Failed. Status byte = 79.

Not sure if that means anything, or if the hard drive is fried
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That could mean exactly what it sounds like or that the drive is going to fail;.
Please run the chkdsk as it will be able to determine if it is indeed bad.
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Thanks. Ok, I can give that a try. I ran a pre-boot system assessment and got the following:

Error code 0142
Msg: Error Code 2000-0142
Msg: Unit 1: Drive Self Test Failed. Status byte = 79.

Not sure if that means anything, or if the hard drive is fried


Your hard drive is dead. It will need to be replaced.
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