loading pbr for desciptor 2..done [Closed]
Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:32 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:23 AM
Your problem could be due to a myriad of issues unfortunately...and I may not be able to assist you.
Anyway for now can you inform myself exactly what make/model is your Dell machine please and the Operating System in use also.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:55 PM
OK, your machine might have the Dell Recovery/Restore Partition that can be invoked if all else fails. Thought within the realms of possibility the actual Hard-Drive itself has failed.
I have a dell dimension B110 desktop with windows xp
Also do you have a copy of the XP Installation CD and or any form of pre-install factory image backup CD's at all?
Answer my questions in your next reply please.
You will require both a burnible type of CD/DVD etc and a USB drive for the below...
Please download GETxPUD.exe to the desktop of a clean/working computer.
- Run GETxPUD.exe
- A new folder will appear on the desktop.
- Open the GETxPUD folder and click on the get&burn.bat
- The program will download xpud_0.9.2.iso, and upon finished will open BurnCDCC ready to burn the image.
- Click on Start and follow the prompts to burn the image to a CD.
- Download xPUDtestdisk.exe and save it to the USB device
- Double click xPUDtestdisk.exe to extract the contents to your USB device
- Remove the USB & CD and insert it in the sick computer
- Boot the Sick computer with the CD you just burned
- The computer must be set to boot from the CD
- Gently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD
- Follow the prompts
- A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
- Press File
- Expand mnt
- sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
- sdb1 is likely your USB
- Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
- Press Tool at the top
- Choose Open Terminal
- Type testdisk/testdisk_static
- Press Enter
- The TestDisk command window will open
- Choose Create and press Enter
- TestDisk will now detect all local hard drives
- Use the arrow (up and down) keys to highlight the disk called /dev/sda if it represents your primary hard drive and press Enter
- If your not sure then note everything you see and post it for my review
- Select Intel (even if you have an AMD processor) and press Enter
- Select Advanced and press Enter
- Select [Boot] and press Enter
- Select [Dump] and press Enter
- Select [Quit] to exit
- A log will be created in the root of the usb device
- Remove the USB drive and insert back in your working computer
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:50 AM
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