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Dell XPS 420 will not boot


Best Answer phillpower2 , 15 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

ERROR IN THE PREVIOUS POSTPhill sorry about this The Hard drives are not as described above they are in fact.Drive 1: a Seagate Barracuda 320 GB 7200rpmDrive 2: a Western Digital Caviar SE 16... Go to the full post »


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step 2 : there is no volume specified.

please select a volume and try again

 

going to step 3

 

What command caused this message?


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create partition primary

jim

disregard the above iv looked at the wrong step, back in a moment


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reply to #121

assign


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Okay, then I suggest either trying the other disk or downloading the following free program to repair the current disk before we can proceed.

 

https://www.partitio...on-manager.html

 

This will allow you to try and repair your disk.


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reply to #121

assign

 

Did you start at the beginning before this command?


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#125

Yes


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reply to #124

 

what do i download this software onto?


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Do you not have another computer to use and then create a bootable usb of the program? If not, then I suggest connecting the other hard drive and see if we can get it to work by using the same commands in command prompt.


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yes, iv a laptop on loan, and both hard drives are connected on the XPS, 

do you want to carry on with this, or can it wait until tomorrow?


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I can for a little while. What are you going to do download the software or try other disk?


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I am going to download the software, but I will also be ready to try the other disk, Im going to turn off the screen on the xps and leave the xps running over night, and then come back to it tomorrow, if your wiling and able. I am sorry to be like this but I have been very ill for a little while now and i have to be careful that i don`t trigger a relapse.  If your not around, how do i run the software?

By disk do you mean the other w10 iso i made on the dvd?

 

at the moment the system is running with the USB pendrive I created at the same time as the dvd, and i will be leaving that in the port overnight too.

jim 


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No problem I understand about health issues, I am disabled and have my fair share of issues as well. Please follow the steps below to create the Minitool USB. What I mean by trying your other hard drive not another disk. I will be around tom so will touch base. Usually the available in late morning or afternoons. 

 

https://www.minitool...y-usb-disk.html

 

Then you will want to run the surface test to check for and repair any errors on the hard drive.


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You have my very best thanks and regards, will try to contact you tomorrow,

again best regards

Jim


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I apologize, the free version of that software does not allow you to create a USB drive. Download the following instead and follow the steps in the link.

 

https://www.easeus.c...on-manager.html


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Thanks Jim


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