My first post here and I am looking for a miracle
I just had a power failure in my building and a desktop computer crashed. At bootup it gave the usual warnings with the choices to boot to last known cofig, safe mode etc. However every single option brought us to the blue screen of death The error stated is as follows:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down....
STOP 0x000000ED (0x8179D608, 0xC0000032, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I understand that the 0xC0000032 means that I should get into the Recovery Console, and then use the chkdsk /r command to repair the boot volume. This is the manner in which I am proceeding unless someone else has a better way?
The problem is though that I load the WinXP CD (original XP Pro) in the drive and change the bios to only boot from the CDROM and then reboot. THe drive spins up and the screen says, "Searching for boot record from CDROM....OK" and then it hangs...nothing.
So I changed the IDE cables around and tried every config, hdd on IDE0 and CDROM as slave then CDROM as IDE1 master.
Every way I try it gives the same error. My last hope is to buy some floppies and create 6 x boot disks...but I was hoping for another way.
Anyone got any ideas?