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Windows XP won't boot and safe mode doesn't work

I have a problem with an IBM ThinkPad T30. It's not my computer and I'm used to desktops. It's running on XP Professional, but it won't boot. I get this error message:
STOP: 0X000000ED (0X82307E30, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
When I try to boot in safe mode - nothing happens. What could be the problem? I may have really messed up, because after trying unsuccessfully to boot this computer, I installed my Windows XP Home Edition. I know that I shouldn't have, because of drivers and such, but the same thing happens. Nothing - not even in safe mode. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with my acer 5570z what can i do ???

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Well hate to give you the bad news but it sounds like your hard drive as died. The error code you mentioned (0X000000ED) designates file system damage. (Referenced here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185). Your best solution would be to replace the hard drive in a repair shop.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • Arthur Keech Sep 16, 2008

    It is also possible that reformatting your hard drive *may* repair this temporarily but will likely re-occur. I just figured you should have all of the options available to you.

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