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.
Re: Windows XP won't boot and safe mode doesn't work
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.
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you can go to the BIOS setting? if you can,look for "Boot Device Priority" or something like that,it's usually placed on Advanced settings. Set the first boot device as your harddisk,save the settings and restart your computer Please let me know if it's working or not
Starting an IBM Thinkpad T43 in safe mode allows you to troubleshoot technical issues that you otherwise couldn't. Often when a system has a virus or other type of malicious program, safe mode is the only way to locate and delete the problem. In safe mode, only the computer's essential programs are enabled, and only the files necessary to running the system are in use. Learn how to start an IBM Thinkpad T43 in safe mode using a few fairly easy steps.
1.Close all programs and restart the IBM Thinkpad T43.
2.Press "F8" repeatedly after the IBM logo appears, but before the operating system logo appears. If the "F8" key doesn't work, restart the computer and try pressing the "F11" key repeatedly.
3.Press the "down arrow" key to select "Safe Mode."
4.Press the "Enter" key. The computer will boot up in safe mode.
Your installation of Windows is most probably corrupted. Try pressing and holding the F8 button on your keyboard when the 'IBM THINKPAD" screen disappears. That should bring you to a Windows menu where you can select various modes. Select Safe Mode and press enter. If it boots, then you know that something's wrong with Windows and not the notebook itself. What have you installed prior to this problem? Maybe you should try uninstalling it while in safe mode, and then try starting up Windows normally again.
If your windows doesn't start anyway, you should get some live OS (OS that can boot from CD) like Ubuntu or Puppy Linux, so you can save the data from C: partition (burn it or copy it elsewhere) and then reinstall your copy of Windows XP.
if you are using windows xp
during the booting press F8
YOU WILL GET A ADVANCED MENU
with options safe mode.......etc.
select safe mode and press enter
wait some time for loading
select administrator account
goto start menu>control panel>user accounts.
select a account you want to reset password
click on that
click on remove password
It sounds like you may have the computer set to boot to an external monitor source. Try using the fn key and whatever "f" key up top that toggles the monitor source. if this doesn't work, try pressing f8 when booting up and boot into windows safe mode to see if it may be a driver issue or some kind of resolution issue.
That's usually caused by a bad system driver. Next time it boots to the "start windows normally" page, select 'safe mode'. If the system boots well in safe mode, you can start from there by replacing the drivers from the system board on up until you've solved the problem.
I bet your hard drive crashed on you. You might have to buy yourself a new hard drive and replace your old one with it. Then format it and install a fresh copy of your Operating System on it. Your error condes here indicate to me that you either got a blue screen or similar. Blue Screens and/or the code that you stated here are usually caused by a software issue, and are rarely hardware issues. But in this case, you may have gotten something bad on your computer, such as a virus or serious spyware, that wiped out your Operating System And caused your hard drive to crash/become corrupt. As I mentioned, try replacing your hard drive. Hope this helps.
Sorry, but probably your T30 (my favorite Thinkpad) has developed a problem with one of it's memory slots.
It is an inherent problem with the Thinkpads.
The way to tell is topress on the memory cover in a way that pushes the memory (or more to the point, the memory slots) into the motherboard. While keeping pressure on the memory, try to boot up.
I use a T30, and have worked on several others, all have at least one slot with this problem.
Also try taking out the memory which is closest to the front of the system, and pushing in on the remaining one.
Hope this helps. If this is the problem, there are a couple of things you can do to keep it running, but probably with only one ram stick.