When i power on the hard drive it starts to boot but then my monitor just goes to a blue screen saying "inaccessible_boot_device" with about four different paragraphs of other things its telling me. Nothing i do will take me away from this screen. PLEASE HELP!! THANK YOU!!!
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Remove all memory and try again. Remoive cpu and reinstall, try again. If that doesnt help, remove hdd and boot, it should boot ti blsck screen saying no o/s. If it does, make boot disk or usb drive of a small linux distribution called puppy linux, its only 168mb so its fast to download and burn to cd, or use unetbootin to make a bootable usb drive of same puppy image. Boot to cd or usb by accessing BIOS and changing boot order to usb or cd. Puppy seems to be very compatible with most hardware and you may like it better than windows for web snd email. Very simple and fast. You can wipe hard drive and reinstall windows from puppy tools if hdd mbr is faulty.
Bad video card, bad hard drive, bios battery. If you have a screen but only a blinking cursor on it, likely a bad hard disk drive, meaning all your data and files are now gone, also your os is likely inaccessible. If you can heart it boot up like normal through speakers then video card or monitor, more likely the monitor's power supply is bad, find another monitor (size not important, just the display connector) and connect it to your PC with the power off. If it works then it's the monitor that is bad, purchase a new monitor, if another known working monitor doesn't solve the screen issue, it's probably your video card. A new card is cheap and you should be able to install a new one and have basic display until you install the drivers.
Probably a faulty hard drive. go into the setup screen and verify the HD setting is correct. save your settings and reboot. if this doesn't solve it, then take out battery and disconnect power, remove hard drive and reconnect. try reboot. if none of that works, then replace hard drive and reinstall OS.
Main cause of the problem is a corrupted operating system which can be cause by a virus or a defective hard disk or a defective memory module. First to try is to replace your memory with a certified good one. If the problem persists, Try to reinstall you windows using your CDRom. If there still the problem, replace hard disk.
Now when you say blue power light, what are the rest of the lights doing, does the hard drive light flash, does the fans turn on, does the hard drive make it's spinning noise, if so you may just have a bad LCD inverter which is very common and about a 40$ part. you can test this by trying to hook the laptop up to an external monitor and see what happens.
Have you tested the monitor? The monitor could be faulty. Try hooking up the computer to another monitor or another computer up to that monitor if possible. If the monitor is testing good then make sure all USB devices are disconnected and try to boot again. Then open the case and blow out any dust. Check the motherboard screws are tight. If the screws holding the motherboard to the case are loose it can cause a grounding issue. Then swap out the power supply with a working one and see if that fixes it. Disconnect hardware one at a time and re-boot. One of the devices...cd-rom,harddrive,ect could be faulty. Make sure the video card is fully seated and test the card in another working computer or test a working card in that computer. If it has on-board video then install a video card if available and see if it works. If none of these things work then the board is bad and needs replacement.
Yes, unmountable boot volume usually means you need a new hard drive. However, if you have a windows xp cd, you can boot to the recovery console (press R at the first prompt) and try running a chkdsk /f command. Sometimes that will help. Thanks and good luck! Oh and if you could remember to give this solution a rating of fixya. Thanks!
Although it could be the hard drive, it could be any number of things as well. First, when the computer starts up, press the F8 key to bring up some options. Select disable automatic restart. This should allow the computer to stop at a blue screen so we can get some information from it. Do this and report back what that information says and we'll go from there. Thanks.
if theres a click, then its either the hard drive or the monitor click when it shuts off, motherboards don't make a sound.
When its starting up press F8 to enter safe mode and select last known good configuration and see if it starts as normal, but is sounds as though the boot.ini is damaged on a bad sector of the hard drive and either try a windows repair or replace the hard drive.