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Hello :) I start computer and then it stops after Microsoft XP loading screens is away. It says that the computer had been switched off during a power blackout (whole house went off) and i should start in failsafe mode or start normal - previous options etc. I tried all options and it always comes up bluescreen with same text- My dad tried to see any problem in some blue menu center with text and he said that the hardrive was maybe broken. My dell ensurance is out so i really need help got a LAN coming up in 1-2 weeks. Heres so info from the blue screen UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME *** stop: 0x000000ed (0x8373b900) 0xc0000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 ***

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The problem and message from the blue screen do point to a hard drive failure. If you turn the system on and you can not hear the hard drive start up the drive will need to be replaced. A hard drive is easy to replace now days. Take the old one out and get one with the same connection type. The drive should have the connection type on the label (Example: ATA, SATA). You will need to reload the system with the Dell system CD that came with the system or that you created. I hope you had backups of your files and the software CD's for any applications. Also make sure you have a good surge suppressor to protect your system in the future.

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You need win xp installation disk and just let it reinstall

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It appears that the boot sector of your hard drive became corrupted. The problem is not hardware related and should be fixable by using the restore CD that came with your unit.

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Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.

At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

The system should boot back into Windows.

If that doesn't work follow the above steps again but after you type the Administrator password ...

At the command prompt, type fixmbr and continue the next two steps.

THIS SOLUTION IS ONLY FOR A DAMAGED FILE SYSTEM.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

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THIS SOLUTION IS ONLY FOR A DAMAGED FILE SYSTEM.

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