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Optiplex gx280 Is there some way to save the files on the computer? 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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If you just reinstall instead of new install it should save all the files you already have just reinstall in the same partition

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