I was given a sony vaio by my sister when u turn it on it asks if i would like to start normally last known safe mode safe networking etc. no matter what mode i try to run windows in it directs me to page that says unmountable boot volume the stop error number is 0x000000ED (0x86D839E0,0x000009c,0x0000000,0x00000000 what steps to you recommend i tale next to correct this problem?
if have the same problem with my pc desktop...i need help please...i just bought this computer....my sister was saying it was beacause the lights were going on and off during the 2008 snow storm they had in louisiana...i live in opelousas....help me please..
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Also you can do the steps to get to the recovery console and type CHKDSK /R and it will run the disk checker program to fix what files it can. This has helped me fix numerous disks. It does not work 100% all the time, but hey 90% isn't too shabby. While it runs it will start counting up % completed, however it may jump backwards a few times. Do not get alarmed this is the computers way of trying to go back and fix corrupted files.
If you get it back running, make a backup of your files. What happened is the worst thing that can happen for hard drives and that is power interuption during a write operation. When that happens files get corrupted. Sometimes hard drives will prematurely fail because of this.
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Put your Windows XP installation disk in the drive and boot from the cd. When your options come up, choose Recovery Console. You will then arrive at a command prompt. Type FIXMBR This will run a utility to attempt to fix your master boot record. This is not a difficult problem to solve, if you are not comfortable doing it with help from FixYa perhaps a tech savvy friend can do it for you. It does happen sometimes from a power outage. You can avoid it by using a surge suppressor with battery back-up, they are well under $100 and last several years.
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Its the problem with hardware driver software. Please remove last installed software/hardware in your system. To remove software run system in safe mode by pressing F8 on system starting and select safe mode then remove last installed hardware by opening device manager or remove software by opening add remove program from the control panel.Then restart system.
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Try go into BIOS by hitting the DEL key or F1 or F2 as you start and go to save Cmos config. then reboot.
The other approach is Last known Good config is the best. This can be brought up after presing power button then by tapping F8 till screen apears.. Select Last known Good Config
Choose safe mode and see if you can get into it. If you can then go into system restore and choose the last date that you remember the computer working properly.
At this point the computer will restore the computer back to the earliest date that it was working properly.
Once you do this the computer will reboot and it should go back into windows normally and work just fine. If for some reason it doesn't then windows is corrupted and you'll need to wipe out the hard drive and restore the computer back to factory defaults.
You may have to boot from a CD and make a repair. Once logged in the CD, choose repair option (Recovery Console), and type these three commands: 1) fixmbr (wait til it finishes) 2) fixboot (wait...) 3) CHKDSK (this will take longer than the previous two. Your laptop may now boot normally. I think your laptop doesn't have an internal CD-ROM so you may use an external USB CD.
reinstall the OS ! Just overrite it over the previouse xp so u won;t lose data ...
..most probably u are missing some files ... .. or u have virusez issues. Ofecourse there is the posibility of hardware mallfunction, but considering microsofts reputation ... probably thats not the issue ...
Try booting XP with the installation CD & use the recovery console to boot the laptop.
From the Setup CD-ROM
Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console. When prompted, type the Administrator password. At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.
To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit.
choose start windows in Safe mode, if it starts then everything will look big, don't worry about that for now. Then go to Start>accessories>system Tools>system restore and choose a date when you know that everything was working normally, when it has finished restoring the computer will restart. If asked choose start windows normally.
When your computer is rebooting, push the F8 key. It will change your start up options and you will see disable automatic reboot on system failure. You can they see the error and continue research on the problem.
it may be mother board problem.but you can try once start your pc keep on pressing F8 key to get screen you have mentioned . select to boot your system in the safe mode it takes some time to boot it will show (multi disk 0) .once you get enter into the OS, go to programs-- accessories--system tools--system restore and restore your computer in earlier date.
if it again show the blue screen you will have to take the system to the technician try this and let me know