I am having trouble booting the windows xp on my dell inspirion 2200.
running diagnostics I am getting error code 00f00:0244
msg: block 9173442,11444963,11445712,11446461,13248216,13471633
Can you help me fix this?
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try this, while the computer is off, press and hold the Fn key down then press the power button like turning it on.. it should say diagnostics boot selected. if it passes the test windows would have to be reinstalled. if it fails with error codes 0141, 0142, 0143 or 0146 then the hard drive has to be replaced.
"A disk read error occured press Ctrl+Alt+del to restart " FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS TO RUN DELL DIAGNOSTIC ON INTERNAL HDD Open the Dell Diagnostics on either your hard drive (F12) or from the Resource (Drivers and Utilities) CD. Running from the hard drive is the preferred method of using the diagnostics. If problems occur when running from the hard drive or there is no Utility Partition, the diagnostics can be run from Resource (Drivers and Utility) CD. From your hard drive: Shut down and restart the computer. When the DELL® logo appears, press immediately. If you wait too long and the Microsoft® Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again. When the boot device list appears, highlight ?Boot to Utility Partition? on desktop systems or ?Diagnostics? on portable systems and press . Note: On portable systems, PSA will be executed first. When PSA completes, press any key to load the Dell Diagnostics.? Go to step 2. NOTE: If you receive a message stating that no Diagnostics utility partition has been found, follow the instructions on the screen to run the Dell Diagnostics from your Resource (Drivers and Utilities) CD. From the Drivers and Utilities CD ResourceCD: Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into the CD drive. Shut down and restart the computer. When the DELL® logo appears, press immediately. If you wait too long and the Microsoft® Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again. NOTE: This feature changes the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start-up, the computer boots according to the devices specified in the system setup program. When the boot device list appears, highlight IDE CD-ROM and press . Select Boot from CD-ROM option from the CD boot menu. Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your platform. Go to Step 2. After the Dell Diagnostics loads, the Main Menu appears. Click the button of the option you want. If a problem is encountered during a test, a message will display the error code and a description of the problem. Write down the error code and problem description and follow the instructions on the screen. If you can not resolve the error condition, contact Dell. If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click the tabs above the right window for more information: When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities CD, remove the Drivers and Utilities CD. Close the screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen. Regards Sunil Dsouza
OK, that is EASY. That basically means the optical drive (cdrom/dvdrom drive) does not "see" anything in it. If you do not have a disc inside it during the diagnostic, open the drive and insert a disc, then click RETRY. HOWEVER, if you DO have a disc inside and you get an error, that COULD mean you have a scratched or damaged lens in the drive, OR, you could have a bad disc in it. Try it again with several other cd discs. if they all fail with the same error, that means the drive needs to be replaced. Good luck. :)
Boot to the XP CD, Enter recovery console by pressing "R" at the 1st prompt, run the command CHKDSK /P and see if the system will boot normally after the command finishes running. If nothing changes, then the hard drive will need replacement
1st, run diagnostics on the Hard drive (If they fail, replace the Hard drive)
2nd, if diagnostics pass, boot to the XP CD, press R to enter the recovery console, and run CHKDSK /P to try and fix the file system