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Blue screen error, no cd or flop drive, need usb reboot if poss

I have a dell d6oo which has an unmountable boot volume error, I have looked through the blue screen repairs, but they all require an xp cd or floppy coppies to reboot. The problems I have are that I do not have either the xp cd, working cd drive or floppy drive. Hoping it is possible to correct the problem using a usb drive. I have access to another pc from which I can download and a 2gb usb drive to load to/from Any help would be appreciated.

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Obviously you need an XP CD--see if you can borrow one from someone. If you can, start the computer, press F12 to get the boot menu, and when it starts from the CD wait until you are prompted to choose an option. Choose R to repair and follow the prompts to get to the C:\ prompt. Type chkdsk /r to repair the file system. If that works, you should be good to go.
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Hi,
Its nearly impossible to fix the problem without a floppy drive, cd drive and without the xp cd.
If this system has never been formatted or reinstalled. You can try tapping on the Ctrl +F11 key a couple of times at Dell logo screen , when you start your computer.
This would start Dell Factory reset , but that would remove all your personal data from the computer.

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Posted on May 24, 2009

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