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Dell Dimension 3000 reformat trouble

Hello,
Our Dimension 3000 stopped booting up (blue screen "unmountable boot drive" error). I did the Dell system restore procedure which reverts hard drive to original, out of the box condition. Worked fine for 1 day then got blue screen again. Attempted reformat from system disk provided by Dell, it progressed to about 5% and I got "error caused by file: partmgr.sys. Any suggestions? I am a novice at this, but good at following directions!
Thanks so much, Bev

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  • tangoski Jan 28, 2008

    What do you mean "change the ram"??

    Thanks! Bev

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    dell dimension 400 has unmountable boot volume

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Your hard drive is bad, order a new one they are cheap, throw the new hard drive in which is easy and then boot from the repair cd and your computer will survive. I believe your computer takes an IDE hard drive so don't order a SATA one unless you look at the cable connecting the drive and it is way smaller than the other wide ribbon cables in the case.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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CHANGE THE RAM MEANS YOU GET ANOTHER RAM(MEMORY) AND TRY INSTALLING IT

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Please re partition the hard disk and install the operating system. if the same error continues then change the ram and try

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