Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Error report My computer won't start up. I have run the repair consol but the error report says that there are some errors on the drive that are not recoverable. Does this mean that I have to replace the harddrive? or can the problem be fixed? Please help!!!! Stuart

Posted by on

  • Stuart Kallis Feb 12, 2008

    Thanks for the advice. I have tried all the possible solutions but I still get an error message "the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems".

    Is this the end of my hard drive or is there other possible solutions?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

  1. You've probably got in your hands some recovery/restore CD's from your PC vendor. BEWARE. For example, Fujitsu laptop CD's are only used to restore the HDD to its original factory state! Fuji will not give you a XP CD to 'recover' the hard disk, only to 'restore' it. Nice huh?
  2. Use a Windows XP retail CD ,better than having to use the OEM's restore CD and lose all your data.
    • IMPORTANT: if you've got Windows XP SP2 installed, you CANNOT use a Windows XP SP1 CD. The recovery console from the SP1 CD will not accept even the correct admin password when run on a Windows XP SP2 HDD. You must run the recovery console from a modern SP2 CD, then you'll be able to correctly login to your Windows XP install on the HDD.
  3. Pop in the Windows XP CD, reboot, making sure to select boot from the CD option. On some PC's you'll have to hit DEL on reboot to enter the BIOS and select boot from CD ROM. Other PCs you hit F12 while booting up.
  4. WIndows XP will start to load. Eventually you will be prompted to select between Setup Windows and Repair Windows. Hit 'R' for Repair Windows. The RC (Recovery Console) will look for existing Windows XP installs to repair. Usually you have just the one, listed by the RC after it has scanned your disk, so type '1'. If the RC doesn't find any Windows Installs...you're in trouble. Note: Windows RC can find a Windows install when Windows Setup can NOT find one, so the RC seems more low level and reliable.
  5. Usually your admin password is blank, so just hit a return when prompted for a password.
  6. Type 'help' for the commands that the RC can run. You won't be able to access any folder other than C:\Windows and C:\ top level. The next two steps are probably only safe if you have a single partition on the whole disk.
  7. Try 'fixboot'. This re-writes the boot record.
  8. Try 'fixmbr'; again, this may damage a partition table that it doesn't understand, so be wary of taking this step... you may want to use this as a last resort and only if you have a single partition on the disk.
  9. Run CHKDSK /P C:
  10. If you get errors still, rerun or also do a CHKDSK /R C:.
  11. If the CHKDSK finally succeeds without errors, then you should be able to exit from the RC and reboot OK.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

  • Chris Lemke Feb 12, 2008

    Well if you ran all the above advice through the mill and you are STILL getting this type of error message then your next step may be to try a third party application to scan the disk. I would try something like Spinright or an equivalent software program to try the disk from a boot cd. If you still get this type of error I would say replace this disk.
    It's a hard call to make, if the disk were sitting here in front of me I could try to do somethings like using partition magic to check the drive and it's partitions but this is as far as I can think on how to help you at this point.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Dell Inspiron 9100 running XP boots up but then won't work. Diagnostics results in the fololowing: --DST Short Stats Test-- Test Results: Faill Error Code: 1000-0142 Msg: Unit 4: Drive Self Test...


Hard drive has bad sectors. Before your replace your hard drive when getting this error, try this- Boot from a Windows XP CD and choose Repair at the first prompt to get the recovery console. Type "chkdsk c: /p/r" at the prompt. Repeat until there are no errors found. Exit and reboot. It worked for me.

Jun 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 9300 Notebook

Tip

Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions


Symptoms:
Black screen
"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"


Cause:
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR

--

Symptoms:
"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"


Cause:
Corrupt boot sector

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector

--

Symptoms:
"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"


Cause:
BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

Resolution:
Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI

--

Symptoms:
"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"


Cause:
Corrupt/missing system hive

Resolution:
1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


--

Symptoms:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."


Cause:
Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

Resolution:
Check the boot volume is accessible

--

Symptoms:
Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

Cause:
System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

Resolution:
Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

on May 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

Tip

Disabling error reporting in windows xp


You might have seen this disturbing error report while you browse internet or running some application. Here are the step by step instructions on it.

2c697e0.jpg

Step 1: Right Click on My Computer and go to properties

54ed268.jpg

Step 2: Go to Advance Tab (1) and Click on Error Reporting (2) Under start up and recovery

e6c054c.jpg
Step 3: Select the Radio button near Disable error reporting (1) and Check the option But Notify me when Critical error occurs and Click on OK and OK again.
http://soluzia.net/How-to-disable-error-reporting-in-windows-xp.php

on Jan 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Wont let me play says send error report


Well most xbox units in the US will have a code with the xbox error report, you need that code when calling microsoft customer support at 18004myxbox. If it goes to a black screen and gives an error code here is a list of known codes.
E45: Unknown (possibly dashboard update related)

E64: DVD Drive Error.... DVD Timeout, Wrong firmware, dvd is without f/w chip, etc.

E65: DVD Drive Error.... DVD Timeout, Wrong firmware, dvd is without f/w chip, etc. This can also be caused by the tray not being fully closed on boot.

E66: DVD Drive Error: DVD model, or version does not match that of the version expected by the dashboard. OR the firmware version on the drive is older then the firmware version expected by the dashboard. Make sure the DVD drive is of the same version originally included with the console and that it is using either the original firmware included with the console or newer.

E67: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

E68: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it, This can also be caused by a Hard Drive Eprom Error. Some also believe this might be caused by a problem with the fans.

E69: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

E71: possibly a dashboard update error, Check below in the "Console Reset Codes" for instructions. If that does not work there is no other solution and the console must be sent back to MS for repair.

E72: (not yet known)

E73: General Hardware Error: Ethernet port... this error is caused by a problem with the Ethernet port.

E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.

E76: (not yet known)

E79: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

If the xbox is telling you something is wrong via the rings of death just make note of what the colors were and where they were.

Sep 10, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

1 Answer

1 flashing red ring


The lower-right quadrant of the Ring of Light flashes red on the front of your Xbox 3602.gif console. You also receive the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor:
System Error2.gif. Contact Xbox Customer Support. This message begins with an error code in the format "Exx," where xx is a two-digit number.

The following indicator will flash on and off repeated on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console:
Collapse this imageExpand this image 1rol.gif
If one red light is flashing and you receive a different error message2.gif or error code than those that were described previously or you don’t receive an error message or code, your console may be experiencing a different issue. In this case, see "References/links."

This problem occurs when your Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

  1. Turn off your console, disconnect and reconnect all cables, and then turn on your console.
  2. If an Xbox Hard Drive2.gif is attached to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Xbox Hard Drive. Turn on your console, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reattach the Xbox Hard Drive. Run alternate additional tests by having the Xbox Hard Drive connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the Xbox Hard Drive is connected. For more information if the on-screen alphanumeric error is E67, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 917874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/ ) One of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flashes red and you receive one of the following error codes and message: "E67, or E68, or E69. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support"
  3. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Memory Unit. Turn on your console again, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reinsert the MU. Run alternate tests by having the MU connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the MU is connected.
  4. If this problem continues to occur, contact Xbox Customer Service. Note If the agent cannot help you resolve this problem, you must return your console to Microsoft for repair.
Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the steps in the previous section did not resolve your issue, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit one of the following Web sites:
U.S. customers - Online console repair
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

Nov 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

1 RING


The lower-right quadrant of the Ring of Light flashes red on the front of your Xbox 3602.gif console. You also receive the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor:
System Error2.gif. Contact Xbox Customer Support. This message begins with an error code in the format "Exx," where xx is a two-digit number.

The following indicator will flash on and off repeated on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console:
Collapse this imageExpand this image 1rol.gif
If one red light is flashing and you receive a different error message2.gif or error code than those that were described previously or you don’t receive an error message or code, your console may be experiencing a different issue. In this case, see "References/links."

This problem occurs when your Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

  1. Turn off your console, disconnect and reconnect all cables, and then turn on your console.
  2. If an Xbox Hard Drive2.gif is attached to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Xbox Hard Drive. Turn on your console, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reattach the Xbox Hard Drive. Run alternate additional tests by having the Xbox Hard Drive connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the Xbox Hard Drive is connected. For more information if the on-screen alphanumeric error is E67, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 917874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/ ) One of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flashes red and you receive one of the following error codes and message: "E67, or E68, or E69. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support"
  3. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Memory Unit. Turn on your console again, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reinsert the MU. Run alternate tests by having the MU connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the MU is connected.
  4. If this problem continues to occur, contact Xbox Customer Service. Note If the agent cannot help you resolve this problem, you must return your console to Microsoft for repair.
Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the steps in the previous section did not resolve your issue, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit one of the following Web sites:
U.S. customers - Online console repair
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

Outside the United States - Online console repair
http://www.xbox.com/support/

Oct 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

In win set up


hi im josh in cebu phils. friend try this stuff to help you solve the problem.
This is a new error message in Windows XP that is displayed after you've had a program crash. (In Windows XP—in most cases—a program crash doesn't crash the entire operating system.) The message goes on to tell you that a log of this error has been created, and then prompts you to "please tell Microsoft about this problem." If you click the Send Error Report button, your computer will connect to the Internet and send the aforementioned error report to Microsoft. You also have the option to not send the report.
What happens when you click the Send Error Report button? Well, you can see for yourself by clicking the "To see what data this error report contains, click here" link. Windows will now display a totally incomprehensible collection of technical information that doesn't tell you diddly squat.
The big concern, of course, is how much of this information is technical and how much is personal; most users don't want to send Microsoft any more personal data than they absolutely have to. Microsoft says that they don't intentionally collect your name, address, email address, or any other personal information—however, the error report itself might include data files that contain this type of information.
So, should you send the error report? I'd recommend not, as you don't directly benefit from it; Microsoft uses this information for future bug fixes, not to help you with your specific problem. Just click the Don't Send button and continue with whatever you were doing before the message appeared.
By the way, if you get this message every time you turn on your PC, you need to update your version of Windows XP with Service Pack 1. This is a bug in the original Windows XP code that affects a small number of systems, and was fixed by Microsoft in SP1.
Unmountable boot volume This message is generated when certain Windows XP files become garbled, making your hard disk inaccessible. The solution is to use XP's new Recovery Console utility to repair the installation. Follow these steps:
  1. Reboot your computer using the Windows installation CD.
  2. When you see the Welcome to Setup screen, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.
  3. You're now presented with a command prompt. Enter chkdsk and press Enter.
  4. Enter exit and press Enter to quit the Recovery Console and restart your computer.
If this doesn't fix the problem, restart the Recovery Console and run the chkdsk /r command.
Windows protection error This error typically occurs when your computer attempts to load or unload a problematic virtual device driver (VXD). In most cases, the problematic driver is mentioned in the error message; in other cases, however, you'll have no clue as to what is causing the problem.
If you can track down the driver causing the problem, you can usually fix things by reinstalling or updating the driver, repairing any damaged Registry entries, or eliminating any driver conflicts.
good luck friend.

Mar 04, 2009 | ASUS P4SGX-MX Motherboard

2 Answers

Raw file system


To fix the problem
Disable the S.M.A.R.T error detection feature in the CPUCool program or similar utility.
Boot to the Windows 2000 or XP installation CD, and at the Startup menu, press R for repair.
In the Recovery Console, type the following:
chkdsk /p
When the CHKDSK process has finished, reboot the computer.
Run the program again.
The error should no longer be reported unless you start using the S.M.A.R.T error detection feature again.

Error occurs with PartitionMagic 8.0
If you encounter Error 1516 with PartitionMagic 8, first run CHKDSK /F on the affected partition. For instructions on how to run CHKDSK, read How to Run Microsoft's CHKDSK from the Command Line. If this does not fix the error, try running PartitionMagic with the /IFC switch, which causes file system errors to be ignored.
To run PartitionMagic with the /IFC switch
Boot from the first PartitionMagic rescue disk.
When you are prompted to insert the second rescue disk, press Ctrl+C to drop to the command (A:>) prompt.
Insert the second PartitionMagic rescue disk and type the following:
pqmagic /ifc
Press Enter.
please go ahead and try the above steps may be it will fix it

Feb 26, 2009 | Symantec Norton Partition Magic-8.0...

2 Answers

Error code 1516


Error Message:
Error 1516: Partition improperly dismounted (EA3905EC).
Solution:
Solution #1: One possible reason for the error involves the improper setting of a “dirty” flag in a restart record in the journal file, or activity log for a given hard disk. The term flag refers to a yes/no or true/false variable or a specific quantity that indicates the current state of a program or a piece of hardware. This can happen if the system crashed, or lost power while you attempted to create or write to a hard disk.

Running CHKDSK can solve this problem. Click Start, Run, type cmd, and then click OK. The Command Prompt should appear. Next you need to indicate the disk you want to repair. Type cd C:\, and then press ENTER. If you suspect that the error is on a drive other than C:\, substitute the appropriate letter for the drive you want to check. Next, type chkdsk /f, and then press ENTER. This command checks the drive you indicated for errors, while the /f switch fixes any errors. You may need to run the utility more than once to fix all errors.

Solution #2: Another reason for this error involves a conflict with Windows 2000/XP and SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) error detection, which is a feature of some software utilities. To resolve the problem you’ll need to disable the SMART error detection feature. Consult the utility’s documentation for instructions on disabling the SMART error detection feature. If you can’t turn SMART error detection off, you may need to uninstall the offending utility.

Next, insert the Windows 2000 or XP installation CD into your computer’s optical drive and reboot your computer. At the Startup menu, press R to access the Recovery Console. Type chkdsk /p and press ENTER. Reboot the computer and attempt to run DriveCopy. If SMART error detection was successfully disabled, then you shouldn’t encounter the error anymore.

Dec 13, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

240 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...