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I was updating my computer,an had to turn it off while it was updating (even though it said do not turn off) but didnt think this would happen. the era.. !! Oxc0000034 !! 250/86645 (_0000000000000.cdf-ms) pops up starts blinking.. and want go off. iv tried reparing, restoring, just about everthing on the list. what should I do??

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If the repair failed, you will need to do a repair install.

Instructions here.

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    If the "repair - install" process fails you will need to reformat and reinstall XP - unless you can somehow rebuild the damage to the file allocation tables. The ultimate boot disk and some others have repair utilities, but there are no guarantees.

    If that doesn't work the drive is actually unrecoverable; but at least take solace that if this is the case, the drive had more serious underlying issues than just a failed update and a similar failure was probably imminent regardless of what you did.

  • prestancebra May 11, 2010

    so what exactly do i need to do? step by step? i have a back up cd how do i go about using it? an i tried even earsing everything to were it goes back to the settings when i first bought it, but, it want even let me do that?

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    OK, I'm assuming the repair-install failed and you couldn't mount the drive at all.

    Using the boot utilities...


    1. Download the ultimate boot CD iso file from online. You will need to have someone burn that "iso" to a CD if you have no other computer to use.

    2. Boot to the CD and it will give you a variety of tools. Open the Disk tools; and run a scan on the drive. It will tell you if the drive is recoverable. If it fails to even run a scan the drive is toast...but hopefully you will be able to move any damaged sectors to the end of the drive.

    3. Once done. Either reinstall using the recovery disks or re-boot to the install CD for windows XP and do a full install.

    4. Delete the partition and recreate it. this will remove any corruption on the drive.

    5. Recreate the partition and install to that partition. (PS: You may want to reserve a small amount of the space to make a second drive.)

    6. Re-install your drivers and your applications.


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    Later you can setup the second drive to make a backup partition that may remain readable and even boot-able, if you have another crash in the future.

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