Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

2 Answers

I have a dell inspiron 6400 and every time i turn it on i get a blue screen and it say: a problem has ben detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME stop: 0x000000ED (0x86F42900,0xC000009C,0x00000000, 0x00000000) Need help plzzz

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 443 Answers

Hi there,

We wish You a very Happy New Year.

Which is the operating system? I would give you steps for windows vista.
Post back if any other.

You "might" be able to fix it this way (assuming its a glitch in the drive).

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME STOP 0×000000ED

http://gregscomputing.com/?p=20

From a Operating system disk - (you can also try from the Dell Recovery Console)

Run CheckDisk on it from Operating system as below

chkdsk /f /r

Spaces after k before / and after f before

This error can either be caused by a problem with an IDE cable or the BIOS in which case you just replace the cable or reload the fail-safe default settings in the BIOS. However, most of the time this error is caused by some sort of problem with the volume.

To fix this problem you will need:

  • A copy of the Windows Installation Disc
  • About 1.5hrs of time
Fixing the problem:
  1. Boot up your computer to the Windows Installation Disc (You may need to press a button like F12 to see the boot menu)
  2. When the Windows Welcome Screen loads press the R key on your keyboard
  3. Once you get to the command prompt type chkdsk /r then press Enter
  4. When the check disk is complete you will be returned to the command prompt
  5. Type fixboot and press Enter
  6. When the fixboot is complete, type Exit and press Enter
  7. Your computer should reboot and your problem should be gone.
More options which "might" work.

This tells you how to access the System Recovery Options and/or use a Vista Disk
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/326b756b-1601-435e-99d0-1585439470351033.mspx
Try StartUp Repair from Recovery Options or Vista disk.
How to do a Startup Repair
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html
Unable to boot in windows vista- windows boot configuration data file is missing required
information - Repair Corrupt Boot Manager
http://www.troublefixers.com/unable-to-boot-in-windows-vista-windows-boot-configuration-data-file-is-missing-required-information/
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and
repair startup issues in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
How to fix "BOOTMGR is missing" in Windows Vista
http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html
Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file
is missing required information"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927391
Vista Tip: Repair "BOOTMGR is missing" error - a quick how to
http://lifehacker.com/251733/vista-tip--repair-bootmgr-is-missing-error
See this section here - To repair/rebuild the Boot Config Data Use the Bootrec.exe Tool
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/163304-dual-boot-using-free-partitioning-software.html

=========================================

If you do not have a Vista disk you can borrow a friends as they are not copy protected.
Your System maker will also sell the physical DVD cheap since you already own Windows.
Also you can make a repair disk on another computer.

If you need to make repair disks - these help repair Windows not re-install.

How to Make a Bootable Disk in Vista
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/7050.aspx

Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

Download: Windows Vista x64 Recovery Disc
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/download-windows-vista-x64-recovery-disc/

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don't Have One
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-make-a-windows-vista-repair-disk-if-you-dont-have-one/

0x000000ED
http://www.faultwire.com/solutions-fatal_error/UNMOUNTABLE-BOOT-VOLUME-0x000000ED-*1236.html

Have you been able to gain access to the Setup/Settings (BIOS/CMOS) as you boot?
If not you are spinning your wheels as the I/O issue is below the operating system level.
If you can get in regularly then the problem might be repairable. Intermittent access to
the BIOS is just further proof that the system has serious hardware issues.

Frankly if you can access the system at all I would backup the data off the main drive
and preferably using several techniques for redundancy off the computer entirely. Then
I would format the drive and re-install Windows to do as much as possible to remove the
I/O issue from being software related. However, doing this is not likely have a high success
rate.

-------------------------------------------------

0x000000ED is a very serious I/O Error :

The UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME bug check has a value of 0x000000ED. This indicates
that the I/O subsystem attempted to mount the boot volume and it failed.

There is a possibility that the root cause could be a loose or defective contacts or cabling
though that too only holds an outside chance.

Another possibility is readdressing or updating your BIOS however doing that on an unstable
machine has very real additional risks and should be done by technical support in this case.

If needed :

Dell Support
http://support.dell.com/

Dell Drivers - Product Manuals & Warranty Info (left side) - Tech Support and more
http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs

Dell Forums
http://en.community.dell.com/forums/

These might help.

How Do I Start My Dell™ Computer in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) for Microsoft
Windows Vista?
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=uk&dl=false&l=en&s=gen&docid=28BD8867DEE5A319E040A68F5B28308B&doclang=en&cs


How Do I Start My Dell™ Computer in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) using the Microsoft
Windows Vista® DVD?
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=6DD3C43766BBCE7DE040AE0AB5E16CC1&docid=28BD8867DEC7A319E040A68F5B28308B

What Is the Microsoft Windows Vista® Recovery Environment (WinRE) and System Recovery
Options Menu?
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=71BD6AA02AEEB8AAE040AE0AB8E15482&docid=226362FD0FD557B4E040A68F5B28624E

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

Its called the blue screen of death and it could have been caused by something you installed recently or a hardware issue, have you tried booting your computer into safe-mode using the F8 key if you cannot boot into safe-mode without getting the same issue then you may have to format your hard drive

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

Ad

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

Color of projector output weird


Have you checked the cable (connectors) for good contact.

Mar 14, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

1 Answer

My Dell Inspiron laptop boot up freezes


RUN CHECK DISK AND IF IT STILL WONT BOOT RESTART AND BEFOR THE WINDOWS LOGO COMES ON PRESS F8 AND CHECK START IN SAFE MODE THEN RUN CHECK DISK

Nov 12, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 6400 errors 0244 and 1A44


Sounds like a bad drive but it may still have the data on it (hand it over to a professional).
Next time, don't forget to do your backups so you don't have to worry.

JOAT

Nov 10, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

1 Answer

Cannot get by dell screen to come back on once it hibernates


sounds like a power scheme setting is shutting off your monitor after a time-out period. sometimes monitor will not return without re-boot. change your power options settings in control panel.

May 16, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

1 Answer

Constant blue screen when I attempt to boot up


oh..you have encountered the "Blue Screen of Death" - BsoD . This s a general prob in Windows systems. Try formatting ur drive and reinstall the OS. The bad sectors in ur HDD wud have caused such a blue screen. 

Mar 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell inspiron password fault


Hi my inspiron 6400 cannot boot up after trying several time .I press switch on, then after 3 second it goes off again.Battery fully charge.
1)battery new
2)rep used mother board
3)rep touch pad
4)rep keyboard
I hope anyone that know this fault .Kindly help me with the issue.

Mar 08, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

1 Answer

Dell Laptop Inspiron 6400 - "Stop Error Screen" appearing


This stop error means that your ntfs file system is corrupt (damage in the file system, bad hard drive data, corrupt SCSI or IDE drivers or a corrupt ntfs.sys file).

There are two ways,you might be able to fix it

1, If you still can access Windows, try to disable any backup programs, virus scanning programs or disk defragmenter tools. Try also to run a hardware diagnostics tool to detect any errors your hard drive might have. And run chkdsk /r to detect and repair any file system structural damage.

2, If you are unable to load Windows. Then you should try to access your ntfs partitions by making a ntfs boot disk with NTFS4DOS (freeware).

After you load the bootable floppy disk onto your damaged system, select either option one (1) or option three (3). If you selected option one (1), type chkdsk /r at the command prompt, and your problem should go away after the disk has been repaired.

Note! Unfortunately there is a chance that your partition is corrupt beyond repair and all of your data is lost. In that case, you need to reformat the partition to be able to use it again.

Jan 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

2 Answers

Dell Inspiron 6400 Screen turns black Problem


Could you please run the diagonistics on the computer?
Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. Select Diagnostics from the boot menu and press <Enter>.
NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the
Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
b Press and hold the <Fn> key while powering the system on.

Make a note of any errors that you get after running the diagnositcs on the computer.

Mar 08, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook Logo

282 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...