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Why does my Inspiron 1525 fail to boot and give me the message bad boot\bcd fail (frequently) and require a repair using the vista disk? Ran the Hitachi hard disk diagnostics on it and it is all 100% OK. Doesn't seem to be a hard drive issue causing the fail.

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I have dell inspiron 1525, with windows 7, and this message appear whenever trying to login to my pc.. "Windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. File:...


The hard drive may had a BAD SECTOR ( corrupt section )
try to format with normal mode,NOT quick format.
try using LLFTOOL ( hard disk low level format ) http://hddguru.com
quite bit longer to fix the bad section,but works.

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Aug 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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I get a weird message when I try to boot up my computer. it is


Sounds like a failed windows update crashed the operating system. If Vista, boot to the Vista DVD, select the option to repair your computer and see if that will resolve, repeat running the repair process until it reports no errors.
If windows XP, boot to XP CD, press R at 1st prompt, run CHKDSK /R and see if that fixes the boot process.
If those fail, then you might have some luck with a repair of your Windows Installation from the Windows CD

Jan 11, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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I am getting the message error code 2000-0142 on my inspiron 1525. Does this mean the hard drive needs to be replaced and if so, was it something I did? It was working fine in the morning and then in the...


If reseating your hard drive doesnt fix it, Insert your Windows disk into your cd/dvd drive
As the machine boots up, hit the F12 key
This will give you the option of where to boot your machine from.
Select boot from CD/DVD drive

The disk loads some files and gives an option to either install windows or repair, select repair and boot onto Windows (select 1)

It brings you to a command prompt :

Type in CHKDSK/R

Hit the ENTER key

Jan 09, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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IT WON'T GO TO BOOT MENU. WON'T GIVE THE OPTION TO SAFE MODE. AND SHUTS DOWN WHEN I CLICK ON THE RECOMMENDED REBOOT. i RAN A DIAGNOSTIC AND IT SAID THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE S.A.T.A. DISK...


Boot to your Windows CD, If XP go to recovery console (R at the first prompt) and run the CHKDSK /R command. If that fails t fix, then boot to the XP CD again an do a repair installation of Windows.
If Vista, Boot to the DVD and run the Repair my Computer option. It may take as many as 5 runs thru the repair process to fix, and if that fails, again, a repair installation of Windows.
If that fails to resolve, then a CLEAN install of Windows. If that doesn't work the replace the hard drive.

Dec 24, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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When I start dell 1525 it say bad windows image.


Sounds like a corrupt windows install. Boot to the Diagnostics (Fn+Power button) and see if it indicates a hardware failure.
If diags pass, and running Vista, then Boot to Vista DVD and try repair my computer options. If XP, boot to XP CD, R for recovery console and run CHKDSK /R
Most likely you will need to either re-image the drive from the F8 menu for Vista or CTRL+F11 for XP, or if the hard drive is failing replace the hard drive.

Oct 19, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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BOOT MGR MISSING


Rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool If the previous method does not resolve the problem, you can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 2. Press a key when you are prompted. 3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next. 4. Click Repair your computer. 5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next. 6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt. 7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd , and then press ENTER. • If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes . A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully. • If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command. Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old Bootrec /rebuildbcd 8. Restart the computer.

Sep 08, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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Try using a Windows installation disk instead of your recovery disk. If the Windows disk will boot and begin the installation process then you most likely have a faulty recovery disk. If it gives you an error there may be a malconfiguration in the bios.

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Jul 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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Windows boot manager file: /boot/bcd status: oxcoooooe9 info: an unexpected I/o error has occurred I am experiencing the same problem on a Dell laptop (Inspiron 1525: Windows boot manager - file:...


Try check your hard disk with the other machine. Try running hard disk diagnostic test. If there's a problem with diagnostic test i suspect your hard disk is faulty. If you tried connecting with other machine then same problem, suspected also hard disk faulty. You might need to change it.

May 09, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop

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Ntoskrnl 0xc0000098 error


To Solve the problem refer to steps below

To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
  2. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
Note To start the computer from the Windows Vista DVD, the computer must be configured to start from the DVD drive. For more information about how to configure the computer to start from the DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with the computer or contact the computer manufacturer. uparrow.gifBack to the top Bootrec.exe options loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options. Use the option that is appropriate for your situation.

Note If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
  • bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
  • c:
  • cd boot
  • attrib bcd -s -h -r
  • ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
  • bootrec /RebuildBcd
/FixMbr loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); The /FixMbr option writes a Windows Vista-compatible MBR to the system partition. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues, or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR. /FixBoot loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista. Use this option if one of the following conditions is true:
  • The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista boot sector.
  • The boot sector is damaged.
  • An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista was installed. In this scenario, the computer starts by using Windows NT Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).
/ScanOs loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); The /ScanOs option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option displays the entries that are currently not in the BCD store. Use this option when there are Windows Vista installations that the Boot Manager menu does not list. /RebuildBcd loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); The /RebuildBcd option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option lets you select the installations that you want to add to the BCD store. Use this option when you must completely rebuild the BCD.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934540/en-us

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