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BSOD - Help?

Author:  Nathan4102 [ Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:01 pm ]
Post subject:  BSOD - Help?

I'm trying to fix this old PC, with no luck. It's showing the BSOD, with the error: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME and the code is Stop: 0x000000ED (0x823D6C08, 0xC000009C, 0x000000000, 0x000000000).

Any clue how to fix this? Windows starts loading, but then shows this, or loops back to the boot screen. Even if I boot in safe mode, it does the same thing. I've booted using Hiren's MiniXP, and ran chkdsk /f /r, but it didn't change anything. I've also tried disconecting and reconecting the HDD

Any other clue what could be wrong? I'm running out of options, and I don't really want to have to format the drive.

Other info that might matter:

Old crappy PC
Windows XP


Author:  BigBear [ Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:22 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:BSOD - Help?

Boot from a Linux boot disc and save the files you need and install Linux Smile

Or insert the hard drive in another computer save the files and then install Linux Smile

Author:  Nathan4102 [ Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:02 am ]
Post subject:  RE:BSOD - Help?

Turns out its toast, I did some diagnostics which showed thousands of corrupt or damaged sectors. I'll just format,thanks!

Author:  andrew. [ Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:55 am ]
Post subject:  RE:BSOD - Help?

If there are damaged sectors, you might not want to reformat and rely on that hard drive. It'll probably become corrupt again.

Author:  ecookman [ Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:BSOD - Help?

^I second that. If a drive has that many bad sectors, I would be very cautious when using that drive as I would suspect it to crap out again.