Unmountable boot volume BSOD code ED

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    You guys will not BELIEVE this - but additional to my flakey Athlon 1900 with BSOD's (maybe heat) and my AGP gone West on my main rig (still have to rip that apart and look for a short) I now have my Duron failing totally with the above BSOD on boot!

    I just slapped in a CD and went to the ASR and entered a CHKDSK /R - is there anything more I can do? (APART from chuck the cruddy old machine in the bin and order some AMD64 kit!!) :rolleyes: I seem all out of luck lately! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Well - CHKDSK just finished - found and fixed one problem - machine went on to perform a normal boot.

    Question now is - should I be concerned for this machine - esp. for the health of the 20 GB HD in there? Have to say this machine has done some VERY weird things since I laste reformatted - including a repeated activation and several strange disappearing logon/users incidents 0 it also regularly spits out the message that a Windows registry file has been corrupted and had to be replaces by a reloaded copy.

    Any comments welcome (pref. serious ones!)
     
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    what about a repair install with an intergrated service pack 2 cd ??
     
  4. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    but that was done like about two or three weeks back! Not going to redo that unless I have to, and also the registry copy messages came right during and right after that reformat/install! So not sure what that would do for me,... mist try the old sfc scannow though...
     
  5. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    could be a bad ide cable causing the errors ? you got any left over cables to try ?
     
  6. Xie

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    One thing I would make sure I had a backup. :)
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    oh yeah - I got that! When I bought my one touch Maxtor 300 GB I had no idea I would ever use it this much!!! I THOUGHT it was just for once in a blue moon emergencies.... now I am thinking murphy's law comes with the external drives - and everything fails as soon as you back it up! Anyway - yeah I got one - but this is the lil bitty 20GB machine that no one too much cares about.....
     
  8. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    not right now - maybe when I chuck this machine (ehoh - catch 22!) - seriously though - reasonable idea, but unlikely (then again maybe it is time to make like sherlock holmes here...) NE way I could only make one by going into another machine - so actually no, no spares.

    Plus how could that make sense if my chckdsk /r resulted in a boot OK?

    /me goes to run that sfc /scannow as it happens....
     
  9. Xie

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    Well you wouldn't even really need to steal from another machine if you have something on IDE2 (ie. cd-rom) just swap the cables. :)
     
  10. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well if you have a bad IDE cable, the data being read and written could become corrupted and could be causing all your problems. Has happened to me before.
     
  11. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Yeah a bad IDE cable can do all sorts of odd things. I had one once I would get all sorts of errors and BSOD. Changed cable and all good. :p
     
  12. GoNz0

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    makes me laff, you ask for help then ask why? you ask for idea's, try them.

    thats why you asked isnt it ?
     
  13. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    OK - I will try it next up - first I am swapping a CPU heatsink on the Athlon so that there is one machine up and running - then I will go into the Duron and swap the IDE cable primary - secondary.

    I guess I was a little reluctant because it's a low profile machine and I just know it is going to be horribly fiddly to get at the sockets and do this....

    But you're right - I need to follow through on suggestions - I apologize
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Had a few machines do this recently, a bit of a pain, but I don't have time to do anything about it so I backed up any data on to another hard drive and formatted it.
    Ran chkdsk no problems with the disk, so sent it back out again.