Unmountable boot volume BSOD code ED

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#1
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:
 

Mainframeguy

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#2
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!)
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#4
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...
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#7
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.....
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#8
GoNz0 said:
could be a bad ide cable causing the errors ? you got any left over cables to try ?
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....
 

Xie

- geek -
#9
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. :)
 

Maveric169

The Voices Talk to Me
#10
Mainframeguy said:
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....
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
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
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#13
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
 

Electronic Punk

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#14
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.
 

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