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Stop: c0000218 Unknown Hard Error?

  • My Inspiron 510m just stopped booting up - I get above message followed by alert " Beginning/completed dump of physical memory" - then advised to contact Tech Support. I have tried rebooting in Safe mode but that just hangs. Anyone know if this is a hard disk crash (it doesnt make any noise at all now?) & if terminal - or is there some other way of reloading Windows XP to retore it? - all my files are backed up so happy to wipe & reload if useful?

  • Exactly same problem and code on my Dimension E510. Same issue with Safe mode and diagnostics hangs up. Any ideas anyone?

  • Never found a solution - in the end had to wipe the hard drive completely & rebuild everything from scratch - has been ok ever since & fortunately I had most things backed up.