Message Edited by paindoc on 03-12-2006 10:49 AM
When I try to run SAFE MODE, the screen quickly fills up with
where '*' is different filename for each line of the scrolling display.
Does this give you any other ideas on what I may try?
lost in sweden wrote:
My Dell Inspiron 8500 will no longer boot up. It gives me 'UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME' error message.
Running diagnostics gives me a DST SHORT TEST failure. (Unit 0: DST Log contains previous errors. Code 1000-0146)
Running further diagnstics gives me IDE Disk S/N 448N4151T Read Test Failure.
Details give me Error Code 0F00:0244, Msg: Block 6573979 'Uncorrectable Data Error or media is write protected' Similar msg for Msg Block 6574676. In addition, I got 'Address mark not found or media error' for Msg Block 6575386 and 6576103. After this I aborted the diagnostics.
I also tried 'chkdsk /r' and had it stall out at 50-58% (one time it went to 75% and then jumped back down to 50% before stalling)
I also tried to run 'fixboot', but nothing seems to solve my problem.
Any ideas/help would be appreciated.
The first message tells you that the hard drive has failed. Buy a new one.
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