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Blue Screen, attemping to fix it for my Mother


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20-Jun-2012, 01:13 PM #1
Unhappy Blue Screen, attemping to fix it for my Mother
Okay so i awoke this morning and come to find out my Mother's only computer bluescreened on start up and obviously to verify i turned it on, the windows loading screen came on and the bluescreen appeared. After spending four hours looking at stuff to fix it, as we didnt have the original XP operating system CD, i realized my friend had a spare i could use, which i will get hopefully later in the afternoon. ANYWAY, computer bluescreens at start up, the computer is Windows XP and it is a Vostro 200. The bluescreen stated unmountable_boot_volume. After several hours i turned it back on to fiddle with it and came across the symptoms tree and clicked on Windows Blue Screen. It goes through each test with a pass until it reaches "SATA Disk S/N=WD-WCAS22127301 - SMART Long Self Test" with an error code of 0F00:075D Msg:IDE device failed: The read portion of the test. Then it got to the "SATA Disk S/N=WD-WCAS22127301 - Read Test" on which it recieved an error code of 0F00:0244 "Msg:Block 156294058:uncorrectable data error or media is write protected." And the verify test gave an error code of 0f00:1A44 with the same message as the previous. It is till testing at the moment and i'll keep everyone updated with results. I would tell you more information about the computer however i do not have much to give, it has i believe one gig of ram and a 1.8 processor, so the specs are not very good, i anticipate i'll have to purchase the new hdd i just wanted someone else to look at this, also any recommendations on a hhd, i can install it easy just would prefer to not.

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20-Jun-2012, 01:18 PM #2
It does seem to point to the Hard Drive but as a test just check the Hard drive connections also try start it with out the hard drive connected and see if the error message changes.
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