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Unmountable Boot Volume blue screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by colorowdy, Oct 19, 2008.

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  1. colorowdy

    colorowdy Thread Starter

    Oct 19, 2008
    I had a missing dll file and some software would not launch. Used a resgistery fix software which seemed to work well but my email software was not working properly. The support tech advised me to restore the backup from the registery cleanup then reboot my system and reinstall a different version that would not mess with my email software. I restored, and when I tried to Reboot I got the blue screen Unmountable Boot Volume. Researched this with Dell support (my computer is a 2400 series Dell) rebooted to the utility partition and ran the dell diagnostics. When it checked my hard drive the test failed with error oFoo:1A44 BUT the seek,s.m.a.r.t.,start unit, stop unit passed the verify failed giving me the same error. I restarted and ran IDE diagnostics and received an error 7. I then went back to the dell support site to find the only option they have is for me to restore which of course means I loose all data and drivers. If I truly must restore can I possible save information from my hard drive by connecting to an external hard drive? I was told this may be possible through the IDE port? not sure what or where this port is and if this is truly possible. Seems to me I would need another computer networked to my sick computer to save data...if that is even possible?? Suggestions? :confused:
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    May 3, 2006
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