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    So I friend gave me his girls Dell Dimension 8400 to fix. It starts to boot to XP (Home) then gave a blue screen (Unmountable_Boot_Volume). She said it happened after she tried to install her new digital camara, that was the last thing she did.

    I have tried the following, I want to try anything to save the data. Drive is a Maxtor 6y160m0 - SATA
    • XP CD, recovery console. "chkdsk /r"; can not find autochk.exe, even when I copied it to a floppy and specified that path. fixboot and fixmrb; did something, but windows still refuses to boot. I no longer get "Unmountable_boot_volume", but the run "chkdsk /f" message.
    • XP CD, recovery console. "dir"; Reported some error about directory structure.
    • Knoppix CD (ver 3 something) did not detect the hard drive. Downloading Knoppix DVD ver 4.
    • XP CD, repair install. Windows said the partition was unreadable and needed formatting. Canceled.
    • Partition Magic 8; Critical Error 45, CRC error in data.
    • Dell's Utility (F12); Hard drive diagnostics failed with a code 7.
    • Dell's Utility (F12); Error code 0F00:0244 - Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected. Happens a lot (as in I get tried of clicking yes to continue testing.)
    • Maxtor MaxBlast 4 CD - Did not have any diagnostics.

    Now I am pretty sure the hard drive is dying, if not already dead. But I would like to try and save any data that might be on the drive. I can not move the drive to my computer because I have no SATA.

    Suggestions?
    ODYSSEY

    Originally posted by Tidder
    Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
    All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
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  • #2
    why not take ur drive and throw it into her computer with ide then boot up ur copy of xp jump into the sata drive and trasnfer?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by xdjxklusivex
      why not take ur drive and throw it into her computer with ide then boot up ur copy of xp jump into the sata drive and trasnfer?
      I just grabbed a 80GB drive (nothing too important on it) and started installing XP on it. Hopefully I can grab some data off the SATA drive. I wanted to avoid the wait of installing XP on any drive.
      ODYSSEY

      Originally posted by Tidder
      Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
      All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
      Digital-Car UK|

      (\__/)
      (='.'=)
      (")_(")

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      • #4
        Got XP installed on other drive, chkdsk is now running... OMG so many errors...
        ODYSSEY

        Originally posted by Tidder
        Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
        All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
        Digital-Car UK|

        (\__/)
        (='.'=)
        (")_(")

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