Can't boot, bad partitions



lkl
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
I really hope someone can help because I'm absolutely desperate!

Two days ago I had to force my Dell Dimension 8400 running WinXP pro service
pack 2 to shut down, and when I tried to restart it gave me the BSOD with
stop error 0x00000024. In safe mode, it gets stuck on mup.sys and then goes
to BSOD. I've read about a million posts from others with the same problem,
and they all seem to have different solutions.

What I've done:

Updated BIOS, reset CMOS, run all Dell diagnostics (all pass), run Spinrite
(no problems found), tried to run Windows recovery (says there is no hard
drive), tried Partition Table Doctor (says 2 of 3 partitions are bad, but
can't fix them).

I even tried using Slax Linux but I can't figure out how to access my files.

Any ideas?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

--
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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"lkl" wrote:

| I really hope someone can help because I'm absolutely desperate!
|
| Two days ago I had to force my Dell Dimension 8400 running WinXP pro service
| pack 2 to shut down, and when I tried to restart it gave me the BSOD with
| stop error 0x00000024. In safe mode, it gets stuck on mup.sys and then goes
| to BSOD. I've read about a million posts from others with the same problem,
| and they all seem to have different solutions.
|
| What I've done:
|
| Updated BIOS, reset CMOS, run all Dell diagnostics (all pass), run Spinrite
| (no problems found), tried to run Windows recovery (says there is no hard
| drive), tried Partition Table Doctor (says 2 of 3 partitions are bad, but
| can't fix them).
|
| I even tried using Slax Linux but I can't figure out how to access my files.
|
| Any ideas?

lkl
07-10-2005, 02:29 AM
Hi Carey,

Thanks for responding, but I already tried that and it doesn't work - the XP
CD says that no hard drive can be found.

LKL

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "lkl" wrote:
>
> | I really hope someone can help because I'm absolutely desperate!
> |
> | Two days ago I had to force my Dell Dimension 8400 running WinXP pro service
> | pack 2 to shut down, and when I tried to restart it gave me the BSOD with
> | stop error 0x00000024. In safe mode, it gets stuck on mup.sys and then goes
> | to BSOD. I've read about a million posts from others with the same problem,
> | and they all seem to have different solutions.
> |
> | What I've done:
> |
> | Updated BIOS, reset CMOS, run all Dell diagnostics (all pass), run Spinrite
> | (no problems found), tried to run Windows recovery (says there is no hard
> | drive), tried Partition Table Doctor (says 2 of 3 partitions are bad, but
> | can't fix them).
> |
> | I even tried using Slax Linux but I can't figure out how to access my files.
> |
> | Any ideas?
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:30 AM
Hard Disk Problems Cause Error Messages When You Start Your Computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812446

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"lkl" wrote:

| Hi Carey,
|
| Thanks for responding, but I already tried that and it doesn't work - the XP
| CD says that no hard drive can be found.
|
| LKL


Can't boot, bad partitions