1. TyD's Avatar
    Hey guys and gals,

    Had a power surge tonight upon reboot of computer I saw this screen:

    I tried restarting and got same screen. I also tried safe mode... No luck.

    I also loaded in set up and it shows the hard drive?!?!

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    10-22-08 07:11 PM
  2. defsupreme's Avatar
    damn blue screen of death
    10-22-08 07:16 PM
  3. metalwraith's Avatar
    Might be issues with the hard drive probably or the registry.
    10-22-08 07:57 PM
  4. Heresy's Avatar
    is that windows 2000?
    10-22-08 09:00 PM
  5. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    Formatting is in your future

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    10-22-08 09:18 PM
  6. mobiman's Avatar
    Its not the end of the world, I have fixed quite a few machines with blue screen of death. Copy the exact error code into google search if you can get hold of another working machine and you will find many ways to repair the error.

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    10-22-08 09:27 PM
  7. Branta's Avatar
    Search the hexadecimal error code at Microsoft Help and Support
    10-23-08 12:23 AM
  8. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    It says "inaccessable boot device." Most likely the hard drive is toast. If the files were bad on the HDD, you wouldn't get that error.

    I'd open the PC and pull the cables off the HDD and re-seat them, but I'm quite sure you are dead.

    What kind of PC is it?

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    Last edited by JustPlainJef; 10-23-08 at 03:44 AM.
    10-23-08 03:40 AM
  9. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    ok the easiest thing to do

    go into your boot settings

    have the computer boot off the optical drive first

    insert your copy of windows


    hooray for a working computer

    hope this helps
    10-23-08 12:03 PM
  10. metalwraith's Avatar
    One funny thing with the blue screen of death you can tweak the registry to give it any color you want... LOL I think on my old laptop I had the red screen death.
    10-23-08 01:27 PM
  11. prince_1308's Avatar
    i love windows xp when it works
    10-23-08 04:11 PM
  12. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    TyD, any updates?=
    10-24-08 04:17 AM
  13. tehmonkeh's Avatar
    It's either an OS issue on the HD or a faulty HD. If you have access to another machine, load it up as a secondary HDD on the other machine, copy any data files you want to keep (music, video's, docs etc.) and then just wipe and starts over. If the reformat doesn't work, you know it's a HDD failure. How old is the drive itself?

    Also you can look at something like:
    Newegg.com - VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Adapters & Gender Changers

    to try and get files off that way.

    PS. Yes I know it's mostly what others have said, just giving other options on how to not lose your data.
    10-24-08 09:12 AM
  14. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    Im 95%+ sure that the drive is toast, and I'd not use it again. Maybe as a backup drive, but nothing more.

    If it's a HP computer and semi-new (5 years or so) there's a DPS test in the BIOS that will test the HDD and tell you if it's good. I'm sure other manufacturers have it too, but I know about the HP one.
    10-24-08 10:49 AM