how to tell if hard drive is bad stop error b

June 18, 2011 at 18:44:19
Specs: Windows 7
I can't even reboot or restore to factory condition all I get is a stop error message 0X00000ED(0X80E418C8,0XC0000032,0X00000000,0X00000000
Is it the harddrive ,motherboard or something else I really need help.
Thanks,
Linda

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#1
June 18, 2011 at 18:52:56
thank has anyone got any ideas

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#2
June 18, 2011 at 19:23:37
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
When you restart your computer or upgrade to Windows XP, you receive the "STOP 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error message

In simple terms, Windows doesn't understand the format of the Hard drive and therefore cannot read it to boot.

Do you have a bootable restore CD or DVD?


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#3
June 18, 2011 at 19:27:15
no I dont do I need a new hard drivemine is all in my computer F10 or F8

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#4
June 18, 2011 at 19:33:19
It may be repairable...gotta get a boot disc to fix the file system. You may loose some of the information on the drive.
This is what needs to be done:
http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.ph...
Do you have access to any Windows 7 bootable DVD from a friend? That disc can be used to boot into the system and repair.



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#5
June 18, 2011 at 19:37:35
okay but where do I get a disc and I can't even get start menu only blue screen

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#6
June 18, 2011 at 19:56:00
Since you don't have the restore disc's, might check with the manufacturer to see if you can purchase them. At least price them. This is the BEST solution.
Windows 7 is enough different that the older tools may not work properly on the file system. I've done a search for generic boot disc's for WIndows 7. Nothing free downloadable.
The only other option is to remove the drive and install into another Windows 7 PC. Then fix the drive there, remove and reinstall in your pc.

Check back on this thread from time to time. Others may offer their knowledge as well.


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#7
June 18, 2011 at 20:02:02
Thanks I'll try that

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#8
June 19, 2011 at 00:42:23
First of I would go to the Hard Drive Manufacturers Support site and download their Drive Fitness Test Software.

Checking the integrity of the drive is always the first step not the last....

If you can borrow a Vista or Windows 7 full version DVD then try this next, following you want Step6 Command Prompt:

http://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=6565


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#9
June 19, 2011 at 18:16:52
thank you

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#10
June 20, 2011 at 01:28:20
... cricket7 you could try this iso download click here then "Regular slow download" wait for 10 second(*) timer to end and type the generated captcha into box click submit then "download now" (143MB)

... burn the iso image to cd and bootup with it, I tried it on my xp system, it booted to the win7(32bit) system recovery options console.
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... there is logic to this madness!
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... .im


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