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Got the dreaded "BSOD" and the "0x00000024" error on my Inspiron 1505! Dell is sending disk that'll be here the middle of nest week... Hardware is all ok... according to the test I can access. Anybody have any Ideas I can try while I wait for the disk to arrive?
 

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CoriBright said:
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

A good link to save. Can you boot up in Safe Mode? Do a Last Know Good startup? Run chkdsk in Repair Console?
No... It will not "boot" in any mode. I can't get to the repair console tho do a chkdsk... Thought I see if anybody had any "fixes" I could try while waiting for CD's to arrive from Dell...
 

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CoriBright said:
No USB floppy drive to use....? They're only about $14 at your local Frys. Then you can see if the BIOS believes you still have a hard drive.

What does the BIOS say? Can it detect a hard drive. If not, it's not much use Dell sending you a Windows CD, they should be sending you a hard drive.
The hard drive is still in the BIOS... I thinking now its just a corrruption in the NTFS that not alowing it to boot... I guess I'll just havta wait for the disks so I can get into the recovery module....
Thanks for all your suggestions....
 

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P Smith said:
Other way is install the disk as slave into working one PC with same OS version.
kind of hard to do with a laptop...

but if he had a version of Remote Recover, he could make a network boot disk and from a desktop he could view the contents of that hard drive.
 

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The hard drive is still in the BIOS... I thinking now its just a corrruption in the NTFS that not alowing it to boot... I guess I'll just havta wait for the disks so I can get into the recovery module....
Thanks for all your suggestions....
That happened to me. It was a corrupted block in the hard drive. It just happen to contain one of the files needed to boot.

I ran a utility called Spinrite. (http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm)

It basically goes through the whole hard drive, checks all the blocks and recovers the data in them.

I have brought many diskettes and HDs back to life with it.

I guess you can run any other utility that does the same. You can check here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads8.html

Good Luck.
 
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