By smithkr ·
Any chance there's a way to run chkdsk if I don't have the OS disk?

I have other disks that came with my DELL, but they're just the extra software that was installed, not the XP disc.

I have a couple errors that pop up, and I can't boot my computer, even in safe mode...and requesting last known configuration doesn't work either...just takes me back to the BSOD.

The errors I get are 0x0000000ED (unmountable boot disk)...the 2nd group of code is 0xc000009c)

Also, I am getting 0x0000007B

All I want is to get my photos out of memory, and then I'll be happy :)

Thanks for any help/advice you can offer!

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You could try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to BSOD

You could put the drive in a USB enclosure or connect it physically to another System.

The Windows Vista Recovery CD can be used to Boot your PC.

<b>Creating a Windows Vista Recovery CD</b>


<b>Download from here:</b>


Burn it to CD with Nero or similar.

The Windows Vista Recovery CD can be used to Boot to a Command Prompt where you can run these Commands.

Boot from the Vista CD and on the first screen click Next, click Repair your computer, click Next and select Command Prompt. Type in chkdsk c:/r and Press Enter.

Watch the screen for anything that may indicate Bad Sectors. If it finds Bad Sectors you should consider backing up the Drive and replacing it.

<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>

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vista to reboot xp?

by smithkr In reply to You could try this

Thanks for the reply. I am a bit confused though...I have XP, but you suggested booting from a Vista cd? Can that be done?

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by Wizard-09 In reply to vista to reboot xp?

It can be done, it's just a boot disk nothing gets installed to the laptop desktop its all run from the CD, once your booted in you can then use the Vista disk to run your check disk.

Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.

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It sure can

by Jacky Howe In reply to vista to reboot xp?

I do it all the time these days. You can't perform these operations with a Factory Recovery CD/DVD or Linux. The commands that are required to run chkdsk can be performed using the Vista Recovery CD. It works for XP Pro and XP Home.

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by tsec05 In reply to BSOD

Make a linux live Cd. Use the Live cd as boot disk. Then you can retrive your data and photos out on a usb. I reccomend using ubuntu.

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