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System: Dell Vostro 220
Sata 320GB Hard Drive
4GB PC6400 Ram
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I get the following blue screen error code:
0X000000ED (0X8AA72960, 0XC000009C, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
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What I have tried:
Swapping out ram
Swap sata cable

Did a google search and did not bring up any results.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
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Sorry operating system is XP.
Stop 0x000000ED or UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

The kernel mode I/O subsystem attempted to mount the boot volume and it failed. This error might also occur during an upgrade to Windows XP Professional on systems that use higher throughput ATA disks or controllers with incorrect cabling. In some cases, your system might appear to work normally after you restart.

Possible Resolutions:

•      If using higher throughput ATA disks and controllers, those capable of data transfer rates above 33.3 megabytes per second, replace the standard 40-pin cable with an 80-pin cable. Using an 80-pin cable is optional for transfer rates up to and including 33.3 megabytes per second, but is mandatory for higher transfer rates. The additional grounded pins are required to avoid data loss.

•      Some firmware enables you to force higher transfer rates even when you are using the incorrect cable type. Your firmware might issue a warning but allow the startup process to proceed. Restore the default firmware setting for ATA cable detection.

•      Problems that cause 0xED errors might also cause Stop 0x7B errors. For more information about 0x7B Stop messages, see "Stop 0x0000007B or INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" earlier in this appendix.


Source: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/43519-windows-xp-blue-screen-of-death-stop-codes/

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You might be able to recover it by taking the disk out, connecting it to another system as a secondary drive and doing a chkdsk on it. You may need to repair critical sections using a program such as TESTDISK. It is likely that the disk is failing and should be replaced.

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They system had been working fine then all of a sudden it froze and then on restart continue to get the above mentioned blue screen.

It does not say anything about an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE  it only says that it could be caused by new hardware or software.  So I am guessing windows update downloaded something the system does not like.  I am unable to get system to boot at all for a system restore.

Thanks,
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As WalterH points out, run chkdsk /r on the disk in another machine or from the cd if you can

Author

Commented:
I am doing a chkdsk on a different system now.

Will post results in a bit.

Thanks.
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Is this a newly built machine

We have these PCs on site, normally get this when a new image is applied to a new Dell 220

We have to go into the BIOS and change the Drive Emulation from SATA\AHCI to IDE

Usually fixes the issue

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post the minidump -attach as file; find it in windows\minidumps

Author

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OK, well I was able to scan the drive and for errors etc.  

I now have put it back in and when I start the system up the monitor will not turn on.  I have tried two monitors.

Sorry to be a bother.

Author

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Never mind, it decided to turn on this time.  I will try the other options above.

:)

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That did it.  Easy instructions!

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