I have an old-ish Dell Inspiron 2500...my little brother was playing 'runescape' and it froze then gave a BSOD... Now, I cannot boot into windows anymore.
What will happen is this:
Turn on computer> Shows 'dell' setup screen> Gives a black screen saying 'operating system not found.'
If I leave the computer unplugged for a period of time (10 mins or so) It will show the XP bootscreen for 5-10 seconds, then Ill get a BSOD saying 'Unmountable drive volume.'
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x837D3A88, 0xC00000006, 0x00000000, 0x000000000)
Ill hit the power button, then turn it back on, and it says 'operating system not found' again. Ive tried to enter safe mode when I see the XP screen, but after I select 'Boot in safe mode' it loads for a little while, then BSODs again with the 'unmountable drive volume.'
Im worried that the HDD may have bitten the dust...Is there any way for me to get data off of the disk?
Or maybe its not broken...
Can anyone help?