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Inspiron 6000 problem?

My wife’s Dell Inspiron 6000 has ceased to start, coming up with a blue screen and a message saying unmountable boot volume. I know the HDD is fine. It’s XP that has screwed itself up.

How do I get the data off it? I have tried various Linux live CDs but none seems to allow me to access the data on the HDD and transfer it to networked storage.

Also, how do I initialise the on disk reformat/reinstall partition? I know there’s one there as it shows up as a 35gb hard drive and it’s actually a 40gb.
It’s an elderly Dell. I found the drive (a hitachi travelstar) is dated 2005. I know my wife has had the laptop for a couple of years and that it’s out of warranty. I’ve fixed several blue-screen errors before but this time it’ll show the XP progress bar but then comes up with a blue screen with the unmountable boot volume error.

Hello guys,I need Ur help,pls!?

I just downloaded linux live cd,and I really like it,I have windows xp installed in my laptop dell inspiron 6000,its installed on disc ‘c’ and now I have enough room in disc ‘d’ and want to install linux ubuntu there,so is it possible? How can I do it? By just following steps or I need to be a comupter smart head to do this? Im only with limited experience in computers,am I going to be able to connect to internet with linux as I have a dial up type,do I need drivers to install like windows or is everything ready in the live cd? pls answer my question,I need Ur opinion and dont send me to websites,as I read lots about this.Thanx lots to U all.

Hello guys,I need Ur help,pls!?

I just downloaded linux live cd,and I really like it,I have windows xp installed in my laptop dell inspiron 6000,its installed on disc ‘c’ and now I have enough room in disc ‘d’ and want to install linux ubuntu there,so is it possible? How can I do it? By just following steps or I need to be a comupter smart head to do this? Im only with limited experience in computers,am I going to be able to connect to internet with linux as I have a dial up type,do I need drivers to install like windows or is everything ready in the live cd? pls answer my question,I need Ur opinion and dont send me to websites,as I read lots about this.Thanx lots to U all.

Hello guys,I need Ur help,pls!?

I just downloaded linux live cd,and I really like it,I have windows xp installed in my laptop dell inspiron 6000,its installed on disc ‘c’ and now I have enough room in disc ‘d’ and want to install linux ubuntu there,so is it possible? How can I do it? By just following steps or I need to be a comupter smart head to do this? Im only with limited experience in computers,am I going to be able to connect to internet with linux as I have a dial up type,do I need drivers to install like windows or is everything ready in the live cd? pls answer my question,I need Ur opinion and dont send me to websites,as I read lots about this.Thanx lots to U all.

Inspiron 6000 problem?

My wife’s Dell Inspiron 6000 has ceased to start, coming up with a blue screen and a message saying unmountable boot volume. I know the HDD is fine. It’s XP that has screwed itself up.

How do I get the data off it? I have tried various Linux live CDs but none seems to allow me to access the data on the HDD and transfer it to networked storage.

Also, how do I initialise the on disk reformat/reinstall partition? I know there’s one there as it shows up as a 35gb hard drive and it’s actually a 40gb.
It’s an elderly Dell. I found the drive (a hitachi travelstar) is dated 2005. I know my wife has had the laptop for a couple of years and that it’s out of warranty. I’ve fixed several blue-screen errors before but this time it’ll show the XP progress bar but then comes up with a blue screen with the unmountable boot volume error.