Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-10-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Default How do you explain this?

Yesterday my computer froze and I was forced to restart it. But as I did it did not boot to the hard drive as always, it asked for the Windows boot disk to start from, I was unable to access anything on the hard drive and I used the XP CD to try and carry out a repair install of my system, but that didn't work either and I was shown this error:


*** Stop: 0x0000006F (0 x C 0000020, 0 x 00000000, 0 x 00000000, 0 x 00000000)

I had to boot to the Recovery Console which had very limited functions and didn't allow me to access any of my folders or the registry. I typed in CHKDSK to see what the problem might be and the result was: "volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems"

I used my old computer to do a bit of research and found out this problem sometimes occurs because of missing drivers or a corrupt registry, another possible cause is that the optical CD drive is faulty.

Since the Repair install wasn't going to work I figured I had no choice but to perform a clean install and format the whole drive, or maybe even replace the Hard drive for a new one. As it was getting late I decided to call it a day and have a look at it again in the morning.

Next day I get up and switch the computer on as usual and lo and behold no more error messages! It goes into Windows and I could use my account as if nothing even happened, there doesn't seem to be any loss of data, and I carried out a few virus and spyware checks but didn't find anything serious.

Any ideas what might have caused this, or how to stop it from happening again?

I am in the process of backing up all files as I write this.

Your feedback is very much appreciated

SubZeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
pctechmike's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 836
Send a message via AIM to pctechmike Send a message via MSN to pctechmike
Default Re: How do you explain this?

I don't know if you seen this Microsoft KB or not, but check it out: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;236086

Also, check event viewer. It should have logged something there, giving a slight clue as to what happened. In this case, what are your system specs? It does sound like a possible hardware issue- but any number of hardware issues. List your system specs, and look online for some free diagnostic utilities.
Please Add To My Rep If I Helped You
pctechmike is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0