Having problems with your Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop ?

Computer won't start; hard drive failure?

\015 Wwhen I try to turn my PC on, I get a message "The type of file system is NTFS. The volume is dirty." Then it automatically runs CHKDSK to verify files. This takes hours; I've done it in normal operation as well as safe mode, with the same result: I get an error message "c000021a unknown hard error." (I'm doing it now yet again, running in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.) I run Windows XP 2002, but could this be a problem with the Dimension 5100 pc?\015

Answers :

What version of Windows is that?
There are: Win XP Home, XP Media center, XP Professional... First time i hear 2002.
Best think for you to do is to backup your files and reformat your drive.
Because you can't access Windows safely, you should take your hdd to another PC.
I suspect on : MS Windows bug or hard drive error.

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