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Unmountable Boot Volume, and Windows CD doesn't work

Q: Unmountable Boot Volume, and Windows CD doesn't work

Hi

Thanks in advance for any help
I've got a a Dell Lattitude D820 with Windows XP home.
One day, out of the blue, I started getting an error message when Windows tries to boot.
Unmountable_Boot_Volume

with some unhelpful directions, and then at the bottom,

Stop: 0X000000ED (0x864FB590, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I checked out some different places and the general advice was to try and boot windows from the Windows CD. After setting the BIOS and cleaning the disk, this is what happens

Blue screen with ?Windows Setup? appears and at the bottom it tells me all the little steps it's taking to get windows going. It all goes well and I get ?Setup is starting Windows?

but then I get another blue screen of doom, this one says:

Stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF76130BF, 0xF7A5F208, 0xF7A5EF08)

pci.sys- Address F76130BF base at F760C000, DateStamp 3b7d855c

I'm not even sure I can reformat if the CD won't work. Ugh.

A: Unmountable Boot Volume, and Windows CD doesn't work

Are you using IDE or SATA. Did you check to be sure you are using the proper cable if you are using IDE? That could cause the first error and the second error. The second error is a driver based error. Hopefully you have a backup because there is a possibility your hard drive is dying. My suggestion...check the cabling...remove any unneeded hardware from the computer...check to make sure everything else is seated properly and try to start up. How old is the computer?

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Alright, very odd problem here:

My house loses power suddenly as I'm using my computer for some text work.I go to boot up Windows XP and get the awesome blue screen, declaring an Unmountable Boot Problem. I figure no problem, I'll go ahead and run the restore utility. I run chkdsk and fixboot, then retry. No luck. I try a myriad of other options. Finally, I figure I'll install windows on a different partition of my 160 gig hard drive.

When I go into that utility option, it shows me the available partitions. For some reason, the partition C:/ reads as 104000 free out of 104000. The E: (backup) drive, on the other hand, is nearly full, and there's a seperate 5 gig partition assigned to H:. The H: drive has a bootable sector, and is apparently the partition the computer was attempting to boot to.

I am having difficulty understanding the issue. Is my C: drive really empty? What the heck is the H drive?
 

A:Unmountable Boot Volume-CHKDSK does not work

I think it may have been a mistake to install OS on a partition section of your hard drive. That may be why you now have an "H" drive. But I am in NO WAY an expert in this.

Someone I know experienced a power outage just as he was logging into his account. Before it loaded, it was zapped! It hosed his system and he couldn't fix it. He couldn't even get his Ghost backup restored on it (couldn't boot up). He was able to go a friend's computer to plug in his hard drive (in an empty bay) and get his backup restored that way. Once the backup was restored, he was okay, minus what he lost since the backup.

Wish I had more for you. Good Luck.
 

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1. I tried FIXBOOT and still didn't work, it said:
The file system on the startup partition is unknown.
FIXBOOT is attempting to detect the file system type.

The bootsector is corrupt.
FIXBOOT is checking the filesystem type...
The partition is using the NTFS file sysstem.

FIXBOOT is writing a new boot sector.

The boot sector cannot be fixed.

2. Tried CHKDSK /R and att 27% complete, it said:
The volume appears to contain one or more uncoverable problems.

3. Tried FIXNBR:

This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record.

Didn't want to try it.

All we want is to access the files and save it on the USB Drive but when I typed DIR it said:
Directory of C:\
(after 1 or 2 minutes)
It said: A error occurred during directory enumeration.

Any suggestions to just get my important files. It's on a laptop so Im a bit limited on just taking the hard drive and putting it as a slave and so forth.
 

A:UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME , nothing is work (FIXBOOT, CHKDSK)

If you have a desktop PC then go buy a 2.5 to 3.5 hdd converter then take out your 2.5 laptop hdd and slave it to your desktop and just copy the files off it.

If you don't have a desktop you may want to look into the bootable USB thumbdrives. This will allow you to boot up to at least a dos prompt and move the important data to a thumb drive.

Another thought is if your laptop has a floppy make a bootable floppy with USB drivers and attach a large USB HDD (alot like the thumbdrive idea just a different approach also easier if its an older laptop that does not have USB boot enabled)

Last thought is recovery software such as Ontracks software recovery program but as you said your on a laptop so it will make it hard to recover to something if you can't pull it out.

Just a few thoughts.
 

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About 2 months ago, I got 2 BSOD’s (one while installing a game, MS Freelancer, and another while downloading a large PDF file.) Both suggested to reboot, auto-running CHKDSK. Both times it came back with numerous “file record segment *** is unreadable” errors. After looking at numerous support forum posts, I ran CHKDSK /f /r, which showed 524K in bad sectors, but it seemed to solve the problem. Later scans showed the system steady at 524K in bad sectors.

Until today…

After installing and trying to run MS Flight Simulator 2004, I got another Blue Screen. It showed a 0x7A KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR similar to the other two instances. Only this time, upon rebooting, it did not run CHKDSK, but gave me another BSOD, with a 0xED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error.

I tried rebooting in Safe Mode, but as the drivers streamed by, it locked up on IOMDISK.sys. After waiting a few minutes, it went to the Blue Screen showing the same UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. Booting in Safe Mode with Command Prompt produced the same result. Trying to reboot in Windows normally caused it to lock up completely. (no BSOD)

I checked several support forums, and tried to boot from the Windows XP CD to access the Recovery Console. After pressing “R” to start the recovery console, it locked up displaying “Examining 152587 MB disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on iastor....” I tried this a few more times, getting the same result.

Again checking the forum... Read more

A:Unmountable Boot Volume, XP Recovery Console won't work.

when you start getting numerous bad sectors it is time to start thinking about replacing the drive
try a new eide cable

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Hello everyone,
I am working on a toshiba netbook for a friend and it of couse has the BSOD and it says "unmountable boot volume"
I have researched and found out that it may be a corrupt boot ini file or a bad HHD and that you can access the recovery console with a Win CD and run chkdsk, well here is the problem, there is no Win CD there is no boot disk, also as this is a netbook it does not have a CD rom or a floppy drive all that the netbook has is a usb port.
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Allen

A:Unmountable boot volume in Windows XP.

does your friend have the means of purchasing an external cd-rom?

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I tried the chkdsk and fixboot but that did not work. Continues to go back to the blue screen. I do not want to reinstall for I want to keep the data I have on my laptop. Dell Inspiron 1520. Any suggestions????
 

A:Unmountable Boot Volume Windows XP

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Good morning guys. I'm new to the group. Lots of great information. I've read through past threads, I know what to look for but it's not working for me. Dell desktop with windows XP home edition.

After re-starting and hitting F8, I select safe mode and still get the error message. I've tried selecting "last good config", still get the error message. I have tried different times with the same results. The error code reads as follows:
0x000000ED
(0x83762c08
0xc000009c
0x00000000
0x00000000)

What can I do to use my Xp recovery disk. I can't get to the startup window? I'm stuck.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

A:unmountable boot volume-windows XP

Your computer needs Viagra for the "ED" error it's getting.... j/k....

I would check to see if your system has an old BIOS installed on it. You can check Dell's website and plug in the serial # for your machine, and it will come up with a list of updated files for your machine, including driver updates, as well as BIOS updates.

Boot your system with a floppy disk, or CD with the updated BIOS image on it, and follow the prompts to upgrade your BIOS.
 

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You probably heard about this error. I know how to fix it, but I have no idea what is the reason of crashing system like that.
I wonder because it's happend on 3 different machines in same week. (friends don't known each other).
Any ideas?
 

A:Unmountable Boot Volume WINDOWS XP

Apologize for duplicate message, my Explorer crushed and I was sure it was not sended...
Please remove this thread.
Thank you.
 

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After the unmountable boot volume message my pc goes into this language selection section, but i cant choose my language because i cant find my mouse anywhere and the keys dont reply. Someone know how to continue?

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3/15/2012

OK. heres how it all began.
I woke up played skyrim....maybe for like 30 minutes. i Got alittle bored. so i decided to shut it down.
So i exited the game then went to the desktop. start menu then shut down.
i Pressed the shut down button. while it was on the "windows is shutting down" part. i immediately Turned off my AVR While it was still on the "windows is shutting down" part.

So i turned off the AVR While it was not yet completely shut down.
A few minutes after i stopped. i decided to play again. it all started fine...until after the Windows is loading part.
This..Blue screen went out. "Unmountable Boot Volume" And i thought it was just my Hard drive Loose.
So i opened up my CPU. And fixed the wiring's and tried again.
Again it was fine. then the Blue screen came out again.
So... i realized My Hard drive is corrupted or some part of it is.
And i dont know how to Fix problems like this.

Please help. Thanks.
 

A:!! Unmountable Boot Volume !! Windows XP

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Hey there!

Well, my friends laptop has died, after telling it to not reboot after fatal error I found it had the old UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error.

Well, the the first thing I done was boot into the XP Install disk and try to get into recovery mode to run chkdsk, Etc. However, windows reported that there was no hard disk basically and wouldn't let me continue. The next thing I thought of was booting into a Live CD, i.e. Knoppix, but couldn't find the disk so I decided on trying a mandriva boot disk but it couldn't mount the disk either so now I'm waiting for Knoppix to download because that can mount dead HDD's.

Anyone got any ideas of how I can fix this whilst Knoppix is downloading?

Dan Brownlow.

A:Windows Xp- Unmountable Boot Volume

Is the hard drive recognized in the BIOS?
I'd suggest running a bootable hard drive diagnostic utility. They're usually available for free from the manufacturer of the hard drive (on their support website).

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Ok ive had this problem with my computer for a month and 2 weeks now were when I launch it, it loads up and just about before it loads up windows it blue screens saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME so then it restarts and it does that in a loop and I cant get on my computer. It started when my computer crashed (I tried playing a game on max graphics ) then when it started it up it did as said up there ^.

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Help Windows 8 Unmountable Boot Volume

Hi and welcome to TSF you can try this method to see if you can fix the issue How to Recover Windows 8 When it Fails to Boot

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After the unmountable boot volume message my pc goes into this language selection section, but i cant choose my language because i cant find my mouse anywhere and the keys dont reply. Someone know how to continue?

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A friend has a samsung laptop with windows 7. She turned it on the other day and would not boot. I determined it was throwing an Unmountable Boot Volume error. None of the repair options including safe mode would work. I have a windows 7 64bit repair disc and and windows 7 installation disc. I have tried both. When I put the installation disc in, it loads the windows files, starts windows and gets to the setup screen to choose language, etc. I select Next and I get to the screen with the option of install now and below has the Repair your computer option. Repair option did nothing, so I tried the Install now option. It just says Setup is starting and the spinning circle just keeps spinning. I have tried resetting the settings in the bios, removing the battery and holding the power key for 30 sec and rebooting, but no luck. I tried using Knoppix and can see all the files on the hard drives, so I don't think the hard drive is gone, but I have run out of options to try. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Doc

A:Windows 7 Unmountable Boot Volume

Try testing the hard drive with Seatools for Dos> How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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I tried the "repair" route as listed in another post and that did not work.
Here is the message that was on the screen:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart yoru computer, pres F8 to select Advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

stop: 0x000000ED (0x8AFd3900, 0xc00000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
By the way, I have not installed any new hardware or software. Thanks
 

A:Unmountable Boot Volume Windows XP

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I tried the repair route and that did not work.

Here is the message that was on the screen:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart yoru computer, pres F8 to select Advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

stop: 0x000000ED (0x8AFd3900, 0xc00000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
By the way, I have not installed any new hardware or software. Thanks
 

A:Unmountable Boot Volume Windows XP

please do not duplicate post
as you have replies please continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/879455-unmountable-boot-volume-windows-xp.html
closing this post
 

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My windows xp hp laptop gives me a blue screen on start up that says unmountable boot volume and thats as far as it goes
 

A:Windows xp unmountable boot volume

This may help: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302
 

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hello master
I have a Sony VAIO notebook, and problematic, blue screen appears with the description "unmountable_boot_volume"
is there anything that can help me to fix this?
please help me
Thank you
Sorry for bad english --

A:Unmountable Boot Volume in Windows X64

If you follow these directions, you will be helped
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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I shutdown my laptop and left it for a minute or two and when i came back to my laptop was frozen so i held the power button till it shutdown and then when i turned it back on it was taking a long time and then a blue screen appeared with a error it only appeared for a second so i film it and re-watched the video and paused it the error said "unmountable boot volume"

Is there a solution for this error and will i be able to recover my file if the hard drive is corrupt?

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At some point fairly recently, I decided to give in to my computer's constant requests to "upgrade" to Windows10 (windows8 was the OS when I purchased laptop). It took FOREVER. Once updated, logging on would either fail entirely or, again, take FOREVER. Bascially a week passed with the computer working intermittently, but usually really slow to log on and respond to commands.  Eventually I just started getting error messages and "Preparing Automatic Repair" which wasn't so automatic and failed apparently. I have seen 2 different blue screen error messages: "unmountable boot volume" and "NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM." I searched those error codes on the forum but I'm confused about where I'm at. I couldn't find the required command when I tried to perform a Hard Drive self test from the BIOS. My screen looked similar to the screenshots I've seen on the forum, but didn't have the "Primary Hard Drive Self Test" option; not that I could see, anyway.  I know this has been long-winded, but I'm trying to be as detailed as possible. I could desperately use some help to get this fixed. Thanks. 

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So, my laptop randomly crashed and has since not been able to boot up.

Displays:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

With technical information

STOP: 0x000000ed

and then many more random numbers.

I've literally tried every solution that is available. In the best case scenario, I get to a black screen with just my cursor visible. I can move the cursor around but that's it.

I've made a USB bootable of Windows 7 to try and repair it that way, with no luck. Same with Winodws Repair Disk. Most things lead me to the BSOD and a cursor, or the blue screen with the aforementioned errors.

I've tried starting it in safe mode and every option under the Advance Boot Options. I have even changed Boot Mode to Legacy for my USB. I don't know what else I can try (I've tried about 10 other things that I have not listed)

I'm afraid my hard-drive may be dead :-(

If you need any more information, please let me know.

Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide :-)

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I figured I would ask the brightest minds on the internet because I am exhausted trying to figure this out.
 
The drive is still readable in the bios. Today I was using it fine and then this
 
Windows XP BSOD Unmountable Boot Volume Error
 
I have tried everything I can find from Repair Console to prayers I am out of ideas.
 
Please help. Thanks.
 
TJ

A:Windows XP BSOD Unmountable Boot Volume Error

Welcome to BC!
 
Try this ... https://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302?wa=wsignin1.0 .

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I got an unmountable boot volume blue screen error suddenly today. The HD seems to be ok, but only one partition is even recognized by the computer, and it won't load windows in any mode.

I've run chkdsk /r and fixboot on my D:\windows from the recovery console and I still can't get Windows to load. C:\ doesn't even show up, and that's where the main Windows directory was prior to it breaking. I keep getting blue screens, and I really don't want to reformat. Any ideas?
 

A:Unmountable Boot Volume, undetected Windows partition?

Just leaving a floppy in the drive can cause this problem.
Also go into bios and make sure the hard drive is set to first boot.
 

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Trying to help a friend with an Asus Notebook Windows 7 Home (don't even know if it's 32-bit or 64-bit) that got an Unmountable Boot Volume. Caused a BSOD. Unfortunately, she has no repair or reinstall disks, and no backup! We cannot get into safe mode. I tried running startup repair, but it ran 3 days and never finished. I could not get into diagnostics. Is there any way I can retrieve her data for her? Would Paragon Rescue Kit work. That is, do I need to have prepared it before the notebook failed, or can I prepare it now (without knowing if 64-bit or 32-bit)? 
 
Thank you for your help.
 

A:Windows 7 Unmountable Boot Volume - wish to retrieve data

Although I've never used it, it looks like Paragon Rescue Kit should be able to access her data - if the hard drive is still OK.
But, the only easy way to find out is to try it.  You can prepare a bootable disk on another computer and then attempt to boot from it in the Asus laptop.
 
Once the data is recovered (or if you can't recover it), then try these free bootable hardware diagnostics (start with the hard drive test):  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
 
Don't worry about the 32 vs 64 bit right now.
You will have to worry about it if you plan to reinstall Windows.
If reinstalling Windows - does the system have a readable Windows 7 product key on the bottom?

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Have encountered a problem with my PC, (which is a second-hand one about 2 years old). FYI, it has an Intel Celeron Processor and Windows XP Professional OS. I did not have the Windows XP disks or manuals supplied with the PC, so I can’t do a clean reinstall of the OS even if I wanted to.

The problem is this. In recent months, the PC would not shut down on frequent occasions and so I was left with no desktop icons on the screen and with only my selected background picture and Windows Start bar on the bottom of the screen. So, I’d often resort to switching off the PC at the mains power socket in my home…seemed to be doing the trick I thought! Had to do the same last night.

Anyway, today I booted up my PC and could only get the selected background picture with no desktop icons and only Windows Start bar on the bottom of the screen. Switched off again at the mains and turned back on after 5 minutes and now get the following message (black screen with white writing): -

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your file and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

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A:Windows XP Blue Screen (UNMOUNTABLE-BOOT-VOLUME)...PLEASE HELP!!

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This morning when I started my computer, I got a blue screen error of unmountable boot volume. I have read a couple of other posts, so I have some idea how to proceed with the recovery mode of the Windows CD. However, Dell did not send me an operating system CD with my computer. I have ordered one, but it will take weeks to get. In the meantime, I am wondering if this error message means my hard drive is failing. I am wondering if I should just dump the hard drive or buy a new hard drive? Part of me thinks that I should just buy a new computer (an Apple). The computer has not worked well in over a year. I have teenagers using this computer and am convinced that it is full of viruses, etc. I am a computer novice, but I have run a couple of expensive internet security programs that have not improved the situation. I would appreciate any thoughts you have on the situation. Thank you!
 

A:Windows blue screen-unmountable boot volume

larae said:


This morning when I started my computer, I got a blue screen error of unmountable boot volume. I have read a couple of other posts, so I have some idea how to proceed with the recovery mode of the Windows CD. However, Dell did not send me an operating system CD with my computer. I have ordered one, but it will take weeks to get. In the meantime, I am wondering if this error message means my hard drive is failing. I am wondering if I should just dump the hard drive or buy a new hard drive? Part of me thinks that I should just buy a new computer (an Apple). The computer has not worked well in over a year. I have teenagers using this computer and am convinced that it is full of viruses, etc. I am a computer novice, but I have run a couple of expensive internet security programs that have not improved the situation. I would appreciate any thoughts you have on the situation. Thank you!Click to expand...

I don't know if it will help but I found an archived post about this same problem, scroll down and look at the advice given by ozromie1e http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/513653-blue-screen-unmountable-boot-volume.html.

Good Luck!!!
 

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I have Windows 7 via bootcamp on my macbook which has very important things I need for my career on it. I was using it off of its charger, fell asleep and woke up to a dead battery. I went to boot up the Windows side as usual and would get the BSOD, I then tried safe modes and start up recovery/repair, nothing works. I don't have an install disc, dvd or anything to boot from either besides the Mac OS side.

Maybe something under this list can help?
https://forums.techguy.org/search/588797/?q=unmountable+boot+volume+windows+7&o=date
 

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Hi everybody. after restarting windows I get the blue screen after 1 hour on windows. Unmountable Boot Volume I already did the recovery console thing. chkdsk /r. I also reinstall window xp, and even did dell recovery and I still get windows to shutdown. if my hard drive was dead it wouldn't be able start. although I have to wait like 2 hours for it to be able to start again. Plese help and be specific since I'm limited in knowledge with computers. Your answer will be appreciated. Thanks!!!
 

A:Please Help! I get the blue screen after 1 hour on windows. Unmountable Boot Volume.

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Hi, I've tried everything with this laptop to no avail, and though maybe someone here might know how to fix my problem.

Well, it started yesterday when I booted up and got the "Windows did not start successfully" message. No matter what option I picked (safe mode, start Windows normally etc.), it would go to the Windows logo and begin to load, and then quickly flash the BSOD and restart again, returning to the "Windows did not start successfully" message.

I then disabled automatic restart on system failure and this time the BSOD stayed on screen and told me that I had an "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error. I looked around on the internet, and from what I read I decided to run Chkdsk from the Recovery Console.

This is where I am stuck. I have two "Recovery CD-ROMs" instead of the Windows XP CD, because the laptop came with Windows XP preloaded, and I figured that to get to the Recovery Console I should insert one and boot the laptop. I tried both, and nothing happened (it just loaded the "Windows did not start successfully" message again).

I then loaded the CD directly by hitting Esc on start up, but the only options that came up were 1. MS-DOSwith CD-ROM support, 2. Recover Windows XP to first partition only, 3. Recover Windows XP to entire HD, and 4. Recover Windows XP to entire HD with 2 partitions.

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A:[SOLVED] Unmountable boot volume error, cannot load Windows XP disk

Hello Clare

You will have to borrow a proper (full) XP installation CD from someone.
Then
Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
floppy (if present)
CD/DVDROM
Hard disk
SAVE and EXIT

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered (Press R to start the Recovery Console), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually 1).

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
chkdsk /r
enter

Type
Exit
Enter

.

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unmountable boot volume/windows has shut down to prevent damege to your compuer please help i tryed all the options was able to access

A:Unmountable boot volume/windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer

Hi jaydean and welcome to TSF !

I moved your post to a new thread, we prefer to keep one thread per user to prevent confusion. Original thread : http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...me-273049.html

I'll copy some of the advices I gave in that other thread, please reply in this thread.


Can you explain a bit more ? What did you exactly do and when do you get the error ? What's your drives and partitions layout ?

Please read this information from Microsoft, but also read the rest of my post before you do anything : Unmountable Boot Volume.

What's your motherboard's brand and model and what's your drive's brand and model ? If this is a brand computer then what's the brand and model of the computer ?

Grab a retail XP CD (borrow one if you don't have one, any retail version will do), boot the computer on it (enter the BIOS to change the boot order priority to CD-rom first), press 'R' to access the recovery console, select your windows installation and enter your admin password (press enter if left blank). At the c:\windows\ prompt type chkdsk c: /R, leave it test the drive and report the results. Retry to boot normally. If that didn't work then back in the recovery console type fixboot. If chkdsk said anything about a corrupt MBR type fixmbr before you type fixboot. Retry to boot normally and tell us how it goes.

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On my Acer Laptop (with NO disc drive) I was listening to a song on youtube while playing an online game in another tab. The laptop started to freak out on me and suddenly I heard a loud buzzing sound as the screen froze and the colors started to go crazy. I immediately tried to shut it down as I held the power button off, but it didn't seem to work, although I may have not pushed it down long enough. So I let go of the power button and pushed the battery off of the laptop. Of course it immediately shut off. When I put the battery back in, I went to start the laptop again, only it went to the screen giving me options to start in safe mode, last used start up mode, etc... None of the options have worked. It keeps trying to start up Windows XP, but then it goes straight to the blue screen of "Unmountable Boot Volume." So I'm wondering how to get windows xp from my pc onto a usb drive or something like that so I can fix my laptop. I can't seem to find a clear enough answer online. Please help! Thanks!
 

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Windows XP Desk Top
The system worked sluggish last night.
The system was froze up this morning. I turned it off and restarted.

A blue screen came up and read: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

I cannot get it to boot up Normal or in Safe Mode.
It goes back to the blue screen. Suggestion?
 

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Here we go. It all started yesterday I started noticing that when I would search for something on bing and click on any of the search results that it would redirect me to some Bulls&^* page. So I immediately thought adware or spyware or something. I downloaded spybot search and destroy and ran it. It made me restart my computer and when I did I got a notice that windows automatic update was turned off. So I turned it back on and it downloaded new updates and when I started installing them there were FORTY new updates. Anyways I let them install and had to restart again and when I did... Boom.. BSOD Unmountable Boot Volume. I've ran chkdsk /r and fixboot and all that jazz to no avail. I really can't see my harddrive being dead from all this but anyways.. any ideas? I'm not positive on the size of the drive but I think it's 250G. It is a Dell Ispiron 530S running XP Professional. and I MIGHT have used 40 gigs worth of the drive. Any ideas would be much appreciated! sorry so long, just wanted to get it all out there. Also sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum... i'm new.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

What happens if you boot today?

Louis

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I have the unmountable boot volume problem, so i tried the various recovery console commands, chkdsk /r, fixboot, etc. None of these worked. In fact, after chkdsk, it gives me the message that says it detected one or more 'unrecoverable problems,' which doesn't sound good. Any help?

A:unmountable boot volume

hello Beefheart, welcome to the forums !!!
ok, what you need to do is put a boot on and kick your computer...LOL j/k...
[edit] sorry, long day at work, typed up bunch a nonsense...this probably comes up when you boot up...you said you did run console recovery...did you build this pc yourself or did you buy it ?
this might be hardware problem also... wrong type of IDE cable and also sometimes when you have firewire type external storage, this error pops up...

I think this is usually caused by faulted boot.ini file...
if possible can you please list your system specs ? thank you

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I found a bad sector on my HDD while attempting to extract a zip file. I attempted to repair it using chkdsk /r. The chkdsk never finished or would restart overnight. After a few attempts I was unable to boot windows and received the unmountable boot volume BSOD. Windows RE hangs and continually searches for errors. When I am able to load it to choose cmd prompt, I have tried chkdsk and bootrec commands with little success. I purchased a new SSD and installed windows. It recognizes that I have a HDD, but not any information on the drive. I cannot run error checking from right click properties. windows cannot access the disk. I am running chkdsk on cmd prompt and hope it finishes. Help?

A:unmountable boot volume

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk f: /r
The type of the file system is NTFS.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
1 percent complete. (45978 of 394496 file records processed)
Deleted corrupt attribute list entry
with type code 128 in file 58791.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, $J)
from file record segment 184548.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, $J)
from file record segment 225265.
394496 file records processed.
File verification completed.
31524 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
0 EA records processed.
63 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
473584 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
394496 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
39545 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Creating Usn Journal $J data stream
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
17 percent complete. (69302 of 394480 files processed)
Windows replaced bad clusters in file 69319
of name \pagefile.sys.
18 percent complete. (176290 of 394480 files processed)
Windows replaced bad clusters in file 176412
of name \Users\Brian\DOWNLO~1\temp\ANI_BL~1.MP4.
18 percent complete. (176906 of 394480 ... Read more

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I get that message after the bubbles of the Lenovo start up text stops turning clockwise.All it says is this:___Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We'll restart for you. If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error:UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME ...Then it restarts all over again just like when I first turn the Laptop on.It's a Lenovo Y50-70, bout straight from Lenovo . Com and it was working good before that for almost 6 months. It was worth $1,300 and I think I might want it to work again, maybe, that's a thing that someone might expect to work, who knows.You spend $1,300 dollars on something, you might expect it to work, well, maybe that's just a wish and not reality 
























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I'm trying to get my daughters laptop (Dell Inspiron 1200) running again. It was running fine and then she suddenly got this message Stop 0x00000024 (0x81D3F030, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000) and the dreaded blue screen.

I've tried booting from the Dell operating system CD but to no avail.

First I got this message: File/i386/ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7.

Then on my second attempt: File pci.sys caused an unexpected error (18) at line 5964 in d:/xpsprtm/base/boot/setup.c

I've also read through the sticky topic on the main page about STOP error messages but I can't seem to get past the blue screen to do anything that is advised.

Can anyone offer some help?

A:Unmountable Boot Volume - Help please!

Boot to safe mode immediately after power on by repeatedly pressing the F8 key.

From safe mode, navigate:

My Computer>Properties>Advanced>Startup & Recover>Settings and untick "Automatically Restart".

Make sure the Dell disk you have is bootable. There are different kinds of "Dell disks", not all of them are bootable. Some have drivers, some have add-on software.

Find another bootable CD and make sure the problem is with the disk and not with the laptop.

If another disk won't boot, enter the BIOS (F2, usually) on boot, and make certain the Boot Order is set so that the Cd/Dvd drive is first, before the Hard Drive.

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Hi there,

A few days back, I attempted to boot up my computer, and rather than seeing the usual Vista welcome screen, I had a choice of starting Windows normally or running a repair. I turned off automatic restart upon error, as I suspected the BSOD. I ran windows normally, and as I thought I got the BSOD, with the error...

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

This is also accompanied by a ticking sound coming from my hard drive (Which I know is not good)

The first thing I did was to try to run the computer in all versions of safe mode, and this does not work. I then tried to run the computer with the last known good configuration, and again this does not work.

I headed to Google, and read about using the "chkdsk /r" command in the command prompt having booted with a CD (This advice was for a Windows XP operating system). I don't have the original Vista discs, so I downloaded a recovery disk .ISO and burned it to a DVD. I managed to boot from this disc, and get to the recovery console.

My first problem was that the computer couldn't find my operating system, and prompted me to "Load Drivers". I ignored this, and then got onto the screen that shows the various recovery options, such as boot repair. I attempted boot repair, and this did nothing. I then used the "chkdsk /r c:" command. The process took a while, and it found some errors in the first stage. It identified some sections that "could not be read"

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Hi,.. I've got an unmountable boot volume message on boot up of my C:/ which is a 500GB WD Raptor. I've tried to get it to boot up all day. Last known good config, Safe Mode, System Repar Disk and the Win7 Disk. No luck so I just pulled it out and put it in an external, connected to my ASUS Laptop. I can see the WD Raptor 500GB. It's denying me access to the information but it's partitioned it, and called it System Reserve which include three folders: Boot, System Volume Information and Temp. I'm just running a Check Disk on it now.

Question: What happened??.. and is it stuffed???

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7600
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: MININT-4F8I7OK

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 233 GB 3072 KB
Disk 1 Online 931 GB 6144 KB
Disk 2 Online 419 GB 0 B
Disk 3 Online 1397 GB 0 B
Disk 4 Online 1863 GB 0 B
Disk 5 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 6 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 7 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 8 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 9 No Media 0 B 0 B

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.
Disk ID: 0C6E0C6D
Type : ATA
Status : Online
Path : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
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A:Unmountable boot volume but it seems ok, maybe.

I've got the HDD active again and it's back in desktop. It's looping CHDSK and recovering orphaned file, File record segment is unreadable, and other similar tasks. Then reboots into windows. Then wants to run CHDSK again. So I cancel that and that's as far as I can get. Flashes blue screen and start to reboot again. Is the HDD to damaged??

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Hey.
I have an older machine that was running just fine and then rebooting one day, i got a blue screen stating it had an Unmounatable_boot_volume. I cannot run in safe mode and cannot get to a DOS prompt...All i want to do is format, but i cannot get to anywhere that would allow me to. The computer unfortunately has no floppy drive , so i cannot use a boot floppy. I have a copy of XP Pro i am trying to install on it, but it wont run the XP install disk off boot for some reason. Any ideas on how to remedy this problem or format the hard drive without a floppy.
 

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K my problem is I have a spos HP laptop. I'm getting a hard drive short DST failed code. I went and got a Microsoft media creation tool on the USB but it doesn't do anything but I really need to know if this is fixable. The hard drive light stays on continuously. If anyone knows anything and
anybody can help please let me know.

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I have an acer laptop that i upgraded from vista to 32bit windows 7 that i installed few months ago through USB because my cd drive doesnt work. Now I am getting the unmountable boot volume so i am trying to boot the installation cd from my USB. It gets past the loading files, then starting windows but after that i get a black screen with just the mouse arrow. Last night I kept this up all night thinking it was just slow but no luck. Oh just to see I made a usb with the vista recovery disk and that worked up to the part where I had to select an OS to repair. Any ideas??

A:trying to fix unmountable boot volume

Is it possible that I am not waiting long enough? Is their anything that I can disable in bios that might interfere.

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hi all , help needed please . i have a compaq desktop that wont boot up . i get error page
"unmountable boot volume . stop ; 0x000000ed"
i didnt have a xp cd , so i downloaded one . when i try to start pc with this cd in drive it still wont boot up . (apparently i need to run chkdsk/r when welcome screen appears ) however i cant get to the welcome page . it seems that pc just wont read the cd i have created. i created cd with nero , tried writing as a data disk and also a bootable data disk but all to no avail
any help greatly appreciated
mike
 

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Hi. I have been given a dead pc to play with a pc world e-machine 900mhz was running XP..thats all I know'
When switched on it gives a otion to boot into safe mode or normal cos windows couldn't boot up..yet it can't go into safe mode and instead produces a blue screen with the following info:

unmountable boot volume.
disable or remove and newly installed hardware or software. Disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing.

I don't know even how to get into the bios from this screen.
I have a windows XP disc I could use to intall and I could format the HD if I could GET to it.
Any suggestions?? Seems a shame to just throw it all away when it looks as if it kight be fixable if I knew how!

Thanks!
Jules
 

A:'unmountable boot volume'

If you do a Google search or a search of this fourm you will get many hits for "unmountable boot volume".

To enter BIOS try hitting the <del> key when you see the Emachine logo.
 

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How to fix the ?Unmountable Boot Volume? error.I have a Gateway Laptop Model MX 6121 that?s quite a few years old (I?m not sure exactly but it?s definitely more than 7 years old). Recently I have encountered the error screen ?Unmountable Boot Volume? that prevents me from booting my computer. I?ve read numerous solutions and the closest I?ve come to solving the problem involved downloading a Windows XP ISO and creating a boot disk. I boot from the disk and once the program has finished loading I get a screen that says this:The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.   To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press enter.   To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.   To delete the selected partition, press D.38155 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 bus 0 on atapi [MBR]C: Partition1 [Unknown]                         38146 MB <38146 MB free>Unpartitioned Space                                8 MBI choose ?C:? and I hit enter. Then I get to a screen that says this:An error occurred while Setup was updating partition information on: 38155 MB Disk 0 Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR].Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3.There are no other options so I press F3 and I get to one ... Read more

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

QuoteDo I need to buy a hard drive repair program?You probably need to buy a new hard drive, as the messages you have been getting suggest the existing one has failed.

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When I got this message I got out my xp cd and ran the recovery mode. However once started the only installation option given was F:\windows, no c:\drive. I tried running the check disk r and f commands on the f:\ option given, but of course no errors were found. Any advice on the next step?

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A:unmountable boot volume

This is Microsoft's routine for this error:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

If you don't have the Recovery Console available on the CD you're using, you can get a replacement here:
http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso
It downloads an .iso file that has to be burned (not just copied) to CD. If you don't have such a utility, you can get this one:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

You need to run the chkdsk /r command on the C: drive, as in:
chkdsk C: /r
 

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Hello,

Can someone please tell me if I can use a Windows XP Professional disk to repair a Windows XP Home Edition unmountable boot volume? My sister-in-law's Dell Dimension 8400 is getting that error when she starts the PC. She can't locate the disks that came with the PC and I only have an XP Pro disk.
I repaired my laptop using recovery console about a year ago but that is XP Pro also.

Thanks for any help and advice anyone can offer.

Kneelix
 

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Mod Edit:  Split from  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/454775/computer-wont-boot-up-not-even-in-safe-mode/ - Hamluis.
 

<p>
Please do the following:
Get a look at the error message presented by the BSOD (blue screen of death) ....
Start tapping the F8 key after you press the ON button, and continue tapping until you are presented with the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" screen.
Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to select "Disable automatic restart on system failure" and press the <ENTER> key.
Your system will attempt to restart normally, but when it crashes, it will not re-start: Instead, you will see a BSOD with error message.
Record the error message details (contained in the areas outlined in red, in the above example image), and post in your reply.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

My error message was unmountable boot volume
Stop 0x000000ed (0xfffffa8006eca940, 0xffffffffc00""b5, 0x0000000000000000,0x00000000000000000)
How can i fix this as won't let me start in safe mode either?

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I'm currenty using Presario 2700T, and mind you it's been a headache using it for the past two months (my laptop's 2 years and 3 months old now).

I've had problems where this wretched thing would just shutdown automatically. 3 times a day even. I've done my research on it and found out that this model's hardware is the poorest among its model-kind. It's the darn heatsink! As much as I would love to replace it, I've been very busy using it for work.

On top of that, I have a new problem now -- UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME. I've read a little about this already, and would like some help repairing it.

So far, I've downloaded and made my own XP Pro boot disk. The problem is that I don't know how to make my CD drive boot first so I can start repairing it.

By the way, what should I do when I've loaded the boot disk? I don't really want to reinstall the whole thing since I've got a lot of important files in there that I'd want to retrieve first. All I want is to repair it and load windows in standard mode.

Help...please...
 

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Well i have searched high and low and nothing can fix my dell laptop, it was fine running vista but a little slow so i asked a friend to install xp for me, i watched him delete all partitions on the drive then create a new one, then told it to install xp on the new drive, does the first installation half, then restarts and comes up with, unmountable boot volume, i have done the chkdsk /p and fixboot, in recovery console, to no avail, any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:unmountable boot volume

you need to go to the dell site and find all the info on your laptop and supply drivers for your laptop model to operate on xp
when going backwards to an old os you need to have a complete cleaned HDD of all data..
 

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How to fix the “Unmountable Boot Volume” error.
 
I have a Gateway Laptop Model MX 6121 that’s quite a few years old (I’m not sure exactly but it’s definitely more than 7 years old).
Recently I have encountered the error screen “Unmountable Boot Volume” that prevents me from booting my computer.
I’ve read numerous solutions and the closest I’ve come to solving the problem involved downloading a Windows XP ISO and creating a boot disk. I boot from the disk and once the program has finished loading I get a screen that says this:
 
The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.
 
Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.
            To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press enter.
            To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
            To delete the selected partition, press D.
 
38155 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 bus 0 on atapi [MBR]
C: Partition1 [Unknown]                         38146 MB <38146 MB free>
Unpartitioned Space                   &#... Read more

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

That screen is all wrong...that's the screen that one gets after selecting the option to install XP.
 
Before that...you should get an option to repair or to install new or to install over existing XP install.  See Option 2 at http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314058 .
 
Once you press R, you should get a screen where you must type 1 for install to be repaired, hit Enter.  For the password line, just press Enter.
 
Then you need to type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.  Chkdsk /r is the typical command to overcome Unmountable Boot Volume errors in XP.
 
Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302
 
Louis

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I decided to remove some dust from my desktop by removing the heatsink or CPU fan. Well, after I installed it back and restarted my windows XP, my computer can pass the splash XP screen and just when it hits windows, my computer auto restarts and a blue screen appears saying that NTFS.sys (If i remembered correctly) is causing a problem to my computer, and to prevent further damage, my computer has auto shut itself down.

When i try to restart my comp, it won't get pass the windows xp splash screen, it just jumps into the blue error screen again.

This is what the error screen says:


Quote:




UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

If this is the first time this has happened to you, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make suer any hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problem continues, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software.

Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume?

Hi,
You can actually consider yourself lucky, STOP error 0x00 aka UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME is the easiest BSoD to fix.

Resart your machine get into the BIOS, make your CD-ROM your first boot device, restart, boot from the XP installer disk, Press "R"- this will take you to the recovery console.

in the recovery console type

chkdsk /p

when this finishes type

fixboot

it will say that this is very dangerous blah, blah.. say Yes.

EXIT
reboot without the XP CD, this time windows should load.

If it doesnt work, perform thje same operations but this time just use
chkdsk /r
you probably wont need to do a fixboot this time- but chkdsk /r takes more time.

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This problem all started when my monitor went out and I decided to use a 15 year old one that we had. The computer started up on this monitor but the screen was all fuzzy and messed up. I thought I might be able to fix it by changing some of the settings in safe mode but after I got into safe mode once the computer started going to the blue ?Unmountable boot volume? screen.
I changed it over to a new monitor and this is what it does now:

First, I turn on my computer and I get a screen that says:

?Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.? Then it gives you the options of starting it in safe mode, safe-mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known configuration and start windows normally.

All end up showing the Unmountable Boot Volume screen. This is what the Tech. information says:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0X80EEF890, 0Xc0000032, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)

So then I got information to try and boot it from my restore CD. When I do that the computer starts with 2 options Restore Windows or Boot to Command Prompt from CD-Rom. I have not picked the restore option yet because I do not want to lose all of my files. When I select the boot from command prompt option this is what I get:

SYSTEM VERIFICATION
====================
System Information is Being Verified

A:\>

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Hi
My friends computer, Dell Dimension 3100 is now showing in the BSOD 'unmountable boot volume'. He has spoken with Dell, who say he needs to return the machine and have a new HDD fitted, which at this moment he cannot afford.
Are Dell right to say it needs a new HDD or can it be fixed using chkdsk etc. in DOS.
If he bought a new HDD (what would you recommend), would he also have to buy a new windows XP disk or can he use the disks that came with the computer.
Many thanks in anticipation of a helpful answer
Graham

A:Unmountable boot volume

Quote:





Originally Posted by moorabin


Hi
My friends computer, Dell Dimension 3100 is now showing in the BSOD 'unmountable boot volume'. He has spoken with Dell, who say he needs to return the machine and have a new HDD fitted, which at this moment he cannot afford.
Are Dell right to say it needs a new HDD or can it be fixed using chkdsk etc. in DOS.
If he bought a new HDD (what would you recommend), would he also have to buy a new windows XP disk or can he use the disks that came with the computer.
Many thanks in anticipation of a helpful answer
Graham




If he can get hold of a windows xp disc, rather than a restore disk, boot from the cd (you may have to enter the bios to change the boot order) once everything has loaded enter the recovery console by pressing R. You will then be asked which windows installation to repair, usually "1" and an administrator password, hit return and you should get C:/.

Type chkdsk /r note the space after the k. This will then check your windows partition and repair any errors and in most cases will solve your problem. It could take an hour or so!

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So I turn on my computer today, and it goes through the normal booting process. Everything looks fine. Then, a blue screen comes up, telling me that I have an UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME.

Now, this computer can't have a virus or spyware, it's not connected to the internet. It can't be a problem with a drive, because my computer consists of a hard drive, power supply, mobo, and ram. It's pretty much bare bones.

Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Hi guys

My laptop won't even start windows in safe mode. I have the following blue screen:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE _BOOT_PROBLEM

then a heap of stuff about checking the installation of any hardware or software.

Technical information
***STOP: OXOOOOOOED (Ox8433BDD, OXCOOOOO9C,OXOOOOOOOO, OXOOOOOOOO)

Any help would be gratefully received.
Thanks,
Kylie
 

A:Unmountable Boot Volume in XP

Follow this link, it will explain. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
 

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I am getting the dreaded unmountable boot volume error code.
I have a dell lattitude cpx
I have installed the windows xp cd and booted up
I get into the Recovery console and this is what the screen says

Microsfot Windows XP (TM) Recovery Console

The Recoevery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.

Type exitt to quit the Recovery Console and retart the computer
The path or file specified is not valid.
C:\ >fixboot

The target partition is the file system on the startup partiition is unknown.
FIXBOOT is attempting to detect the file system type[/FONT]
FIXBOOT cannot open the partition.

c:\>chkdsk /r
The specified drive is not valid, or there is no disk in the drive.

C:\>

O.k. I do have the windows xp cd in the drive.

What should I do now?

Thanks Donna
 

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Hi guys

My laptop won't even start windows in safe mode. I have the following blue screen:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE _BOOT_PROBLEM

then a heap of stuff about checking the installation of any hardware or software.

Technical information
***STOP: OXOOOOOOED (Ox*$BDD*, OXCOOOOO9C,OXOOOOOOOO, OXOOOOOOOO)

Any help would be gratefully received.
Thanks,
Kylie
 

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My Sony Vaio got this error and it won't start in any version of safe mode or normally the only thing that's working is when I put in the Windows Vista disk. It doesn't recognize the hard drive so when I go to the command prompt it says x:\sources> . so i typed in chkdsk and it says the type of the file system is NTFS. Warning F parameter not specified. Running Chkdsk in read-only mode.
Then there's a whole ton of info that comes up though I'm not sure if it's even relevant, since it doesn't recognize the hard drive.
I don't know what to try next, so i appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you so much.
 

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I recevived the above message last night on my PC at home, the second set of numbers was: 0XC000006C, I just wanted to verify that I should try the recovery message from other threads.

XP CD, R, chkdsk/p and fixboot

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I must be stupid, I tried getting the computer to boot up using the CD Rom with the purple dell disk and it still went to the blue screen. Here is the message:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

***STOP: 0X000000ED (0X82F83C08, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)



HELP

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Hi all,

I have a laptop (sony vaio) which crashed yday. I have been getting the message "unmountable boot volume" and I cannot even log into safe mode. Is there any way to fix this without losing data. The laptop doesnt come w an install CD since it is the OEM kinds and the online support person asked me to do a system restore (which would wipe away all data).

Then I went in and bought a rocketfish hard drive enclosure kit (2.5''). I removed the internal hard drive (IDE) and plugged it into the rockertfish and onto my desktop (compaq presario). I see a new drive (drive F but when I click it I cant seem to open anything at all ...even when I right click I see no functions at all. The hard drive enclosure kit comes with a USB cable w a dual head which serves for soem back up power. Any suggestions as to how to trouble shoot this.
thanks,
 

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Update: I used the paragon software which this website recommends. Looks like its working. It is transferring files to my external hard drive. Few more hours to go for the transfer. Hope I did not speak too soon!!!!
 

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I got a new laptop 3 weeks ago, and now after a hard restart i got the Unmountable_boot_volume error.

When i power up it sits loading for 15 mins before i get the message something is wrong. It then proceeds to a new restart where it says starting automatic recovery, then the screen goes black (still powered on) and it stays like that until it gets a hard restart again. (I tried leving it like that for 8 hours)

It's a Lenovo U330, so there is the "novo" button. When i choose system recovery there, the same thing happens.

Is there a fix for this ? I do have another computer with win 8 i can create bootdisc from if that will work. I can always return it, but rma takes around 1 month and would be a waste of time if there is a easy fix for it.

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I tried to use a bootdisk i made on a different computer, but the problem stays the same.
Made a rma on it, i can update when i get it back in a month if anyone's interested.

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I'm running a dual boot system (currently running Linux Ubuntu 8.04/Windows XP Pro SP2) here, and I've created myself a little problem. :x

I went to uninstall Ubuntu, and deleted the partition for it first (It was late, I have no idea what I was thinking) which of course resulted in a GRUB loader fail. After much hassle, I reinstalled Ubuntu 7.10 and reupgraded to 8.04, and that's the only system I can run right now. My Windows 2000/NT/XP loader on the OS select screen boots fine until I get to the loader. It gives me the screen for a split second, then gives me a blue screen saying "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME". I've tried messing with the partition tables using Testdisk from CGsecurity. I can't seem to figure it out though.

If anyone could help, it'd be greatly appreciated. Any more information needed can be supplied.
 

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Nobody can help here?
 

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I saw there was someone else with the same problem on the front page but I figured I should make a separate thread since our problems may have different solutions.

My Dell Dimension 9100 gets a blue screen just after the Windows XP media center loading screen that notifies us about an "Unmountable boot volume". I believe the error code is 0x0000000ED (0x868610B0, 0xC00000B5, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I think the computer has the latest service pack...

Problems:
-Can't boot normally or into safe mode
-Can't run recovery console
-Dell didn't give us an XP boot disk so we can't run chkdsk (we have a dell xp re-installation cd but I don't think this is what I need...)

Any suggestions are, as always, greatly appreciated. My family is out a computer and are relying on me to figure something out!

A:Another unmountable boot volume

Hello lost42

The Dell XP installation CD is probably a full installation CD and will be what you want.

Please follow these instructions

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
(Whenever bootup starts press the key combination for your model as shown here)
Set the boot order to
Floppy (if present)
CDROM
Hard Disk
SAVE and EXIT

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
chkdsk /r (there is a space before /)
Enter

.

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I kind of have the same problem and it won't let me reboot from the disk it says it is loading windows files but then goes to a black screen. Otherwise I get a blue screen that says there a problem with windows that says it is unmountable_boot_volume

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Quote:





Originally Posted by cardinalsct


I kind of have the same problem and it won't let me reboot from the disk it says it is loading windows files but then goes to a black screen. Otherwise I get a blue screen that says there a problem with windows that says it is unmountable_boot_volume




You will have to start your own Thread for assistance

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Hi guys, i have a very serious problem with my computer.
I have a windows xp, this morning, when i opened my computer, it didn't boot. The logo screen keeps loading and when it failed, it resets. Then if i reset it, the advanced setting screen comes up, with Safe Mode, Safe mode with networking, Last Known Good Configuration. When i selected Safe Mode, my computer will reset again, if i select Last know good configuration, the blue screen shows up and said " Unmountable_Boot_Volume"
I'm completely stuck. My data is very important and i don't want to lose any of it. Is there anyways that i can fix it and also save my datas?
Thanks and please help.
My appreciate.
 

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I am trying to install xp as a second OS to a functioning win2000 system.
I have a promise 2000 ultra tx2 133 adapter card.
When I start to install win xp I am asked about another controller and I enter the ultra 133 instillation soon stops I get the message "unmountable boot volume".
W/O entering the Ultra controoler I get a more generalized message after stopping.
Any help welcome
 

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I am just wondering if there is any way we can fix this unmountable boot volume problem with out using the xp disk. I have tried getting into safe mode with command prompt but we still get the lovely blue screen of death..
Is there any other way to get around it or do I need the disk to do a repair fixboot...

Help me please.
Holdengirl.
 

A:unmountable boot volume

You need to run chkdsk /r on the drive and then possibly fixboot from the recovery console.

You need either the XP CD or a set of 6 setup floppy disks OR

you can create a bootable CD from the cmdcon.iso file available here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t395729&highlight=recovery+console.html

Your CD burning software must support ISO burning for this to work -- you don't simply copy or drag and drop this iso file on a CD.
 

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So my computer doesnt go to the desktop it just keeps restarting over and over again. I don't have the XP CD and I don't know anyone who does so I made the 6 bootable floppy disks. I insert them one by one and it takes me to the command prompt so I enter

chkdsk /p and it gives me an error and can't locate the autochk.exe

I make another disk with autochk.exe and insert it and enter

a: chkdsk /p and it works

I am not sure if it is checking the A: drive or the C: drive and when I enter FIXBOOT it gives me the error "FIXBOOT cannot open the partion"

Can someone please help because I am very confused

Thank you!
 

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Okay so I ordered a reconditioned external cd drive that was produced for use with my Dell latitude C400 laptop. When I get it do I put the XP disk in and see what happens?

A:Unmountable boot volume

Wait? Now i'm confused. Are you asking for help, or are you asking what to do w/ the cd drive?

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Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic440764.html/page__st__15 ~ Hamluis.Hello, I have a UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME BSOD problem. I am using TinyXP Rev 9 but being kind of a rookie I have a few questions:Does TinyXP have a repair option?Can I run TinyXP just to boot the computer and not install it?Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, the more details the better!!! Thanks in advance!!

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TinyXP is an illegal version of Windows.Quote from the forum rules:"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences." This topic is now closed. If you have any questions regarding the closure, feel free to send me a PM.Louis

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Hi,

My partners Dell laptop will not boot up. I can not even get to the welcome screen. It tries to load but then a blue screen comes up saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

we have a windows xp reinstallation disc

Is there anything that can be done

Thanks
 

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Read this.
 

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I have a dell Dimension 3100...and I was using my computer when i accidentaly spilled water on my power supply....so i immediately turned it off without turning my computer off. So when I boot it up again...i get BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume.

I know that you can fix this with the WinXP CD using CHKDSK....but I dont have the disk...any ideas?

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

Here is an idea to try to repair your computer. It requires 2 things, 1) your original XP disk, and 2) your computer needs to be set up to boot from the CD drive before the hard drive. If you have problems with either one of those two let us know. Here is the repair:Put your original XP cd into the cd drive start the computer.
If you see "Press any key to boot from the cd...." by all means press a key as we want to boot from the cd!
After loading some things the process will stop and you will be presented the opportunity to press the R key to start up the Repair Console.
Eventually you will get a DOS prompt. When you do, type chkdsk /p and press Enter. (Note that there is a space between the k and the /.)
When that completes you will be given the DOS prompt again. This time type fixboot and press Enter. (it may also be necessary to press Y and Enter if prompted).
When this process is complete, type Exit and press Enter.
As your computer is starting up, remove the cd from the cd drive and allow it to start up from the hard drive like normal. Hopefully all will be well.
Quote:




I dont have the disk...any ideas?




Borrow one from your neighbor. Pretty much any XP disk will work.

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Toshiba satellite laptop running vista 64

The computer ran great until I accidently turned the power on and off several times quickly while cleaning. Now it wont boot up windows..just sits at the splash screen until the blue screen of death "unmountable boot volume". Can't access the repair center which also freezes. Downloaded And burned neosoft windows recovery essentials. The automatic repair won't find windows so I can't use the quick repair. I don't have the windows DVD although I might find someone with one. The repair center runs on a Linux os so I can get a command prompt but it's not windows so I can't run standard chkdsk as far as I can tell. It does have a testdisk utility but it's very advanced for me. I must have a corrupted file system but I'm not sure what to do next.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

On another computer download the ISO image for Seatools from my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and run the short and long test on the drive. If either fails, then the drive needs to be replaced.

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On my xp machine i get an unmountable boot volume error. Which says my boot.ini file may be corrupted. So im attempting to reformat but even with my xp disk in i still get the same error followed by a choice to restore previous settings, and two other choices which all end in a blue screen.

Does the hard drive need to be replaced or Is there anyway i can boot up in dos to reformat?
 

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did you try:

http://www.techtips4u.com/kb/sw/SW00014.htm
 

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So in my opinion it is over, bit i thought maybe there is still a chance so yesterday my pc crashed so i restarted and now everytime i start normally it restarts after splash screen and if i do fix after splash screen i get my mouse moving but nothing else then i noticed that i get an error called "unmountable_boot_volume" i searched for fixes and i found that i need windows install disk for the command prompt i got the disk ant the only way i can open the command prompt is "shift+F10" in the command prompt when i enter "chkdsk /R :C" i basically get that the disk no longer exists when prior this morning it worked fine except for an error that i cant remember i also cant acess "Diskpart" commands i just get the version and such and at the end i get blank space and i cant do anything. Also i tried to reinstall windows when i lost all hope so i started setup and left it over the night and when i got up to check i just said "setup is starting" so i feel like nothing happened. Would appreciate help because i really dont have the money to fix it or buy a new one. P.s. i am posting from my smartphone but i can get acess to another pc if needed.

A:help, unmountable boot volume, cant fix.

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You had already tried to reinstall Windows. So we will skip all methods to repair the "unmountable boot volume" which are no longer relevant.

Now try to "Custom install " Windows that will enable you to clean the drive as outlined in this article. How to Wipe a Hard Drive Clean & Reinstall Windows | Chron.com

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Yay, my first post/thread but for a sad reason. I am running Microsoft XP with service pack 2 and during computer reboot after the loading screen I get a blue screen with UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME and I do not have access to any of the xp CDs for they did not come with my computer. I have read plenty of forums about ways to do and it they focus on having the XP CDs. I have read that it may have something to do with the boot.ini file and I do have that file and I am currently running Kubuntu from a DVD and I can still access my HD. So all in all I was wondering if anybody has any idea how to get my xp working again using Kubuntu without the xp disks. Any input would be helpful, thanks in adavance

A:unmountable boot volume

If it be the connector cable problem then replace the 40-wire cable with an 80-wire UDMA cable.
If it's a BIOS settings problem then load the 'Fail-Safe' default settings, and then reactivate the most frequently used options such as USB Support.

If it's a damaged file system case then:-
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.

6.At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

This takes a bit longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

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I am having a problem loading windows xp home edition. When I try to load windows system takes me to a DOS screen that says the system was intruped. Please choose one of the listed. Every choice takes you to a reload of windows xp and back to the same problem Unmountable Boot Volume. I downloaded a boot disk but the system does not let it boot.
 

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Hey guys, I got the blue screen of death today saying Unmountable Boot Volume.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 6000.
Windows XP Pro

I found out that if you use the XP Setup cd you can run a recovery. I tried 3 cds but they failed to boot.
So, I also disabled the boot from hard disk. Tried it again, then got an error message saying :"No bootable devices, strike F1 to retry reboot."

Can I fix this or do I need to reformat?

Please help.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

Recovery Console from a Windows Startup CDNote: You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order to be able to boot from the Windows installation disk.To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the]Recovery Console.4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.5. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER. 6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Hi Guys.

Well. i'm on the verge of suisice already
For some time now i'm terrified of rebooting my machine. it comes down to a russian roullette. If the OS comes up, i'm relieved, if not, i usually get the following msg: Unmountable Boot Volume, accompanied by a nice dark blue screen.

In the past few situations, i tried to enter the recovery counsol and ran chkdsk /r or /p and after messing around with it, unplugging stuff and reassembling the computer from the inside, the OS just managed to boot (without any explanation).

This time, i tried to run chkdsk (for several hours, may i add), then when i tried to boot, it wrote something about not finding an authorize serial number or code for winXP...then just a black screen and no windows.
I thought about doing a repair (which only installs system files and no loss of data) but alas, after the repair i encountered a wierd situation:
A new windows installation (completely new), i still have my old folders in program files, BUT if you enter a specific program, for example, there is no exe file (for example, enter adobe, and u can't find photoshop.exe).. some folders (a few) had exe files which wouldn't run.
Further more, there was no Send To -> Desktop as shortcut or Show desktop in the quick launch bar.... strange...

The computer is now at the technician (i couldn't handle more mental pressure, so i had to do it, sorry ) but i would like to know what went wrong? the technician said it might ... Read more

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I have a hard drive that was giving me an unmountable boot volume and i was going to slave it with my other comuter using a USB adapter. But when I did that the drive would not show up under "My Computer" but it would be in "Device Manager" and when I try to get into it under Disk Mangement it freezes up. Is there any software or utilities out there that would allow me to access it since windows is not able to.
 

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i was over 1 of my clients houses today and weird thing would happen. It wouldnt boot up at all. It shows a blue screen stating "Unmountable boot volume". So at that point i kinda figured it was the hard drive and windows need to run a repair. Well at that point i didnt have any repair discs dont know where to find any at and the person didnt have the original xp disc cause i think it came preinstalled on the computer. So i went ahead and used Spotmau Powersuite Disc 2000 and tried to recovery like that by recoving the main operating system files. Everything went fine and ran like it wanted to do something and i think the system burped and it finally went and loaded up to the windows xp logo. I ran chkdsk and it found errors in the file system and deleted some entries that i cant even remember. But i when i got to 1 point it stated "File Record Segment 20588 is unreadable". So i kept pushing the system to run chkdsk and it went through. So all im asking is it the hard drive failing or File system was just corrupted???...

Ps i ran virus/spyware scans when i loaded the operating system up at the desk to Malware Anti-bytes found 394 effected objects. Was that the problem also do you think??

A:Unmountable boot volume

More then likely it was Malware. Hopefully MBAM got it all. There were also some bad clusters on the HDD that Check Disk found and moved the data off of to a different place on the HDD. To be really sure, download the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature, burn the Image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and the Advanced tests on the HDD. If it comes up clean, you should be good to go. Make sure the customer has a backup as the HDD may fail at any time.

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I am having the same issue, cannot find my windows disk (i know i have it but i am in the middle of moving :0 ) i followed your instructions to burn rc.iso to a cd, and booted from the cd, but it ultimately goes to a Blue Screen that will not boot.
I have Windows XP Media Center
can you help me?
Thanx!!!!!!

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

Are you sure, you booted from the CD?
How far did it go?

Your error usually means some hard drive issue....

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Have seen a few suggestions for this problem.

One says to ensure latest win updates are on - I did that.

One that worked involved doing a CHKDSK and/or FIXBOOT.

BUT - after 1 or 2 restarts, the problem recurs.

Latest Virus scan was clean.

Possible causes? Thanks
 

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You might try a system repair. It appears that the boot files are getting corrupted, hard to say why that's happening. It could also be hardware or an application corrupting them.
 

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What the hell does this mean, every apparent Disk Dr that seems to be going, ends up the same way. It also says 2 or more unrecoverable errors. It is Dell 5150 thats causing the problems.

any help would be great

Ninjajohn
 

A:Unmountable boot volume?

Your hard drive is bad... It will have to be replaced. How will you do this? Take the computer to a friend or to a repair shop?
 

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I get that message after the bubbles of the Lenovo start up text stops turning clockwise.
All it says is this:
___

Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.
We'll restart for you.
 
If you'd like to know more, you can search online later for this error:
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
 
...Then it restarts all over again just like when I first turn the Laptop on.
It's a Lenovo Y50-70, bout straight from Lenovo . Com and it was working good before that for almost 6 months. It was worth $1,300 and I think I might want it to work again, maybe, that's a thing that someone might expect to work, who knows.
You spend $1,300 dollars on something, you might expect it to work, well, maybe that's just a wish and not reality
 
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Hi there,

Recently started having problems with my spare Desktop PC, it would randomly reboot itself. Then yesterday it started giving me a blue screen right after the Windows logo. Tried to boot into safe mode, and it would reboot again. So stopped it from reset and checked the blue screen where i was given the Unmountable boot volume error. I did some searching around and found a few options to repair this. They all seemed to point to using the XP CD.

So placing the Windows XP CD in to use the recovery console, i came across another problem. Every time it loads the files and comes up to the page giving you the 3 choices. Install, Repair or quit. The machine crashes, or reboots. Its got me completely stumped and would really appreciate any advice.

Thanks for taking the time to have a wee read and for any advice given.

Rackor
 

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Hello,

I made a previous thread on the problem that I will resume on this thread: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/did-i-do-something-wrong.1161268/#post-9171393

But now, my computer doesn't even start Windows 7 at all. I've tried going on Safe Mode by pressing F8, and it blue screens me again, presenting the error: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

I've looked it up, but I couldn't really find any actual solutions to this. I'm suspecting it's a virus, but I don't really recall downloading anything that looked sketchy. I also don't have the disk to boot my computer.

I hope to find a solution to this,

Thanks

PS: I'm sorry that the image is upside down! I'll edit it ASAP.
 

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Hello Whizzes
my xp professional is having a bad day.
wasnt using it but it was on with mouse without borders for my windows 8 laptop which i was using
went to use the windows xp laptop and the mouse wasnt working ,so turned power button off.
when i went to turn on laptop it came up
windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
\windows\system32\config\system
you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the originasl setup cd-ron (i dont have)

so tried f8 and safe mode with command prompt and all the other options also

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\hal.dll
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\KDCOM.DLL
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\BOOTVID.DLL
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\config\system
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\config\system.alt
windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
\windows\system32\config\system
you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the originasl setup cd-ron (i dont have)

what are my options.
i saw this on trademe http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/software/other/auction-818316017.htm
would this help?
Its important i get some of my files back for work

how do i tell if hard drive has failed,would it tell me?

any help appreciated
have a great day
malcolm
 

A:unmountable boot volume +

1. welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. Re the link and the repair disk - I cannot say if it would help but it is unnecessary to try at this time
3. GO here on another computer of course and make yourself the Windows XP Recovery Console disc
Please download ARCDC from http://www.artellos.com/ccount/click.php?id=5

Double click ARCDC.exe
Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Your ISO is located on your desktop.
It is an ISO, so must be made using either the inbuilt ISO burner or a simple straightforward free one such as Burn CDCC
Here is the download for that
https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-free-software.htm
When you have that made either using a one time boot key - it normally says on the post screen for boot menu press?
OR from post screen entering setup BIOS make CD first boot device
See if the computer will now boot from the Recovery Console - when you are asked for a password this refers to the System admin account password and not your usual USER account - often it is not set, so you simply leave it blank
If it does and after selecting the installation to repair
at the cmd prompt
type
chkdsk /p
P is a special chkdsk cmd used only in the RC an... Read more

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So I was helping my mother set up some computers at the school she teaches at, when I booted one up and came across the following error message at startup:


Quote:




A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installationg, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

***STOP: 0x000000ED (0x81AF2988, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)




As far as we know, there have been no new installations onto the computers since last spring, which was the last time this computer was used. It worked perfectly fine then (well, as perfectly fine as a standard old elementary school computer can get). When I tried the Safe Mode option it gave, nothing happened when I pressed F8 after restart.

I like to think that I'm generally computer-knowledgable, but this thing has completely buffudled me... Read more

A:Unmountable Boot Volume?

Im not sure if this will help but here is 2 links to get you started if you havent seen them already.
Sorry short on time right now.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315403

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Read carefully please. I'm in a situation a bit unlike other threads that have been on this forum.

This is on my windows xp sp2 dimension 5150.

Problem:
The computer was working fine last night and it was shut down normally. The next day when I turned it on I got a blue screen error called
Unmountable_Boot_Volume.

What I've tried
MS support site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

Quote:




If it's a BIOS settings problem then load the 'Fail-Safe' default settings, and then reactivate the most frequently used options such as USB Support.
didn't work

If it's a damaged file system case then:-
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
I dont have this disk (keep reading), dont have a floppy drive either

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.
I couldn't boot to safe mode, or to a command line, got bsod each time




So after trying just about every option from MS support's documentation I ran a HD diagnos... Read more

A:Unmountable Boot Volume --> bad HD?

Hello aaasssdddfff, Welcome to TSF. Seems the only route to go for you would be to have an XP CD. Since this is a propietary computer (e.g. name brand such Dell, HP, etc.) you will need the recovery disk which you don't have. Other option would be to buy an OEM version of XP so you can do a clean reinstall.

You are on the right track for all options you have to correct your problem buy you still need XP CD. In the meantime, you could go to the HDD mfgs. website and try their HDD Diagnostic Tool to see if your HDD is on the fritz.

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