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Recover files when HDD is UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME?

Question: Recover files when HDD is UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME?

Hi All,

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo T (2 x 250GB HDDs).

I was uploading Cubecart to my web server yesterday & that went ok. I then went to the CPanel of my web server to create a new SQL database for my cubecart install and I noticed that the PC was running very slowly. I rebooted the PC. It came up with a msg on screen saying that it had not been shutdown correctly and that I could choose Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Ctrl Prompt, Safe Mode with Networking or last know good config. I chose last know good config.

The PC seemed to start up and got past the first Windows XP screen, then a blue screen with white writing appeared for a split second (so not enough time to read it), and the PC rebooted. If I chose Safe Mode the blue screen did not appear. Instead, it tried to boot in safe mode, on screen in a list of locations/software and then it rebooted.

I restarted the PC and hit F8 to access advance boot options. I chose to disable automatic restarting so that I could see the full blue screen error. To my horror its UNMOUNTBALE BOOT VOLUME. After a second reboot the result is the same. There are files I need to recover from the C Drive if possible. If I do need to get a new HDD for the C drive will the existing D Drive be ok? Everything for my online business is on the D Drive. I havent done a backup of either drive since before Christmas!!

Is there a way I can get on to the C Drive without using Windows to get my files?
I am pretty green to all this and have Googled file recovery in HDD failure but when I read the documents its all Russian to me!! I am not that technically minded. Is there an easy step by step way to get to my files?

My other issue is that it’s the Easter Holiday Weekend here (Australia) and so nothing is open for another 48hrs for me to get it into a store to be looked at professionally….. I need to get on to these files ASAP.

Please tell me you can advise me?

Here’s hoping!

From a very frustrated female!

ccdiva

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Preferred Solution: Recover files when HDD is UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME?

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Answer: Recover files when HDD is UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME?

If you have a second computer handy (whether it be yours, a friends or a relatives), you can remove the hard drive from your system, install it in the other system (as a slave drive, or in an external drive case), and copy the files across to a removable drive or CD/DVD.

The data on D: drive should still be in good condition (BSODs are a result of Windows encountering a serious problem). However, it is situations like this that hammer home the importance of backups. Make sure you copy these files as well, just to be safe.

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I have Windows 8 OEM pre-installled on SSD (hybrid drives: SSD and HDD = 750GB) which comes with the Vaio machine. Few days ago I reset the machine to its factory default setting from 8.1 to 8 (downgrading) due to the corrupted/error files on my HDD because it froze/locked me out - couldn't do anything at all apart from either leaving the auto disk repairing ran for days up to more than a week with no sign of completion OR a fresh clean install, I chose the latter one as I didn't have much time to waste on the system scanning. The only solution was to use "Vaio - Assist" button accessed to the UEFI settings >> F10 >> Reset all. That went well, I had the factory Windows 8, and then download, upgrade, and install all the essential softwares and drivers for Wins 8 and Vaio itself. I then again upgrade from Wins 8 to Wins 8.1 in preparing to upgrading to the Wins 10. Everything went well again from Windows 8.1 upgrading to Windows 10. Problem's occurred when I was about to create a partition for a Windows 10 recovery drive from the internal HDD. It didn't allow me to shrink the C drive in order to make a new partition for Wins 10 recovery drive but was asked me to perform the disk scanning first due to the files corrupted found. I used "chkdsk /f /r", it started to check after the next reboot and got stuck at the 11% for hours and then the system decided to shut itself down completely at that 11%.
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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume with very limit resources to recover

Can you download the W10 ISO from MSTechBench, mount it and copy all the files to your stick drive in the library?
Tech Bench w10 iso

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

You can clean install W10 on a W8 machine and it will see the key in the BIOS and activate.
With all your limitations, not sure how to help you determine if the hard drive is failing. I guess, if it is, the install will fail.

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I have Windows 8 OEM pre-installled on SSD (hybrid drives: SSD and HDD = 750GB) which comes with the Vaio machine. Few days ago I reset the machine to its factory default setting from 8.1 to 8 (downgrading) due to the corrupted/error files on my HDD because it froze/locked me out - couldn't do anything at all apart from either leaving the auto disk repairing ran for days up to more than a week with no sign of completion OR a fresh clean install, I chose the latter one as I didn't have much time to waste on the system scanning. The only solution was to use "Vaio - Assist" button accessed to the UEFI settings >> F10 >> Reset all. That went well, I had the factory Windows 8, and then download, upgrade, and install all the essential softwares and drivers for Wins 8 and Vaio itself. I then again upgrade from Wins 8 to Wins 8.1 in preparing to upgrading to the Wins 10. Everything went well again from Windows 8.1 upgrading to Windows 10. Problem's occurred when I was about to create a partition for a Windows 10 recovery drive from the internal HDD. It didn't allow me to shrink the C drive in order to make a new partition for Wins 10 recovery drive but was asked me to perform the disk scanning first due to the files corrupted found. I used "chkdsk /f /r", it started to check after the next reboot and got stuck at the 11% for hours and then the system decided to shut itself down completely at that 11%.
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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume with very limit resources to recover

Can you download the W10 ISO from MCTechBench, mount it and copy all the files to your stick drive in the library?
Tech Bench w10 iso

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

You can clean install W10 on a W8 machine and it will see the key in the BIOS and activate.
With all your limitations, not sure how to help you determine if the hard drive is failing. I guess, if it is, the install will fail.

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Hello. My R60 blue screened today with a Unmountable Boot Volume message. I've tried restarting in all possible ways, safe mode etc etc and it just reverts to the blue sceen. I've tried the Think Vantage system to rescue and recover but it isn't recognising any files or any back up to restore to. I'm plugging a USB in before I turn on the machine, following the instructions etc but it doesn't bring up any files or folders from any drive to rescue, the searches yield 0 results and then, when I try to restore it, it doesn't offer any back ups to revert to! I have definitely clicked yes many times when prompted to back up. To make matters worse, I got the computer through a company IT department and they prepped it for me so I have no discs to go with it!! It has all my photos on it and worse, all my financials and business plan info as I'm just about to start a new business. I got it in 2007 so well out of warranty. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.(I have a feeling it's very bad though!) David.

Answer:R60 Unmountable boot volume blue screen and no rescue and recover options on think vantage.

Welcome to the forum!
 
Your hard drive might have gone bad. Download a PC Doctor for DOS bootable CD, burn it as an ISO (bootable) file and boot from it, then run all the hard drive diagnostics from there.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-56222
 
Good luck.

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I have had a problem for about two weeks now, my computer will not boot and a blue screen that says unmountable boot volume keeps appearing. I have tried everything, including downloading the XP startup disks, but I can't even get those to run either. I downloaded those bc I have a compaq laptop and it didn't come with an XP disk. What should I do? I have been told that my hard drive is finished and that the only way to fix it is to get a new one, but I will lose anything. Is there ANY way to get my emails or music off the hard drive before I get a new one???
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

You couldn't get XP boot floppies working? Did you configure the BIOS to boot from floppy?

And as for CDs...you laptop came with NOTHING?!? No CDs at all?
 

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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?

Answer: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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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!
 

Answer: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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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
 

Answer:Win/XP Unmountable Boot Volume

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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I installed new memory in my daughters computer the other day and when I turned it back on and fired it up I got a blue screen with the message Unmountable boot volume. I took the drive out and put it in my computer and ran the recovery console and the chkdsk /f command. I rebooted it but the same thing happened, so I put a brand new drive in her computer with XP on it and it seemed fine until the next day when I went to turn it on and got the same darn blue screen. So I figure since this happened to both the hard drives... that it has to be the tower/motherboard, etc., doing it. Can anybody tell me what it might be so I can hurry up and get her computer back up and running?
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume BUT....

Hi m8

So you installed new memory and your harddrive became corrupt,have you tried removing the new memory ,the chances of it something else corrupting the harddrive at that exact time are slim,the second drive you installed could also have been corrupted this way





so I put a brand new drive in her computer with XPClick to expand...

How did xp get on this hardrive?Its essential the harddrive is installed into the computer its meant for when xp is installed,if you did a fresh install ignore
 

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hi guys got this error unmountable boot volume i read some stuff about fixing it but i also got no keyboard surport it wont work like it got no power going to it
if anyone can help that would be great thanks
 

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Whenever I turned my computer on this morning a blue screen came up sayin UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME. I tried restarting it in safe mode like it said to, but the blue screen kept coming up. It had this error message at the bottom of the screen Stop: 0x000000ED (0x80A91D98, 0xc0000032, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). Can anyone help me figure out what's going on. Everytime it does this I have to reinstall Windows XP and everything on my computer is erased. Please help!

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

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Hi

I hope someone can help with a couple of questions re: a dying laptop!

We have a couple of Toshiba laptops. One of them is an old Satellite Pro L20 which is running XP Pro. It has been getting slower and slower recently.

We've recently installed a new router in the house. The L20 is BG generation, and the router is N generation, so we bought a Linksys router that came with a USB wireless-N reciever. This came with some Linksys 'connection manager' software that worked to begin with, but then kept refusing to connect, saying that the USB receiver was incorrectly installed. After a week of this, off and on, I decided to uninstall the Linksys programme and revert to Windows own connection manager.

During the uninstall the laptop froze up. It wouldn't respond to CTL-ALT-DEL, and in the end I powered it off. And that's where my troubles began ...

At restart, it passes briefly through the Toshiba screen, hits the XP loading screen - and then bluescreens. The error message on the bluescreen is hard to read, because it is displayed only momentarily before cutting to the Start-Up options. The error message does definitely include the phrase 'Unmountable boot volume' however.

None of the 'Safe mode' start-up options gets me any further.
The restarting just keeps recycling round and round.

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Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Not to worry - I've sorted this out.

If anyone else has a similar problem, this is what I did:

1. Went into BIOS [F2 on my machine, at start-up] and changed the Boot directory to start with USB, rather than HD.

2. Bought a 4GB USB stick.

3. Downloaded Slax: http://www.slax.org/

4. Extracted Slax to the USB.

5. Ran bootinst.bat on the USB. [Make sure it picks your USB drive as the source of the boot - if it doesn't, cancel]

6. This gave me a 'Live USB' with a simple Slax OS on it.

7. I plugged the USB into the laptop and rebooted.

8. I accessed my harddrive via the Slax OS on the E: drive and copied the files that I needed. Slax also allowed me to burn some DVDs so I recovered some music files that I'd figured would be too much hassle to recover.

9. Now I'm going to erase the hard drive and then run my recovery disk to reinstall Windows clean. If it works, it works. If it doesn't, I've lost no data.

Phew.

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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 have Windows XP-Home, when I turned on my computer a blue screen apperaed that stated that Microsoft shut down due to error. Which read UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME, once I shut down my computer the computer sounds as if it is booting up however the windows logo (black screen) appears then it will go directly to the blue screen again that reads Unmountable boot volume.. I have the restore CD's that came with my computer, is this what I need? :-?Any help will greatly be appreciated, Thanks

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

Have a read:http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000630.htm

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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?
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

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I came into the blue screen when I start my Windows with the following message:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

STOP: 0x000000ED (0x80F51E30 0xC0000032 0x00000000 0x00000000)

I could enter BIOS but couldn't enter the safe/normal mode and even worst now is that I could not boot up with XP CD-rom while I tried to reinstall Windows coz it would only appear the blue screen even though I set first boot is CD-rom. I'm pretty sure the CD-rom and the bootable CD is ok.

My computer is Hewlett-Packard with Intel Pentium 3 Processor and 256 MB Ram running Windows 98SE before and upgraded to WinXP Pro SP1 last month.

What could be the possible cause and solutions?
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

my dell did the same thing.had same error.i went in and did a reinstall of my windows xp. my computer went back to original operating condition.works fine. youll need your reinstall disk.
 

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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
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Read this.
 

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hi all got the above problem ive read that you can repair this with the recovery disc which i have my problem is the laptop is a mini dell 10v running windows xp i have got an external cd rom drive but cant get the laptop to boot from the cd rom drive by using the boot menu options ,so i can use the recovery disc am i doing something wrong

Answer:unmountable boot volume

click here"recovery disc"?you need a full XP disk to get to Recovery Consolekeep tapping ESc as you switch on it shou to set USB as first boot device.The CD in the drive needs to be bootable.

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Heya,Getting the BSOD - Unmountable_Boot_Volume... STOP: 0x0000000ED (0x86D6SA88, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).Having searched on google, it says just repair windows XP...Now, the tricky part...So I place in the windows XP CD, press R, then it tells me it can't find the hard drive?!Having gone into the BIOS - it doesn't recognise any onboard IDE Drives but recognises by 160gb Sata (?) drive... Any help would be greatly recieved..Sush.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume - Help!

The important details needed are your hardware setup and what happened PRIOR to this.

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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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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
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume in XP

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

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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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Answer: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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My aunt has 12 yr old triplets that are "new" to the Lovely internet.They had a crappy EMachine running XP on it and it kept crashing and wouldnt boot up saying [/b]"Unmountable boot volume"I know what it meant and how it was missing the boot.ini file from windows (i believe it was called that)it kept happening and I kept reinstalling windowsnow i talked them into buying a new HP, brand new good system with windows xp home again2 weeks in the same problem, unmountable boot volume, had to reinstall windows,Any idea what these kids are doing to keep getting this, we are starting to think they are the cause of it and not the computer

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

Is the computer plugged into a battery backup or a surge protector? My guess is it is and the device is more than 3 years old. If this is the case, plug the computer directly into the wall.

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Ok here goes, I have xp professional and my computer had alot of random viruses on it. So I decided to format the hard drive just to start a new. When I go to reinstall windows right before the screen you can pick to repair or install windows I get the blue screen of death.

STOP 0x000000ED (0x86746030,0xc0000010,0x00000000,0x0000000) UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
 

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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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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.
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume?

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I just recently turned on my computer and got the UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error.

0x000000ED (0xaaaaaaaaa, 0xC0000015, 0xccccccccc, 0xddddddddd)

I ran XP recovery it tells me after runing chkdsk /r that the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable errors.

I've also tried FIXBOOT to no avail.
I get a Boot sector cannot be fixed error.

It is a Toshiba Satellite laptop running WinXP Media Center (comes only w/ a Restore CD - no original WinXP MC discs). I hope I do not have to reinstalls windows before I get a chance to back things up.

Any help would be great as I am getting a little concerned here.....and it's just my luck that this is my BACKUP laptop. I had to send in my other laptop to the depot for hdd repairs :(

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this is the second laptop that I've managed to screw up :( :)

Thanks in advance!
-TL

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Hi Torrentluvr,

A quick search of your error message turned up THIS.

Hope this helps.

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Blue screen w/ msg "Unmountable boot volume"
Attempted safe mode -no go
attempted last known good configuration -no go
Used Windows XP boot disks - attempted to repair Error message said I have no hard disks.
Help
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Does your hard drive show when you start up or is it listed in BIOS?
 

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recvd error msg "unmountable boot volume"
tried safe mode- no go
tried last known good configuration - no go
tried xphome boot disks. Attempted to repair- msg indicated that I had no hard drives
Help
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

"Unmountable Boot Volume". This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

I have done the above on a number of machines, and it always works.
 

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help!!!!!!
pc will not boot up ,comes up with UNMOUNTABLE-BOOT-VOLUME.I tried to run in safe mode but it will not have it
i tried to use system restore (f10) but it will not have it
it restores the system and then goes back to UNMOUNTABLE BOOT DISC.I contacted my sellers helpline and his answer was to format and then put xp back on then download something of the microsoft website because this is a known xp error.what is it i need and is there no other way that doesnt involve format.
 

Answer:Unmountable-boot-volume

Hi There!

You can save your system by performing the following:

1. Start the computer with the Windows XP CD in the CD/DVD drive, and then when prompted press any key to boot from CD.

2. On the Welcome to setup screen, press the R key on your keyboard to repair the Windows XP installation using Recovery Console.

3. On the next screen, press the number of the Windows installation for which you know the administrator password.

4. After selecting the appropriate Windows installation, type the administrator password when prompted.

5. Once at the recovery console prompt type "CHKDSK /R" (without quotes) and let it run.

If /r doesn't work, try it with /p
ALSO...Once Windows is back up and running, make sure that you run WINDOWS UPDATE and download the critical updates and Service pack A.S.A.P.!!!

Good Luck!

ST
 

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i have a pc which wont boot up . i get error message " unmountable boot volume stop;0x000000ed
i dont have a windows cd to boot from , is there any other way i can get this pc running. it is a compaq desktop pc
any help would be very much appreciated

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

Hi mike.What model compaq is this and did XP come pre-installed?You most likely have a hidden recovery partition from which you can do a non-destructive restore.Before you go there though, check to see if the recovery console is installed first.See the below article, it'll walk you through it.If recovery console is not on the HD itself, post that model number back please.HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Using a Recovery Console to Resolve Startup Issues

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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,
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

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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hi guys someone has asked me to look at there laptop for them its a dell latitude d410. now i installed xp on here and we get through the setup process no problems there, but now we go to log into xp for the first time and on the os loading screen and it blue screens me and comes up with unmountable boot volume. so i run chkdsk and bootfix and fixmbr still nothing. so in the end i decided that instead of wasting anymore time looking for solutions ill just install it (and reformat) again and guess what same thing(infact im currently on the 3rd install).
The wierd thing is, is that i can only log into safe mode and nothing eles ie safe with networking.
does anyone have any ideas how i can solve this problem
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Are you loading from a Dell disk?

Studio T
 

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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 rec'd this blue screen error message and found the same error posted by others in your forum, and I followed the instructions to boot from my cd and choose the recovery however, my computer will not boot from my cd even though it does ask me instead it goes directly to the windows boot options. on this page the choices are safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, etc. but the only one it'll allow me to choose is the start windows normally option. when i choose this option it'll stay on the windows xp logo screen for 10 minutes and than return to that horrid blue screen. what do i do?
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume...and beyond

Why can't you choose the others?
 

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whenever i boot up this computer it gives me a BSOD. says that there is an unmountable boot volume.

i cant even get into the BIOS. it brings me to the advance setup screen where you can choose to bootup in safemode, last known good configuration, etc, etc.

any ideas?

i searched the forums and there seem to be multiple threads on this issue, but no definitive solution other than a reformat.
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Man I remember that and hated it, Not sure what I did to fix it other than a reinstall maybe or replacing my HD, cant remember
 

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I'm helping a friend out with his laptop and he's getting the Unmountable Boot Volume blue screen error. We tried running the windows bootable cd to repair with no success.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite p755-s5320

Is there anything else we can do to fix this? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume”

Have you tried running chkdsk -r from system repair.

Could be a sign of the hard drive dying, download the diagnostics software from the hard drive Mfg's website, burn to CD and boot from CD on the Toshiba.

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trying to fix a friends puter and I got most of the kinks out with the hardware but now when I try to boot into xp it hangs...when I try to boot into safe mode I get a blue screen that says "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" and all that stuff. In the xp recovery console you can rewrite the boot sector...is that something I want to try?? if not what else should I try??
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Try running chkdsk /r from the recovery console (it may take a while).

Also, if this is XP (non-service packed) then there is a supported fix on MS's website. That is, of course, assuming no other problems.

Cheers.
 

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My pc, running under XP SP3, started being very noisy some days ago. Today this message appeared (Unmountable boot volume) and no way to boot (is would boot over and over). So I boot with XP System Recovery DVD and run CHKDSK. After that is went alone, no way to control it, saying things such as "file record segment xxxxx is unreadable" 5 times, then "deleting orphan file records etc..." mpre than 50 times, then "deleting index entry" 3 times (system.ini, sessionstore.js, sessio...1.js) and eventually saying CHKDSK is recoverning lost files. It's been stuck at this point for at least 6 hours and I don't know if I should leave it all night like this or is I should do something? Do you think I will be able to recover my documents (my last full backup dates back to June unfortunately...) ?

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

When chkdsk has not been run for a lengthy period, it takes a long time.

This time is compounded if the hard drive has problems and/or C: is it is very large.

Louis

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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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I get the above message... after doing some research, i've found that you should do a chkdsk /r  i'm just afraid I will loose everything on my hard drive.  the discussion boards state my boot.ini file is corrupt.  Anyone have experience with this? 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

What flavor of Windows are you running as the recovery procedures are different...

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hi guys. I am using Acer Aspire 4740G and recently i cant boot my computer because of the blue screen error. Firstly when i started my laptop, it showed two options. One is to Launch startup repair and another to start windows normally. I had selected the first option but it would just give me a blank screen. I tried getting into safe mode but the computer just restarts. Okay so acer did provided me three recovery disc. I inserted the first one and it loaded. Until to a point when a browser appears and a message indicating "please wait a moment". Yeah right and that moment was two hours and the message remained. By the way that programmme is called acer e recovery management. I think my last option is to reformat my com. But i just cant access the erecovery to restore to factory settings. Any help or other way to reformat it?

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Manual how to use here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.

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hi guys. I am using Acer Aspire 4740G and recently i cant boot my computer because of the blue screen error. Firstly when i started my laptop, it showed two options. One is to Launch startup repair and another to start windows normally. I had selected the first option but it would just give me a blank screen. I tried getting into safe mode but the computer just restarts. Okay so acer did provided me three recovery disc. I inserted the first one and it loaded. Until to a point when a browser appears and a message indicating "please wait a moment". Yeah right and that moment was two hours and the message remained. By the way that programmme is called acer e recovery management. I think my last option is to reformat my com. But i just cant access the erecovery to restore to factory settings. Any help or other way to reformat it?

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Check your HD.
Disk Check

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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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.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

What happens if you boot today?

Louis

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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.

Answer: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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Hi
I have a Compaq SFF D500 and have been trying to upgrade to a 400gb hard drive.

I have changed the boot order in BIOS to boot from cd first.
The genuine XP disk will not boot up on this pc.
Have tried the XP disk on another pc and it boots ok.
Have swapped the cd rom for a known working cd rom but still will not boot.
I DO NOT GET A PROMPT TO BOOT FROM CD.

I have downloaded the 6 startup floppy diskettes from Microsoft.
I have changed the boot order in BIOS to boot from diskette first.
The problem I am getting is that after I have put in the 6th diskette I get the dreaded blue screen with the message Unmountable Boot Volume.

I have tried to start up this Compaq with 4 different hard drives that were all working fine in other pcs but all come back with the same error message. All the hard drives were fully formatted first.

I have absolutely no idea what the problem can be.
If you have any ideas please let me know in laymans terms....i.e. step by step instructions.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

check the jumper on the drive is correct

try a new data cable

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Someone was on the computer before and it locked up. When it came back it gave that error message and had the error code of 0xC0000032
I looked around and saw advice about going into the recovery console and running the chkdsk command. I used the floppy disks to log in since I dont have the cd and when I got to the options on which to select I only had 1.C:\miniNT and nothing else. I selected it and it worked in taking me to the command prompt but i stopped there. I looked around and saw mention that this is the recovery partian so thats why I didn't go further. Some background on the computer is that it was orginally an HP built computer I say orignally because 2 years ago the computer was reformated do to a problem and the person who formated it did not use HP's recovery partian and just used the standard reinstall.

The recovery partian was left on and was always left as the D drive and everything else was on the C. Now something to point out is that occasionally when power would go out or someone would shut the computer down wrong an error message would come up during reboot about checking the consistancy of the D: drive (which seemed odd since this is the recover part) but regardless it did a quick scan and everything worked. So im wondering if has anything to do with this problem and what I should do next?

Do I go into the recovery console and run chkdsk /p and /r while selecting C:miniNT or do something else? Would this scan the entire computer or just the r... Read more

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So, my power goes out and I get the Unmountable Boot Volume error, I google it on the other computer in the house and find out how to fix it.

The problem is my computer doesn't have a floppy disk drive and I'm not sure where to get it, if I can at all, on a CD. (I'm talking about the boot drives or whatever they are called to go through the repair procedure to fix my computer).

I don't own any Windows XP Installation discs, my friend has one but it is for a Dell (not sure if it would work for my HP, I heard it would considering I wouldn't actually be installing Windows XP, or maybe it would I don't know)

I have an HP Windows XP Recovery Disk but that hasn't worked (freezes at a certain point, and it's a new unscratched disc so that isn't it) and there aren't any other options outside of the actual recovery.

I've also read that I need to install all my drivers for my HP and burn them to a CD because everything will be removed from the computer, which I can do on this computer but I'm not exactly sure how. (I don't even know if I actually have to do this?)

I've been researching this problem for over a month now, and have had people attempt to help me but nothing has worked. I'm just wondering if anyone on these forums could help me figure out my problem.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

First thing, download and install the Diagnostic Utilities from the Hard Drive manufacturer, and burn them to disk.

Then boot your dead computer to this disk, and use the utilities to either verify the HD as being good or bad, or fix the drive if it's bad. This will also verify that your Optical drive is reading disks correctly.

The fact that your HP Recovery Disk freezes is very odd. Try that again after the procedure above. Each system is different, but it is likely that you will lose all your data if you do a reinstall using the HP disk.

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At the moment im trying not to pull my hair out because im frustrated.A few minutes ago my Dell latitude D600 was working fine and then i shut it down, a few minutes later i tried to restart it and got the above error, i googled it and found out it maybe cause by a corrupt boot.ini file and saw that i can use the recovery console to fix it. So for a moment i was happy because i'v use the recovery console b4 and it was quite easy to use and fix a porblem on another computer. So my dell has sp2 on it, and the only os cd i have is on for a computer i bought that came with sp1. so i pop the cd in and it boots form cd up until I get the errorFile \i386\"a file name (it varies each time i retry it) could not be loadedCode error 4Now im angry and frustrated.Anyone know what i should do? Can a sp1 cd used for recover console on a computer that has sp2?Or do i need a OS cd that came with sp2?Or is there another way to get the recover console to work on a computer with sp2.Oh i tried safe mode but same blue screen comes up with unmountabel boot volume.Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:unmountable boot volume

wierd, im having the same error, let me know if u find anything

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Please help me out!

Yesterday when I first started up my laptop (Win XP SP2) it went straight to a blue screen and told me that an error occured - Unmountable Boot Volume. At the bottom it read an error code with 4 long sections of numbers; I dont have these written down. I turned off the comp and back on and chose the option to boot to the last known good configuration and that worked. I restarted and shut down and power on multiple times yesterday to see if it would have the UBV issue again and it did not.

Something must happed while it is shut down overnight because again this morning I get the same issue again. This time, though, it wont even boot to the last known good configuration.

Based on my research yesterday, I think what I need to do is boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /p and possibly chkdsk /r. I have the instructions printed.

Is this the next thing you would suggest that I do or should I go with some other option first? Will the chkdsk from the recovery console wipe out any of my data that I should get from safe mode (which did work) before running them?

Any of your insight would be appreciated.

Drew
 

Answer:HELP - Unmountable Boot Volume

If you run chkdsk /r, you should not lose any data, and it is a good way to start to solve any problems.
 

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Hi,I have a pretty new Dell vostro laptop, with win 7, 64bit (home edition i think).I'm on a trip, and i don't have the recovery disk. i get the BSOD with the "unmountable boot volume" msg.i googled it and found a lot of things i could do, most of them recommended using the disk, which i don't have.one of them said to press F8 and choose the repair your computer options, which i did and then a desktop looking window appeared with nothing on it, and then after about 25 mins a window poped asking which langues i want, i chose english (US) and then after another 10 mins this window showed, i chose command prompt, and started typing some of the stuff that people suggested:chkdsk c: (with /p /r /f, alltogether and most of the possible combination)the main thing i noticed is that nothing seemed to be wrong, with 0kb of bad sectors or something like that.then i tried:bootrec /ScanOS, it finshed the scan saying that, amount of windows something something was: 0which i guess isn't good, then i did this:bootrec /fixboot, it said very quickly somthing like: Doneand then i wrote this:bootrec /fixmbr, and also very quickly wrote something like Done.and then i wrote exit and restarted, and the same problem accured, as if i havn't done anything..Thanks a lot in advance,Tomerp.si have with a laptop of a friend, and i thnk it has a burrner, so i could potentialy burn a copy of the recovery disk, but i don't have a blank disk with me or know where to get one where i'm at the moment.p.s 2sorry ... Read more

Answer:the unmountable boot volume msg

Restore the BIOS to defaults.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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HP Pavilion zd8000 laptop running XP Home Edition.Been given this laptop as original owner has new machine so I thought I would give to my grandson.Machine goes into continuous loop of starting when switched on, blue screen with "unmountable boot volume", and cd/dvd tray would not open.Used pin to get cd/dvd tray open, put the XP cd in tray to do repair (or reinstall if that failed), switched off and then on. Still continous loop and blue screen.Went in BIOS and tried to set first boot option of CD/DVD tray but machine does not want to let me do this.Have tried safe mode, safe mode with prompt etc. and it does start to go through the motions such as loading various drivers etc but just goes into blue screen again. Machine cut out due to overheating (I am quite sure this was the cause as the amount of heat from the vents was amazing).Got into BIOS and had machine do hard drive self test. Was informed this could take 112 minutes. Within 2 or 3 minutes the test had finished with a fail.I am surmising this machine is finished as it is an old model but would be very grateful for any other suggestions as to what to try and possibly save it.

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

First thing I would do would be to clean out the fans on the cpu, then check that that the hard drive is properly seated. If possible try another harddrive, in case the original is knackered.

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on one of my old HP's i keep getting this message "unmountable boot volume" on start up--anyone know what this means. i dont want to reformat -- and i have tried putting in my other tower as a slave, but then it doesnt show up --- so any clues?
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Usually means something has damage the file system. I assume you're using XP. If so this is what Microsoft says to do.

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.Click to expand...

If you have everything important backed up, you are probably better off just doing a format and reinstall.
 

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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
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

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hi guys someone has asked me to look at there laptop for them its a dell latitude d410. now i installed xp on here and we get through the setup process no problems there, but now we go to log into xp for the first time and on the os loading screen and it blue screens me and comes up with unmountable boot volume. so i run chkdsk and bootfix and fixmbr still nothing. so in the end i decided that instead of wasting anymore time looking for solutions ill just install it (and reformat) again and guess what same thing(infact im currently on the 3rd install).
The wierd thing is, is that i can only log into safe mode and nothing eles ie safe with networking.
does anyone have any ideas how i can solve this problem
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

check out there
Good luck !
 

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I have swithed on my PC at home this morning and am getting this message and a blue screen.Is my PC doomed or can it be fixed.Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

If you are using XP go to this link. click here

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Hi,Wondered if anyone could help. I need to get important work off my laptop :(When I try to start up my laptop it gets to black windows screen with loading bar and then goes to a blue screen with white writing on containing some sort of message about 'unmountable boot volume' and needing to shut down! Then after about 5 seconds it restarts. I have had this problem before and a friend managed to fix it, but they are on holiday. The problem is I don't have a copy of the windows XP cd and I don't have a floppy drive. This means I can't make a boot disk. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem?

Answer:Please help! - unmountable boot volume!

I don't think you can do anything on a laptop without the XP CD, unless you are into adding the hard drive from another XP computer to where the CD drive should be and booting using that (not to be recomended) then running chkdsk.

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I have a 3Ghz Dell Dimension 4700, 512 mb ram, and an 80gb HD. It is about 9 months old.

I was trying to install an extension on Firefox and the computer froze up, so I had to reboot. When I did, I got this message when booting the computer. I cant boot in safe mode either. I did a search and found this but I still have a problem. When I boot the comp via my XP CD, I run chkdsk /r, but it stalls halfway through. It reaches 50% and it just hangs and never gets any further. I also looked on the Microsoft website and they said to also run fixboot if chkdsk doesnt work. I restarted the computer, ran fixboot instead, and tried to reboot but I get the same error message. Any and all help is appreciated.
 

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Yes. I got a computer to repair. This is the problem 'Unmountable Boot Volume'. Unfortunatelly any chckdsk from bootable Windows not working. I mean stoped at 46% few hours. I also tryed connect to another computer and run some tools, but same result. I'am allowed to open all data on disk, but can't recover system. What I can do?
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

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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??

Answer: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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when i boot up my hp i get this error. they system will not let me boot to safe mode. any ideas ?
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Boot to CD, choose recovery console.

log in, and run:

chkdsk /r
 

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I know there are a lot of topics online about this issue and I have been searching for 2 days and have been trying different things.
The deal is a friend gave me a computer, everex explora ga28. I have the 80 gig he gave which still has an OS on it. It starts the computer and runs fine. I purchased a 320 gig western digital. I have an 80 pin cable that works fine with the western digital 80gb that was orgionally in it. My problem is I am using a bootable xp cd and I get to the part of the install right before it ask to accept the EULA but before it gets there I get the unmountable boot volume. I have set that drive as the slave, and the 80 gig as the main and it sees the formatted 298 gigs in xp. I dont want to just transfer the stuff on his HD to this new one.
Here are the specs of the computer, this is with just the 80gb installed.

Class Vendor Product Code
System Microsoft Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor
CDROM SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A
DiskDrive WDC WD800BB-22JHC0
Media Microsoft Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Modem Smart Link (www.smlink.com) 56Kbps Internal Modem
hdc VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
USB VIA Technologies VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
USB VIA Technologies VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
USB VIA Technologies VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
USB VIA Technologies VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
Media Realtek Realtek AC''97 Audio... Read more

Answer:unmountable boot volume

if it is slaved to a wd drive then you have to reconfigure the jumper on the master,wd use a different jumper setting to other companies
single master =jumper removed
master with slave=jumper in that position
slave=jumper in that position

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Hello all,

Currently at my wits end with my Acer Aspire E1-570 so I'm turning to you for help! The problem begin with a plain black screen and only a cursor visible. My girlfriend was using the laptop at the time so I am unsure as to how we got here. I was able to open task manager and attempted to run explorer.exe, this gave an error stating a registry file was missing. I then attempted a system restore which failed and the PC restarted. Upon restart it began Automatic repair and became stuck in an endless loop of automatic repair.

I managed to recover personal files using an Ubuntu bootable HDD so moved on to windows repair via a windows 10 USB (which also encountered errors trying to download and burn the ISO.) I've changed the UEFI secure boot to disabled and re ordered boot sequence. Attempted to reset this pic, start up repair which didn't work.

Next up was clean install, which failed a couple of times with errors "Windows set up could not reinitialize the deployment engine" or "setup cannot continue due to corrupted installation". On the 4th attempt it worked, I ran through all the setup process signing in, express settings etc. Next boot it was incredibly sluggish and wasn't really doing a lot so I restarted. Now I have this error "Unmountable boot disc"

So there are no personal files on the PC any more, any brutal methods of fixing this issue are welcome. And to top off my day the exhaust has snapped off my car today and we ... Read more

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Hmmm... you let your girlfriend use your computer? ... now that's true love...

Jokes aside, perhaps try running chkdsk /f /r on that drive.

.. or a full format of that drive may help. It can be done via Ubuntu:

... BTW did it complain if you delete all partitions and install to the unallocated drive?

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Okay, here I am again, guys! I have an issue. After redaing the previous posts regarding this same issue, I feel I had to still ask. I do not have the original disks to this Dell Inspiron 1300 anymore (thanks, honey). The computer was running slow for a few days but nothing like OMG. Then I turned it on one morning and got the blue screen of death with the unmountable boot volume listed as the problem. I read the previous listings and they say throw in the CD from the manufacturer, etc.

Is there a way to get around all this and get the puppy started again? I have the disks for my desktop but even then, I can't get the screen to fire up on any screen but the blue one.

Help!!

Take care,

RSS
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

Greetings, Roy...

Can you access BIOS? Seems like it's F12 on an Inspiron, but it may be F1 or F2...if you can, you should be able to see if the HD is recognized or not, which should be your first step in troubleshooting this thing...

While you're in BIOS, change the boot order to 'CD first', in case you can get your hands on a Windows or Linux disk...also, your Dell Service Tag should show up, with which you could contact Dell and get replacement disks for the Inspiron...
 

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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...

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Got a unmountable boot volume error.  Ran HD diagnostics.  Passed SMART check but failed Short DST test.  Failure ID: OLXF6K-6MV882-RXJ31A-60WN03.  Is the hard drive toast?  Attempted to go into recovery mode from the menu but it just black screens.  Thanks.

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Hi My X61s starts and shows the Windows XP logo with the loading bar.  It then goes to a blue screen with UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME showing. It does this in safe mode too. I tried creating a windows recovery boot disc and changing the boor order to boot from cd first. It then shows PCI System Error on Bus/Device/Function 0000hPCI System Error on Bus/Device/Function 0300h I then tried the HardDrive diagnostic Controller Diag = Error Code 0000 : Read Verification failed I have checked that my Hard Drive has not come loose.  I have not changed any memory modules and they arent loose either. Is there anything else I can do before I try to salvage my data? Any help or advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated....  

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Hi, ptvw
 
If you're receiving the error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME and the HDD cannot even be diagnosed, then it sounds like your hard drive is failing. If you haven't already, you may be able to run ChkDsk to hopefully fix some of the bad sectors and make it easier to back up your files. If you have the Windows disc, then boot from it and enter the recovery console. When you get there, open the Command Prompt and type chkdsk /f. If it can run, ChkDsk might take a long time, so just be prepared.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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On my daughters laptop she gets the message unmountable boot volume and she can't start xp Please help I'm lost!

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Hello and welcome.

This could help if you have the windows XP install disk handy:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

Do you have the full error code please?

JB.

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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.

Answer: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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My brothers lads have been playing with the keyboard on his Dell Dimension 3100 ( XP home edition SP2, 512 Mb ram, 80 GB serial ATA Hard drive, ) and now it will not boot at all.
The BSOD codes are OX.OO-- ED, OXC,OOOOOO6, OX,82375E58, .
I have spent a lot of time trying to find out about this - but can`t figure out if downloading a boot disc for XP will help or even if it will work on a dell computer as the Recovery Consol may not be in the XP file!
My brother was not supplied a system restore CD, would my own XP Media Edition one will be of any use?
A pointer to a site for a solution ,that can be used from a CD drive and full instructions, would be most welcome if possible please? Regards JohnC.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

You can download the recovery console from here:http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/rc.iso

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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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Left my computer a few days ago to go grab dinner and when I returned I had the dreaded blue screen of death - unmountable boot volume. At first I thought I somehow contracted another virus but after some research it appears as though my hard drive has failed or is failing I do keep my files backed up on a USB but as usual, life gets in the way and I havent dont it in a while.

I tried running the recovery console both from the already built-in one (didnt work) and from the Windows Installation cd. After booting the computer from the cd I was able to get into the recovery console but once I hit 'R' for recovery and it begins it gets hung up.

I ran diagnostics on it and received the following message:
Drive 0: WDC WD800JD-75MSA3 - Fail Return code 4.

At this point I've started to count my losses and just hope I can recover some of my files. Any help would be appreciated.

*Computer is a Dell XPS 200 going on 7 years old.
 

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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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Windows won't boot up and a test said hard drive 1 failed also system Q failed

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HELP Please HELP! I have a Compaq computer.  It's about 3 years old I use windows XP. When I turn it on there is a screen that comes on with "Compaq" posted across it.  That screen now comes up all distorted and then instead of going to my home page a blue screen comes up and says "unmountable boot volume" is the problem.  I can't get past this sceen. I had a friend of a friend look at it about 2 months ago he claimed the problem was in the monitor and I should replace it. Does anyone know anything about this stuff? Please help ifyou can.

Answer:unmountable boot volume

When booting up to Win XP you may get a error that reads "Unmountable Boot Volume". This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up. So, what do you do about it, panic and try to mount your boot in your computer...... No that is probably not a good idea. You can boot to the XP CD and when you see the "Welcome to Setup" message press the letter RYou will get a DOS prompt.Then type: chkdsk  /p , and hit EnterWhen that is done type: fixboot , and hit EnterType: Y , and Enter at the prompt.Then type: exit , and hit Enter.The system should now reboot into Windows.     If for some reason that does not work for you, you can boot to the Recovery Console as above and...Type: chkdsk  /r , then Enter.When done type: exit , and press Enter.This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.Someone asked about systems without an XP CD , like Compaq and HP.  If you have a XP system and don't have an XP CD please download the Windows XP boot disk from the correct link below and use it instead of the XP CD, choosing the correct set for either XP Home or XP Professional.NOTE: *** The Win XP boot disk takes 6 floppy disks. ***

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Hello,
my name is John.

Just yesterday, i was using my Dell XPS 400 series desktop and i was just browsing the internet normally. I shut down my computer, normally, and when i came back after dinner, i booted my compy and i got the BSOD saying "Unmountable_Boot_Volume" along with a Stop error along the lines of 0x468238c (0x00000000, 0x0000000, 0x00000) or something like that. I've searched the forums and have found multiple topics on this, but i'm not quite sure exactly how to proceed with this error.
One thing that may be important, I really really need the files that are on my computer, so if there are two different ways to solve this, and one of them keeps the files, I need that one.

I am kind of techno-impaired as my sons call it, and i may need a walkthrough for this.

I am 99% sure i have the XP Media Center disk.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

John.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

It could be a corrupt boot.ini file or a bad hard drive. If you have the original Windows disk you can follow repair instructions here:http://www.juicytools.com/Mark

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My Aunts pc running Windows XP Sp2 got the blue screen of death stateing:

Unmountable boot volume
Stop: 0x000000ed[0x80ege988,0xc0000032,0x00000000,0x00000000].

And it only allows it to boot in safe mode. Any ideas. Thanks!

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

If it will boot all the way into safe mode, then you
might try to run system restore and restore it to
an earlier day.

Good luck

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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.
 

Answer: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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I have an AMD based MB with XP w/SP3 installed. It has started to try & re-boot itself without actually starting..My error message reads: "Unmountable Boot Volume".

I have tried to install the Windows Recovery Consule from the original XP master CD. I can get to the "pick R for repair" screen but no further..No screens to type to or DOS screens to direct to CHKDSK or Re-Boot.

Short of doing a complete new XP install, which will wipe out the present files on my HD, is there any other way around this error or am I doomed to re-cut my 300G HD have to re-load all my programs & files??

If anyone out there has any ideas/suggestions on how to get my computer back to working properly without having to do a re-install, I'd love to hear about it????

Answer:XP "Unmountable Boot Volume"??

I suggest you download the diagnostic utility from the website of your hd manufacturer, burn it to cd, and run it.

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Hi people, The blue screen with unmountable boot volume keeps coming up with the tech info saying (0x8A794030). This screen keeps coming up no matter if i try to go into safe mode. I cannot go into BIOS as i do not have the code and to take the battery out do i have to take it out of the hard drive as i only know how to take the hard drive out with the battery stil attached. I know its alot but please help it would be gratefully appreciated.Thanks Gallybhoy

Answer:unmountable boot volume

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

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Please can any one help. I have a laptop with an early version of Windows XP. Suddenly computer boots up but then has error message "unmountable boot volume". On screen advice suggests disabling bios memory options, removing components or software and restarting in Safe Mode. Laptop will not enter safe mode and the error messages comes up again. Thus cannot not make any chances to the system.Is there anyone who can shed some light on this?

Answer:unmountable boot volume

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Laptop will not boot up. Unmountable boot volume. Cannot boot up to command prompt in order to do chdsk/r as previously suggested. Also have removed hard disk and plugged back in and this didn't work either. Cannot boot up in any mode that is offered. Also Laptop will not boot up from CD rom drive with installation disk

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Was this laptop working before and goes to your OS? Pls restart your computer, enter Setup (F2), find your hard drive? Is it recognizing your hard drive?

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Hello all,

Currently at my wits end with my Acer Aspire E1-570 so I'm turning to you for help! The problem begin with a plain black screen and only a cursor visible. My girlfriend was using the laptop at the time so I am unsure as to how we got here. I was able to open task manager and attempted to run explorer.exe, this gave an error stating a registry file was missing. I then attempted a system restore which failed and the PC restarted. Upon restart it began Automatic repair and became stuck in an endless loop of automatic repair.

I managed to recover personal files using an Ubuntu bootable HDD so moved on to windows repair via a windows 10 USB (which also encountered errors trying to download and burn the ISO.) I've changed the UEFI secure boot to disabled and re ordered boot sequence. Attempted to reset this pic, start up repair which didn't work.

Next up was clean install, which failed a couple of times with errors "Windows set up could not reinitialize the deployment engine" or "setup cannot continue due to corrupted installation". On the 4th attempt it worked, I ran through all the setup process signing in, express settings etc. Next boot it was incredibly sluggish and wasn't really doing a lot so I restarted. Now I have this error "Unmountable boot disc"

So there are no personal files on the PC any more, any brutal methods of fixing this issue are welcome. And to top off my day the exhaust has snapped off my car today and we ... Read more

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Hmmm... you let your girlfriend use your computer? ... now that's true love...

Jokes aside, perhaps try running chkdsk /f /r on that drive.

.. or a full format of that drive may help. It can be done via Ubuntu:

Attachment 79784

... BTW did it complain if you delete all partitions and install to the unallocated drive?

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I have this error: unmountable boot volume
pc doctor error hd 521-2w

my computer won't boot, just goes from "windows didn't start..."
and then to another screen to boot and this just circles and circles
and circles

I got this error after rebooting the computer when it became unstable.
no additions, just a reboot.

I don't know what to do to resolve!

Answer:unmountable boot volume

This is probably caused by your boot.ini file being messed up. Boot from your Windows XP CD, select "R" for repair, and login to your Windows installation with your Administrative password. First run "checkdisk /p", and then "fixboot" and see if that fixes the problem. If not, boot into the disk again, run "checkdisk /r". If THAT does not work, boot one more time into the CD, and run "bootcfg /rebuild" and it will scan for your installation. Once it finds it, press Y, and then at the Load Identifier screen name it "Windows XP Home" or "Windows XP Professional" depending on your version. When it asks to enter load options, just press ENTER to skip it. Restart and you should be good to go.

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when i boot this blue screen with this message appear unmountable boot volume, someone should help me

Answer:unmountable boot volume

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000630.htm

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Hi,

All of a sudden my right-click menus started showing up transparent with only outer shadow being visible. So I rebooted.

During the reboot I'm smacked in the face with a BSOD. Gross.


This is what it had to say:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

stop 0xED (0x872D3BF0, 0xC0000006, 0x0, 0x0)

--------------------------------------------------------------

And then from this point on all it did was BootLOOP. Last Good Config=BootLOOP, Safe Modes=BootLOOP.

The last time I had an issue booting up I was able to fix this by repairing my current install with my XP setup disc.

However, this time when I attempted to do so there was no current Windows install detected.

My partition was showing up as [Unknown] on the list.

Can someone please advise me on how to get my install back?

Or is this the END? I really don't want to do a fresh install.

Thanks!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
DELL INSPIRON 1525 | WINDOWS XP PRO SP3 | FULLY UPDATED
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume - please help!!

Ok, so I am starting to panic here. I can't lose whats on this partition.

I took the drive out of my laptop and connected it to this laptop as an external usb HD.

I have 4 partitions on the problem HD and all 4 showed up in My Computer.

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But when I tried to open the partition that all my data is on
I received this message:


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Then I tried to right-click on it and open Properties.
This is what I saw:

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But the Partition is showing up when I populate Volume
Is this good??

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I tried to run CHKDSK as well. But it does nothing. Window just closes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KE6Hnua4WY

^See for yourself. I recorded exactly what is happening too.
 

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it seems my 5 yr old pc gets this about 1/week with chkdsk /r correcting it. any ideas why it continues to happen? thank you
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume in xp pro

Failing hard drive would be my guess.
 

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 >:(I have a blue screen, and have no controls. What do I do?

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Follow this ...http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2605/fixing_the_dreaded_unmountable_boot_volume_error/

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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.

Answer: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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I moved the HP C3180 printer that had been working to another computer. I connected it up and then turned the computer on (XP) and printer on. The computer won't boot and gives me a blue screen which tells me I have Unmountable Boot Volume. Won't start in any safe mode. I turned off and disconnected the printer but i cannot get away from this blue screen with the same impassable message. Apart from apologising to the computer, how do I make it my friend again and let me in?

Answer:What does "Unmountable boot volume" mean

Maybe this will be of some assistanceclick here

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