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Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either

Question: Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either

And I only see that BSOD when I disable automatic restart. The stop code is 0x000000ED (0x86403130,0xc000009c,0x00000000,0x00000000). I get the blue screen (momentarily) on all of the other F8 options.

When I boot using the Vista disk I get the msg 'Windows is loading files...', then I get what looks like the bottom part of the XP splash screen - the little bar with the green dots moving from left to right (was that part of the Vista start, as well?), then eventually the screen goes black..... and stays that way. Although after about 30 seconds the mouse pointer does show up - and its moveable. And the keyboard lights up properly on Caps Lock and Num Lock. But nothing else.

I did try booting off an old XP disk, and it did take me to a place where I could delete the partition.

Should I try that, and then try the Vista disk again, or should I just go ahead and install XP (although I would have that pesky product key to deal with)?

I somehow feel that if I could only get to a C: prompt I could do a fixboot

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Answer: Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either

and I'm not talking about a good answer. ANY response at all would have been appreciated.

My original post, titled Vista will not boot - Unmountable Boot Volume - Won't Boot from Disk Either seemed like it would be the kind of posting that would have elicited some response - Can't boot normally, in safe mode, or last good configuration. AND, can't boot from a genuine Microsoft Vista Home Basic disk.

But nothing.....

So I inserted an old HP Windows XP OS CD into the machine, and booted to the recovery center, where I selected to install XP. I formatted the drive, and then ejected the disk. I then put the Vista disk in, and booted from it.

Presto, it worked. This time it actually took me to the Vista Repair / Install page.

I deleted the partition, entered the product key and re installed Vista.

It is now working beautifully.

Thanks for your help.

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We have a Sony Vaio desktop computer with XP OS. My husband was working on the computer and the computer froze, he had to do a hard restart and that is what has started our problems.

When we turn on the computer, it loops through and keeps restarting. I can't get into safe mode or any of those on that page, it gets stuck at mup.sys and hangs. I have tried going into BIOS and changing the boot order to CD/DVD and I tried booting off of the recovery CD, where I only get a blue screen, I can't get anywhere. When I try to boot off the XP disk, it doesn't seem to recognize the disk and I never get an option to do chkdsk/r. The bluescreen that blinks with the error is a unmountable_boot_volume and the tech info. is STOP: 0X000000ED (0X81309E30, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000).

I took the hard drive out and tried putting it into another tower and I get the same thing, so does this tell me that my hard drive is bad? We have videos of our kids on the harddrive, so I really want to do anything/everything possible to get it to work, before giving up and buying a new hard drive. I'm sorry, this is my first time posting, so I am not sure what else you would like to know. Thanks for any input or ideas I can do. I also read in my internet research that I could have a bad IDE cable on my harddrive, or I should get an 80-pin versus 40-pin, I am not sure which one I have.

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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume can't boot from disk

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Hello everyone

I have a Samsung laptop using Windows 10 and a couple of days ago a blue screen with an unmountable boot volume error showed up after booting, saying the computer would be restarted.After restart a loading recovery option message shows up with the samsung logo and then just a black screen appear and stays like that for hours.

After doing some research I downloaded the Media Creation Tool and uploaded it to my flash drive so I could boot using it and access the advanced option menu through the installation window. After that I plugged it in my laptop and tapped F2 until the BIOS menu appeared. I disabled Secure Boot and selected UEFI OS for OS boot selection, after restarting it again I now tapped F10 and a list with boot options showed, I selected my flash drive and in the first try a windows installation window appeared and I could open the advanced options menu and tried to use the command prompt to make a drive check up and restore as the instructions I found to solve this problem suggested,but the command prompt didn't start and there were just a frozen blue screen. I restarted the computer once again and this time I was going to follow the other way to solve it using the restore option in the advanced option menu.

Although, when I tried to access the menu again, it didn't work, I just got a black screen after the windows logo shows up for a few seconds and everytime I try it happens over and over again.

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Answer:Problem to solve unmountable boot volume error with flash drive boot

Make a bootable USB flash drive of Kyhi's Recovery tools. Read my quote in the middle of the OP that starts with "cool little trick":
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

Booting into Kyhi's Recovery tools will let you see what the exact status of your hard drive/SSD is.

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My son has a Satellite A100 running Windows XP SP3. Windows doesn't get past the Windows logo screen and terminates with an +Unmoutable Boot Volume+ message.

After this has happened, the HDD password status in BIOS is +HDD password froze+. Note that the HDD does not have a user password set.

What is happening here and how is it fixed?

Answer:Satellite A100: Windows won't boot - Unmountable Boot Volume

Can you start notebook with F8 and in ?safe mode??
This with HDD password is strange to me.

In this situation what you can try is to start repair console in Windows XP installation disc and try to repair it. Problem is that Toshiba notebooks are delivered with recovery discs only.
Try to obtain Microsoft WXP installation disc and try with this repair option.

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hey guys, new to this site so i hope someone can please please help. my comp wont boot up past that blasted "blue screen" and says that unmountable boot volume. i do NOT have the windows XP cd to install again so if there is any way that i can fix this problem without having to use a cd let me know. i am desparate!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:computer wont boot up pass the unmountable boot volume

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The other day, my system just crashed to a BSoD and since then I have not been able to boot it. It was just idling away, not being used when it crashed.Now, when I try to boot it, it recognises the drives in POST, goes through the RAID detection fine(I am using RAID 0) and starts Win XP Pro. However, it gets as far as the bar crossing the screen two and three quarters times (every time!) across then BSoD:UNMOUTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x866FCB80, 0xc000009D, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)Sometimes: ...(0x866D4E30,?.)Sometimes it will not get this far and the Windows logo will be very faint (like it is just appearing) and it will crash out with a very quick BSoD which reads something like:MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTIONAnd it is too quick to get the numbers then it reboots, inevitably to the UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME BSoD.It has been doing this quick BSoD for months, but after a while it would boot fine so I ignored it.I don't know if the two are related.I have done a fair bit of Googling and found many suggestions, including the Recovery Console, Chkdsk /r, fixboot, fixmbr etc but no joy. I can't even reinstall or repair Windows as the partition is detected but there is no drive letter associated with it, and when I try to partition it, I get an error.Windows can see the drives when I boot from an old IDE drive but my SiL Array Manager is reporting them as two ?orphans?.My Computer also sees one drive but when I try to open it, I get the message that it ?is not accessible... Read more

Answer:Wont boot - Raid 0 - Unmountable Boot Volume BSoD

hi air-man...it sounds like one of the drives in the array is failing.....as its a raid 0 array there may be nothing you can do to recover the data, as the data is spread across 2 drives ,if one fails, you lose everything.i hope this is not the case, but it does highlight the need for backup .please wait for further replies as someone may know better than myself(just experimenting with raid 0 myself).Dave.

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I have this older Compaq desktop I got out I haven't used in awhile. I am trying to remove all my files from old computers.

Well I started it up and it gives me the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and says "Unmountable Boot Volume." The computer didn't do the BSOD when it was in use.

I did a Google search and searched on TechGuy and found the procedure to boot from the Windows XP Install disc to run the recovery mode. I checked the BIOS and saw that it was set to boot into the CD-Rom drive. So I inserted the install disc but I can't get the computer to run in the recovery mode.

Here is what happens everytime I start it;
Press any key to boot - I usually press Enter but it goes to the next screen.
We apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully. - It gives me options to different boot into Windows but for some reason I can't move up or down on my keyboard. It boots into Windows normally.
Windows XP start screen appears
BSOD - Unmountable_Boot_Volume

What do I need to do to make the computer boot from the install disc?

I greatly appreciate any help or advice.
 

Answer:Solved: Can't Boot into Recovery Mode to Fix Unmountable Boot Volume

Either there is something wrong with the XP installation CD, or something wrong with the CD drive, or you didn't hit the "any key" quickly enough. For the last one make sure it starts to read the CD after you hit Enter and before it tries to boot normally. For the first one see if you can boot the CD on another computer (you don't have to do anything with it except to see if it boots).
 

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Okkk. So I've searched pretty much everywhere and I can't figure out what to do if my laptop doesn't recognize my hard drive. I put the Vista disk in and the only thing I'm able to use is the command prompt because none of the others work since it doesn't recognize hard disk. When i try to do chkdsk/r it says
''the type of the file system is NTFS.
cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.''
Is there any way to get past this?
Or some way to get my computer to recognize the drivers?
thanks in advance.

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My system is 32B XP Pro, with 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200s running in RAID 1 (mirrored).  Windows is regularly updated.
 
I recently ran a routine Windows Security Essentials scan and it caught and removed Trojan Win32/Urausy.  The  Microsoft info site recommended running Windows Defender Offline for this one, so I tried running it from a USB flash drive, but the program hangs and won't run.  I had trouble burning an iso image to CD and gave up on Defender after some online research suggested that it no longer works with XP, for some reason.
 
So (sigh), I decided to try running Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 from a flash drive. It loaded up just fine and appeared to recognize all my drives and partitions.  I ran it on the default setting first (which scans the boot sector and hidden startup objects).  It picked up Sinowal and cleaned it.
 
I ran it again--this time including most of the partitions on both drives in the scan. It picked up KillAV in an old Sunbelt Security Counterspy.msi file and cleaned it.  I haven't used Counterspy in a year or more.
 
Next, I shutdown the system and removed the flash drive.  When I started it back up, I got the Unmountable Boot Volume blue screen.  Rebooting gave the same result.
 
I tried to boot into safe mode and Recovery console and still got the blue screen.  Last known good configuration yielded the same.
 
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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume after running Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

If the D drive is hosed, is there a way to disable the RAID and just boot into the C drive so that I can use it until I get a new PC?
 
 
Each hdd contains a complete copy of the data and can be addressed independently, so yes.

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I have the unmountable_boot_volume BSOD when I try to start up my computer. I have read many places that a way of possibly solving this error is by booting up my Vista install DVD and running the Startup Repair tool. However, I am unable to fully boot the DVD itself. It begins to load up (it loads through both a gray bar and a green cycling loading bar), but it never seems to get past a black screen with a white mouse cursor. Rarely does it even get to the main Vista Install screen, and the one or two times the machine made it there, after clicking the "Repair my computer" button, the computer hangs infinitely on a blank screen with a white mouse cursor, in front of the Vista install dvd wallpaper.

Is there a way to ensure the DVD gets to run the Startup Repair tool, or is there perhaps an alternate way of solving this boot volume error?

Answer:Vista DVD Won't Start/Unmountable Boot Volume

Your hard drive has probably died. Make a boot disc of your Hard Drive manufacturer and run the diagnostic tools.

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When I start the machine (XP Pro), it won’t boot in any mode. Going via F2 I can get to boot from CD but I don’t have an XP recovery CD for the machine as it was an OEM with pre-installed XP (Tried a friend’s XP Pro Recovery disc but it just gets me to Unmountable Boot Volume)

Have run Ubuntu (which works) and have recovered my files but would like to recover the XP OS if possible. Is there any way I can use Ubuntu to recover (as the HDD is obviously ok). Sorry haven’t got any info re the machine apart from its a Toshiba U400.

Any thoughts would be really appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: Unable to boot XP - Unmountable Boot Volume

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Hello, I recently got the 'blue screen of death' whilst trying to start my computer. I tried using the windows CD to fix the problem, but on my computer I get an error saying a .sys file is corrupted (Is that the file corrupted on my computer or on the CD?). But when I tried the same process on another computer it worked fine. When ever I try to enter safe mode on my computer I get the unmountable boot volume error.
Please help me on this, I have lots of school work on that computer and I need it by next wednesday!
I realy hope I dont have to completly reinstall windows cause nothing is backed up.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume, boot sector virus?

Welcome

Which sys file? What's the BSOD error exactly - 0x000????? - give us some clues ?

Which Windows version and Service Pack?

Is the CD the same type (Home, Pro, etc.) and SP level?
 

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Okay after the bios has checked, and before the windows xp loading screen appears, I get a bsod which says unmountable boot volume.I cannot boot in safe mode either. Essentially I cannot do anyhting?How can i solve this please?Thanks

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume - Blue Screen At Boot Up

Note im on a different pc...!! Obvioulsy!

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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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Answer:[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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I received a "unmountable boot volume" error on our laptop.
We have a Dell Vostro laptop with Windows XP

When I was trying to fix the boot error, I changed the BIOS Settings to load from CD first.
Then I loaded the Windows XP CD and attempted to run the Recovery, however, I received a message saying "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed..."

What should I do next to try to fix this issue?
We hope the hard drive is not dead because we will have a lost quite a bit of information. I will appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.
 

Answer:Did not find any hard disk drives while trying to fix unmountable boot volume error

The hard drive is the cause of the error. If you can't afford to lose the information, remove the hard drive and put it aside. Install a new drive and re-install the version of Windows you were using... Information on the bad drive might be recoverable by placing it into an external USB enclosure and accessing the files that way
 

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My daughters laptop will go to the windows screen where the blocks are going across the screen before the desktop loads, then starts all over again rebooting. I was able to run ubuntu from disk and see her files, also I ran seatools and that says the hard drive is ok. We don't know what the last thing was done on this laptop her and the 4 kids use the laptop. I know when I gave her this laptop as a gift I personally burned the disks, however the disks have gone missing. I can get to windows repair but nothing seems to repair this. I did some searching on the net to find the things that I tried, I just seem to be getting nowhere. I see a lot of mention that its a bad mother board or bad hard drive. If I can count on the seatools as being correct, then nothing is wrong with the hard drive. I am not sure what to try next.
I do have my own Toshiba Satellite that is a different model and I have my disks, they are Toshiba disks, not a copy of windows.
I did notice a Bios update is available for her laptop, not sure if that would help or how to get it there.
As always when im stumped I come to the experts
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Vista Unmountable Boot Volume

If it starts Windows and restarts then I think it is just a Windows problem.

A couple things you can try:

1) Try F8 repeatedly during the Toshiba screen to get to the Safe Mode options and then Choose: Last Known Good Configuration.

2) You can get to the repair tools. After automatic repair fails, try hitting the Next button to get to the screen with 5 options. Command prompt should be the fifth option. Select that and then run the two following commands to check for corrupted files:

chkdsk c: /r
chkdsk d: /r

Try to boot normally.
 

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Computer (HP Pavilion, Windows Vista 64bit) BSODs with error message Unmountable_boot_volume.

I have booted on F8 and attempted safe mode and all other options with same result.

I have booted on F1, selected CD drive as primary boot option, and attempted to boot from HP recovery disc. I get the following message: ATAPI IDE CD ROM Device version p2.00 Error: Unable to detect Atapi IDE Driver not loaded then goes to black screen CD-ROM=Q: Bad command or file name C:\>

I have also ran a memory diagnostic. I have pulled all 4 RAM chips and switched them around, unplugged the hard drive, unplugged the CPU fan, etc. Nothing works.

I think it may be dead.

Any ideas?

Answer:BSOD Unmountable Boot Volume but also will not boot from CD

Hi
 
 to the BC forum
 
 
The error code you are receiving is related to hard disk. Possible causes are the following.
 
- Faulty HDD cable 
 
- Severely corrupted file system on the hard disk 
 
- Failed hard disk (most common reason )
 
Please do the following steps one by one.
 
1 ) Replace the HDD SATA cable. If you don't have a spare one, borrow the cable connected to the optical drive.
 

 
2 ) Test the health condition of the HDD using manufacturer's diagnostic tool.
 
Identify the brand of your hard disk and download the appropriate DOS based diagnostic tool by referring the below link.
 
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
 
Let us know your findings after running the hard disk test. Also specify the exact model number of your system in next reply.

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Hello,

So I went to boot up my PC this morning (Dell Dimension 9100) and received the BSOD with an error message reading "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME". I tried to restarting a few times, booting in safe mode, booting with last known good settings; all resulted in the same failure.

Following several online resources, I next tried to run Windows Recovery Console off of my XP CD. It took a while for the console to load up and when it finally did, I ran "chkdsk /r" in the prompt. I received the following:
"CHKDSK is checking the volume...
CHKDSK is performing additonal checking or recovery.
0% completed."

I left my computer for an hour to run the check and when I came back it was still at 0% and had shown no change. My hard drive is the default 160GB SATA drive that came with the computer.

Any help is appreciate, thanks!
 

Answer:Boot failure - Unmountable Boot Volume

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Hello,I have a Vaio VGN-FZ485U I purchased 4 years ago and it has received heavy use, notably playing movies/music and WoW. The hdd has been giving me issues recently but each time I was able to access Vaios recovery parition and repair the errors/perform a factory install; this time I cannot. I have Vista 32-bit with SP2 installed, and hadn't installed any new software or drivers recently.Booting normally either a) makes the laptop hang at the load screen before a BSOD about unmountable_boot_volume appears (with automatic restart disabled), or load to a black screen with a white cursor that is moveable. Booting using the safe mode variants and advanced options gives the same result. Attempting to load the Vaio recovery partition only gives the KSOD with the white cursor.I tried booting from the Vista Recovery CD as recommended to fix an unmountable_boot_volume error but I only get as far the KSOD with the white cursor. The CD was burned correctly as I tested it in another computer and it loads properly.Pressing shift or trying to access the task manager during the KSOD doesn't do anything.I checked the BIOS and the hdd is listed as IDE, though there is no option to switch between IDE and SATA anyway.I was able to boot from an Ubuntu LiveCD and access my hard drive following http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/, so wouldn't this mean the hdd is still working if I can still access it?I am ... Read more

Answer:Vista BSOD Unmountable Boot Volume and KSOD with white cursor

Booting to the Ubuntu live CD does nothing to the hard drive. Sometimes you can still access your files and copy them somewhere else from a hard drive that is going out. It may be that the hard drive is able to be used as a slave, but not capable of booting an operating system.

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Hi ! Last night, when I've been working on my T60 all day, i wanted to restart my computer before I was burning a CD.And now my computer can't boot, there comes a Blue screen just before my windows vista-login, and right after it has loaded the first bit of windows. The blue screen says "Unmountable Boot Volume".Then I've tried to run the Lenovo Recovery Tool (Recue and Recovery 4), but it's not able to find my windows installation or harddrive. I've tried to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD, and there it is possible to find my harddrive and all of my files. Does anyone know a way, to fix this problem, so that I can come back to my Windows. Best RegardsMartinMessage Edited by zmaller on 06-13-2009 05:17 AM

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This screen came up after i deleted Nero through ad/delete and restarted my pc ,and i cannot get it to boot from cdrom despite changing the boot up sequence in BIOS..any ideas please??
 

Answer:blue screen at boot up "Unmountable-boot-volume"

This from TeckTips4U

"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.

You can boot with your the XP CD and when you see the "Welcome to setup" screen press the letter R
You will get a dos-type prompt
Then type chkdsk /p (note the space before /p)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 (note the space before /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 there,

The problem I have with my DV9700 is it will no longer boot. It was working great, but the other night, I had to do a hard re-boot, and then it failed to start with a blue screen with "Unmountable Boot Volume". This is with the original Vista 64 bit Home Premium version. I chose the option "Self Recovery" but it just finishes up sitting there continually scanning for something?

The hard drive is the original factory installed setup. My question is, how do I get my machine back up and running please? I have a Windows Vista Backup that would run each week to an external 2TB USB drive, but I am guessing that this will not recreate an exact image of my computers state? I would also need to have Vista running to use the backup? Some years ago (2010), I created a complete backup to about 20 DVD's, but I am not sure how to use them as they are for recovery I think?

It looks like I need to buy a new hard drive but how do I go about using the backups I have to install to a new drive? Also, what is the largest hard drive I can use? Should I buy a SSD drive? I wanted at least a 1TB primary drive. Fry's Electronics has a Hybrid drive where the disk cache is solid state making it more affordable. I was thiking of getting one of these?

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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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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.
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

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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 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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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 MB

I 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 final screen:

Windows XP has not been installed on this computer. If there is a floppy disk in drive A:, remove it. To restart your computer press enter.

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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

try the following if you have an xp disk

1. Insert your XP installation disc into disc drive and boot up your computer.
2. When you see a welcome screen, hit the R key on your keyboard. This will enter you into recovery mode with a DOS prompt.
3. Now type chkdsk /p and hit Enter. This will launch a utility which will check for errors on your hard drive.
4. After the process is done, type fixboot and hit Enter to repair any damaged boot files which may have become corrupted. When asked to say yes or no, type the Y key on your keyboard.
5. Type exit and press the Enter key to reboot your computer.

if that does not work, there are other suggestions in the post you made at cnet forums.
 

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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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A friend's PC will not start, with "unmountable boot volume" message.
It is a Dell and he cannot find either a recovery disk or Win XP CD.
I want to run CHKDSK to find and repair any corrupted file (boot.ini?)
Can I boot it from my own WinXP CD, just to run the Recovery console and CHKDSK,
or does it have to be the same CD from which WinXP was installed?

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

The troubleshooting process for this stop error is here.

Since your friend has a legitimate Windows installation, you can use another legitimate WinXP cd for resolving the issue; this is allowed within the frame of "fair personal use" as it's covered in the copyright law. Technically, there's no difference.

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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

Answer: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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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

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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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I have a dell laptop that i bought from a computer repair shop and it has windows xp home edition. I have a blue screen on startup that tells me that windows has shut down due to unmountable boot volume, and it gives suggestions for start up such as safe mode and the last good configurations, I am a pc novice, and while i have tried the suggested tips nothing works, i am on a wireless router (if that means anything) i have tried ecerything it also tells me to disable caching and shadowing , i have no clue what that means, and do not have the funds to take it in, help...

thanks
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

If you bought it recently and it still has a warrantee, why not take it to the computer repair shop and have them either replace it or fix it.

Do you have sensetive data on it that you want to retreive?
 

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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
 

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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
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Hi,

I'm new and a little desperate. I used tdsskiller.exe to disinfect my computer of malware, but the following day, I started having problems with my systems and when I tried to reboot it, it gave me a blue screen with unmountable boot volume error. Can anyone tell me what to do about this problem. or should I just get a new harddrive. I would really appreciate the help.

Answer:Help!! Unmountable Boot Volume

I have requested that an expert Malware Removal Team member take a look at this issue. They will reply to this thread.

Please sit tight.

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i recently reformatted and then zeroed the hard drive on my inspiron 8600. i have been having trouble reinstalling windows xp pro sp1. dell support thinks it is a problem with the cd-rom drive; i used to be able to boot from the cd-rom (before i zeroed the hard drive) and i was getting error messages saying "windows cannot locate the file 'asms' please specify the location D:\I386 etc etc" and the installation wouldn't continue. since i zeroed the hard drive, i can now only boot from the 6 windows xp pro sp1 boot floppies i made. It loads all the stuff and then once the 6th disk is inserted, it loads for a while and then i get a BSOD saying "windows has encountered an error and must shut down to prevent further damage to the computer UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME". i checked the microsoft help database but all their rememdies have the prerequisite that the windows recovery system can be ran but the hard drive is zeroed so there is nothing on it right now; that means that there are no partitions left including the recovery partition

a few things:
1) is the hard drive fried? like 3 days ago it was working fine right before i started doing all this. i'm going to go to the manufacturers website and download the utilities and see what happens. what about the partition table? i know what this is but have no idea how to rectify such an issue; any ideas?
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Answer:unmountable boot volume

Sorry to hear you got that problem, I had the same problem awhile ago, and I had to do a clean format of the drive to solve it.

I guess your problem right now is booting up the CD. I'm not familiar with what software Dell ship, but usually, Brandnames computer would ship recovering cds (those that contains the ghost of your computer when you first bought it) as well as a stand alone copy of Windows. If you cannot boot from Win XP cd, maybe the cd is scratch, or corrupted, try booting from the Recovery Disc 1.
If your computer doesn't seem to boot from CD, try to get into the BIOS and make sure CD is 1st in the boot sequence.

Also, you said that you zeroed the harddrive, what software did you used to write zeroes to the drive? Most drive manufaturerers have boot diskettes that contains programs to format your harddrive and make it bootable. If you don't have the diskettes, then download the utility off of your harddrive manufaturers' website. It doesn't hurt to reformat and partitioned a drive that is already blank. This time, when you format, make sure you choose for it to check and fix your Master boot record, if you really have a harddive problem, then it would appear here. If not, Then your harddrive is fine.

good luck

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hi all, i am sorry if i am reposting but i have a gateway laptop that was working fine but now goes to the win logo and then flashes unmountable boot volume and reboots over and over.
i have tried the following:

recovery cons. via xp cd but it tell me it can not locate my hd.

recovery sys via bios default setting and sys recovery and got the famous irq not less or equal.

I am able to see the drive on another comp via usb. but it caused my comp to hang when i try to access the files.

safe mode stips on agpcpq.sys

comp is a gateway mx6214

thanks for any help

Answer:unmountable boot volume

Drive is bad or going bad. If you know the brand you can go to the manufacturers website and download a diagnostic tool to check the drive. Most will come as an ISO file that you need to burn to CD using a program that can burn an image file.

You can try a program like GetDataBack to see if it's able to recovery anything.

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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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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?

Answer: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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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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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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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!!!!!!

Answer: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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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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Hi,

I just received the Unmountable Boot Volume screen today on my laptop. I don't have any of the bootdisks or CDs that came with the original packaging considering I just moved from Illinois to New York from Chicago. School is going to start (Cornell. eeek) and I really need my computer up and running.

I've tried running bootdisks, but to no prevail. I have no idea really what to do. Every single website tells me I need the Windows Media Center Edition CD to do anything.,,

Any ideas? Can I try contacting Windows in regards to this?

technical information is:

stop: 0x000000ed (0x89aza2a030, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
 

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

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hi...toshiba laptop XP home sp2....seemed warm underneath lately, and so we were carefully to allow enough air circulation to keep it cool. Last night however, I think it overheated....now a startup loop that includes brief windows xp startup page, quick flash of a blue screen ( too quick to read), and then to the black/white error page. None of the black and white options worked, but i was able to get into safe mode via restart and tapping F8 and so made the adjustment to stop the restart cycle and so now I see the blue screen, which says unmountable boot drive

now what? is that a pretty typical symptom of overheating?

what can we do to minimize damage?

what exactly is damaged?
thanks!
bluemoon
 

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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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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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My son tried to boot up the other day and got the message Sorry windows can't start" unmountable boot volume". I went to Microsoft's web site and followed the directions on running chkdsk and got it to boot. I ran Spybot and Adaware and defragged the drive and rebooted with no problem. Today he got the same message and same problem. I thought the the hard drive might be going bad but it is not making any unusual noise. Any advice or suggestions?
 

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Hello. I came home and found my desktop computer off. So I turned it on and it kept rebooting. Every attempt to try to open in the safe mode, ends with an attempt to reboot. So the whole time the computer is on, it continues to try and reboot. I went to the BIOS and try to boot the drive, it came up on a blue screen that said "unmountable boot volume". I don't see how I can boot it even with a disk since I can't even get it to go into the safe mode. Please help. Very important info on my computer. Operating system is XP SP3
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Hi my friend , you can give the specifications of your machine , you can even look at this post :wave

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

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Ok so this is the 4th time in the past 2 weeks that I have had to reinstall windows. Windows will just randomly crash and when I reboot I get a blue screen that says unmountable boot volume. The latest crash was on a BRAND NEW hard drive, the others were on questionable ones. What could be causing this? Usually windows will give me at least 2 days before I have to reinstall it but one time I rebooted for the first time RIGHT after reinstalling it and it gave me this problem. I am using Windows XP home.
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

Suspect the motherboard and RAM.
 

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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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I have read all the postings in the archive about this problem on my Packard Bell laptop and have ran chkdsk /r and tried fixboot but I still get the same error message, does this now mean that it is a faulty hard drive or has anyone any new ideas on the subject before I spend £60 or £70 for nothing.I think there should be a recovery partition on this laptop anyone know how to access it ( sometimes it's one of the F keys but not on this one).

Answer:unmountable boot volume

If you have booted to the recovery console and...Typed "chkdsk /r" then enterWhen done type "exit" and hit enter.then run fixboot try it again then run "fixmbr"

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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

Answer:unmountable boot volume

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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i keep getting this up on blue screen anyone know what the problem is

Answer:unmountable boot volume

UNMOUNTABLE-BOOT-VOLUMEclick here

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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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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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I have a laptop, Sony Vio, and I am getting this error message "Unmountable Boot Volume". It won't boot in safe mode, or last known good...etc, or anything else. I have the restore cd's, but that prompts me to reformat the hard drive and I don't want to do that and lose everything.

Back in '99 when I was in school I had the similar problem with my desktop and everyone said I would have to reformat, but my teacher did a few things and brought back the volume without losing anything but of course that was many moons ago.

Does anyone know how to get everything back? What causes something like this?

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume???

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Computer: Toshiba SATELLITE u405s2820 (not sure on the numbers)
Windows 7 ultimate..anything else just ask

I was using google chrome like normally just logging into my email then it rebooted for updates and then i powered it off once it was done because it was time to sleep. the next morning i powered it on to do something before work and the blue screen of death came on and said UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME and had some stop codes with a lot of 0's like 0000000xde or something.
Here are some things I've tried so far:
Rebooting normally.
Rebooting with repair.
Rebooting with safe mode with networking.
F8 for all the advanced startup like last good known configuration thing
Rebooting from cd/dvd with two different windows installations cds to do a clean format OR do windows repair

ANYTIME I DO ANY OF THE ABOVE...it just either boots up a black screen, or gives me the blue screen or does windows loading files and then gives me another blue screen but with a cursor in the middle and just stays there for hours.

I'm out of ideas. I need some help. I'm really saddened that it looks like I completely lost my files. I usually back up every couple of weeks. However, past week I've added a lot of files which I have not been able to back up yet.

Is there ANYTHING at all I'm missing that I can do to at least boot up?? OR is it no use and I should just buy a new laptop? I've only had this one for a year. I bought it from my brother. It's been in... Read more

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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 recommanded 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: 0
which i guess isn't good, then i did this:
bootrec /fixboot, it said very quickly somthing like: Done
and 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,
Tomer

p.s
i 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... Read more

Answer:the unmountable boot volume msg

Hi Tomerico,
My name is Krishna and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. More often the STOP: 0x000000ED BSOD means a hard drive failure . Try running the hardware diagnostics and see if it shows any errors. You can follow the instructions from http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=514508

Regards,
Dell-Kris K
 

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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.
 

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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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So today i restart my computer and i realize it's taking a longer time to boot and then a couple seconds later i get a blue screen saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. It wont boot even if i go on safe mode. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Rseries 61.
 

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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
 

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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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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 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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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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Hi,

When I tried to boot up my computer today, the computer went to the "starting windows" screen, did all the animations and stuff, and right as it was about to go into the login screen the system restarted. I couldn't get it to start up in safe mode, and when I told the system not to restart during an error, I got a blue screen that said "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME". The recovery startup option just does nothing.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on an HP dv6 1354us. The hard drive is a ATA Samsung HM500JI. The only way I can use the computer is a backup Linux system (ubuntu 10.04).

Please help! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Unmountable boot volume?

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=Serv...ties#diagnostic

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On Friday morning (last week), I made the dreadful mistake of turning on my computer just to remove a CD and then quickly turning it back off again without properly shutting down. I was shocked on Saturday morning to turn on my Computer and receive the "Unmountable Boot Volume" blue screen.

I have tried everything - chkdsk /r, chkdsk, /p and nothing seems to work. I ran a diagnostic test as my computer passed but I can't figure out how to make it boot up again. I think there may be just one little step I must be missing or is there any other alternative that I can try before I have to reinstall Windows all over again???????? In my gut I don't believe there is anything seriously wrong with my computer - just my poor judgement in not shutting down correctly.

PLEASE, any help that can be offered would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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Hi,

I keep getting this Stop error on my Dell Laptop, now I cant even get into Windows. Ive tried chkdsk /r. At 50%, it found unreadable spots. I did fixboot c: and it still didnt work. My next step is going to reinstall windows. Does anyone have any advice? Do you think its a bad hard drive?

Thanks
 

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fixmbr

gg
 

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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?
 

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Why can't you choose the others?
 

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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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Hello I have a huge issue with my PC that just recently happend. So It all started when I was just surfing the web as I usually do when all of sudden, bam! I have a black out, all my power shuts off, and didn't return until 5 minutes later. Anyways when I turned my pc back on it would boot to the windows loading screen and just continue loading like it is stuck in a loop. So I waited 24 hrs and it never left that windows loading screen. So I then restarted and pressed F8 to pull up advance options. I try first try'ed to enter all safe modes, and still I would get stuck at the windows loading screen. So after that i decide to try Microsoft Windows Recovery Console and that's when I got this blue screen error saying "unmountable boot volume " so i did some research and turns out the power outage must have damaged the hard drive in some way. Please if anyone can help me out I would greatly welcome it as we'll as appreciate it thank you for your time.
My computer
2005 compaq presario
Running windows XP
Model SR2034NX
 

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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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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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Not sure if this is right section.

A friend's Packard Bell i-MEDIA PC went blank after his baby son wrenched the USB printer out of the sockets at the front of the tower.

The two USB sockets were touching each other and I assumed a short circuit had occurred during the incident.

As no life was comong from the m/b, and all else checked out, I replaced the m/b with an identical one obtained on the .net.

Everything fires up ok. No beeps! but I get the error message 'Unmountable Boot Volume'.

I checked the HD with Disk Director and it couldn't find any partions. The HD is the orignal.

Have I got a bum HD after all this. It's operational and shows up on the BIOS screen. Or an o/s problem for which I will require the CD which came wth the kit and now cannot be found. (would you believe?)

Packard Bel i-MEDIA PC's are supplied with OEM s/w. Does this give me a recovery problem?

Would it be better to cut the losses and install a new XP Home CD?

Hope it's enough info.
 

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I haven't used my computer in a long time and had it stored away, recently I tried using it again and it booted up fine the first time but the keyboard was off, so I shut it down and turned it back on, then a blue screen showed up saying UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME along with some various vague tips, and STOP: 0x00000ed (0x80EF8D98, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) the computer worked fine before I stored it away. I do not know anything about the hardware, I received it second hand. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll try my best to answer.
 

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Hi, you will need the Xp install Cd.
Boot from the Xp install Cd. - when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
Type chkdsk /r
[note space after chkdsk]

When fininshed.
Type Exit
And press Enter.

The Bios needs to be set to boot [Start] from the Cd - it may already be set to do so.
http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
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Unmountable boot volume in Windows XP.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000630.htm
 

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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?
 

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I have the dreaded blue screen error Stop: 0x000000ED (0x812E0440, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). Have read other threads and created the 6 floppy setup disks (HP Omnibook XE3 running XP Pro - or was!), tried loading them and at the Welcome to Setup screen, pressing 'R', just goes back into the boot loop again! Won't boot into Safe Mode either. Any ideas please?

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do you have an xp pro disc ?

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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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whenever i start my computer it takes me to the advanced startup screen. no matter whati choose it always takes me to the same screen and gives me an error message thay says my pc has unmountable boot volume. what does thet mean and how do i fix it?

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 bingo...... Well without knowing which operating system you have ...it's only a guess ,but I would think that its possible the boot.ini file is messed up .Get back with the O/S and we can possibly offer a fix for you .dl65  

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Hello everyone. I have had this BSOD message for awhile, and have taken many steps to overcome it.

I just used a Windows XP PRO ( my OS ) to repair it using recovery console ( small note : when it asks which windows installation to use, it says my S: drive, not my C: drive. )

I used chkdsk, which I think everything turned out well, and fixboot, which found a error, and supposedly corrected it. I restarted my computer, and it's still there.

I decided to post on the forums, because you guys should be more knowledgeable than I I know I might have to format, but if I have to, I want to back up my data also, which I do not know how to do.

Any help, would be greatly appreciated.

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What does the blue screen message say?

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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

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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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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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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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My sister's laptop is a Toshiba C650 with Win7 64-bit installed. The problem first started with a sudden screen freeze, after which she got BSOD with the message: Kernel data inpage error
After that she managed to turn it on, it worked slowly at first and then it was OK. But two days later, it would not even turn on, there was only black screen. After a few failed attempts, I finally managed to enter Advanced boot options by pressing F8. First I tried to start with "last known good configuration" but the screen again was completely black. Then again, after some failed attempts to get to Advanced boot options, I managed to enter Safe mode, however, again I got the BSOD with the message:
"unmountable boot volume". My first step will be to insert the Win 7 disc again, as was advised on the blue screen. If you have some suggestions, please share.
 
She did download some content from the Internet at that time and that could be the cause... Thanks in advance!

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Use your Win 7 disk to boot to repair options and select Startup Repair. It may take 3 attempts to do a full repair.   If that does not work it could be because of a bad disk or corrupted file system. And, do you need to retrieve any data from the computer? Do you have access to another Windows 7 computer?

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i installed a new software yesterday to my laptop, this morning i have this message, unmountable boot volume, basically the same messages everyone is getting, plus i dont have the cds becasue it is the schools laptop and my tech guys cant find them to can you plz help me i know i talk to the dell support techs and they help me once by pressing some buttons or functions keys and it restored the computer to its old way or previous day, i just want that i an will unistall the program, so plz help
 

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If the computer is a Dell model, try tapping the F8 function key during boot up. This may call up Dell's "Advanced Recovery Options" utility. That should give you the option to restore the computer to like new conditions, wiping out all of your documents and other files as well as any software installed to the computer after it left the factory.

FWiW, your post is extremely difficult to read without any real sentence structure.
 

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After turning on my pc I see a blue window saying something like "your computer ran into a problem and needs to restart" followed by QR code and text "stop code: Unmountable boot device". When pc restarts automatically, it runs the "automatic repair mode" but nothing happens. Pc stays on, but doesn't show anything on the screen.

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Hi @Giceviciusmarty, good morning !Welcome to HP Forum ! Please, verify this document about this error "Unmountable boot device", and realize all steps for resolve this failure: HP Notebook PCs - "Unmountable_Boot_Volume" Blue Screen Error Occurs During Startup or Boothttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00035720 and HP Notebook PCs - Overview of Recovering or Reinstalling the Operating System (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00006110 I hope that helps !Can I ask you a favor ?If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !I´m a volunteer in the HP Forum !

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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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Try remove from notebook and slot into usb to recover but I'm unable to determine my HDD capacity.

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"Unmountable Boot Volume" Win XPhttp://www.techtips4u.com/kb/sw/SW0...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/rei...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477http://www.experts-exchange.com/Ope...http://www.windowsnetworking.com/wx...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...http://webcast.broadcastnewsroom.co...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185

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Hi everyone,

When i start up my computer, i receive the error "Unmountable Boot Volume" and ive tried to do the... Chkdsk /r, and FIXBOOT options under the windows recovery console or whatever it is, but, i still receive the error

(Also, i had gotten this error before, and i had to completely wipe the harddrive to fix it. This was about 3 months ago.)
 

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