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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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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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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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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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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 wonít boot in any mode. Going via F2 I can get to boot from CD but I donít have an XP recovery CD for the machine as it was an OEM with pre-installed XP (Tried a friendís 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 havenít 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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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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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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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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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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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?

I would like to use my old original drive as a secondary drive if it is even possible to access its files. I have ordered a SATA caddy so I can mount it into the unused drive bay of the DV9... Read more

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

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Answer:unmountable boot volume

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:unmountable boot volume

did you try:

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

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About 1 out of 3 times my mother boots her PC she gets the unmountable boot volume blue screen. How can I fix this?

Tnx

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

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

I found this

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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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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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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 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
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume no cds

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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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.

I've tried connecting to it directly with the other laptop [via LAN cable] and then I get an error message on the guest machine saying that the host machine's modem isn't wo... Read more

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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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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When I turn on my PC, the message "Unmountable Boot Volume" flashes on the screen before it attempts a repair that never finishes. I do not have bootable back up media.  I do have most of my data backed up. If I replace the hard drive, how do I get windows loaded on it?   Can I get windows 10?   There are two hard drive slots.  Can I get two hard drive that I could either mirror or have one as a bootable backup>

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Richard_P_White Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! These problems are generally due to one of two basic problems:1) Failed hard drive2) Corrupted/missing boot loader filesAs to the first, please follow the directions in this link for testing your hard drive: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00439024If that confirms your drive has failed, then you need to replace it.  Please report back if that is the case.As to the second, you will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.Once you have that, please download and create Win10 install media from this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10Yes ... I know that is for Win10, but it uses the same generation boot loader as Win8x, so it can be used to do boot loader repairs for Win8x as well as for Win10.Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link:  http://www.windowswally.com/how-to-fix-error-code-0xc0000185/You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.When done, your PC should boot OK. If it does not, and your hard drive has NOT failed, then to restore your PC, you would need to order HP Recovery Media.  This is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utiliti... Read more

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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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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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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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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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I'm trying to fix a friends laptop computer, it has blue screen of death Unmountable Boot Volume error, It will not work in safemode, normal mode or even last known good configuration. I have tried to to boot from the cd windows XP home and choose recovery console to try chkdsk but it says AUTOCHK.exe can not be found, please find it. I have tried fixboot and fixmbrBTW I can't get into Bios, he set a password for it and he does not remember the password, we tried all of the passwords he could think off. It is out of warranty.I wanted to do a repair install however the computer does not give me the option to do any repairs, on the partitions page it says,C: patition1 [unknown] 76309mb (76308 MB FREE) unpatitioned space 8mbIt gives me the option to delete or install.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

The fact that...the partition file system is listed as "unknown" and that the data reflects an empty partition with no data on it...says to me that either the file system (NTFS) or the hard drive itself has a problem.Typically, the best thing to do is to employ data recovery software of your choice to move data files from the drive...before going any further.Unmountable boot volume errors are typically solved by running the chkdsk /r command...except when they are too serious to be solved by such. Yours appears to be beyond chkdsk /r.Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302 LouisYou'll need to remove that hard drive from the laptop and attach it to another system...to do any file recovery and/or diagnostic.

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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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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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I am working on a client's computer which is an HP Mini 1035NR that doesn't have a CD drive to use for recovery.

I am getting a BSOD Unmountable_Boot_Volume with STOP: 0x000000ED (0x86508C08, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Do you guys have any ideas of how to boot the machine? I've already tried everything that I can think of.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

Unmountable boot volume errors...are often overcome by running the chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console.Not guaranteed but worth a shot.Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302 How to Create a Bootable XP Recovery Console CD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276527/how-to-create-a-bootable-xp-recovery-console-cd/ Louis

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help needed to why it keeps doing this

Answer:unmountable boot volume

click hereif it's persistent your drive may have errorssystem info; click hererun hard-drive manufacturer's diagnosticclick here

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I'm trying to clean install Win XP Pro and keep getting "Unmountable Boot Volume" error.It's a 40Gb drive which I've partitioned as one large partition in NTFS.I've installed XP but, when I try to boot from HD, I get the above message.I can boot into Safe Mode but then can't access the net from my PC.4 days now and going slightly mad.TIAPaul

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

click here may help.

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Hi guys,
My windows 8 consumer preview has crashed and gives me the 'unmountable-boot-volume' error. Problem is, I had enabled the fast boot option on my machine using the Toshiba hardware utility, so now i can not access the bios menu and boot from CD/DVD drive as i would have preferred. i cannot access my hard drive and I cannot boot from an external source. Is this the end for me? Please help.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

lol. i dunno what your oem bios is like - surely there is a way to enter bios setup - some key press during post?

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i am trying to follow this guide click herebut i get the error in recovery mode saying it cant find the location of "autochk.exe" even when i use C:\WINDOWS\system32 so how do i get this file into a pc that wont boot?

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

autochk.exe is in the i386 folder on your XP CDor in the same folder on your hard drivewhen you have booted to recovery consul at the c:\windows prompt type cd D: (assuming dis your CD drive)at d:\ type cd d:\i386 at the d:\i386 prompt type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enterWhen that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter"Y" and enter at the promptThen type "exit" and hit enterThe system will now reboot into Windows

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

Answer:unmountable boot volume - win XP Pro

"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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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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When I try to turn on my Dell laptop, I get the blue screen of death with the following message

UNMOUNTABLE-BOOT-VOLUME

STOP: 0x000000ED (0X823AC628, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000

I have tried everything to change the way it boots and still I get the same message. My laptop has no cd rom so how do try to fix this mess????

Answer:UNMOUNTABLE-BOOT-VOLUME

Do you have the XP Recovery Console installed?Do you have your Dell Diagnostics CD?Unmountable Boot VolumeThe normal way of attempting to overcome this...is to run the chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console (if the system won't boot).Louis

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


Quote:




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

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

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

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

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

Technical Information:

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




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

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Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume?

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

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

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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.
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

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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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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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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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Hi everyone,

I started my laptop up yesterday (Sony PGR-GRT916z with Windows XP) and within several minutes my computer froze up and it went to a blue screen, at the top reading: UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME.

Now I've read the others threads regarding this and one of the solutions was: run CHKDSK /R from Windows. But when I start my laptop first the Vaio screen comes up, then Windows starts loading and then that blue screen pops up for like a half second and the computer restarts. It's this 20 second loop and it does this over and over. If I hit a F-key it goes to a menu with several options but none of them really do anything.

So my question is: how do I run CHKDSK /R from Windows if my laptop doesn't get beyond loading Windows. Or is there something else I need to try. Also, I don't have the Windows installation cd.

I would like to add that my computer experience is very low. So if someone decides to help me; address as if I'm a 4 year old.

Thanks a bunch.
 

Answer:Unmountable boot volume

Yes, you can run chkdsk off a live Windows disk that can be made with an installed windows on a working pc. Google around.

Tap F8 at boot for safe mode, log in as admin, start, run, cmd, do "chkdsk /r" minus quotes.
 

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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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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
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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

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

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

This is what the error screen says:


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UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

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

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

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

Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume?

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

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

in the recovery console type

chkdsk /p

when this finishes type

fixboot

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

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

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

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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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This is what the BSOD tells me when I try to boot up.
I can't boot in safe mode or anything.

I'm taking it to a tech in a little while but I want to know what to expect when I get there.

Is this a lost cause? Or can it be fixed?

I'm on a dell dimension desktop 4550
Windows XP SP1
It's about 2 years old.

Right now I'm at the library, so speedy replys are appreciated.
 

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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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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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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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The blue screen has appeares and I have no idea how to fix this thanks ginks
 

Answer:unmountable boot volume

So, you get a BSD when you boot your computer and the error is Unmountable Boot Volume? What OS and SP are you running by the way? Check to make sure the cables are plugged in, reseat them, but, if this is a recurring BSD, normally your disk is not bootable, and your OS can't read the boot sector. You can look here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302 to see if it helps.
 

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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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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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I have always had my laptop in hibernate mode, unless; I was installing something or every few days for a reset. I am not much in to downloading, inface; the last item downloaded was an emergency response guide from the Government of Canada's website, so I think it would be clean and I even scanned it. After the restart days later it would boot up to a point just past the splash page for WinXP and then a blue screen flashed and it would restart the boot up process again. Eventually I was able to pause the screen through "F12" I believe. I located a WinXP installation/ boot CD and it is telling me I have to reboot. There are files I require for various things, pay, emergency response pre plans and school work that I am hoping can be recovered first. Is there anything I can do to recover and repair this without losing my items, I have heard of people being able to do it and that would be excellent if this can be done. One of the menu options before the blue screen is to start windows with that last known working settings or something to that effect. Is there anyone who can help?

Michael
 

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Macguyver, I need your help!

problem:

error: unmountable boot volume (I've googled everything already, no luck).

process:

- normal and safe mode boot doesn't work.
- I booted from my Win XP CD, but the CD is possibly corrupted. (the 1st time, it says cpqarray.sys corrupt. 2nd time, it passed it but another file was corrupt).
- I tried my WIN2k cd, and I saw the welcome message. It says there's no hard-drive installed When tried to Repair (or install).
- I tried the DELL diagnostic by pressing F12 (?) and ran a test. The hard-drive has unreadable sectors.
- I shut down.

next day:

- The hard-drive was less noisy and much faster. I tried safe-mode with command prompt, it worked.
- I did chkdsk and it said "read-only mode". It showed me some unreadable sectors.
- I did chkdsk /p and chkdsk /f but it said its using the volume so it will perform chkdsk when I reboot.
- I rebooted to normal mode, but chkdsk won't run. I get a C000031a Hard Error. (I looked it up but nothing helped).
- Booting from my Win XP and win2k CD still doesn't work.
tools:

- another dell laptop + cd + usbs. (no burner). with internet access.
- 120gb external usb HD with 5gb free. (MAYBE with a win xp iso backup in there)
- USB mp3 with 400mb.
- a windows 2k cd.
- a (corrupted/scratched) win XP cd
My priorities:

- I have a few text files, password files, and work documents I'd like to BACKUP RIGHT AWAY to a USB if I can. Would it work from safe mode? I'... Read more

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume (no XP CD)

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Hi,

I keep getting this message and I have loaded the cd before like 2 times but I didnt have to cdkey and now I do. The windows cd wont load now though. Could someone help me out?
 

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hi i have this problem:

when i startup the computer and when it reaches the windows screen and starts to load up, after a few seconds, it will turn to a blue page with a "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" problem.

there is also this:
***STOP: OxOOOOOOED ( Ox8202cc98, OxC0000006, OxOOOOOOOO OxOOOOOOOO)

I'm using a windows xp media centre edition 2005 version, a compaq laptop and I misplaced my recovery disc and I can't system restore the computer. My computer has been functioning well until today.

There are alot of important files inside the hard drive and I'm not sure if it will be affected.

I tried many ways suggested from the internet from my other computer but it still dosen't work.

I would greatly appreciate if any help is rendered.

thank you.
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume - Please help!

Hello...Welcome To TSG

Boot into recovery console
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...docs/en-us/recovery_run_console.mspx?mfr=true

Type this one by one and hit enter

chkdsk /r
fixboot
 

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I am posting this under software, even though I was told it was a hardware issue, because I don't think I believe that.

Dell Dimension 2200 desktop running XP in my office at home. Everything was working fine until I tried to update some proprietary software from my company. (I think program relates to SQL Server somehow, if that helps?) There were three updates that I was supposed to do. System said first update completed successfully, but computer locked up to the point that I had to power it down manually. Second update, computer locks up again, this time update did NOT complete successfully. Manually powered down again, and tried second update a second time. This time completed successfully, but again the lockup.

Manually powered down again, then powered back on to do the third update. Machine will not boot. Keep getting BSOD stating "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME". Have tried booting in Safe Mode, as well as "last known good configuration", with the same results. Double-checked that there were no disks in any of the drives.

I have tech support through my company, so I called. They said "hard drive issue, sorry, maybe time to buy a new computer".

Any less extreme ideas? It seems rather coincidental that a hardware failure would be immediately preceded by a software issue.

Thanks!
Joe
 

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

try this

if you can get into safe mode wih command prompt do this

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.
 

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

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

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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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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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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!!

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

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

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

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

Answer:Unmountable Boot Volume

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




I dont have the disk...any ideas?




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

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hii have a pc that wont boot all i keep getting is the blue screen of death saying unmountable boot volume.it was ok till my brother loaded the drivers for his ipod on it, will this have caused it? i cant even get into safe mode.a pal of mine said i could do a repair threw the disks that came with it, but all it says on the cover of the disk is factory reset disk.will this wipe all my data of the hard drive.or is there a thing on the disk that will sort it out,any help will be great thanks

Answer:unmountable boot volume

the factory recovery disk will restore your computer to it's original state when you first received it.You will lose all added programs and your data from that date.But before you use this wait for any other suggestion that may be able to help

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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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My friends computer was acting up so I said I would take a look at it.
I restarted the computer and got the screen of death.

I tried booting in safe mode but got the same message.

I inserted the OS disk did a repair with chkdsk, fixmbr and fixboot, then restarted and got the same message.

Since I can't even get in with safemode, I can't really back anything up so a complete reformat is an absolute last resort.

I can't think of anything else to do so I come to you all!

Thanks.

PS- He said he hasn't installed anything new on the laptop and didn't install anything new since he bought it. And since I cant boot it at all all I know is that it's an athalon 3400 with XP/

Answer:Unmountable boot volume (I've tried what I know)

Do a repair install... It sounds like a bad video driver.

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

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