HDD in a sticky situation

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by m|ste3qL, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. m|ste3qL

    m|ste3qL Guest

    I have encountered a problem on my old quantum-fireball 7.6GB hard-drive, it boots up to the windows logo and then the dreaded BSOD comes up and says:

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

    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME


    Technical Information:
    STOP: ( 0x81247d98, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000 )


    Can anybody help me please!, i dont wanna lose all my data
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try a google for>
    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME windows Xp
    Found heaps of stuff.
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    The drive itself is probably OK. Put it in another computer as slave first if you can and backup your data. Then put it back and experiment to get it to work. A reinstall of Windows is a hot tip.
     
  4. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    I had this ancient laptop that refused to boot up when my wife wanted to use it - can't remember what the error message was but I told her to pick it up about an inch and...

    DROP IT!

    PC then booted up first time - HDD was stuck through lack of use.

    Mubbers

    P.S. I accept no responsibility for damged caused to computers etc. yada yada...