Unmountable Boot Volume?!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eggnima, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. Eggnima

    Eggnima Guest

    Hey guys. I've got a problem in loading Win XP. Whenever I boot, it gives me the BSOD and says something about 'Unmountable Boot Volume'. Understandably, I'm gonna be unable to boot from my C: but is there anyway to 'rescue' it? I'm praying hard that I don't have to format my C: partition 'cos I've got my final year project on it and I definitely won't have time to re-do it all over again. Any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated. System specs are as follows:

    - 2.0 GHz P4
    - 100 GB HDD (Partitioned into 68.7 and 24.9 GB partitions)
    - Windows XP Professional OEM
    - nVidia GeForce3 Ti200 64MB DDR
    - 512 MB PC800 RDRAM
    - Turtle Beach Santa Cruz

    :(
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See how you go with this>

    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 error screen, restart your computer. If this screen apppears again, follow these steps:

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

    If the 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 compontents, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical Information
    ***STOP: 0X000000ED (0X823D7BB8, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)


    THE FIX:

    Boot from the CD to the Recovery Console

    Type: chkdsk /r (and wait FOREVER)
    Type: fixboot
    Type: exit
     
  3. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    Hipster forgot one thing....

    Once you get back into your drive back up your important stuff like your final year project Hard drives always die at the worst time.
     
  4. Eggnima

    Eggnima Guest

    Hey guys... thanks so much!
     
  5. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    I had the same problem a year ago and I did the above and the problem went away.
     
  6. Eggnima

    Eggnima Guest

    Yeah... it solved the problem, but whenever I try to log-in to Windows, I get another BSOD. :( *sux*

    But nevermind, I've done a Safe Mode and backed up my stuff. Wiped out WinXp and done a clean install. Thanks to all for assistance!