unmountable boot volume error...pls help



I've been having a problem with a new P4 pc that I just recently aquired. 95% of the time it gets rebooted I get a blue screen saying Umountable_boot_volume, when I eventually get into windows everything seems very slow. I have done a /chkdsk /r, fixboot. I have also switched my ide cables for my hds and the same thing occurs. I'm thinking about updating my bios but I'm wondering if anyone has gone through this before.

I'm using windows XP pro, I have done all critical updates, using an Intel board and P4 chip.

any help would be very appreciated


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Good grief Charlie Brown
I was going to say what you have done already. Only other thing is this>

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.


This is a known issue with windows XP. If what you did (chkdsk) does not work, and you have not added any new hardware, you are looking at a full Format reinstall.

I had this issue as well and it took 2 Full Format recoveries. This is not an issue with your BIOS, so updating that will not solve it.

Microsoft has recognized this as an issue, and it is "solved" with service pack 1.


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