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Solved: Unable to boot XP - Unmountable Boot Volume

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

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

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-Using Windows XP on a Dell Dimention 8300 desktop.-

About a week ago, I attempted to start up my computer, and to my dismay, I ended up with the blue screen of death with an error that was something like

unmountable_boot_volume EDx0000000 0x0000006 0x0000000

(I'm currently typing from memory on my ipod so please forgive me if I'm a bit vague) Anyway, I've tried everything I can think of. I'm unable to run chkdsk as it brings me directly to partitions, and I really don't want to re-format because my data and backups of things are very precious to me. Is there anything I can do?
Also yes I did use the search function before posting this and nothing helped

A:Unmountable Boot Volume error, unable to fix, need help

I believe when you run chkdsk - you have to choose which partition you would like it to check/fix.

Also, have you tried a repair install?

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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.

A: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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Ok, I Need help pretty badly.....

All of a sudden my computer just rebooted, and when it tryed to start up again, came this blue screen, saying:

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


Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x000000ed (0x81f9b900, 0xc0000032, 0x000000000, 0x000000000)

It also say's that this could be because of some new software I've installed, but I can't even boot in safe mode so there isn't much I can do.....

Can anyone help me ......

A:[SOLVED] Unmountable Boot Volume

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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!

A:Solved: Unmountable Boot Volume

Try not to double post. If you haven't gotten a reponse to your post in a "reasonable" length of time (although 37 minutes isn't bad ), post a reponse to your first post and just type "bump". This will move your problem back to the top. See my reponse to your other post

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hi fellow users
i have received the following error when booting into xp.
Unmountable boot volume 0x00000ed (0x8a202900,0xc0000006,0x0000000,0x0000000)
I don't know what this means but i know it is bad. please reply ASAP becuase i need to do work on it.
Yours Faithfully

A:[SOLVED] Unmountable boot volume

Hi and welcome to TSF please try this Unmountable Boot Volume

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I have a Sony PCG-7134M laptop. When I try to start Vista normally I get a BSOD saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. It will not start in safe mode and I do not have a repair disk or installation disk. What can I do?

A:[SOLVED] Unmountable Boot Volume

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME BSOD's usually point to a failing hard drive or corrupt filesystem.

--My first recommendation would be to attempt to back up any important data by carefully removing the drive and connecting it to a working PC to see if you can access the data

If you can boot to safe mode (probably not) or a Windows OS disk and access the command prompt (cmd) in the repair options you can run a disk check which can repair a corrupt filesystem/ bad sectors, blocks, and clusters.

The command for that is: chkdsk /x/f/b/r (if Windows XP omit the "b" switch)

Let this run through. Once it is finished attempt to boot to Windows. If you successfully boot to Windows back up any important data immediately. And run a hard drive diagnostic on the drive.

HDD Diagnostic

1. Download Seatools and Easy Burner (if you don't currently have a program to burn .iso files to a CD) from the link in my signature

2. Install Easy Burner

3. Burn Seatools for Dos to a CD

4. Insert the CD to the CD drive on the problem PC, restart the PC and boot from the CD (please post if you need help booting to disk)

5. Once Seatools boots run a Long test on the Hard drive (found under "Basic Tests" at top left)

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Heeeelp, i have a Dell Vostro 1000 blue screen popped up with 0x000000ED (0x8A77c900, 0xc0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000.

My computer starts up showing windows xp but has a Windows Vista sticker.

I attempted to download and burn Herons

A:[SOLVED] Unmountable boot volume

Can you enter Safe Mode?

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I am having this problem with my daughter's computer!

Installed the Cd, got to the command input.

As soon as I enter "CD.." It tells me, "File cannot be opened" I tried the others, and I get the same!

Then I tried again and same thing! So, I decided to run the chechdisk command above and Voila! it offered me to select 1 after I chose R

THEN, it just fully loaded!! no further commands were needed!! I took the CD out and it's all fixed!!


A:Unmountable Boot Volume Solved

Glad you resolved it .

FWIW: Often, unmountable boot volume errors are resolved by the running of the chkdsk /r command.


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I have the blue screen, with the problem Unmountable_Boot_Volume
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x86B56900, 0xC0000006, 0 ◊ 00000000.0 X00000000)

I'm trying to recover from the XP installation CD, but it says (translated from Spanish): "The partition is full, unformatted or formatted with an incompatible file system. To proceed, the Windows Setup must format this partition "

Is there any way to fix it without formatting?



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0x00000ED<error message. computer cannot start and it gives this error.Help!!!

A:Solved: unmountable boot volume???

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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!

A:Solved: Unmountable Boot Volume

If you do a google search you will come with many hits for this problem. Here is one Unmountable Boot Volume

However, the fact that it keeps doing this points to a possible problem with your hard drive. Go to you hard drive manufacturer's web site and download the diagnostic tools and run them. Also read through this http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q297185

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I have the UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME error. But, for me, it's not as simple as popping in the XP startup disk, because the HP I have was upgraded by a computer shop (so I didn't get that disk).

Anyway, I think I have a way to fix it. I can connect the hard drive from the computer that is presenting the problem to this computer, which will give me access to the files that are on it, which means that I could manually fix the file that is causing the boot volume to be unmountable. (Whatever that means.)

My question to you kind folks is: how do I go about this? Once the hard drive is connected, what file do I need to repair, and how do I repair it? Any help will be very much appreciated.

A:Solved: Help with Unmountable Boot Volume.

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i am using xp home on an hp pc (therefore no recovery discs). after a blackout, i got the unmountable boot volume blue screen. i have searched the forums, talked to hp and got the same answers. the problem is none of them work.

i cannot restart in safe mode or last good configuration. a friend made the 6 xp set up floppy disks for me and theat gets me into the repair and once there, chkdsk does not work. i have tried both /p and /r and both times i get the message:
autochk.exe could not be located in either the startup directory or the cdrom drive.
type the full path <including drive letter> for the location of autochk.exe

i tried fixboot and it says it fixes something, but on restart i am stuck back in the blue screen.

one of the hp guys suggested i install an earlier version of windows, so i can backup files before a full system restore. i found my old office 97 cdrom, but i don't know how to install it with a whacked out system.

it just occurred to me that i am dumb. office is not an operating system and i know that. i have a version of xp pro. will that work? if so, how do i install?



A:Solved: unmountable boot volume (hp pc)

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Last week given HP Desktop with the Unmountable Boot Volume error. Ran chkdsk from the Recovery console. It ran through and then on reboot worked OK. After making sure the problem didn't happen again I gave it back. Owner hooked it up and same error message. I got it back today, ran chkdsk and it booted up to Windows. Just finished running the WD disk diagnostics which it passed.

Probably will replace the IDE cable before giving it back, but I would hate to get a call that the Unmountable Boot Volume error has returned. The only other information is that both times the error showed up were after the system was moved. Once from the original to a new owner and then from me back to new owner. Also of interest (not sure it means anything) is the problem popped up both times the new owner turned the system on for the first time (after she bought it and after I gave it back) . I guess maybe I should carry it around the house a few times before returning it. I know this would usually get posted in the XP forum, but I guess I'm looking for a hardware explanation. Advice appreciated.

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I'm in a bit of a pickle here, as trying to boot my computer normally (with or without safe mode) gives me the aforementioned boot volume error. After finally tracking down my Windows CD (it was on the shelf, who would've thought?) I'd thought that my problems would be solved - but, no, instead booting from the disk gives me another, very vague error.

I need a hand.

And a hug

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I just got that message when I opened my PC.

It was written in white over a blue screen the folloeing information:

STOP: 0x000000FD (0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

We tried to start the PC with the debug mode and last configuration and it didn't work.

Does anyone know how to solve this issue ?


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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

A: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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Ok, received this error yesterday, looked up how to fix it using the install disc. Now I can only access anything using SAFE MODE.
If I try to boot up normally my screen goes black and it says "DSUB Power Saving Mode". The Hard Drive is still working as I can hear it and can see both lights are on. What can I do to fix this problem?

A:[SOLVED] Unmountable Boot Volume Issues

Problem solved! I forgot when I ran the install disc it defalted my monitor to DSUB Analog instead of DVI Digital, which caused my monitor to black out. A little dumb luck pressing buttons fixed my issue. It all sounds so basic in hindsight!

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A few days ago, my computer crashed and gave me the 'unmountable boot volume' message. I have a dell inspiron 600m, xp professional. There was a similar post, it seems, a few years back, but doesn't have a way to remedy this. The hard drive still seems to work, but no matter how I try to restart this thing, whether it's with the Windows xp cd that came with this and clicking on reboot, nothing works. This is an older computer and I hope to get a bit more use out of it because I am not in a position to replace it at this time. Anything recomended I am willing to try. Thank you for your time in responding to my crisis!

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I had a screen freeze situation on an XP SP3 mach and hit the reset to reboot and when it tried to boot up I got the unmountable boot volume blue screen. I'm using an Asus AM2-MX mobo that has 4 sata connectors and I have a Seagate sata drive I'm running XP from. I found out that when it froze the HD had gone offline. I shut it off and reconnected cables and then it was online again. I've had trouble with a couple of drives going offline now and then and can't figure out why. I'm beginning to think faulty mobo. Anyway, now I'm trying to get my XP install back again. Now I've disconnected all other drives and am running chkdsk /r out of Recovery Console but it hasn't worked so so far. ALso ran fixboot with no results. Will run fixmbr it chkdsk /r doesn't work. The repair function in RC doesn't even list an XP install to repair either. If anyone has any ideas on this please reply. Its frustrating to have to reload XP and all programs again.

A:Solved: Unmountable boot volume crash XP

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I get the BSOD and came to know the problem was Unmountable Boot volume. I have windows 7 operating system, 64bit and VAIO laptop. I have no windows 7 disc of any sorts......but i did make a system image long time ago on my USB coz my CD drive doesn't work. please help.

thank you

A:Solved: Unmountable Boot volume and BSOD

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My friend's PC is getting the BSOD: unmountable_boot_volume. I've read alot of good information about BSOD fixes on TSG, but I can't seem to get close to fixing this machine (or even a good start).

I'm working with a Dell Dimension 4600.
On startup, I'm getting the above BSOD and there has not been any hardware changes since the machine was purchased (which I thought was related to the error code).
I am unable to boot in safe mode (it stops at /agp.dll line). I have also tried booting from the other options: command prompt, VGA mode, last known good, etc....
In the boot menu, the cd-rom is listed as NOT INSTALLED. The USB devices are listed as uninstalled as well.
I do not have a spare hdd to swap for testing or a floppy boot disk.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else I can try? I am very willing to reinstall XP Pro if I can boot to it.

Thank you, as always, for any advice!

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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!!!!!!!!!!!

A:computer wont boot up pass the unmountable boot volume

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Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me with something. My mom's friend is having a problem with her computer. All her husband did was delete 500 email messages out of outlook express at one time and then the computer messed up. when they restart they have an option of choosing safe mode, normal windows, etc. No matter what they choose, it says it can't start and goes to a blue screen of death with this error: unmountable_boot_volume
STOP: 0X000000ED(0X81A97538, 0XC000009C, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
They had ran a test or something and it found 41 errors and said something about an error: IDE uncorrectable data error or media is write protected.

They have a Dell computer, XP, that's about all I know. Any help would be greatly appreciated on how to fix this. Thanks!

A:Solved: blue screen of death unmountable boot volume please help fix!!

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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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A:[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.
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)
Hard disk

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



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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?

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

 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.
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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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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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!

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I can't boot my laptop from USB to resolve Unmountable Boot Volume problem. I got an "Unmountable boot volume" error on a blue screen when trying to restart my Lenovo Yoga X1. After searching for solutions online, I prepared a bootable USB using Windows 10 media creation tool. I interrupted the regular startup, chose my USB as the temporary startup device, but after that nothing happens. I just get a black screen, and cannot follow any of the steps to fix the boot issue. Am I doing something wrong? I tried to boot from this USB on another laptop and it worked fine. I also ran hardware diagnostics, and no problems were found. If my SSD is damaged or dead, would that show up on the tests?  

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I'm currenty using Presario 2700T, and mind you it's been a headache using it for the past two months (my laptop's 2 years and 3 months old now).

I've had problems where this wretched thing would just shutdown automatically. 3 times a day even. I've done my research on it and found out that this model's hardware is the poorest among its model-kind. It's the darn heatsink! As much as I would love to replace it, I've been very busy using it for work.

On top of that, I have a new problem now -- UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME. I've read a little about this already, and would like some help repairing it.

So far, I've downloaded and made my own XP Pro boot disk. The problem is that I don't know how to make my CD drive boot first so I can start repairing it.

By the way, what should I do when I've loaded the boot disk? I don't really want to reinstall the whole thing since I've got a lot of important files in there that I'd want to retrieve first. All I want is to repair it and load windows in standard mode.


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I'm hoping that some of you hardware enthusiasts can shed some light on a problem I'm currently having with a rig.
The current situation is that while booting Windows XP Proffessional, the computer will go directly to blue screen before finishing booting, claiming

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8239AB98, 0xc00000A3,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Upon closer inspection with the Safe Mode start, it seems to be hangin at Mup.sys, at least thats the last thing that pops up efore the BSOD.

I had a quick look on the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information about the problem and it seems that this type of problem is related to cahce writing on NTFS format drives, which would make sense. I wasnt around th last time the computer booted, but the way I understand it the computer was in-game, and froze and was almost immediatly restarted, which would explain if perhaps the cache had not fully cleared and then some crucial bootable data had been left there and not written back the hard drive.

For whatever reason windows is not automatically starting chkdisk when it boots to try and deal with the problem. On the Microsoft Knowledge Base, it says to use the WinXP cd to do a commandline restore from the boot cd. I tried this, but unfortunatly, I'm using 2 80gb dirves in stripping raid, and my raid controller disk doesnt seem to want to cooperate in WinXP start up.

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A:Unmountable boot volume

Try booting from the CD and try the recovery Console.
If that doesn't work, try the repair option on the CD.

You might also find this helpful:

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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>

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

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

A:Unmountable boot volume

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

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Read carefully please. I'm in a situation a bit unlike other threads that have been on this forum.

This is on my windows xp sp2 dimension 5150.

The computer was working fine last night and it was shut down normally. The next day when I turned it on I got a blue screen error called

What I've tried
MS support site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302


If it's a BIOS settings problem then load the 'Fail-Safe' default settings, and then reactivate the most frequently used options such as USB Support.
didn't work

If it's a damaged file system case then:-
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
I dont have this disk (keep reading), dont have a floppy drive either

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.
I couldn't boot to safe mode, or to a command line, got bsod each time

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A:Unmountable Boot Volume --> bad HD?

Hello aaasssdddfff, Welcome to TSF. Seems the only route to go for you would be to have an XP CD. Since this is a propietary computer (e.g. name brand such Dell, HP, etc.) you will need the recovery disk which you don't have. Other option would be to buy an OEM version of XP so you can do a clean reinstall.

You are on the right track for all options you have to correct your problem buy you still need XP CD. In the meantime, you could go to the HDD mfgs. website and try their HDD Diagnostic Tool to see if your HDD is on the fritz.

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Have seen a few suggestions for this problem.

One says to ensure latest win updates are on - I did that.

One that worked involved doing a CHKDSK and/or FIXBOOT.

BUT - after 1 or 2 restarts, the problem recurs.

Latest Virus scan was clean.

Possible causes? Thanks

A:Win/XP Unmountable Boot Volume

You might try a system repair. It appears that the boot files are getting corrupted, hard to say why that's happening. It could also be hardware or an application corrupting them.

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My aunt has 12 yr old triplets that are "new" to the Lovely internet.They had a crappy EMachine running XP on it and it kept crashing and wouldnt boot up saying [/b]"Unmountable boot volume"I know what it meant and how it was missing the boot.ini file from windows (i believe it was called that)it kept happening and I kept reinstalling windowsnow i talked them into buying a new HP, brand new good system with windows xp home again2 weeks in the same problem, unmountable boot volume, had to reinstall windows,Any idea what these kids are doing to keep getting this, we are starting to think they are the cause of it and not the computer

A:Unmountable Boot Volume

Is the computer plugged into a battery backup or a surge protector? My guess is it is and the device is more than 3 years old. If this is the case, plug the computer directly into the wall.

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I have an acer laptop that i upgraded from vista to 32bit windows 7 that i installed few months ago through USB because my cd drive doesnt work. Now I am getting the unmountable boot volume so i am trying to boot the installation cd from my USB. It gets past the loading files, then starting windows but after that i get a black screen with just the mouse arrow. Last night I kept this up all night thinking it was just slow but no luck. Oh just to see I made a usb with the vista recovery disk and that worked up to the part where I had to select an OS to repair. Any ideas??

A:trying to fix unmountable boot volume

Is it possible that I am not waiting long enough? Is their anything that I can disable in bios that might interfere.

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I recevived the above message last night on my PC at home, the second set of numbers was: 0XC000006C, I just wanted to verify that I should try the recovery message from other threads.

XP CD, R, chkdsk/p and fixboot

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I must be stupid, I tried getting the computer to boot up using the CD Rom with the purple dell disk and it still went to the blue screen. Here is the message:


***STOP: 0X000000ED (0X82F83C08, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)


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i rec'd this blue screen error message and found the same error posted by others in your forum, and I followed the instructions to boot from my cd and choose the recovery however, my computer will not boot from my cd even though it does ask me instead it goes directly to the windows boot options. on this page the choices are safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, etc. but the only one it'll allow me to choose is the start windows normally option. when i choose this option it'll stay on the windows xp logo screen for 10 minutes and than return to that horrid blue screen. what do i do?

A:unmountable boot volume...and beyond

Why can't you choose the others?

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I already did my research on this issue, and I know I need to use the recovery console to fix this issue. The problem is I have no Windows XP CD nor do I have a floppy drive to use those six disks to install it myself.

Everything I have looked up has pointed to only these two options, and I can't find much else.

I'm just wondering how I'd get an XP boot CD, or any other method of accessing the recovery console.

A:Unmountable Boot Volume (different)

What exactly is your problem?

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What the hell does this mean, every apparent Disk Dr that seems to be going, ends up the same way. It also says 2 or more unrecoverable errors. It is Dell 5150 thats causing the problems.

any help would be great


A:Unmountable boot volume?

Your hard drive is bad... It will have to be replaced. How will you do this? Take the computer to a friend or to a repair shop?

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I am getting the unmountable boot volume when trying to boot up my dell computer.It tell me to restart in safe mode it shows a blue screen that says there was an error when iogged off.It says to start in safe mode ,but that dont work i tried everything and it comes back to the blue screen that says to start in blue screen and also says Stop 0x000000ed along with some different codes.I wish I knew what these codes were maybe i'd know what is wrong.Also i cant run the windows disk cause my cd rom don't work it's broke.So i copied it from family's comp. onto floppy disk and i can't get it to run on myy computer it just wont go to the recovery,nor can i figure out how to get into bios.Can you please help???Thanks Terri

A:unmountable boot volume

Depending how old your Dell computer is, your hard drive might be failing or has already failed. We had two Dells at my work that came up with "unmountable boot volume" error and both times the hard drive had failed. They were purchased in June 2003.

When your Dell begins to boot up, within the first few seconds you have an option to choose F12. By pressing this key it will allow you to choose bootup options. Once on that screen, choose the one that says Utility Partition. You can then run Dell's diagnostic on just the hard drive or the whole computer if you like, it does take longer though. It will tell you if there are any errors with the hard drive.

Good Luck, hope this helps you resolve the issue. Let the forum know if it does.

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Yes. I got a computer to repair. This is the problem 'Unmountable Boot Volume'. Unfortunatelly any chckdsk from bootable Windows not working. I mean stoped at 46% few hours. I also tryed connect to another computer and run some tools, but same result. I'am allowed to open all data on disk, but can't recover system. What I can do?

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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?

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did you try:


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