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Unmountable Boot Volume


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#1 jruggiero

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:09 PM

Hello,
my name is John.

Just yesterday, i was using my Dell XPS 400 series desktop and i was just browsing the internet normally. I shut down my computer, normally, and when i came back after dinner, i booted my compy and i got the BSOD saying "Unmountable_Boot_Volume" along with a Stop error along the lines of 0x468238c (0x00000000, 0x0000000, 0x00000) or something like that. I've searched the forums and have found multiple topics on this, but i'm not quite sure exactly how to proceed with this error.


One thing that may be important, I really really need the files that are on my computer, so if there are two different ways to solve this, and one of them keeps the files, I need that one.

I am kind of techno-impaired as my sons call it, and i may need a walkthrough for this.

I am 99% sure i have the XP Media Center disk.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

John.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:17 PM

It could be a corrupt boot.ini file or a bad hard drive. If you have the original Windows disk you can follow repair instructions here:
http://www.juicytools.com/
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:18 PM

Thank you,

Will this delete my files if i proceed as established on the JuicyTools.com site?

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:35 PM

What files are you wondering about chkdsk deleting. For a little more information regarding chkdsk, See the following: Performing error checking by using Chkdsk .exe, Command-line reference A-Z and An explanation of the new /C and /I Switches that are available to use with Chkdsk.exe

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:37 PM

well, i mean i have tax files and stuff on there, i just want everything to go back to the way it was before.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:12 PM

I'm in the middle of doing what you told me to do, just finished chkdsk /p


it prompted me and i typed in "fixboot" as directed by the site.

It displayed "The target partition is C:.
Are you sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition C: ?"

and now its prompting me.

I mean, the site tell me to say Y, but im wondering what it will do and what files (if any) will be deleted by "writing a new bootsector to the partition C:"

Help, plz.

John

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:52 PM

plz help.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 03:56 PM

No it should not. You're not touching any Windows document files
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:02 PM

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS.


Thank you so much.



I would love to help out other people with this issue.

Thanks so so so so much.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:32 PM

FWIW: Running chkdsk /p accomplishes nothing but a read. To repair anything, you need to run chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r (which includes chkdsk /f).

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