Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Unmountable boot volume


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 sirio

sirio

  • Members
  • 32 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:16 AM

Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:57 PM

My pc, running under XP SP3, started being very noisy some days ago. Today this message appeared (Unmountable boot volume) and no way to boot (is would boot over and over). So I boot with XP System Recovery DVD and run CHKDSK. After that is went alone, no way to control it, saying things such as "file record segment xxxxx is unreadable" 5 times, then "deleting orphan file records etc..." mpre than 50 times, then "deleting index entry" 3 times (system.ini, sessionstore.js, sessio...1.js) and eventually saying CHKDSK is recoverning lost files. It's been stuck at this point for at least 6 hours and I don't know if I should leave it all night like this or is I should do something? Do you think I will be able to recover my documents (my last full backup dates back to June unfortunately...) ?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,266 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:04:16 AM

Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:46 PM

When chkdsk has not been run for a lengthy period, it takes a long time.

This time is compounded if the hard drive has problems and/or C: is it is very large.

Louis

#3 sirio

sirio
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 32 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:16 AM

Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:02 PM

ok thanks a lot, I have never done it before and the hard disk is 100 GB with only 10 GB free. So I'll leave it all night a keep you informed tomorrow, unless something happen before I go to bed (it's 1am CET now)
Cheers




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users