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Unmountable boot volume

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#1 sirio


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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...) ?

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#2 hamluis



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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.


#3 sirio

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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)

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