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#1 Ymee

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 05:55 PM

I haven't used my Toshiba laptop w/ WinXP in it, for about a year. When I turned it on, I'm unable to boot up.
I get the black screen offering me to go to safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt,
start in Last known Good Configuration, or start up normally,

I've tried ALL the different modes and can't start up in any of them.

I always come back to the BSOD that says that I have an Unmounted_Boot_Volume.
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***STOP:0x000000ED (0x85769638), (0x0000006),(0x0000000),(0x0000000)

If I try to hit F2, F8 or F12 on restart, I get a frozen screen.

If I let it go normally, I get the black screen offering me to choose the above options (safe mode etc etc etc).
And if I choose one of those options, I get the BSOD again with the same info as above..
It also tells me to disable the bios but I can't get to the bios screen. HELP PLEASE !!!!

I'm lost and have no idea how to fix this mess. BTW This laptop does NOT have an internal cd player
So I have to external cd/dvd player attached and tried to put the recovery disk in but its still not
allowing it to read the disk..

Any Help is appreciated..
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:34 PM

Unmounted_Boot_Volume error usually means hard drive problem.
Unfortunately, Toshiba as the only hard drive maker, doesn't provide any testing tool, so you're pretty much stuck.
Is the laptop still under warranty?

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:01 AM

No Its not unfortunately. Is it fixable at all?
or does that mean I need a new hard drive?

or is it cheaper just to get a new computer?

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

You can always try to reinstall Windows, first, in case, I'm wrong.
As for new drive, desktop drives are cheap, but in case of laptops, it depends.
What's your Toshiba model?

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:35 PM

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