Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:27 PM
This XP (SP3) laptop has stopped booting into Windows. You see the XP flag and loading bar, then it BSOD's with the above stop code and error of "unmountable boot volume."
I have retrieved the files off of the volume using a live linux distro. That tells me the file system should be intact, and that the problem is probably the boot record. To wit, I've loaded up the recovery console and run chkdsk /p, chkdsk /r, fixboot, and fixmbr. Each time, I'm put back to the BSOD on boot.
Is my next step to test for hardware failure? Or does the hard drive just need to be wiped and rebuilt from scratch?