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#1 DnDer

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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?

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

Well...if chkdsk /r could not overcome it...I would run the appropriate (long) hard drive diagnostic.

Not all hard drives...can be repaired.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:08 PM

Sorry for the lack of reply.

The hard drive passed the original manuf. diagnostic. However, after a low-level format, using same tool, the hard drive reported failures. It's been replaced and everything is fine now.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for posting feedback, glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

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