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#1 RedonYellow

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:44 AM

When I turn on my computer, I get a blue screen an an UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error message. All of the fixes that I've googled say that I need a recovery CD, but I don't have one. How can I fix my machine without one?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:45 AM

Please download BlueScreenView
No installation required.
Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:01 AM

Thanks for your reply, but I can't run anything on my XP because as soon as I turn it on and get the option to "Start Windows Normally" or in Safe Mode I get the blue screen. I can't even make it to my desktop. I tried starting it in safe mode, but I still get the blue screen as soon as I turn it on

But the message I get is "Stop: 0x000000ED (0x85bf87f0, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:05 AM

Do you have a retail copy of your operating system?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:06 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have the XP Recovery Console installed/accessible on your system?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:15 AM

I don't have a copy of anything. It's a Compaq S5000CL, and I have XP Recovery console. I tried to open it, but I still got the blue screen.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:18 AM

Let's make a XP Recovery Console bootable CD.

Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com.

* Double click ARCDC.exe
* Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
* You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
* You will see a few DOS screens flash by, this is normal.
* Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
* The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC

Your ISO is located on your desktop.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:47 AM

Thanks! I created the cd and put it on my computer. Now it is asking me if I want to set up windows XP or repair it using recovery console. Which should I chose?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:57 AM

Choose Repair. If you can get into the Recovery Console you will want to do the following:

1) run chkdsk /r (it will take a while - let it finish)
2) After it finishes type: fixmbr (press ENTER)
3) Then type: fixboot (press ENTER)

What happens?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:01 PM

This is the screen that I got after pressing R

1: D:\MiniNT
2: D:\I386

Whihc Windows installation would you like to log onto
<To cancel, press ENTER>?_

What do I do now?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:05 PM

I believe those are both part of your recovery partition. Choose 1, then once you get there type
c:
press ENTER
You should now be at c: drive. Please confirm.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

Now the screen looks like:
C:\>_

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:14 PM

There you go :)

Now please run the commands from my previous post above.

1) run chkdsk /r (it will take a while - let it finish)
2) After it finishes type: fixmbr (press ENTER)
3) Then type: fixboot (press ENTER)

What happens?


Edited by Allan, 28 January 2011 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

After I typed chkdsk /r, I got another blue screen that sayd "STOP: c0000139 {Entry Point Not Found} The procedure entry point NtSerializeBoot could not be located in the dynamic link library ntdll.dll."

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:19 PM

Okay.

Let's try the other two commands please. Make sure you are still at the c: prompt.

Type fixboot
Press ENTER

Type fixmbr
press enter

What happens?




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