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#1 linxsis

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

So I have a laptop (lately all my computers are going to crap) that used to have vista but I "upgraded" to XP. I have been getting unmountable boot volume BSOD errors. Once every 20 or so boots it boots up properly. Because of this, I haven't shut down the computer at all. I have had no problems with it since. Well, today I did an update which required a reboot. The laptop went into the loop again of trying to boot up and then getting the BSOD. I don't think its a hardware issue or anything to do with the HDD. When it did boot into windows, I ran HDD checks and nothing came up. The drive came up healthy and without errors. Today just for the hell of it, I decided to pop in a boot cd that I had made. Lo and behold, it boot up right away. So is this an XP issue or did I just get lucky and my HDD is still crap?


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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:01 PM

Boot to the recovery console and run chkdsk /r

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:20 PM

FWIW, documentation on Unmountable errors: Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:39 PM

FWIW, documentation on Unmountable errors: Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

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I've tried this one....had some errors...fixed them...but the problem remained.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:42 PM

Did you run the chkdsk /r ?

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:16 PM

Did you run the chkdsk /r ?



yeah,

it stalled. either way it looks like I am going to have to replace the HDD so its gonna need a new install anyways.




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