Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:29 PM
I'm running a very old machine as my back-up computer with Win XP. It's a Dell poweredge 400sc. Yea, it's really old, but useful for making party invitations, or for the kid to play on the internet.
I recently received the BSOD with the message "unmountable_boot_volume". A quick google search suggested repairing the installation. I set the bios to boot from the CD, but it is not booting from the CD. I went into the BIOS again and did some tweaking with boot sequence (boot from cd drive first), and drive sequence (turned off hard drive in bios), and now I get the message "diskette drive 0 seek failure". I already disabled the "floppy" option.
I opened the case and checked the cables - all snug.
Now, when the bios is set to boot from the hard drive, I do get the initial Windows screen, then the BSOD.
No matter what I do I cannot get the machine to boot from the CD. Please help!!
If it's the hard drive I wonder if I put it in another machine would I be able to access anything on it?