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UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME next step?


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#1 7runx

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:41 PM

Dell Inspiron E1505
Hard Drive - HITACHI Travelstar hts541080g9sa00


Upon boot up during windows XP home splash screen I receive this message.

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Ran Windows Recovery Console and ran chkdsk and received no errors.

Next I ran HITACHI Drive Fitness Test and received this.

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My question is what is the next step? Back everything up and attempt to fix bad sectors? Or is there any other testing I could do before diving right in?

Edited by 7runx, 22 May 2011 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:43 PM

Back up critical data and replace the drive with a new one.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:02 PM

I would run the chkdsk /r command from the Recovery Console. If that cannot complete or fails to overcome the error...then I would worry about the diagnostic results.

Bad sectors are not necessarily hard-drive killers...they can be an indication of serious hard drive problems, but not necessarily.

Bad Sectors On Hard Drives - http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1583&page=3

The chkdsk /r command is the routine way of overcoming Unmountable Boot Volume errors.

Unmountable Boot Volume - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302

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Edited by hamluis, 22 May 2011 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:52 PM

chkdsk /r from Recovery Console gave no results as stated above.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:50 AM

chkdsk /r from Recovery Console gave no results as stated above.


1) If you run chkdsk /r from the recovery console it is impossible to receive a message saying there were no errors. It will ALWAYS say it found and repaired one or more errors.
2) As I suggested above, replace the drive.




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