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Missing Bios/ Unmountable voulme boot


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#1 username2011

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:10 AM

Yesterday i was on my laptop and i was running a full screen application, it froze and so i shut down the computer ( yes i know this is a very bad thing to do). I got the blue screen unmountable volume boot volume error. So i researched it and i come to the realization that i need the bios to fix this error.( i do not have the windows xp installion cd) I have a compaq nc6000 laptop and for some reason i cant access the bios in it. Its not passwored lock or anything its just not there what do you think i should do to slove both problems.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:16 AM

First of all, you don't need a disc to enter the bios and I assure you it is still there. But more important, why do you think you need to be in the bios? It would, however, be nice if you could get into the recovery console. Since you don't have an XP CD, do this:

Create Recovery Console CD using ARCDC:

Please download ARCDC from http://artellos.com/arcdc-page
Then:
1) Double click ARCDC.exe
2) Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
3) You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
4) You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
5) Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
6) The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC

Your ISO is located on your desktop.

Once you are in the recovery console you'll want to run chkdsk /r

After that, still in the RC, you can run the following two commands, pressing ENTER after each:

fixboot

fixmbr


Then reboot. What happens?

Edited by Allan, 20 July 2011 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

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

I don't know what you've been looking at...but chkdsk /r normally resolves this, if it's not something more serious.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:56 AM

First of all, you don't need a disc to enter the bios and I assure you it is still there. But more important, why do you think you need to be in the bios? It would, however, be nice if you could get into the recovery console. Since you don't have an XP CD, do this:

Create Recovery Console CD using ARCDC:

Please download ARCDC from http://artellos.com/arcdc-page
Then:
1) Double click ARCDC.exe
2) Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
3) You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
4) You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
5) Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
6) The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC

Your ISO is located on your desktop.

Once you are in the recovery console you'll want to run chkdsk /r

After that, still in the RC, you can run the following two commands, pressing ENTER after each:

fixboot

fixmbr


Then reboot. What happens?

i cant get to my laptop becuase of the unmountable volum boot error on it do u mean on a another computer sush as the one i am using

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:25 AM

Yes :). Create the CD on a working system.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:28 PM

First of all, you don't need a disc to enter the bios and I assure you it is still there. But more important, why do you think you need to be in the bios? It would, however, be nice if you could get into the recovery console. Since you don't have an XP CD, do this:

Create Recovery Console CD using ARCDC:

Please download ARCDC from http://artellos.com/arcdc-page
Then:
1) Double click ARCDC.exe
2) Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
3) You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
4) You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
5) Next you will be able to choose to add extra files. Select the Default Files.
6) The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC

Your ISO is located on your desktop.

Once you are in the recovery console you'll want to run chkdsk /r

After that, still in the RC, you can run the following two commands, pressing ENTER after each:

fixboot

fixmbr


Then reboot. What happens?

i did all the steps up to fixboot and fixmbr when i input the data it said something about affecting the c: drive and it asked y or n so i put n then restarted the computer the error was fixed do i still do the fixboot adn fixmbr thing?

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:49 PM

Nope. If everything is okay you're good. If I were you I'd still run chkdsk /r if you haven't already done so.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:32 PM

I would recomend checking out the hard drive with hardware testing tools.

http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/#DFT

Guide to it here.
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/Dft32_User_Guide_415.pdf




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