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Unmountable boot volume in Windows XP.


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#1 AJ2657

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:42 PM

Hello everyone,
I am working on a toshiba netbook for a friend and it of couse has the BSOD and it says "unmountable boot volume"
I have researched and found out that it may be a corrupt boot ini file or a bad HHD and that you can access the recovery console with a Win CD and run chkdsk, well here is the problem, there is no Win CD there is no boot disk, also as this is a netbook it does not have a CD rom or a floppy drive all that the netbook has is a usb port.
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Allen

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:44 PM

does your friend have the means of purchasing an external cd-rom?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:03 PM

I am afraid to say, probably not.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

At this point I would remove the hard drive and put it in a system and run the hard drive diagnostic test on it. That is of course if the hard drive manufacture has one.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:05 PM

Cryptodan,
Thank for the advice.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?
I would want removing the hard drive and putting it in another system to be my last resort.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:33 PM

Well...moving it to a different system...would give you some indication of whether the drive is the problem...whether chkdsk /r will resolve it...whether it's a partition problem. That error (unmountable boot volume) can indicate disaster for your hard drive or Windows install.

Standing around awaiting an alternative solution or suggestions to proceed...on an unmountable boot volume error...won't get you very far very fast :).

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

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:20 PM

Thank you Louis,
You are completely correct, I will not get anything accomplished by waiting.
Thanks for the advice.

Allen




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