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XP "Unmountable Boot Volume"??

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#1 calboyny51


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:17 PM

I have an AMD based MB with XP w/SP3 installed. It has started to try & re-boot itself without actually starting..My error message reads: "Unmountable Boot Volume".

I have tried to install the Windows Recovery Consule from the original XP master CD. I can get to the "pick R for repair" screen but no further..No screens to type to or DOS screens to direct to CHKDSK or Re-Boot.

Short of doing a complete new XP install, which will wipe out the present files on my HD, is there any other way around this error or am I doomed to re-cut my 300G HD have to re-load all my programs & files??

If anyone out there has any ideas/suggestions on how to get my computer back to working properly without having to do a re-install, I'd love to hear about it????

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#2 Allan


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:13 AM

I suggest you download the diagnostic utility from the website of your hd manufacturer, burn it to cd, and run it.

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