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i have a pc which wont boot up . i get error message " unmountable boot volume stop;0x000000ed
i dont have a windows cd to boot from , is there any other way i can get this pc running. it is a compaq desktop pc
any help would be very much appreciated
Hi mike. What model compaq is this and did XP come pre-installed? You most likely have a hidden recovery partition from which you can do a non-destructive restore. Before you go there though, check to see if the recovery console is installed first. See the below article, it'll walk you through it. If recovery console is not on the HD itself, post that model number back please.
If you have another computer available you can slave your drive into it and run chkdsk.
You can do that by going to My Computer, right click on drive, go to properties, click the tools tab and then run Error Checking. OR From a command prompt, switch to the drive letter assigned to the drive then run
While you have it in the other computer you could also run Virus and Spyware scans on the files.