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#1 Andy G

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:31 PM

Hi All,

It's my first time so I hope someone can help!

My nephew has asked me to have a look at his computer he says that it's totally knackered and won't let him switch it on.(his words not mine)
I said i'd have a look, thinking that i'd debug it then start it in safe mode, scan and clean up his hard drive and that would put things back on track.
Upon starting his computer and pressing F8 I tried the debugging mode.
I was presented with a blue screen telling me that windows had been shut down to prevent damage to the computer and the following message:
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
at the bottom of the page there was some technical information :
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x80E449E0,0x0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000)
I Started again pressed F8 and tried to start in safe mode but was presented with the same message.
I tried various other start options but again every time the same message is displayed!!
"I haven't got a clue what to do!!!!"
Please can someone point me in the right direction.

Cheers
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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 06:53 PM

Welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

You did very well in your explanation of the issue. There is an article in Microsoft's Knowledge Base that may help. You can read it by clicking HERE.
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#3 Stu G

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 06:53 PM

Hi and Welcome.

Well, as i think i can only really suggest two reasons why this happened. I remember reading a while back this can be due to UDMA hard disc controller, and that the udma controller has been connected to the hard drive using a general 40 wire instead of a 80 wire, 40 pin connector. And the Bios Config is not correct for UDMA speeds. I cant really help much here as i dont know much about UDMA controllers, myself.


Another problem could be that the windows file system is corrupted and can be mounted for boot.

If this is the case you need to Use the windows Recovery Console.

Boot PC from WIndows XP CD (make sure CD is 1st Boot Device in BIOS)
Press R, to Repair the installation
IF there is no password, press Enter
Type the command to repair "chkdsk /r" or the "fixboot" command

Here is a good bleepingcomputer guide to the console

How to install and use the Windows XP Recovery Console

I hope this has been of some use,
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 06:56 PM

Good Link to Microsoft's Knowledge Base For the problem, i think i used that solution before to solve the problem.
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 07:06 PM

Duplicate information deleted due to network freeze up. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 13 June 2006 - 07:52 PM.

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