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#1 BNDAZ

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

Have a friends older gateway with XP Pro.

Working one day the next day it presents with black screen of options to include safe mode etc..

choosing any option results in continuation of XP boot screen which changes to black screen with a flash of a BSOD.

It flashes very quickly but i took a video and froze the frame:

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

 

Is this a bad HDD?

 any suggestions?

 

Is Ultimate boot disk still the preferred boot utility?


Edited by BNDAZ, 14 March 2015 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 05:40 PM

UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME BSOD Fix for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 - https://neosmart.net/wiki/unmountable-boot-volume/

 

Unmountable boot volume loop XP - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic455369.html

 

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

 

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 10:56 AM

Used this from second link:

If it's a damaged file system case then:-
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
 
2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
 
3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
 
4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
 
5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.
 
6.At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

This takes a bit longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

 

system in now working


Edited by BNDAZ, 16 March 2015 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 05:04 PM

Running the chkdsk /r command is the typical cure (if it's going to get better) for Unmountable Boot Volume errors, glad it worked for you.

 

Happy computing :).

 

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