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WINDOWS XP UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME... PLEASE HELP!


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#1 4822

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 11:55 AM

My mom was still using an old windows xp computer because she doesn't really care what she uses as long as she can get on facebook... anyways... I tried helping her by booting up slacko puppy linux from a flash drive... (not installing the puppy linux, just booted from USB) and when i disconnected from Puppy Linux and tried to go back to normal Windows XP... I got the Unmountable_boot_Volume BSOD ERROR... I tried using a windows xp recovery console iso (the computer doesn't have a cd/dvd drive, so i can't use an XP Disk, as the computer didn't come with one.) but the recovery console wouldn't even load, the computer couldn't recognize it. No matter what i do, nothing works, i need help immediately! Is there anyway i can fix this without replacing the harddrive or buying a new computer?



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Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:20 PM

It sounds like the computer is set to attempt booting from the USB port. Try entering the BIOS, and set 1st boot device=HDD (hard disk drive). Save the change (press F10 usually) and see if you can boot Windows now. The BIOS is usually reached by tapping an F-key on boot; try F2 or F8 to start. When in the BIOS screen, movement is controlled by the arrow keys and Enter to choose an option, but it will vary depending on the type of BIOS. American Megatrends was pretty common long ago. Sometimes there are hints in the right margin of the screen.


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