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#1 swt458

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 04:19 PM

Hi,

Let me just say, I have no idea what has happened...

every time i turn on my computer it gets to the Windows XP and the blue bar loading then it stops and a blue screen comes on with

INMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

as an error and that windows has been shut down to prevent any damage etc... it says about going in to safe mode to check if i have installed any new hardware or software recently... only it wont let me in to safemode... it just does the same... .

help me please

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 04:23 PM

sorry, let me make it a little more clear... i realise its bu*****d now,

so i decided i will use the windows xp disk to re-install... OK, great... but i cant get the freakin thing to make the boot sequence start with CD??? or even CD 2nd!!

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:37 PM

Could be that your hard drive has died. That's a common reason for the Unmountable Boot Volume error message.

But before you start on that, let us know what make and model that you computer is. We'll be able to suggest some ways for you to boot to a CD.
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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:38 PM

its a Dell 5150, pretty standard, i.e. no fancy upgrades.. as it is when unpackaged really


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:55 AM

I'm not real familiar with Dells - but pressing one of these keys should get you to the boot menu:
Esc
F1
F2
F10
F12

Also, you can use one of the above (or the Del) key to access the BIOS - and make the CD the first boot device (with the hard drive being second). Then save the settings and reboot.
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