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Unmountable boot voulme in windows xp

Needed to shut it down when it was locked up--now I can no longer bring it back up, i have tried inserting the recovery cd--it does not seem to be recognizing it--i have changed my settings in the start up so I think i should be booting from there first

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  • Sally Corbett Dec 17, 2008

    I am using windows xp, and have a driver recovery cd in--i'm not sure if this is what you are asking--i am not real up on all the computer stuff--but i was hoping i could weigh through this with some help

  • Sally Corbett Dec 17, 2008

    No--i can go to f8 and try to boot up in the safe mode but all i get is the following multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(partition(1)\windowssystem32\ with various files after that--i cannot get to a prompt to try to check or repair disk

  • zonkpc
    zonkpc May 11, 2010

    Can you boot into windows?

  • zonkpc
    zonkpc May 11, 2010

    Enter this disk management system in windows, the partition probably needs formatting.

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Unfortantly if you can not get the recovery to work a clean installis probably the easiest soloution

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