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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Unmountable boot volume = The file system is damaged and cannot be mounted.
To fix that do the following: 1.Put the CD first in the boot order and boot from the XP install disk. 2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. 3.Select your partition - it should be C 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.
If you receive the “unmountable boot volume” error and have an installation disk, you still have a chance to save your system.
1. Insert your XP installation disk into an optical drive and boot up your computer. 2. When you see a welcome screen, hit the R key on your keyboard. This will enter you into recovery mode with a DOS prompt. 3. Now type chkdsk /p and hit Enter. This will launch a utility which will check for errors on your hard drive. 4. After the process is done, type fixboot and hit Enter to repair any damaged boot files which may have become corrupted. When asked to say yes or no, type the Y key on your keyboard. 5. Type exit and press the Enter key to reboot your computer.
If all went well, you should now be able to boot back into Windows without a problem!
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Must have shut down the computer incorrectly or the power went out and changed the subroutines.Try to locate a windows cd and do a repair R just put cd in and restart computer when it asks to do a fresh install press repair.
Yes you can save your computer. But if you are running Windows XP, you need the Windows XP CD. Boot with that CD and at the first prompt, press "r" to get to the repair option.
Press 1 to choose your windows instalaltion and then at the prompt, type the following
this might take some time but at the end, type the work exit and you should be back in business.
Hi everyone...my windows xp wouldn't start up at all..(unmountable boot volume).kept restarting with the blue screen...I had ** xp disk (came pre-installed)....finally was able to get to my files by downloading K**ppix to a CD and running that on my broken xp ...just downloaded it, ran it, and I was able to access all my folder/files that I didn't want to loose...**w I can use my recovery disks to get my computer running again..I would recommend this option to anyone with ** xp disk...it saved me from loosing important files that I needed...just thought I would share this with you since I k**w many pc's do NOT come with the windows disk these days....
what has happened is your hard drive as failed and that is why it shut down and then gave the unmountable boot volume.
You could try repairing windows using your XP cd but it's a new hard drive i recon.