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Will not load windows I get an error message stating unmountable boot volume

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  • aaron01141 Jan 17, 2009

    I have IBM 600E laptop and won't load windows. All I see is the size of the RAM blinking on the screen.

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I) i think you hard disk or hard drive(of your laptop or desktop) is malfunction or not working properly.....
   or it has gone bad, i think you have to send it for repair or replacement;

   error messge: unmountable boot volume is specifically for harddisk malfunction and requires repairing or replacement(strictly)

Thanking you

M. Sridhar
 

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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