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Unmountable boot volume

I was given a sony vaio by my sister when u turn it on it asks if i would like to start normally last known safe mode safe networking etc. no matter what mode i try to run windows in it directs me to page that says unmountable boot volume the stop error number is 0x000000ED (0x86D839E0,0x000009c,0x0000000,0x00000000 what steps to you recommend i tale next to correct this problem? if have the same problem with my pc desktop...i need help please...i just bought this computer....my sister was saying it was beacause the lights were going on and off during the 2008 snow storm they had in louisiana...i live in opelousas....help me please..

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Also you can do the steps to get to the recovery console and type CHKDSK /R and it will run the disk checker program to fix what files it can. This has helped me fix numerous disks. It does not work 100% all the time, but hey 90% isn't too shabby. While it runs it will start counting up % completed, however it may jump backwards a few times. Do not get alarmed this is the computers way of trying to go back and fix corrupted files.

If you get it back running, make a backup of your files. What happened is the worst thing that can happen for hard drives and that is power interuption during a write operation. When that happens files get corrupted. Sometimes hard drives will prematurely fail because of this.

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Put your Windows XP installation disk in the drive and boot from the cd. When your options come up, choose Recovery Console. You will then arrive at a command prompt. Type FIXMBR
This will run a utility to attempt to fix your master boot record. This is not a difficult problem to solve, if you are not comfortable doing it with help from FixYa perhaps a tech savvy friend can do it for you. It does happen sometimes from a power outage. You can avoid it by using a surge suppressor with battery back-up, they are well under $100 and last several years.

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Ok my Sony vaio Model #VGN-NR120E keeps restarting on windows error recovery. I try starting in save mode,safe mode with networking, save mode with command prompt, last known good configuration...


HI dmanhd97,

Try this, restart your pc then press f8 continuously, this will take you to safe mode. then after that go to start>run> type in msconfig (windows xp) , and start>search> type in msconfig (windows 7)
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It looks you have a bad hard drive. Have you tried changing it? If not, try it. Regards.

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