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Unmountable boot volume

Thanks for quick replay....I have already set my bios to boot first from CD then usb and at the end HDD, but I still have the same problem. XP won't boot from any of this devices. When I turn my lap on I have a boot options and I try to boot from cd and usb but after few second I have options like when you press F8....normal,safe..etc. and Xp boots by himself again with same blue screen and message unmountable boot volume.

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Seems you need to re-install XP

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Try to format ur harddisk & load the Operating system again htis will help u...........................this error is bcoz of corrupt operating system...................Sameeraryan

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1. Insert the installation disk into your CD/DVD drive, and boot up your computer.

2. At the Welcome screen, hit the R key on your keyboard. This will launch Recovery mode.
You should now see a DOS prompt on your screen.

3. Type chkdsk /p and hit Enter. This will launch a utility that scans for hard drive errors.
The process may take some time, so be patient and allow it to do its job.

4. After the chkdsk is done, type fixboot and hit Enter to repair any damaged boot files which may have become corrupted. When prompted to choose "Yes" or "No," type Y for "Yes."

5. Type exit and press the Enter key to reboot your computer.

Assuming chkdsk was successful in fixing the disk errors, you should now be able to boot back into Windows.


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1) Download the Hiren's disk image, and follow these instructions for burning the boot CD.

2) To ensure your system boots from the CD you've created, follow these instructions on how to set your BIOS to boot from CDROM.

3) Alternately, you can download a free utility that will create a bootable USB flash drive containing all of Hiren's tools. The above link also provides step by step instruction on creating a Hiren's USB drive, as well as how to set your BIOS to boot from it.

4) Boot the problematic pc from either your Hiren's CD or Hiren's USB drive.

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