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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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