My laptop shows a blue screen in booting process and suddenly restarts. Message in the blue screen: unmountable- boot- volume. I tried to boot from cd but seems the multibay does not recognise the cd and there is no other option in BIOS to boot from cd.
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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.
run MEMTEST, DOWNLOAD MEMTES, BURN IT ON BLANK CD OR DVD, RESTART YOUR LAPTOP WITH THIS CD IN, CHECK THE PROBLEM, MAKE SURE IT PASSES ALL THE STEPS, ALSO TRY TO INSTALL OS FROM ANOTHER CD...MAYBE THERE IS CORRUPTED FILE ON CD OR IT`S SCRATCHED OR SOMETHING, AFTER ALL THIS IF YOU STILL HAVE SAME ISSUE- 2 ND STEP IS REPLACING YOU HDD
times this error occurs when I have swapped a hard drive and used the
wrong IDE cable to connect it. If your computer uses an Ultra Direct
Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller, and you use a standard
40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive, you may experience
this error. Make sure you are using the correct IDE cable.
your BIOS settings are configured to force the faster UDMA modes, this
error may occur. In this situation, restart your computer and enter the
BIOS and load the "fail-safe" default settings and reboot.
If neither of these issues are the cause for the Unmountable Boot Volume, then the issue most likely is caused by a damaged BOOT.INI file in the root directory of the boot drive or file system corruption.
Follow the steps below to correct these file system issues:
1) Start your computer with your Windows XP CD-ROM, or with Windows XP boot disks
2) When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press R to Repair the installation using the Recovery Console
3) If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the Windows installation you want to access
4) Type the administrator password when you are prompted, if no administrator password is set then just press Enter
5) At the command prompt, type CHKDSK /R and then press Enter
6) Once CHKDSK has finished checking and repairing the hard drive, type EXIT and press Enter to restart your computer
Unmountable boot volume is most likely an indication of a failing hard drive. Boot to your Windows CD and run CHKDSK /R and see if issue resolves. If it doesn't then you are probably replacing the hard drive.
It sounds like your hard drive has gone south for the winter.
You will need to reload your operating system and programs.
If your unit was hit or dropped while in operation, you may have dammaged the hard disk.
Boot from the Windows XP CD and at the first prompt, press "r" for repair. Press 1 when asked to choose windows installation and then enter the admnistrator password. If you don;t have one, just press "enter" and it should show you "c:\windows>"
At this prompt, type the following
THis should take quite sometime but will fix the problem at the end. when you get the c:\windows prompt again, type the word "exit" and your system will reboot and load windows XP normally
Hi there "Unmountable Boot Volume." means that the system 32 folder has become corrupt and probably you will have to recover the system. If you have XP CD for a clean install, you have to change the boot order from within the bios (F2 on boot up) and tell it to boot from CD. This will change the boot order and allow you to reinstall the OS. Be warned that you WILL loose data if this is the only option open to you.