Can not re-install XP. Get "Unmountable boot volume" error.
I live in Spain and just bought a new Eee PC 1000H. It's really great, but the Windows XP is in Spanish (I can read Spanish, but being English, I prefer to work in my native language of English).
I have my original XP disk in English and have created a Slipstream disk with SP3. I've rigged-up a Plextor DVD drive to a USB port, and set the boot priority to that drive. The install starts well, but before the HD partition options appear, I get a "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error.
I've re-created the install disk using 3 different methods in case the problem was there, and I've even created a version on a bootable USB stick, but I always get the same error.
Searching the web, it looks like many people have encountered this error message, but I can't find any workable solutions, or confident explanations of the cause.
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Re: Can not re-install XP. Get "Unmountable boot volume"...
It sounds like windows is unable to mount the usb stick or the external cd rom. It may have something to do with your computers USB configuration. The commonality is you are trying to use a USB device for your install, this can cause problems especially when windows likes to turn the usb ports on and off during setup. If ou have a built in CDrom try using that. If not, try installing from the desktop.of the spanish version.
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Windows is totally corrupted - you will have to reinstall it. For that you will need an external CD unit and the recovery disk that came with the Mini. If you don't have it then you can either buy it from HP or borrow a similar XP install disk from a friend and use it and your key.
If you receive the “unmountable boot volume” error and have an installation disk, you still have a chance to save your system.
1. Insert your XP installation disk into an optical drive and boot up your computer. 2. When you see a welcome screen, hit the R key on your keyboard. This will enter you into recovery mode with a DOS prompt. 3. Now type chkdsk /p and hit Enter. This will launch a utility which will check for errors on your hard drive. 4. After the process is done, type fixboot and hit Enter to repair any damaged boot files which may have become corrupted. When asked to say yes or no, type the Y key on your keyboard. 5. Type exit and press the Enter key to reboot your computer.
If all went well, you should now be able to boot back into Windows without a problem!
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nt loader is missing well this is a file required to load windows,if you have a external cd rom you may boot the windows install cd,if the pc in question has a internal drive you can use this to repair windows,now if you have to install anything to this computer you will need this cd drive.
0xED is not just specifically present on HP computers but all PC-based computers which has XP or later using NTFS on it. It can be resolved by doing a chkdsk /f /r or by performing a repair installation using windows.
This is caused by software corruption (which is repairable using the steps aforementioned) or hardware failure, which may lead to OS reinstallation or harddrive replacement
well, you will need a windows XP cd and a valid product code. you will also need either a USB cd rom, or one of those ide to usb kits sold on ebay (make sure it comes with the molex power adapter), and a standard IDE cdrom drive. connect the usb drive to the eee pc and insert the xp disc, restart and boot to the xp disc and install xp that way.
Computer Crashes, they seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Always when you need the computer the most. I've run across this boot error message many times since Windows XP was released and luckily most of the time this problem can be solved with a few simple steps. Basically the error means that Windows XP is having trouble booting from Drive C. Following the steps below, you should be able to troubleshoot this problem and get your computer back and running.
Causes of Unmountable Boot Volume
Many 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.
Also, if 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
If this procedure does not work, repeat it and use the fixboot command in step 5 instead of the chkdsk /r command. FIXBOOT writes a new partition boot sector to the system partition. The fixboot command is only available when you are using the Recovery Console.