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When I turn on my computer before Windows can load a blue screen comes up saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. I tried starting it up in safe mode got the same results. I also did a pre-boot system assesment by holding on to FN, everything was ok except for an error that was detected on the harddrive during the DST short status test. I out of ideas, please help.

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Unmountable boot volume means that either your system is corrupted, your boot.ini is damaged, or your boot sector is corrupt. Try this:

"You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows"

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