When this system is booted up it goes to the screen where you choose to start in safe mode etc, etc,,, have tried everything including F8 and the repair function nothing works Any suggestions?this is a computer someone left here last year and have NO reload disc or antying for it. its a compaq persario v2000 running win xp
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Re: Unmounable boot volume
This is an operating system error, and you will need an operating system disc. You can try to repair or reinstall the operating system, but most likely the hard drive has failed and will need replacing.
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Booting into safe mode usually indicates a problem with the machine. When powering it on, keep punching F8 for the "Safe Mode" boot option window and try choosing "Last good Configuration". You might try Restoring it back to before this started. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools and then System Restore.
You should try to boot in safe mode without the card removed..If this got on after an update it is possible (almost sure) it messed up with your graphic card driver and now it needs to be reinstalled > To do so ..try to boot in safe mode...To do that press the key indicated on screen for boot menu and choose safe mode ...usually it is f8 key or f12 ..depend on the model .If it seams not to be able to find the safe mode boot ..try to stop the computer by unplugging it ..This will force it to stop improper way ..and will show the screen for safe mode and other ways to boot-up .select the first safe mode ..and let it start ..This mode will not load any drivers and work just with the minimum needed for to start .Go to control panel ...remove programs ..and remove the graphic card driver from the list ..after that if you have the disk insert it and run the driver again in original ..If you do not have it look for it on the manufacturer's site ..and download it .. If you need help with the driver ..let me know exact model of the computer ..and if it is not an on board card I need to know the exact model of the video card ..
This is a driver issue, try this.
Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.
You need to backup ASAP. I use a knoppix boot cd with an external hard drive to do this. Boot CD and copy as much as you need, if not everything from your hdd to your external. remember to look closely at drives since the will not have drive letter like dos. Once you've backed everything up, restore the OS. Most dells have a restore cd. if you dont have that, you have to use a regulaar windows cd to reinstall windows. the dell one is easier since you get all the drivers and extra software.next install good anti-virus and update definitions. then copy everything you need back from external hdd. remove extra startup stuff and enjoy the fast new system while it lasts.
ok, press f8 key as the system is booting up, this will put you in safe mode,
if the system boots okay goto command prompt mode and type chkdsk /r to repair any files etc ,
Try booting up again, if the problem is the same then it a startup file that need repairing so goto safe mode, command prompt type bootcfg etc and try repairting it that way, us e the help command to point you in the right direction.
Your boot menu for Windows is corrupt. Try to boot from the windows installation disc and make sure to key any key when told to boot off the disc. Once the windows files load, you will have a choice of what to do next. If you have XP, choose the repair option and you will be faced with a black DOS screen...after the blinking cursor type
FIXBOOT hit enter Try to boot the computer without the disc in it. If it does not boot, then boot off disc again and this time type:
FIXMBR hit yes and enter
Try once again to boot without the disc.
Also try to boot into safe mode by tapping F8 when you see the Compaq name come up during starting. If you can get to the multiple boot up option screen, scroll to "Safe mode with networking" and choose that. If it boots then you can go to the start button > accessories > system tools > system restore > choose a restore point back a day or two and follow the prompts.
If you have Vista, boot off the disc and choose start up repair. If that doesn't work, boot again and choose restore computer to an earlier time. Again choose a restore point back a few days. Good luck ParrotHead PC Repair
Try to see if it will boot in safe mode, by pressing F8 while the laptop boots up. If it allows you to boot in safe mode, try to do a system restore when you know that laptop was working with no problems. You can do this by clicking on start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date and time when you know that the laptop was working with no problems. If this does not work or you cannot boot in safe mode (be aware that everything will look big in safe mode and when the computer reboots if asked how you want to start windows, choose start windows normally), try doing a recovery. This will restore your computer to the factory default settings when you purchased it. You can do this by booting the computer, when the acer screen appears hold down the ALT key and continuously press F10, this will open the recovery manager and you can restore it from there.
Try to boot into Safe Mode (windows 7: press F8 on boot, or Win10: start: type msconfig, enter, then boot tab: [x] Safe boot, press enter). It will be more successful more often in Safe Mode, but whether you can get into Safe Mode or not, click Start, type System Restore, press enter. (You may have to go to System Properties: System Protection tab, then System Restore.) When you restore to a previous restore point, you may find the weirdness to go away. If your problems are due to malware having been installed, you may have to choose restore points further and further back in your restore point history until you get back to before the malware, then the badness goes away. System Restore does not affect your data, only the Windows files.