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Re: Laptop will not boot
About 8 out of 10 times this error inicates a hard drive failure, let's hope this is the other 2. Start by doing a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. If the repair doesn't take, then reformat (NTFS) and reinstall the operating system. If you have any problems during or after reinstalling the new operating system, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.
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Remove all usb flash drives or external hard drives connected to the laptop.
If no flash drives or external hard drives are present the you will need to reboot your system and press the delete key repeatedly until you get into the BIOS. Once in the BIOS you will need to locate boot disk priority. Set priority 1 to the laptop's main drive and priority 2 to the CD/DVD drive.
Now it should first try boot on your hard drive with your operating system on it. If after this you still get the unmountable boot volume error then your hard drive may be corrupt.
The best option is, look around for external cd-rom with usb connection, and reformat the laptop.You need to go into the bios and change the boot order to make your usb cd-rom to first in the boot list. Once the usb cd-rom is plugged into used port, with operation system cd in it, on your laptop..press F2..go into the bios, to the boot order make your usb cd-rom on top boot list,,then save changes to exit the bios. Once again the system reboots..with message PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD ROM.. so just simple steps to follow..its not going to be expensive..good luck
Good day. Regarding your issue, computer hardware wears out over time, it's a fact. Your hard drive
works constantly reading and writing data, and this (among other
factors) may cause errors on certain parts of your system.
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 /f or /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.
Note: other windows version like Vista or Windows 7 have a Repair option once you use the installation disc to fix this problem.
Hope this information help in resolving your issue. Have a great day.
Check your bios to ensure its first boot option is set to the hard drive instead of CD drive or USB drive. If you have a thumb drive plugged in, unplug the USB and try again. On your boot screen there should be an option to hit a key to enter bios (Usually Esc, F2 or Del). Hit whichever key it requests and enter Bios. Once in Bios look for Boot Order and check to see where the Hard Drive is in the order. If it is not set to #1 then do as it says to set it to the first option. Once done hit F10 to save and Exit and return to boot.
Hello! Have you made any changes to your PC recently? Hardware change or software install/uninstall? If not, this could mean you HDD is dying or there is a problem with a drvier. You may be able to do a repair install if the hard drive is not damaged because according to what I've found it is UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_SEQUENCE STOP:0x0000000ED. It means the there is somthing either not right with the boot sector or the file system. It's likely that when you boot you computer, if you press f10 on some OEM computers at POST (Power On Self Test) you can access a screen that allows you to repair your computer when you follow on screen directions. Be careful! If you have data you want to keep on your main C: drive, all will be restored to factory condition if you choose the wrong option! Be sure to choose repair! This option overwrites certain OS files. If you have Windows XP disk you can boot off that an do a recovery console /r when the CD boots.