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07-Jun-2012, 05:42 PM #1
XP Crash: unmountable_boot_volume
Hi,
I just restarted my computer and it would just go to the splash screen and reboot and do it again and again. So I disabled automatic reboot and got a BS of unmountable_boot_volume with a 0xC000006 second digit group.

So, I booted Windows Recovery Console and tried "chkdsk /r" and it came back with "the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems." chkdsk came back with that too. Any ideas?

btw, I booted Linux off a CD and am currently recovering my files that weren't backed up.

I can't use sysinfo (obviously), but it's XP Home Edition running on a Dell Dimension 3000, 2 GB RAM, Pentium 4 CPU, and if you need more info, let me know.

Thanks!
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07-Jun-2012, 05:57 PM #2
Your hard drive is failing. You will need to reinstall Windows on a new hard drive.
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07-Jun-2012, 06:01 PM #3
Is there any other options?
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07-Jun-2012, 11:41 PM #4
Well, you can try a local wizard to cast a spell on it to magically fix the failing hard drive. Other than that I don't know what to tell you. The hard drive is failing, it has to be replaced.
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07-Jun-2012, 11:43 PM #5
Ok, thanks. If I formatted the drive using KillDisc, would the HD work again for a clean installation of Windows?
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08-Jun-2012, 12:27 AM #6
No. The drive has bad sectors. These are areas that the drive can no longer read and write to. You need a brand new hard drive.
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