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17-Jun-2007, 08:45 PM #1
Blue screen, "Unbootable Boot Volume"
Upon restarting, I'm come across a blue screen that reads, "unbootable boot volume." Once I manage to get past it my machine lags and overheats. I've been walked through a fix by DELL tech before, but I forget what it was. It used the XP disc and tapping one of the F keys at startup. Any help?
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17-Jun-2007, 08:58 PM #2
Here is some information. However, if your system is overheating you better fix that first. How do you get by it?
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17-Jun-2007, 09:14 PM #3
Try this.
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18-Jun-2007, 09:36 PM #4
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Originally Posted by wrgarrett
Try this.
I can get into the Recovery Console, but then it prompts me for an admin password. I enter my XP password and it doesn't work.

I need a DOS prompt in which to enter C:\:CHKDSK \R. How can I get there if it doesn't accept my admin password? I am the only admin on this machine, by the way.

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19-Jun-2007, 01:03 PM #5
You might try one of these: (I have not used either so I cannot comment one way or the other. Use at your own risk.)

1. There is no native Windows-based method for changing the Administrator password if you've forgotten it. The best solution available is to boot your computer with a special Linux-based floppy disk, which will allow you to change your Administrator password.

This disk may be downloaded from the Web at

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html.

If the utility asks for a registry path, it is usually winnt/system32/config. Depending on where Windows is installed, you can also try windows/system32/config, windows/system, or simply windows.

2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321305
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