Blue Screen (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME)?

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BigTex

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I have a computer here, whenever it boots up (i.e. normal or safe mode) I get this message: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Does anyone know what this message means? :confused:
 
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Hi,

Hope this information helps:

When booting up to Windows XP you may get an error that reads: "Unmountable Boot Volume".

This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up. Here is a possible remedy:

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the "Welcome to setup" message, press the letter R.
You will then get a DOS prompt.
Then type: chkdsk /p [enter]
When that is done type: fixboot [enter]
Type: Y at the next prompt [enter]
Then type: exit [enter]
The system will now reboot into Windows.

If for some reason that didn't work, you can boot to the recovery console (example above).
Type: "chkdsk /r" [enter]
When done type: exit [enter].
This takes a bit longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

Let us know what happens if you try this fix.
 
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Suggest you do a google search. You will come up with several ideas on this problem. See if any apply to your situation.
 

BigTex

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Thanks Mark, your suggestion helped! There seems to be a virus as the culprit!

And thanks to norton also!
 
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