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Blue Screen (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME)?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BigTex, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. BigTex

    BigTex Thread Starter

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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:
     
  2. Tumbleweed36

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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.
     
  3. norton850

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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.
     
  4. BigTex

    BigTex Thread Starter

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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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