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help blue screened! boot volume

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dubbydo, Apr 6, 2005.

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  1. dubbydo

    dubbydo Thread Starter

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    yo i already did a search on "unmountable boot volume"
    i have win xp pro dell dimension 8200
    my question is can i use a windows xp home cd to repair my files? will it mess up my windows xp pro?
    thx
     
  2. Old Rich

    Old Rich

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    No it will not mess up your Pro version . . the repair will not run.

    Unmountable boot volume will usually indicate a hard drive failure . . Does BIOS redognize the drive?
     
  3. GatewayTech

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    Its not a hard drive problem. Its an issue with the boot sector on his drive, usually new sw / hw changes or improper shutdowns cause this [in my experience anyway].

    To fix:

    1. boot to your windows xp cd
    2. at the main menu hit R to run the recovery console
    3. once in the recovery console and going thru the prompts you should be at a C:\WINDOWS\> OR C:\WINNT\> prompt.
    4. type in the following command: FIXBOOT
    5. once that is done running reboot the system and see if you can go into windows.

    if you can then great.. if you cant then to fix:

    1. boot to your windows xp cd
    2. at the main menu hit R to run the recovery console
    3. once in the recovery console and going thru the prompts you should be at a C:\WINDOWS\> OR C:\WINNT\> prompt.
    4. type in the following command: FIXMBR
    5. once that is done running reboot the system and see if you can go into windows.

    if you can then great.. if you cant then to fix:

    1. boot to your windows xp cd
    2. at the main menu hit R to run the recovery console
    3. once in the recovery console and going thru the prompts you should be at a C:\WINDOWS\> OR C:\WINNT\> prompt.
    4. type in the following command: CHKDSK /R
    5. once that is done running reboot the system and see if you can go into windows.

    if you can get in, super.. but if you cant then reload your operating system. :(
     
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