1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

[SOLVED] scanreg restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by devil, Oct 6, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    I`m checking out a FUJITSU SIEMENS SCALEO 600 pc running wxp home. When it boots up and just before windows loads an error message on a blue screen appears saying " Your computer has encountered a problem and windows was shut down to prevent damage"

    "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

    I`ve tried to boot in last known good configuration but the same thing happens. I`ve booted from the product recovery cd-rom that came with the pc but this tries to reinstall windows by formatting the hdd.
    Is there any other way other than formatting and reinstalling.
    The pc did not come with the actual wxp cd-rom.
     
  2. krazeecrw

    krazeecrw

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    382
  3. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    Is it possible to do a scanreg restore on wxp when the pc will not boot into windows or into safe mode with command prompt?
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    In XP you need to boot to last good configuration.
     
  5. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,849
    First Name:
    Rob
    Have you tried Last Known Good?
     
  6. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    Tried last known good config but that won`t work either.
     
  7. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    What is happening on startup? Error messages? Freezing????
     
  8. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    It boots but straight away gives an error message,
    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
     
  9. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
  10. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    Ah, I see we have a duplicate post, going to merge the other thread with this one.....it helps not to have to ask the same questions that have already been answered ;)
     
  11. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    The stop error i am receiving is as follows:

    STOP: 0X000000ED (0X817E3E30,0XC000032,0X00000000,0X00000000)
    I downloaded the boot disks but when i boot the pc from these i get an error message stating pci.sys is corrupted, installation aborted. I1ve downloaded the bootdisks twice but with the same results.
     
  12. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    CAUSE
    This behavior can occur if either of the following conditions is true:
    Your computer uses an Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) hard disk controller, and the following conditions are true:
    You use a standard 40-wire connector cable to connect the UDMA drive to the controller instead of the required 80-wire, 40-pin cable.
    The basic input/output system (BIOS) settings are configured to force the faster UDMA modes.
    The file system is damaged and cannot be mounted.


    Did you read thru the link I posted??????
     
  13. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    I`ve read the link you posted and tried to get the recovery console running but it won`t run. I`m booting from the recovery cd-rom that came with the pc but it keeps trying to format and install a new installation of wxp.
     
  14. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    103,706
    What kind of cable are you connecting to the hard drive??????

    Did this setup ever boot correctly? Or is this hard drive a new installation?????
     
  15. devil

    devil Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2003
    Messages:
    670
    The pc is only about 18 months old and worked correctly until now. There was never any work done on the hdd or a new hdd installed. So you would think that the recovery console would work instead of formatting?
     
  16. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/170219

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice