[SOLVED] scanreg restore

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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.
 

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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?
 

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In XP you need to boot to last good configuration.
 

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Tried last known good config but that won`t work either.
 

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What is happening on startup? Error messages? Freezing????
 

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It boots but straight away gives an error message,
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
 

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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 ;)
 

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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.
 

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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??????
 

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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.
 

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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?????
 

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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?
 
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