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unmountable boot volume - blue screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blueiris, Jul 21, 2006.

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  1. blueiris

    blueiris Thread Starter

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    turned off the computer, while it was shutting down I turned off power to the powersurger plug that has everything about the computer pluged into it. (It's my son's computer-do not know if it is set up to do a windows XP update at shutting down)

    Blue Screen error
    Windows needed to shut down to prevent damage

    UNmountabel Boot Volume

    tried all I could with F8 start mode w/command prompt, tried the other options as well.
    Dell said put in Windows XP reinstallation Cd in .
    Is it safe to use an old Windows XP reinstalation Disk from older Dell 1996-2001
    The only one I can find.

    Should I follow part of drumgirl67 Jan 2006 instruction answer. tx's
     
  2. blueiris

    blueiris Thread Starter

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    thanks anyway, frustration pays ....actually $150 to a guy who will hopefully fix it. I'd rather give a site like this those bucks. It's obvious this is a wonderful site.
     
  3. valis

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    $150.....ouch.....should be about a 10 minute fix.....pop in the cd, boot to repair install, get to the dos prompt, run chkdsk /r, everytime I've hit that blue screen that procedure fixes it.

    Paraphrased, of course.

    Hope you stick around. This is a great site; fun crew, loads of knowledge to be had for the askin'.
     
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    blueiris Thread Starter

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    If I had the window XP disk, I would have tried what you suggested, I saw the instructions on other replies for similar problems. I was just afraid to use the older cd i had to his first Dell. Thanks
     
  5. novelwriter5

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    From what I understand, the disc that comes with the PC is the disc that is for THAT particular hard drive only. I would imagine that you can solve it another way, but it was wise on your part to NOT use a different disc from another PC. My wife has the same XP Home Editon that I do, and they are both HP PCs. I was going to use her installation disc when I was informed that it would not work. I had an "unmountable boot volume" error once. It means that your master boot record is corrupt or damaged. This just happens from time to time. I don't think that what you did caused it - it just happened. I ran "scan disc" as a maintainence thing, and it happened to me. I was told by my PC school that it was probably already weak, and the "scan disc" just pushed it over the edge.

    Michael
     
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