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Unmountable boot volume

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Darklifter, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. Darklifter

    Darklifter Thread Starter

    Feb 1, 2013
    I haven't used my computer in a long time and had it stored away, recently I tried using it again and it booted up fine the first time but the keyboard was off, so I shut it down and turned it back on, then a blue screen showed up saying UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME along with some various vague tips, and STOP: 0x00000ed (0x80EF8D98, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) the computer worked fine before I stored it away. I do not know anything about the hardware, I received it second hand. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll try my best to answer.
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Hi, you will need the Xp install Cd.
    Boot from the Xp install Cd. - when prompted press [R]
    Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
    When prompted for password.
    Press Enter.
    Type chkdsk /r
    [note space after chkdsk]

    When fininshed.
    Type Exit
    And press Enter.

    The Bios needs to be set to boot [Start] from the Cd - it may already be set to do so.
    Unmountable boot volume in Windows XP.
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