Solved Unmountable Boot Volume???

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:confused: I have a laptop, Sony Vio, and I am getting this error message "Unmountable Boot Volume". It won't boot in safe mode, or last known good...etc, or anything else. I have the restore cd's, but that prompts me to reformat the hard drive and I don't want to do that and lose everything.

Back in '99 when I was in school I had the similar problem with my desktop and everyone said I would have to reformat, but my teacher did a few things and brought back the volume without losing anything but of course that was many moons ago.

Does anyone know how to get everything back? What causes something like this?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Sounds like the boot.ini file.

Try this:

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

TK
 
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When I boot up to the cd, the R is for repair and I can't seem to get to the C: drive. I am thinking if C: is unmountable, it shouldn't let me get to it right? It doesn't actually repair it either.
 
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Deletedmember81584

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If I have the CD, how do I make a boot disk from that cd? I have XP Corporate.
 
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Thank you guys for your help. I tried that yesterday and it worked.
 
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