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unmountable_boot_volume in xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fallsguy, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. fallsguy

    fallsguy Thread Starter

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    Have a Panasonic CF-51 laptop 3-4 yrs old. Got blue screen with a stop message of: 0x000000ED (0x8371BD00,0x000000E,0x00000000,0x00000000) after shutting down with my power button. Also got (0x8365D9F0, & (0x8371ED98,. Know I shouldn't have used power button but frustration got the better of me, have had issues with slow start ups & running slow since installing Paretoligic a couple of years ago, which has been uninstalled. Have run scans & machine seemed to be clean. Won't boot up even in last good or safe mode, keeps cycling to black screen with start up options.

    Wondering if there are specific steps based on the stop message codes or do I follow what's been recommended elsewhere for 0x000000ED, suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. huggie54

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    Boot up your computer from your Windows XP installation CD. Insert the XP CD into your CD-ROM drive and turn on your computer.

    2Set your BIOS to boot from CD. Your system's BIOS settings can be opened by hitting the "F2," "F8," "F8" or "Delete" key on your keyboard as the computer boots up. The specific key differs depending on your computer's manufacturer. When you see the message "Press any key to boot from CD," tap any key on your keyboard and wait until you see the "Welcome to Setup" screen.

    3Hit "R" to use your Recovery Console to repair the installation. If you have a dual-boot computer, you need to select the particular Windows installation you would like to access.

    4Type in your administrative password when the computer prompts you to. If you have no password, simply press "Enter." This will bring you to the command prompt.

    5Type in "CHKDSK/R" and press "Enter." CHKDSK will now scan and repair your hard drive. Type "Exit" when this process is complete

    6Press "Enter" to restart the computer. Your computer should now boot properly, without that annoying error.
     
  3. fallsguy

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    I don't have a Windows XP installation CD, the computer came with everything loaded. I do have a Panasonic Product Recovery DVD-Rom Application DVD-Rom. Is this the same thing?
    Thanks
     
  4. fallsguy

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    HELP- I've set BIOS to boot from the above DVD-ROM & I've reached a point where I have to choose from the following 1. Reinstall Windows to the whole HDD to factory default. 2. Make two partitions, for the operating system and data. And reinstall Windows to the operating system partition. (All existing partitions on HDD will be lost.) 3. Reinstall Windows to the first partition.

    For: #1 it says all data on HDD will be lost. #2- all data on HDD will be lost. Please input the operating system partition size. #3- all data on the first partition will be lost.

    I assume choosing #1 or 2 means loosing all existing data. Would #3 save any existing?
    Thanks
     
  5. fallsguy

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    re huggie54-
    Should I try & get a Windows XP installation CD or will one of the options above from my Panasonic CD work to save data?
    Thanks
     
  6. huggie54

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    i suggest you download Ubuntu or similar program and burn to disc,this will access your data which you can save to disc or external drive,then using your recovery discs take it back to factory defaults
     
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