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XP Crash: unmountable_boot_volume

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jhawk, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. jhawk

    jhawk Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I just restarted my computer and it would just go to the splash screen and reboot and do it again and again. So I disabled automatic reboot and got a BS of unmountable_boot_volume with a 0xC000006 second digit group.

    So, I booted Windows Recovery Console and tried "chkdsk /r" and it came back with "the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems." chkdsk came back with that too. Any ideas?

    btw, I booted Linux off a CD and am currently recovering my files that weren't backed up.

    I can't use sysinfo (obviously), but it's XP Home Edition running on a Dell Dimension 3000, 2 GB RAM, Pentium 4 CPU, and if you need more info, let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. srhoades

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    Your hard drive is failing. You will need to reinstall Windows on a new hard drive.
     
  3. jhawk

    jhawk Thread Starter

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    Is there any other options?
     
  4. srhoades

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    Well, you can try a local wizard to cast a spell on it to magically fix the failing hard drive. Other than that I don't know what to tell you. The hard drive is failing, it has to be replaced.
     
  5. jhawk

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    Ok, thanks. :) If I formatted the drive using KillDisc, would the HD work again for a clean installation of Windows?
     
  6. srhoades

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    No. The drive has bad sectors. These are areas that the drive can no longer read and write to. You need a brand new hard drive.
     
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