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Old 09-10-2004, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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when i start up my computer i get the windows slpash screen and then i get the blue screen saying a problem has be dectected and then it says UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME


how can i fix this
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try booting into safe mode...if that doesn't work reboot using the system disk....sounds like you may have to reformat though.
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but the thing is that
the user tells me this happens all the time he has reformated it like 8 tiumes now and the same thing
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from http://www.techtips4u.com/kb/sw/SW00014.htm

When booting up to Win XP you may get a error that reads "Unmountable Boot Volume". This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.
So, what do you do about it, panic and try to mount your boot in your computer...... No that is probably not a good idea.

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

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from http://www.experts-exchange.com/Oper..._20903376.html

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=297185
"STOP 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" Error Message When You Restart Your Computer or Upgrade to Windows XP

and

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315403
Stop 0x000000ED Error Message When Volume on IDE Drive with Caching Enabled Is Mounted
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