The cops came and took his computer away along with his parent’s computer last month.
This was due to a trumpt up charge by a rival neighbor in the hood against his father and his father’s computer.
Anyway, the police had the kid’s computer for weeks, and when it finally was returned, the bios password had changed, and it continuously rebooted at boot.
I reset the Bios.
Then tested all hardware components are 100% operational.
Windows XP boot-up is corrupted.
Then I applied “chkdsk /r” from the recovery console. An hour later, it finished, but said some things could not be fixed.
However, the boot immediately after that chkdsk /r was different. Now scandisk started. If I let it run the scandisk, it would take forever, then fail and reboot.
If I skipped the scandisk, the computer loaded to windows!!! Yeee Haw !!!
But it didn’t last. Because when I attempted to do a “repair install/upgrade” through the XP CD, it failed.
And now I just get this BlueScreen message at boot: “Unmountable_Boot_Volume”, and no more scandisk…
This time, the “chkdsk /r” trick will not give me back that temp fix to get me back into windows.
,and I need that fix!!! Bad!!!
This computer is jam-packed with many games that are not around anymore, and the joypad has been custom configured for hundreds of the games.
I can’t loose this computer.
And the kid loves it, he’s already been through enough, he is just an innocent victim of adult bickering.
What can be done to get this computer to accept a full “repair install/upgrade” install without errors?
This means getting back into windows without errors, so….. .. ….. …….. ………..
Do you suggest I breakdown, and buy this “bootmaster” program? Would it work?
Are there ANY Other programs out there that do this?
I’m surprised that I can’t find much out there on “fixing windows bootup”.
Isn’t this a common problem?
It’s already happened a countless number of times to me in the past ten years. How about you?
Anyway, any input would be appreciated before I “wipe it” and start from scratch.
PS Shaun will thank you too.