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Unmountable boot volume?


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inheritedhornet

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My laptop has been slow the past few days. I realized it had only 256MB of RAM so i just ordered 256 MB last night. It was sooooo slow last night so i just gave up and turned it off. I turned it back on this morning and a blue screen came on and it said "unmountable boot volume." and some things i dont remember. I tried to load windows XP again but it wont work.

I had the same problem with a previous laptop and they told me the hard drive was gone. Does that mean the hard drive on this one too is gone? Can i save it? :whistling:
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My laptop has been slow the past few days. I realized it had only 256MB of RAM so i just ordered 256 MB last night. It was sooooo slow last night so i just gave up and turned it off. I turned it back on this morning and a blue screen came on and it said "unmountable boot volume." and some things i dont remember. I tried to load windows XP again but it wont work.

I had the same problem with a previous laptop and they told me the hard drive was gone. Does that mean the hard drive on this one too is gone? Can i save it? :whistling:


I would recommend doing a repair installation of Windows XP if you have a CD. I doubt the hard drive is dead,
I think Windows has just gone ka plunk for some reason... we'll see what others have to say.
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thanks...it doesnt stay on long enough for my XP CD to load so i cant get to the point of repairing it. Im somewhat clueless about computers though so i might find someone to help me do it. Maybe im doing it wrong
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OK! Dang, ouch. Are you running the laptop through a battery or is everything plugged in? Does the laptop completely shut off within a matter of seconds that you turn it on?

Edited by techie4fun, 28 February 2007 - 02:30 PM.

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everything is plugged. it doesnt shut off. JSYK, i turned it off by using the "off" button the night before. So when i turn it on, it asks if i want to start in safe mode, last good mode or normal mode and whichever option i choose, it will go to the blue screen.
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Hello,

Have a look here

You may need to load the BIOS fail-safe defaults.

-slacker
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thank you :whistling:
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Did it work?
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