I'm having a massive issue with my PC at the moment. Basically, i'm getting the dreaded blue screen of death whenever i try to load up Windows XP - the unmountable boot volume. I cant even start it up in safe mode.
I recently got a replacement DVD drive for my computer too but, when i installed that, my computer slowed to a crawl and it wouldn't read cd's properly. Basically, i simply disconnected it and everything was rosy again.
Last night, my brother was using the PC and it suddenly flashed a BSod and restarted. He didn't catch what the message was. My PC hasn't restarted Windows since.
I then decided to reconnect the DVD Drive and try to boot Windows XP from that but i got the following stop code:
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xF89BD814, 0xF89BD510, 0xF813B1FC)
*** ntfs.sys - address F813B1FC base at F812E000, DATESTAMP 41107eea
I also get this stop code when i try to get to the recovery console after running the CD and even when i try to install a fresh copy of XP. Strangely enough, according to the MS website, this code should only be on Windows NT which is the bit thats really confusing me.
So in short,
Without the Drive, it's Unmountable boot volume and with the drive, it's the stop code above.
Anyone have any suggestions that i may have overlooked? I have absolutely no problem with a reformat as my PC has been a bit ropey as of late anyway so i was thinking of a complete factory reset anyway. But i cant get that far yet
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,