Gets a blue screen UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME error
Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:21 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:00 AM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:09 AM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:47 AM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:48 AM
Update: that download requires six blank floppy disks which i dont have, and i doubt it will work for me since the only windows cd i have is windows xp professional, it did mention that I cant do an upgrade, since the original windows in it is Windows XP Home Edition. Help guys.....I dont quite understand the solution to it, rgolsen got it right it is the known problem
, can someone explain to me how to get to the recovery console? Well it is telling me to download the service packs which as far as I know I already did its on SP2 and it makes no sense since I cant even get logged in. Help Help Help.
could be this known issue:
Edited by Razaille, 10 May 2005 - 09:22 AM.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:58 AM
Posted 20 June 2005 - 04:00 AM
I had the same or similar problem on a client's Dell that had been deluged by ad-crap.
Maybe you've already found a solution to your problem and haven't reported back, but in the event that you haven't gone to the hammer heavy blow of an xp re-install and what I detail below is on point to your dilemna, then there's hope.
There are a couple BSOD "STOP... UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (Sometimes DEVICE) error startup msgs.
The error could be caused by the following:
1. Loose data cabling for your HD
2. Damaged file system (my friends situation and likely yours)
Your solution does involve the recovery console which is just a kind of DOS level command line state; so when you get to this command line just use the old DOS "CHKDSK /r" command (hmmm... DOS still usefull).
Hmmm... now recalling the exact nature of the problem. You will need either an XP CD-ROM or an XP startup disk. I don't know if the XP boot floppy in the DL area here will help you get to a command line or not, but if it does have the chkdsk.exe file you may in luck, otherwise the install CD is your best shot.
If using the CD or startup disks, press "R" after the "Welcome to Setup" screen comes up. This will select the "repair" option. Hopefully since this is your personal lappy you won't need an administrator PW, so just hit the ENTER key.
Then change to the C: drive and use the "chkdsk /r" command and hit ENTER (there's a space after the "k") You can display the chkdsk /help for command line options, but the /r should work. After you get the command prompt back, type "exit" to get out of console mode and hit ENTER to restart your system.
Don't forget to boot to the HD this time. If there's still a problem, go through the same boot procedure to get back to the command line console and use the FIXBOOT command instead of the chkdsk /r.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 12:55 AM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:54 PM
Since you indicated that your CD is not bootable (hmmm... not original or you don't have your BIOS Setup options set to boot from CDROM) you can always just boot from an Xp boot floppy. In fact, I used a Win98 emergency boot floppy, and you then select the "boot with cdrom support option).
This will get you a dos prompt. Then insert your XpPro CD and run (your cdrom drive letter - probably D or E) d:\setup.exe. (you can do a directory search on drive letters to determine which one is your cd drive. note that the dir on the hard drive will likely yield an invalid drive specification msg, but a dir on the cdrom should show the setup.exe in the root directory. Hopefully you'll then get Xp setup up an running. Remember to use the repair option "R" to get to the console mode to run the chkdsk /r command.
Feel free to step in here if any reader can offer a correction or clarification as to this suggested procedure. I've only gone through this procedure one time about a month ago.
Posted 24 June 2005 - 03:20 PM
Can you tell me what cd's came with your system that may be OS or drivers related?
What is it's brand?model?
Have you checked if the boot sequence in the bios is correct?
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