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farkinal

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My laptop reboots continually. After you turn it on, it lists the hardware, then goes to windows (XP) start up with windows XP logo etc, then blue screen with the writing as set out below appears then computer reboots and it repeats the same process again:

"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

It states to disable or remove any new hardware (But I have not loaded any new hardware for months). I use "flashdrives" through my USB ports but thats it.

I trust this extra bit of information can help!

Thanks in advance.
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Howdy and welcome to GTG:

Got your XP install cd handy? Hope so as you are going to need it.

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Yep, I have the XP CD handy!
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I have had two older laptops that did the same thing. I got them to stop temporarily after wiping the hard drives, re-partitioning, formatting and installing a clean copy of Windows XP. Eventually though, they both began doing the same thing again and although I am told it could have been a virus, the most probable reason suggested was that my hard drives were corrupt and dieing. When I replaced them, all was well. I hope this little bit of information helps.
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Yep, I have the XP CD handy!


Boot using the install cd. Now, at the Recovery Console, type in chkdsk /f and sit back and wait. See if that helps.

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Thnaks very much Murray S that did the trick and I will keep that inmind pcboybob.

Hope you and all the memebers have a Happy New Year!

Thanks Again
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Thank you for the update.

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