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Unmountable boot volume - cd wont boot


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well i kno a lota peeps got this prob of blue Unmountable boot volume screen,but wen i put cd in and restart,nothing dif happens,same options leadin 2 same blue screen.........help!
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Have you tried the fixes given HERE ??

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Problem is that I cant get access to teh recovery console cos my DVD drive wont read the disk before the fuking thing decides to [bleep] up, i havent a clue what to do...

Im currently on my old pc that i dragged out and hooked up, its v slow, and runs on 98, but is it possible to solveit via here? http://www.windowsre...unmountable.htm suggests taking out the drive and using anotehr xp comp to fix it, some how, i dont understyand, but could a similar thing be done? Im so confused... and v annoyed
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Is the first boot device in BIOS set to your cd-rom??

If it is, then all you need to do is start the system with your XP cd in the drive.. Should boot using the XP cd even before it starts Windows and you end up with the BSOD..

BTW.. is your XP cd an original or a copy you or a friend made for you (totally different setup issues and procedure)..

Also, the option to move the drive to your old Win98 system won't work as the Win98 system won't even see the hdd if it was formatted NTFS!!

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I got the XP with my Dell, and I put it in, restart, i can hear it spin but it still wont read it, I dont know why, but it just wont...
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Again.. Have you checked in BIOS to make sure the first boot device is your cd-rom??

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how do I do that? Ifit isnt, can it be changed given my situation? I imagien it would be because i dnt have a floppy drive...
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It should tell you in your manual that you received with the Dell.. It will also give you all the settings and the areas in BIOS they are located and how to change them..

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THANK YOU! I'm back on my fully functional, fast and sexy Dell! WOOP!

I just had to reconfigure the BIOS and follow the basic steps, thank u!
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You are very welcome!!

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