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Old August 13th 06, 10:59 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
j.p
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Default Unmountable boot volume error message?????

hi folks,
have an e-machines 130, 900mhz Celeron running windows XP that has
suddenly developed an error that i can't seem to fix.

When you boot it up it come up with the standard screen saying that
windows did not start successfully and offers the options of "safe
mode", "safe mode with networking" and "Safe mode with command prompt"
and "last know good configuration". it also counts down to autostart in
normal mode.

However, whichever option you choose it then goes onto a blue screen
with the following message:

a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
damage to your computer.
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
if this is the first time you have seen this error screen, restart your
computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or
software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. if
you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your
computer, press F8 to select startup options, and then select safe mode.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x80E91E30,0XC0000032,0X000000000,0X000000000)

I have never come across this sort of error before and i am a bit
baffled. Is it a hardware problem or something with windows? unmountable
boot volume suggests hard drive problems to me but seemed unlikely.

Any advice you can offer that would point me in the right direction
would be greatly appreciated
Cheers
John
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Old August 13th 06, 12:37 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
c
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Default Unmountable boot volume error message?????


"j.p" wrote in message
...
hi folks,
have an e-machines 130, 900mhz Celeron running windows XP that has
suddenly developed an error that i can't seem to fix.

When you boot it up it come up with the standard screen saying that
windows did not start successfully and offers the options of "safe mode",
"safe mode with networking" and "Safe mode with command prompt" and "last
know good configuration". it also counts down to autostart in normal mode.

However, whichever option you choose it then goes onto a blue screen with
the following message:

a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
damage to your computer.
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
if this is the first time you have seen this error screen, restart your
computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or
software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. if you
need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your
computer, press F8 to select startup options, and then select safe mode.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x80E91E30,0XC0000032,0X000000000,0X000000000)

I have never come across this sort of error before and i am a bit baffled.
Is it a hardware problem or something with windows? unmountable boot
volume suggests hard drive problems to me but seemed unlikely.

Any advice you can offer that would point me in the right direction would
be greatly appreciated
Cheers
John


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Old August 14th 06, 02:30 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
David Maynard
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Default Unmountable boot volume error message?????

j.p wrote:
hi folks,
have an e-machines 130, 900mhz Celeron running windows XP that has
suddenly developed an error that i can't seem to fix.

When you boot it up it come up with the standard screen saying that
windows did not start successfully and offers the options of "safe
mode", "safe mode with networking" and "Safe mode with command prompt"
and "last know good configuration". it also counts down to autostart in
normal mode.

However, whichever option you choose it then goes onto a blue screen
with the following message:

a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
damage to your computer.
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
if this is the first time you have seen this error screen, restart your
computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or
software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. if
you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your
computer, press F8 to select startup options, and then select safe mode.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x80E91E30,0XC0000032,0X000000000,0X000000000)

I have never come across this sort of error before and i am a bit
baffled. Is it a hardware problem or something with windows? unmountable
boot volume suggests hard drive problems to me but seemed unlikely.

Any advice you can offer that would point me in the right direction
would be greatly appreciated


Boot information has become corrupt, usually because some part of the file
system is corrupted.

Boot the XP CD and select recovery console. Login (admin) if it requires
you to. At the command prompt:

chkdsk /r
(after that completes)
fixboot
exit (to leave recovery console and reboot)


Cheers
John


 




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