quickest way to fix "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error message?

By IT2MD ·
what is the best and quickest way to fix this 'blue screen of death' error message?

I tried booting from the Compaq Recovery CD and receive a CD Error Message...Contact Compaq Tech Support...

I am sick...frustrated...and overwhelmed with all the issues I am having this year...I just don't know what to do anymore!!!!

anyway, the computer i am working on is a Compaq 5310US - 5000 was running Microsoft XP Home Edition...and has been giving me problems for about a year started by just shutting down unexpectantly...then this last time it just won't come back starts to reboot...reaches a certain point...and just re-starts itself...continuously!....

If I press F8 while it is restarting the only option I can get to work is the "Disable automatic restart on system failure" option at which point it goes to the 'Blue Screen of Death' with the UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error message.

And as I said above, the recovery CD also gives me a 'Compaq Recovery CD Error - Contact Compaq Technical Support' message.

Any help would certainly be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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by Sven2157 In reply to quickest way to fix "UNMO ...

Buy a new hard drive. That one is on its way out, and soon will not even power on. You need to do this NOW, if you want even the slightest chance of saving the data on it. If you are unsure of how to change this out, bring it to a local shop. Only fools think they can save a failing hard drive; it only gets worse!

Hope that helps! ;-)

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