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unmountable boot failure

By owoicho ·
i have winxp on a system with a seagate 40gb hdd as master and western digital 10gb hdd as a slave. i recently added a gigabyte vga card and although the os installed it i decided to install from the cd that came with the vga card. it gave an error message for days and finally stopped booting. it would give the message "unmountable_boot_volumn" and to uninstall any new hardware. i removed the vga card but could not uninstall the drivers even in safe mode because it still did not boot. i don't have the os cd to repair the os installation and did not make a boot disk or recovery disk. i am lost for how to solve the problem.

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by scott.heath In reply to unmountable boot failure

I'd like to provide some good news for you, but without the XP CD to evern try a repair from your are in trouble. Your only other option that I can think of is to take your boot drive out of that PC and put it in another Windows XP PC and see if the data on the drive is corrupt. if not maybe ou can repair the volume or at least get your data off. I suggest you findan XP CD somewhere!

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by SRamesh2K In reply to unmountable boot failure

The best way to do that would be to boot to Recovery Console and run CHKDSK on the volume. It sounds like the volume may have some corruption type problems. To get to Recovery Console, you would boot to the CD, you would get to the screen that says "Welcome to Setup. Press Enter." On the next screen there will be an option "R" for repair. Press the "R" key (for repair) and this will allow you to boot into Recovery Console. After you are in Recovery Console, you can run utilities like CHKDSK to fix this type of problem

Do read this paper:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fservicedesks%2Fwebcasts%2Fwc091401%2FWCT091401.asp

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