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Unmountable Boot volume Error

By eraser3498 ·
Recently I installed a new harddrive in my computer and installed windows xp pro on it ever since I get the error message unmountable boot volume. With the STOP error 0X00000ED (0X817E0E30,0XC0000185,0X00000000,0X00000000). This occurs once and I'm give the options to boot into safe mode or start windows normally. I start windows normally and it works, I can also restart several times and it will boot normally. But as soon as I power down the system the error reappears. I've tried running the recovery console(chkdsk/r, fixboot and fixmbr) I've also updated everything in windows update including service pack 1A, wiped and reloaded several times, but nothing seems to help. If you have any other suggestions on how to solve this problem it would be greatly appreicated. Thank you.

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by darts32 In reply to Unmountable Boot volume E ...

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.

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by eraser3498 In reply to Unmountable Boot volume E ...

I've tried answer number 1 several times and different ways but no luck.

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by rr-travis In reply to Unmountable Boot volume E ...

The error associated with this stop error code clearly explains the cause of the problem. The system is unable to access the boot volume in order to start. The exact cause of this error relates to a hardware problem in accessing the physical disk. In particular these are the most common causes of this problem:

A hard disk is damaged
A hard disk lacks power
Improper disk cabling is used that does not support the disk throughput

A common problem that results in this error involves using older 40-pin IDE cables with newer 80 pin cables. If the sidk of controller is capable of 33.3MBs throughput, 40-pin cables are incompatible and result in this error being generated.

To isolate a damaged volume you can try to boot the same system from a known good volume by replacing the damaged volume with a good volume.

Another hardware check is to insure that the disk's power plug is firmly connected and that the power supply output is at or near its rated voltage values.

Finally make sure your BIOS is updated to its most recent version

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Looks like I posted this one a few to many times!

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by rr-travis In reply to Unmountable Boot volume E ...

The error associated with this stop error code clearly explains the cause of the problem. The system is unable to access the boot volume in order to start. The exact cause of this error relates to a hardware problem in accessing the physical disk. In particular these are the most common causes of this problem:

A hard disk is damaged
A hard disk lacks power
Improper disk cabling is used that does not support the disk throughput

A common problem that results in this error involves using older 40-pin IDE cables with newer 80 pin cables. If the sidk of controller is capable of 33.3MBs throughput, 40-pin cables are incompatible and result in this error being generated.

To isolate a damaged volume you can try to boot the same system from a known good volume by replacing the damaged volume with a good volume.

Another hardware check is to insure that the disk's power plug is firmly connected and that the power supply output is at or near its rated voltage values.

Finally make sure your BIOS is updated to its most recent version

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by rr-travis In reply to Unmountable Boot volume E ...

The error associated with this stop error code clearly explains the cause of the problem. The system is unable to access the boot volume in order to start. The exact cause of this error relates to a hardware problem in accessing the physical disk. In particular these are the most common causes of this problem:

A hard disk is damaged
A hard disk lacks power
Improper disk cabling is used that does not support the disk throughput

A common problem that results in this error involves using older 40-pin IDE cables with newer 80 pin cables. If the sidk of controller is capable of 33.3MBs throughput, 40-pin cables are incompatible and result in this error being generated.

To isolate a damaged volume you can try to boot the same system from a known good volume by replacing the damaged volume with a good volume.

Another hardware check is to insure that the disk's power plug is firmly connected and that the power supply output is at or near its rated voltage values.

Finally make sure your BIOS is updated to its most recent version

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