After being in storage for 3 months I set up my PC again(MESH 5yrs old) It worked fine for a couple of days until this morning when it went to a blue screen then went to try again but just went to start up options. I can get to the safe mode but it just flicks on to blue screen and then options. The error message is Unmountable_boot_volume. I made sure everything inside is plugged in but still no joy. I don't have an XP cd but can't get to BIOS options anyway. Any ideas?
I'm hope I'm right here but is your Windows Mesh CD able to install Windows??
When You boot from the disk follow this as in the link I posted:
RESOLUTION If it be the connector cable problem then replace the 40-wire cable with an 80-wire UDMA cable. If it's a BIOS settings problem then load the 'Fail-Safe' default settings, and then reactivate the most frequently used options such as USB Support.
If it's a damaged file system case then:- 1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.
6.At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.
This takes a bit longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.
The cd says Recovery cd rom but there are no instructions for use. I've tried start up with the cd in the drive but still nothing. The fans are going but the Hard Drive is supsiciously quiet (usually makes a terrible noise which could be a clue).