Blue screen of death

  jono366 16:14 08 Jan 2007

I have a pc i would like to fix. Does anyone know a way around this blue screen apart from having to format? The screen says" UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" Along with all the other jargin. I am sure this is the boot.ini file that is missing or corupt in windows (i may be wrong)would like some help to get this back in without formating. It is Running on XPHome.


  mattyc_92 16:16 08 Jan 2007

Insert your Windows XP installation disc and boot from it.

Follow the On-screen instructions for a 'repair install'.
This SOMETIMES fixes 'unmountable boot' problems, but not always. Worth a try though

  jono366 17:04 08 Jan 2007

I cant do a repair unless i use the recovery console and when in there it does not see there is windows on the pc.... I.e. It just has a C prompt and i think it should say C:\\WINDOWS.... I think if i had this there i could just type boocfg and that would fix it... but i am still stuck on what to do here.

  Technotiger 17:07 08 Jan 2007
  Technotiger 17:09 08 Jan 2007

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  surfmonkey #:@}© 17:09 08 Jan 2007

you could try at the c promp
chkdsk /r
command to repair the volume

  jono366 17:15 08 Jan 2007

chkdsk/r comes up with bad command prompt

  jono366 17:22 08 Jan 2007

Ok that didnt work either tiger.... Let me get this right first..... When console opens in DOS window it has there C:\> Now in here i have typed chkdsk/p With no spaces so it look like this C:\>chkdsk/p i have tried putting r ant the end too and this say command is not reconised. Any more help for me??

  surfmonkey #:@}© 17:56 08 Jan 2007

just a thought you say you cant get into the recovery console when you insert windows cd is you bios set to 1st boot cd and not c drive

  jono366 19:31 08 Jan 2007

Tis ok guys i took out the hard drive and put it in another pc to find out the drive is goosed. Thanks for all the help.


  Technotiger 19:32 08 Jan 2007

OK - thanks for letting us know.


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