Unmountable boot volume - but recoverable

  Simon258 14:19 01 Dec 2004

Once in a while I get a "STOP - UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME" blue screen.

In the past I've used recovery console, etc (as suggested in numerous other postings), but I can revover my system by forcing it into safe mode, then doing a normal restart.

Is this pointing to the boot-up procedure or a hard disk problem.

I'm running XP Pro on a Packard Bell iConnect 1350 800MHz.

  JoeC 15:45 01 Dec 2004

Courtesy of spikeychris

"Do you have the XP CD? If so you could boot from it and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
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

OR try these

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  Simon258 21:55 27 Dec 2004

I've tried fixboot, but it's still doing the same.

  woodchip 22:02 27 Dec 2004

The MBR is corrupt

  woodchip 22:04 27 Dec 2004

It may work from Run but think you need to run from recovery Consol. it is FIX /MBR From Prompt

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:37 27 Dec 2004
  Simon258 13:25 04 Jan 2005

I have now bought and installed a new hard drive, reformatted my original drive and everything seems to be okay. Many thanks to all who responded.

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