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At first I thought that chkdsk had stuck at 25% but just left it running and it completed eventually. Now, some other tricks ... Good Luck Anonymous Thanks for our help. This will allow you to temporarily boot from a CDROM. check over here

If you still get the error after this process, repeat the process but try rebuilding the master boot record at the command prompt with the following command: bootrec /fixboot and then Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases I'm glad we could help. Gave your directions one more try and it went through.

Unmountable Boot Volume

I'll describe my experience below so that it may help you. And the GParted liveCD for using GParted. I only have 1 disc that was included with the PC, and it's a restore disc. When everything else fails, TestDisk won't.

Check the BIOS again to see if the drive is now properly detected. Naj Many thanks this worked John T You are a star. Anonymous many thanks for the guidance ,which was spot on took about 30 mins start to finish .after wasting a week with a live cd and hirens boot cd (not really Rufus If you are unable to boot from the XP/2000 CD, then please check the last step in this short guide.

have the windows xp disk but still goes to the blue screen even if r is pushed any help would be great joao da serto em netbook Jarryd Pressing R on Like I said before after you get it up and save all your inportant stuff do a clean install. Only a format and install option. Can you solve this puzzle?

rjp Also, its appears the be the 0xc000009c error code version. Windows 10 Anonymous Awesome. Jesus E. For example, some Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu 11.04, let you use the Live disk as a restore disk.

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Anyone got any ideas? hop over to this website And it did!! Unmountable Boot Volume Cweeks Hey, I thank you very much for this. Hirens Boot Cd but i'm sure u must have done it anyway 🙂 Jim Worked like a charm!

ms-sys is a Linux program for writing Microsoft compatible boot records. check my blog I can't find the original installation disks, it came pre-loaded from Dell (I've got the receipt), although can borrow a friends copy. TestDisk Another extremely important tool is TestDisk. It has direct access to the disk and the file system, and therefore is capable of removing the most persistent threats. Ntldr Is Missing Windows Xp

Take it with a grain of salt. chirag i have ma x pinstll on usb ……can i boot ma pc from usb insted of cd rom ???? thanks again. http://indowebglobal.com/windows-xp/help-with-windows-xp.html Should this happen?

Don't burn the file fixntldr.iso to the CD either, we will "extract" files out of it and burn those files to the CD via a special process depending on what OS Ubuntu You just saved me from losing all of my pictures and tax files! TechSpot is a registered trademark.

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Paul Lori Works PERFECT!! You should indeed let the tool run. Any recommendation. Microsoft hope so as last time this happened had info recovered and hard drive replaced shawn > still waiting for some one to chime in here.

Other things you want to do ... That's Linux. What about you? have a peek at these guys Don't forget to remove the CD-ROM as soon as the computer starts.

I do not know where to go from hear? I'm sure my XP disc, if I ever had one, has disappeared. After the POST When you start a computer from the hard drive, the BIOS identifies the startup drive and reads the master boot record (MBR). Then again, I am cluless with computers and it might just be me.

it said "unregmp2.exe - entry poinjt not found. chaitanya It worked for XP, thanks alot… leanne allister Hi my friends laptop is saying the unmountable boot drive…..but i have no idea how to get to the blue screen and It does not repair. Ali I got the message for unmounted boot volume and I did the chkdsk /p.

Twillla_watts thanks that really helped alot Guest TY SO MUCH http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PA4K732DJNGJES7LAPXPAMKOO4 ngoj /p? When we try to boot from this drive, we get the error… Boot device not found. Here is what happens: I create a new connection and press NEXT and select Copnnect to the Internet. The problem may only be the bootloader, but you may also require salvaging data or cleaning up malware.