Unmountable_Boot_Volume BSOD

Dell Latitude d410 notebook - customizab...
December 9, 2009 at 09:11:53
Specs: Windows XP
I ran every recommended instance of chkdsk, fixboot, fixmbr, etc. and was still getting the error. I can boot into safe mode sometimes and rarely, I can boot normally but the error wasn't going away. The system log has a lot of eventid 11s which is "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D"

Anyway, I ordered a new hard drive and attempted to install XP and I got the same BSOD again. I ran all the Dell diagnostics (it's a Latitude D410) and nothing bad showed up.

Any recommendations?

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December 9, 2009 at 09:28:49
You can go for Microsoft help...


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December 9, 2009 at 14:17:28
Boot off the XP disc, press R to enter the recovery console, type BOOTCFG /rebuild, press ENTER

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December 10, 2009 at 08:04:16
"Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations This error may be caused by a corrupt ifle system, which would prevent Bootcfg from successfully scanning. Use chkdsk to detect any disk errors." I'm rerunning chkdsk and it takes like 6 hours. I'll report back if by some miracle I can run bootcfg after the fifth time I've run chkdsk.

I just want to reiterate that I bought a brand new hard drive and I'm getting the Unmountable Boot Volume error on both the old hard drive and the new one as I was installing a fresh copy of XP. I've been working on this for two weeks now, trying everything I've found on various sites. I'm concluding that it's the system board that's the issue since nothing else works.

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December 10, 2009 at 13:18:42
Putting the hard drive in another D410 allowed it to boot fine (also swapped memory), so I'll be replacing the system board on Monday.

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