My laptop will not boot up

DEll Inspiron 600m
July 2, 2007 at 08:50:07
Specs: windows XP Professional S, emachines 533id
My Dell laptop will not boot-up. When I start the computer it automatically goes to the Advance options screen; stating the startup in safemode options. When I try to start up in safe mode or last known good configuration the computer displays a blue screen stating "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. UNMOUNTABLE-BOOT-VALUE. STOP 0x000000ED-(0x82EF77B8,0xC000009C,0x00000000,0x00000000). I do not know what to do. Is this a virus? and if so how do I get rid of it? What should I do to get my computer running properly again?

Thank You In Advance For Your Support.

Curious George

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July 2, 2007 at 14:43:26
"Unmountable Boot Volume" Win XP
When booting up to Win XP you may get a error that reads "Unmountable Boot Volume". This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.
You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then 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
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.

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