WayneSiegmund January 4, 2010 at 15:53:28 Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3
Please help! Can not boot into Win XP Pro environment. End up with blue screen error: Unmountable_boot_volume I have tried chkdsk/p – fixboot, and chkdsk /r – fixmbr. But still unsuccessful to boot to Windows normally and have the same error. Here is what I got after running chkdsk /r : The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems. I got the same message when I ran chkdsk /p. I then ran fixboot and fixmbr (seperatedly). Problem still exists no matter wich command I used. What else can I do?
As chkdsk /r didn't work for you, boot into the Recovery Console 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.
If you create a Knoppix or Puppy Linux "Live CD" on another machine you will then be able to boot the dud machine using the CD, without using either Windows or the HDD. If the HDD is good enough you will at least be able to save your own stuff onto a Flash Drive.
I'm not sure how you can ghost in your current situation but someone else might well be able to help.
If you purchase a new hard drive 'boxed' edition (not OEM) it will come with a bootable utility CD which will have a copy program designed to move to the new disc and instructions (It may allow partial copy but probably just a complete ghost image, which I think you would prefer anyway if it works) on how to do it. If this fails, just format the new drive and reinstall Windows and programs and you did your best. Like was said above, do it soon, before the drive completely fails.
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