Computer wont start even in safe mode

August 12, 2010 at 07:10:48
Specs: Windows XP, 3.2 GHz / 1512 MB
This morning the computer wont start Iget a message saying that the computer couldnt start normally and I have options safe m,ode
safe mode with networking another safe mode something, last known working,
and start normally.

I tried all several times...then windows xp shows for a few seconds, then it flashes back to that page.

I closed the computer normally yesterday. I know it was installing as it was closing security stuff from windows (auto update) ...Please I need this computer to start my work is on it and it needs to be done asap (110 pages long) I do have a back up but from weeks ago and I do not have weeks.


I unplugged the power cord...waited and tried but samethign happens.

The only thing I can see is that when i try any safe mode it then writes an entire page of line with system 32 something something.

HELP! I need this to be fix asap!

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#1
August 12, 2010 at 07:41:42
k I found 2 other posts saying : he fixed it by removing his ram (tried and didnt work unlessI did it wrong).

the second one said: need to reboot, keep tapping F8 until you get the extended safe mode menu, and select 'disable automatic restart on system failure' - this should let you see at what point the boot-up is failing.
The message I got was: unmountable_boot_volume
?? does it help anyone?

Also here is the message I get when I try any safe mode mode (networking or not): multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\drivers\(and then all different words and numbers)....hoep someone can help me today! thanks in advance Ill try all u mention

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#2
August 12, 2010 at 09:43:44
The "unmountable_boot_volume" error message is familiar to me as your hard drive is failing. Get a copy of either Spinrite or HDD Regenerator and check your hard drive for any defective areas of the disk as you won't be able to use XP's CHKDSK program

If the disk repair program finds and fixes a lot of bad sectors on the hard drive, then it's time to buy a new one.


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#3
August 12, 2010 at 10:21:05
Does it mean that if I burn hdd on a cd my computer will start after it fixes it?

Are yo usaying this is a bootable software that would fix the drive? or just let me get to it? cause I installed ubuntu this morning and do have access to my info...so my drive is working with ubuntu...looks like its xp who is corrupted (but im a beginner so not sure of what I am advancing)

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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