BSOD gone bad...

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
January 9, 2010 at 17:54:53
Specs: Windows XP
Hello everyone, I've recently encounter a problem with my laptop after a hard reboot. Every single time it loaded up, I get a BSOD with unmountable boot volume. As resourceful as google can be, I saw that many people got their resolutions in the system recovery console... I went into that with my XP disk and it can only find drive E which is my media partition for some Dell program. Basically, I can't find my C drive with the system recovery console. I went into the XP setup disk even further and went past the agreement page. It showed my 2 partitions. C, which is supposed to be my XP partition is unkown... E is fine though.

Any thoughts on what I can do?


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January 11, 2010 at 12:49:29
"C, which is supposed to be my XP partition is unkown..."

That is not a good sign. Something has wiped your partition table information from your drive. If it had important information you might want to look into a drive recovery but if it is not that important then you could try to reset the partition by running the DISKPART command from the recovery console. I believe this will wipe the data in place of the new partition so like I said, if you need to save your data you may want to seek out professional help.

Its funny that you are getting a BSOD unless Windows Resides on your E: partition. If so you may just need to use DISKPART to reassign the drive to C: and to make it bootable.

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