the unmountable boot volume msg

August 20, 2012 at 06:42:15
Specs: Windows 7, 64bit, i5 intel
Hi,
I have a pretty new Dell vostro laptop, with win 7, 64bit (home edition i think).
I'm on a trip, and i don't have the recovery disk.
i get the BSOD with the "unmountable boot volume" msg.
i googled it and found a lot of things i could do, most of them recommended using the disk, which i don't have.
one of them said to press F8 and choose the repair your computer options, which i did and then a desktop looking window appeared with nothing on it, and then after about 25 mins a window poped asking which langues i want, i chose english (US) and then after another 10 mins this window showed, i chose command prompt, and started typing some of the stuff that people suggested:
chkdsk c: (with /p /r /f, alltogether and most of the possible combination)
the main thing i noticed is that nothing seemed to be wrong, with 0kb of bad sectors or something like that.
then i tried:
bootrec /ScanOS, it finshed the scan saying that, amount of windows something something was: 0
which i guess isn't good, then i did this:
bootrec /fixboot, it said very quickly somthing like: Done
and then i wrote this:
bootrec /fixmbr, and also very quickly wrote something like Done.
and then i wrote exit and restarted, and the same problem accured, as if i havn't done anything..


Thanks a lot in advance,
Tomer

p.s
i have with a laptop of a friend, and i thnk it has a burrner, so i could potentialy burn a copy of the recovery disk, but i don't have a blank disk with me or know where to get one where i'm at the moment.

p.s 2
sorry for the horrible spelling mistakes


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#1
August 20, 2012 at 09:41:02
Restore the BIOS to defaults.

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#2
September 4, 2012 at 08:23:48
Hi Tomer,

As most of the Troubleshooting steps have already been performed by you, the only last step I can recommend is to run Dell Diagnostics. In order to run Dell Diagnostics from Hard Drive, follow the below mentioned steps:
• Restart your computer.
• When the DELL™ logo appears, tap <F12> immediately.
• In the boot device list, highlight Boot to Utility Partition and press <Enter>.
• Under Dell Diagnostics Main Menu (see Dell Diagnostics Main Menu), select the extended test. If you get any error code, make a note of the error code.

If Dell Diagnostics passes, then you can even try restoring the system back to the factory settings. By doing this there will be a loss of data.

Kindly get back if there are further queries.

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B
#iworkfordell


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