windows 7 boot failure stop 0x000000ED

Gateway laptop / Id59c
March 28, 2011 at 22:11:05
Specs: windows 7, intel i7-620M
Drive has 3 partitions all ntfs. I can mount the partitions on Knoppix live disk and see data (though partitions 1 and 2 report dirty bit set). partition 1 is factory recovery partition. setting it as the active partition and booting to it fails with please wait a few moments (hangs for > 24 hours - as does booting to the recovery disks).

partition 2 is usual boot partition.Booting normally gets UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME stop: 0x000000ED
Launch startup repair (again I left it for longer than 24 hours) hangs at what is probably the windows 7 installer background but never presents a foreground window (alt-tab, ctrl-shift-esc, ctrl-alt-del have no effect the mouse moves but there's nohthing to click on).

Safe mode with command prompt loads drivers then fails with same stop error. Last known good does the same.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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#1
March 28, 2011 at 22:26:28
downlaod the tools from the drive manufacturer, and try to repair the drive, run all checks and repair options, then run a factory install from the hidden partition, after saving all your files of course.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
March 29, 2011 at 07:38:48
The drive is a Toshiba drive - I couldn't find utils for it. What I did find was the ultimatebootcd.com 's ultimate boot cd and on it (in HDD utils) ViVARD - that does a bad sector scan and move. It found and moved 66 bad sectors and hey presto! (well 4 or 6 hours later) Windows boots again!

Thanks for putting me on the right track! Call this one solved :-)


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#3
April 24, 2011 at 10:46:22
Normally, as a computer technician, when I encounter a 0x000000ED Stop error "Unmountable boot volume" I proceed as follows:
1. Boot from CD, with the installation media
2. Run Recovery Console
3. Run Chkdsk /r command from the command prompt
4. Restart pc
This correct the problem

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#4
September 29, 2011 at 03:06:30
You can most likely fix it by using System Restore. Here we go:
1. Keep tapping F8 during the early boot phase.
2. Select Repair from the menu.
3. Enter the Administrator's password when prompted. It is often blank.
4. Select System Restore when prompted.
5. Set Windows back to a point before this problem occurred.

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#5
September 29, 2011 at 03:57:03
Actually, no, that wouldn't've worked.

The problem turned out to be a rapidly increasing bad sector count, and shortly after posting the original messages the drive died completely. I was able to pull off some data, but not much - luckily there wasn't anything massively important that wasn't backed up already.

I got the drive replaced under warranty.


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