Can't fix BSOD Stop: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Dell Inspiron 9100 notebook
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?

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#1
January 4, 2010 at 15:59:15
I would suggest downloading the drive manufacturers utilities and run them to check if the drive is dying/losing clusters.

Once you know the drive is good the next step is a repair install of xp.


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#2
January 4, 2010 at 16:11:02
will try now.... (thanks)

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#3
January 4, 2010 at 16:16:28
No change. Showing reoccurring issue 5 times:
IDE Disk S/N # S.M.A.R.T. Self Test Fail
Error Code: 0F00:075B (Electrical Portion)
Using Driver/Utilities Disk from Manufacturer.

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#4
January 4, 2010 at 16:18:20
Make sure SMART is enabled in BIOS.

some other bloke...


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#5
January 4, 2010 at 16:30:49
I am in BIOS (F2) but do not see where SMART is. Can you assist?


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#6
January 4, 2010 at 16:41:10
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.

How to Enter Windows XP Recovery Console
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixth...


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#7
January 4, 2010 at 16:58:02
The drive is almost toast!

ghost it now!
or bootup on a knoppix cd and copy off your data [if you can]

Don't waste any more time! Get your data off now


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#8
January 4, 2010 at 17:02:52
Okay, well doing exactly as you wrote, where chkdsk /r, enter did nothing to help, typing "chkdsk /r", enter, (gave invalid command), exit, just rebooted me back to BSOD.

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#9
January 4, 2010 at 17:09:38
To be honest, How? I have an external, but don't know how to ghost.

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#10
January 4, 2010 at 18:39:28
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.

some other bloke...


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#11
January 4, 2010 at 21:07:18
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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#12
January 5, 2010 at 17:35:35
Okay. Thank you for your assistance.

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