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October 27, 2010 at 08:08:10
Specs: Windows XP (SP3), 3.00 GHZ Intel Pentium 4, 1.5 GB of RAM
Having a bit of a problem with my computer recently. The power went out at our house and ended up shutting down my computer. When I turn it on it asks whether or not I should boot normally or so. Choosing anything will result in my computer shutting down (Even safe mode). I managed to figure out that I needed to make my computer not reset on start-up and found out that it's saying UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME in the STOP message. I can confirm that I can see my hard drive in Ubuntu, but not XP (Another Copy on another hard drive).

I've tried many things to get it fixed (Including the article that Microsoft posted), but i'm still having trouble. I can post anything on the specs of the computer if that will help, and I have a pretty good understanding of how things work.


October 27, 2010 at 12:27:15
If you can see your drive with Ubuntu, start off by backing up your data onto an external drive, then run a manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive (UBCD is the easiest way to do that). If it checks out ok then either run a repair install or a full reinstall of Windows from scratch. If the diagnostics come up with errors then replace the drive.

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October 27, 2010 at 16:34:04
I'm sorry, but what program do I run on UBCD and is it possible to instead use something on Hirens Boot CD (I have a copy of that).

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