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BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

jabb0
Grafter
Posts: 716
Registered: 18-09-2007

BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

hey folks,

Ive got a headache that is the age old BSOD!!!

The only useful information i can retrieve from the BSOD is that i have an "Unmountable Boot Volume"

As i speak i have my screwdrivers at the ready :roll:

Ok so things i have tried
- run chkdsk from WinXP CD
didnt help

- run fixmbr from WinXP CD
didnt help

- Changed the hard disk
Exact same problem rears its ugly head, 2 banjaxed hard drives... very unlikely imo

- changed the IDE cables
didnt help

I feared the problem may be the IDE connection on the motherboard, there are 2, i have tried both and still the problem persists.

I am stumped Cry

A friend has donated a computer to me which "just died", its old (so is the problem PC) so i intend to figure out the problem with the donated PC and perhaps salvage something from both of them to make a workable PC. (Hence the screwdrivers).

So do u think u cud help me identify exactly what is causing my "Unmountable Boot Volume" BSOD? plz

TBH a replacement PC is on the cards in the next few months, however i dont like being beaten, new PC or no i wanna route out the source of this problem.

Your suggestions (and prayers that i dont get electromacuted Tongue ) are most welcome
6 REPLIES
jabb0
Grafter
Posts: 716
Registered: 18-09-2007

BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

DOH!!!

chkdsk /r


:lol:

now to the PC that "just died"

laters
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,983
Thanks: 8
Registered: 10-04-2007

BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

Have you tried running fixboot from the windows CD ?
Njal
Grafter
Posts: 290
Registered: 30-07-2007

BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

The same problem with two HD's would suggest a motherboard problem such as a failed IDE controller. if that is the case the drives should work in the other PC...
jabb0
Grafter
Posts: 716
Registered: 18-09-2007

BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

Omg im sorry guys, the second post in this thread, is wot solved the problem.... apologies i didnt make that clear Shockedops:

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The same problem with two HD's would suggest a motherboard problem
hehe ye and this is wot i thought and had me real worried, however the common denominator between the 2 hard drives failing was not the mobo, but rather the end user... who after a lil quizzing revealed they found it much easier to hold in the power button for 4 seconds rather than go:
Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off


Dont worry i promptly slapped em on the back of the head... twice! :twisted:
Denzil
Grafter
Posts: 1,733
Registered: 31-07-2007

BSOD - Unmountable Boot Volume

Aha, same old problem, you go looking for answers assuming the user knows what they are doing :lol: