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Unmountable boot volume

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September 1, 2010 12:13:51 AM

Hello,
My Dell 630i with XP pro has the dreaded "Unmountable boot volume" error. I set the BIOS to boot from the DVD, install the disk and reboot. It begins the windows setup then tries to start windows instead of giving me a recovery screen option. When it tries to start windows, it goes into another blue screen of death. This began when I had a power blip during a virus clean-up operation.
September 1, 2010 4:18:33 AM

Try " fdisk /mbr" and then fdisk the hdd to remove any and all partitions...:) 
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September 1, 2010 6:50:59 AM

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My Dell 630i with XP pro has the dreaded "Unmountable boot volume" error.


The hard drive has failed. You will need a new one.
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September 1, 2010 7:02:51 PM

I've frequently found that a Linux OS can mount volumes which Windows has given up on. PCLinuxOS from http://www.pclinuxos.com can do it and is free to download and run as a LiveCD.
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