I've recently acquired an older PC which I want to restore. After gaining all the cables et cetera, I decided I wanted to boot up the PC and begin troubleshooting from there on. Now the PC's operating system is Windows XP, and after a boot-up displays the BSOD saying "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME", now I've read up about the error, and I think it's most tailored to a corrupted file system in my case. So I wondered, if I can reset the HDD completely erase all data from it and install another OS.
Would this eliminate the corrupted file system or is it an actual physical damage which requires a new HDD?