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Unmountable_boot_volume and no floppy disk to boot from

by stryker922 / March 28, 2004 12:05 AM PST

First, I would like to thank our friends at microsoft for putting out another great product, windows xp - more bugs than ever! (if you cant tell I am very frustrated, after working all day I find my own computer is jacked beyond my knowlege).

I get the BSOD, unmountable_boot_volume error when I start up my computer. Tried Safe mode, and last known good configuration. I found on microsoft that it needs 'chkdsk /r command from Recovery Console '. The issue is, microsoft in their infinate wisdom decided to make XP not bootable so I am left a broken and hurt man. And, Compaq in their wisdom (I am serious) decided to throw away floppy drives since they are 10 years obsolite(it just happens that the rest of the world doesnt agree). I need help with this. I tried a '98 boot disk burned on a CDrom. I tried the XP boot disk burned on a CD rom, no luck. Any way to get this thing to work, ASAP so I can have my life back?

Thanks for your help

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Re:Unmountable_boot_volume and no floppy disk to boot from
by glb613 / March 28, 2004 12:28 AM PST
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Re:Unmountable_boot_volume and no floppy disk to boot from
by Stan Chambers / March 28, 2004 12:30 AM PST

A Google search offers this advice:

Insert the Windows XP disk.
Re-boot the machine.
You should see the message, "Press any key to boot from CD" - press a key.
It will take a while for the CD to bootup, but eventually you will get a list of about three choices.
Press "R" to enter the Recovery Console - after a moment and old-fashioned DOS prompt will appear.
Type chkdsk /r and press ENTER
It will perform a check disk utility. This can take up to a couple of hours, but eventually the prompt will appear again, indicating that it is done.
Remove the CD
Re-boot the machine.

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Re:Re:Unmountable_boot_volume and no floppy disk to boot from
by stryker922 / March 28, 2004 12:51 AM PST

Thanks for your help, I went ahead and started that chkdsk and fixmbr, it might take a few hours but I think it will work. I appreciate all your help.


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Re:Re:Re:Unmountable_boot_volume and no floppy disk to boot from

If it doesn't do the trick, do another Google search. There seems to be quite a bit of discussion on this subject.

Good Luck

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