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unmountable_booot_volume .. HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by mossfan18, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. mossfan18

    mossfan18 Regular member

    Feb 23, 2007
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    Hey guys, I ran into a problem I've never sen before, my grandma's PC is giving her a blue screen and reading unmountable_boot_device as a message. It's an old Compaq using XP on it. Is there a fix to this and if so what is it. Furthermore what caused it?

    Thanks fellas
  2. jackofall

    jackofall Member

    Jan 2, 2008
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    unmountable boot error is when your boot.ini file is corrupted this is the main language to boot windows os could be due to a virus or not either way here is soulution

    You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
    You will get a dos prompt
    Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
    When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
    "Y" and enter at the prompt
    Then type "exit" and hit enter
    The system will now reboot into Windows

    If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
    Type "chkdsk /r" then enter
    When done type "exit" and hit enter.
    This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows

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