unmountable boot volume


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bsod

I have a laptop which upon last reboot keeps having an "Unmountable boot
volume" bsod. Interestingly enough, while booting, it gets to the XP
splash screen before it crashes, flashes the bsod on screen, then reboots.

So I used the XP CD that came with the laptop to boot off of, and hit R
to get into recovery console. I'd like to run a chkdsk, but I can't get
it to switch to c: drive, the only choice I have at the command prompt
in recovery console is d: which is the recovery partition. Is there
anything else I can try in order to fix this problem and get it to boot
again? Thanks.
 
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Tim Meddick

You don't actually have to be logged on to your [c:] drive in Recovery
Console to be able to use the chkdsk function to check the [c:] volume.

The only requisite for running chkdsk in RC is that you have access to the
file AUTOCHK.EXE which you will have if started from the cd-rom.

Could I ask; what choices are given to logon to, when RC starts?

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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bsod

You don't actually have to be logged on to your [c:] drive in Recovery
Console to be able to use the chkdsk function to check the [c:] volume.

The only requisite for running chkdsk in RC is that you have access to
the file AUTOCHK.EXE which you will have if started from the cd-rom.

Could I ask; what choices are given to logon to, when RC starts?

Thanks Tim for your quick reply. As I said below, my only choice when I
get into recovery console is d:

So how do I run the chkdsk on c from the d: command prompt in recovery
console?
 
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pjp

That sounds more like your BIOS is not seeing the hard disk (or it's at
least something major is corrupted in some manner) but that creates a
conflict with you saying when you try to boot it gets the windows splash
screen? That said, I'd be suspecting the hard disk has gone/is going bad.

bsod said:
You don't actually have to be logged on to your [c:] drive in Recovery
Console to be able to use the chkdsk function to check the [c:] volume.

The only requisite for running chkdsk in RC is that you have access to
the file AUTOCHK.EXE which you will have if started from the cd-rom.

Could I ask; what choices are given to logon to, when RC starts?

Thanks Tim for your quick reply. As I said below, my only choice when I
get into recovery console is d:

So how do I run the chkdsk on c from the d: command prompt in recovery
console?
 
T

Tim Meddick

Simply after logging onto [d:] , type the following :

CHKDSK C: /P

....then press [enter]

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




bsod said:
You don't actually have to be logged on to your [c:] drive in Recovery
Console to be able to use the chkdsk function to check the [c:] volume.

The only requisite for running chkdsk in RC is that you have access to
the file AUTOCHK.EXE which you will have if started from the cd-rom.

Could I ask; what choices are given to logon to, when RC starts?

Thanks Tim for your quick reply. As I said below, my only choice when I
get into recovery console is d:

So how do I run the chkdsk on c from the d: command prompt in recovery
console?
 
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bsod

Simply after logging onto [d:] , type the following :

CHKDSK C: /P

...then press [enter]

Thanks to everyone who replied, this above command worked and it boots
again now.
bsod said:
You don't actually have to be logged on to your [c:] drive in Recovery
Console to be able to use the chkdsk function to check the [c:] volume.

The only requisite for running chkdsk in RC is that you have access to
the file AUTOCHK.EXE which you will have if started from the cd-rom.

Could I ask; what choices are given to logon to, when RC starts?

Thanks Tim for your quick reply. As I said below, my only choice when I
get into recovery console is d:

So how do I run the chkdsk on c from the d: command prompt in recovery
console?
I have a laptop which upon last reboot keeps having an "Unmountable
boot volume" bsod. Interestingly enough, while booting, it gets to the
XP splash screen before it crashes, flashes the bsod on screen, then
reboots.

So I used the XP CD that came with the laptop to boot off of, and hit
R to get into recovery console. I'd like to run a chkdsk, but I can't
get it to switch to c: drive, the only choice I have at the command
prompt in recovery console is d: which is the recovery partition. Is
there anything else I can try in order to fix this problem and get it
to boot again? Thanks.
 
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