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Can't start windows

By meazie
Jul 30, 2009
  1. i keep getting the error messege UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME when trying to start windows, i did a fesh install but after a few hours it crashed and came up with this message again, please help
     
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Have a look and see if this applies to you.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185
    Was the install an upgrade? Any details you can provide would help. Any hardware swapping, upgrades, etc.:)
     
  3. meazie

    meazie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive built the pc myself, all bits are new except my graphics card, dvd rw and hard drive, ive tried that link but its not applicable, tryin chkdsk atm
     
  4. meazie

    meazie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    right after chkdsk i got "the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems" does this mean my hard drive is the problem??
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,683   +1,876

    Or at Least so it Would Seem.......

    You might try using the recovery console, (with the Windows disc in the CD drive), and try run> "fixmbr" .

    There could possibly be some disc errors if you did a "quick format", rather than a full format.
     
  6. meazie

    meazie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did a quick format, ill try doin a full one
     
  7. meazie

    meazie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried fixmbr and fixboot, neither works :s
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,683   +1,876

    Did the full format help?
     
  9. meazie

    meazie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    seems to be working alright after full format, installing drivers now ill update tomorow, fingers crossed :)
     
  10. meazie

    meazie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    seems good now cheers for help, hard drive is a bit slow but i have a new one coming :)
     
  11. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Glad to hear it's working, it's too bad you're replacing the HDD and need to do it over again, but it's better now than later. A slow HDD might be signs it's getting close to 'retirement'. How old is it, and what kind?
     
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