Did not find any hard disk drives while trying to fix unmountable boot volume error

By rachelb26
Dec 22, 2011
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  1. I received a "unmountable boot volume" error on our laptop.
    We have a Dell Vostro laptop with Windows XP

    When I was trying to fix the boot error, I changed the BIOS Settings to load from CD first.
    Then I loaded the Windows XP CD and attempted to run the Recovery, however, I received a message saying "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed..."

    What should I do next to try to fix this issue?
    We hope the hard drive is not dead because we will have a lost quite a bit of information. I will appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    The hard drive is the cause of the error. If you can't afford to lose the information, remove the hard drive and put it aside. Install a new drive and re-install the version of Windows you were using... Information on the bad drive might be recoverable by placing it into an external USB enclosure and accessing the files that way

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