TechSpot

Unmountable boot volume

By Camaro383
Jan 4, 2005
  1. This problem all started when my monitor went out and I decided to use a 15 year old one that we had. The computer started up on this monitor but the screen was all fuzzy and messed up. I thought I might be able to fix it by changing some of the settings in safe mode but after I got into safe mode once the computer started going to the blue “Unmountable boot volume” screen.
    I changed it over to a new monitor and this is what it does now:

    First, I turn on my computer and I get a screen that says:

    “Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.” Then it gives you the options of starting it in safe mode, safe-mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known configuration and start windows normally.

    All end up showing the Unmountable Boot Volume screen. This is what the Tech. information says:
    *** STOP: 0x000000ED (0X80EEF890, 0Xc0000032, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)

    So then I got information to try and boot it from my restore CD. When I do that the computer starts with 2 options Restore Windows or Boot to Command Prompt from CD-Rom. I have not picked the restore option yet because I do not want to lose all of my files. When I select the boot from command prompt option this is what I get:

    SYSTEM VERIFICATION
    ====================
    System Information is Being Verified

    A:\>

    After this I can not access anything but the CD-Rom drive and the A drive (what ever that is). This is the contents of the A drive:
    AutoExec.bat
    Choice.com
    Command.com
    Config.sys
    Ejectcd.exe
    Em_Lock.exe
    Ghost.exe
    Ghost.env
    Himem.sys
    Mscdex.exe
    Oakcdrom.sys
    Reboot.exe

    These are the only files that I can access on my computer.
    I also got into BIOS and the Primary Master is [ST340810A-(PM)] and the Secondary Master is [Samsung CD-R/RW SW-21].

    Please help me figure out what is wrong.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.