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unmountable_boot_volume/ unrecoverable problems

By fjivian
Sep 9, 2007
  1. I have a Dell Dimension 8400 and the other day it started giving me UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error so I tried rebooting my computer from the Windows XP disk. I performing "chkdsk /p" but it stopped at 38% and stated "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems" What should I do? Should I continue with "fixboot"?

    Also when I choose the recovery option in the setup, it never stated which Windows installation I would like to log into. So on the command screen it showed that I was in the C:\> directory and not in the C:\WINDOWS> directory (which I was expecting.) I tried to get into the WINDOWS directory by typing "cd windows" but it stated "The path or file specified is not valid." Is that normal? That's the directory where I performed "chkdsk /p" I'm afraid to perform "fixboot" in the same directory. Also I changed my SATA drive to "combination" rather than "RAID Autodetect / AHCI" because every time I tried to perform the recovery it stated "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer" I learned this from http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18329.html

    So should I still perform "fixboot" in the C:\> directory?
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    This is a duplicated thread, I think?
     
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    This is a duplicated thread, and I stand by my advice the first time, which was
    The sad truth is that the drive is dying.
    You should go to the manufacturers website and download their free tools to analyse what is going on.
     
  4. fjivian

    fjivian TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah this is a duplicate.... that was my first post and i thought it didn't get sent
     
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