hi frnds just 4 days back i did a mischief with my Acer TM 2300 laptop by trying to shut down windows b removing the battery before it could shut down. The next instance when i reloaded i got the Unmountable_Boot_Volume error with a blue screen I tried to run WInXP SP2 by booting my laptop with the recovery console window freezed and i gazed for hours If i try to install a fresh copy,or delete partition or create it just freezes saying "examining the HDD".Recovery console does not work. I do not have a floppy drive in it and for me getting the HDD back is important and not the data The drives are NTFS partitioned and while installing XP SP2 it does display the size and disk labels correctly but does not go ahead of that.!!JUST FREEZES!! My HDD is a HITACHI Travelstar and is also diplayed in the BIOS What should i do? Can anyone help?