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unmountable boot volume plus other errors
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02vernonj



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: unmountable boot volume plus other errors Reply with quote

hi , the computer im using is supposed to be windows xp . it worked one night then next day came up with the safe mode options , none of them work and when i try to run windows normally or the last version that worked correctly it just restarts the computer . i have the windows xp disk and have tried re-adding windows xp then it comes up with the blue screen and unmountable boot volume and also says setup.ddys is missing . if i try to use the recovery console either boot cfg/rebuild says it cant scan, chkdsk says unrepairble problems and it says i only have a g: . any help would be great thanks!!
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02vernonj



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry guys the file that is says is missing is setupdd.sys
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like there may be problems with the hard drive. Do you have any data on it? If not, I would suggest that a clean install of Windows is done, and when going through the installation, delete the current partition, create a new one and do a full format.
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02vernonj



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi i have tried that and when i get to the point where you can create or delete partitions it says that there are 4 drives and 4 unknown disks within the drives and if i try to make a new partition or delete any of the partitions it comes up with the blue screen unmountable boot volume error
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you probably need to delete the logical drives and all partitions on the disk.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi i tried to delete the partitions and it came up with the blue error screen volume boot error again
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if you can get hold of a Windows 98 boot disk or similar, and use FDISK to delete all the partitions, then try installing XP.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi i managed to get hold of an fdisk copy i loaded it up and deleted both partitions with a thorough delete and then created a new partition. i then loaded up the recovery console again and it still would not allow me to create a new version of windows.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use FDisk to delete all the partitions - don't create a new one. Once done, boot the computer from the Windows CD and install Windows - it will create the partition during the installation. If this still doesn't work, then I would say that the hard drive is faulty.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi i did as you said and everything was ok until i started to install windows again , the unmountable boot volume error has gone but there was a stop 000000x8e error any ideas??
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like the hard drive faulty.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

would formatting the hard drive help??
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