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#1 15 years ago

Ok, Heres the deal. For the first time when I started up my computer, it asks what mode I want to go in (Safe, Normal, Safe with Network, last working settings ect.) And whichever one I choose it goes to a blue screen saying Unmountible_Driver_Volume and then instructions on how to sort it out, which is by uninstalling any recently installed Software Or Hardware, but I haven't installed anything... How would I uninstall programs if I can't even get into safe mode? Please Help. Unconscious.




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#2 15 years ago
Unmountible_Driver_Volume

Whoops, I mean Unmoutible_Boot_Volume.




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#3 15 years ago

If you're using Windows XP, when you reach the selection screen try selecting 'Last known good configuration' and see what happens if you haven't already.

However, I think a boot volume error almost always results in a very frustrated user having to reinstall Windows. The sector of the hard drive which stores important Windows boot files becomes corrupt or something. I'd hold off on that until someone else nods in agreement, though.




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#4 15 years ago
Mr. MattIf you're using Windows XP, when you reach the selection screen try selecting 'Last known good configuration' and see what happens if you haven't already. However, I think a boot volume error almost always results in a very frustrated user having to reinstall Windows. The sector of the hard drive which stores important Windows boot files becomes corrupt or something. I'd hold off on that until someone else nods in agreement, though.

Yes, I am using XP, and the last known good configurations also causes the error to come up. If we do need to reblow, is there a possible way to save whats on my computer?




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#5 15 years ago

The last time I reinstalled Windows was almost a year ago now, so I'm going off a distant memory, but -- I think that if you opt to install Windows without reformatting, then it'll just replace the existing copy of Windows and leave everything else in tact. However, none of your programs will be assigned to the 'All Programs' menu in the Start Menu, etc. Also, if you have a second hard drive, Windows XP doesn't seem to have a problem recognising that if it's already been formatted, so any information on there should be OK even if you reformat the C:\ drive -- I use one for backup purposes.

If you reformat the C:\ drive in the process, however, everything on there will be wiped for sure. Again, I'd really hate for you to go ahead and try reinstalling without reformatting and ending up losing all your data just on my say so, so I'd wait till someone agrees or disagrees before you commit to anything. If it turns out I remembered wrong, and you can't reinstall Windows without losing all your files, then I can think of one way you can get at your important files before you try it.




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#6 15 years ago

Ok. Thanks for your help, I'll get my dad to have a look at it.




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#7 15 years ago

There's a repair option when if you install it over an existing installation.

Might wanna give that a go.




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#8 15 years ago

I also agree that you should re-install windows (just put in the lucky Xp boot disk number 1) What the hell did you do to get that eror though? virus? you cant just delete a windows boot file like that you know...