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My friend has got a problem with his laptop it wont boot into windows in normal or safe mode. He gets a BSOD unmountable boot volume 0x00000ED.

So i thought it would be a quick boot from XP disk and repair the boot sector/mgr from the command prompt/repair console. Only problem is that the repair console isn't detecting his C:\\WINDOWS partition, all i get is just E:\\MININT which is his backup partition. Strange...

Any ideas ???

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When booting up to Win XP you may get a error that reads "Unmountable Boot Volume". This is probably because your boot.ini file is messed up.

So, what do you do about it, panic and try to mount your boot in your computer...... No that is probably not a good idea.

You can boot to the XP cd and when you see the Welcome to setup press the letter R
You will get a dos prompt
Then type "chkdsk /p" without the quotes and hit enter
When that is done type "fixboot" and hit enter
"Y" and enter at the prompt
Then type "exit" and hit enter
The system will now reboot into Windows

If for some reason that don't work for you, you can boot to the recovery console like above and...
Type "chkdsk /r" then enter ** OR chkdsk /p
When done type "exit" and hit enter.
This will take longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.


Spinright and/or norton diskdoctor should help as well.. if you have access to them.

could also be a bad drive. If it isn't WD, I'd test it.
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