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    Unhappy windows blue screen

    ok my computer just crashed, and now it won't even start under safe mode, i'm using my dad's computer right now, i own a windows XP pro. and every time i try to start it up, i get that damn blue screen and it says

    unmountable_boot_volume

    anybody got an idea of what might have happened?
    as always help would be greatly appreciated.

    what a great way to start the new year huh?


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    Unhappy Screwed Up Data

    Well it sounds like me your hard drive got corrupted....
    I know you hate to hear this but a Clean Install of XP
    is in order....
    Be sure to delete all the partitions.

    BTW, You may have to call M$ 800 support
    to get passed the 30 day reg.
    But that depends on your hardware
    and what ver of the OS you have.
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    And learning to Play the Bugle

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    Unhappy thats not good

    damn you, windows xp! this sucks. so i basically lost all my stuff on the hard drive?
    whats the partitions? and how do i delete them?

    another thing is that i don't have my windows xp install cd. will windows give me another one or will they be greedy and make me buy another one?


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    Before you start deleting partitions on your drive with fdisk, what is your machine?

    Is it a compaq or hp? If so, one of those partitions contain your restore files. (stupid, IMO)

    Try accessing that with a floppy bootdisk or something you got with the machine.

    Try calling the 1-800 help line for reinstall info.

    Yeah, you basically lost everything. Somehow, your FAT got corrupt and it can't mount your partitions properly.

    Check your manual to see something about the restore option, hopefully you can get it going.

    If you must remove all partitions, contact the vendor, they will send you restore cds. (get them anyways, practical to have!)

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    dj nica,

    Before erasing the partitions or formating all of your hard disk files, try installing your hard disk in another PC as a slave unit to see if you still can back-up all of your data in it.
    Besides, there are some "repair" options in the Windows XP installation CD (if you can get it) as well as in Linux (al least Mandrake) where it has an option to redimension the partitions and maybe repair them too. I'm not really sure if this can help you but you won't lose anything for just trying it before losing all of the data in your hard disk. You could try reinstalling XP all over the partitions too without formating or erasing it because sometimes, when you reinstall Windows, it keeps all the files intact without erasing any data, than maybe you can back-up everything and finally erase everything and install all again from "cero" errors in your FAT.

    Good luck!!!

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    Don't format just yet, all is not lost. Start your computer with the windoze CD, and choose the recovery console. Then type chkdsk/f and press enter. Then type exit to restart, and see if it now boots properly. If not, use the recovery console again, but this time type fixboot and press enter, then type exit again.

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    Unhappy Windows XP

    A number of the Mfg of Computers do not included the restore CD's
    Damm them... On a number of computers I get in for repair
    if there is no recovery, I pull the hard drive and install it
    in my Big Computer, I have a drive drawer installed in it...
    then burn the recovered data to a CD
    Saved several customers data that way already.....

    Personally if there is no recovery of any data, I
    have all the generic CD disks for XP if there are no disks
    and do a clean install. Sometimes I have to find
    a similar computer to get some drivers off of it....
    Faster than waiting for CD's from the Mfg.

    Note: HP's have a hidden partition on them in place of
    the restore CD's and use a special bood floppy
    to get at it.....

    As a note www.bootdisk.com has some nice resorces.
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    And learning to Play the Bugle

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    is it just me or has anyone else noticed that i'm always having problem with my computer?

    anyways, sadly my computer did not come with the restore cd, so i'm unable to do anything yet, so i must call to get my restore cd. but once i get it i'll be sure to try all over your advices.

    damn, this means i won't be able to be on AO as much as i was before.


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    I found this on Microsoft's site, check it out, see if it helps any.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;297185
    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his - George Patton

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    Another option is to do a parallel install beside your buggered one.
    This also gives you access to your data.

    It is also a good way to see if your are experienceing a software failure or a hardware failure.

    Before formating or restoring your system you may want to get any data of the disk as previously suggested.

    If you do not understand what a partition is you may want to get so pro help if you dont want to lose data.

    HTHs
    GG

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