#1
Hey guys,

A couple of days ago I Was on my computer and it suddenly crashed, so I held the button in to turn it off then turned it back on. I get to a screen sayin windows did not shut down properly etc etc and gave me the option to choose starting in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking or just run windows normally.

I chose to run windows normally but after I choose this and the windows screen goes through a blue screen comes up. IT says UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME with some info down the bottom along the lines of

STOP: 0x0000000ED

then a string of numbers and letters and whatnot. I've googled these errors and they all tell me to insert my windows xp cd, which, i have, but it never lets me get into the recovery part so I can do CHKSDK /r or whatever and just goes back to the blue screen.

Has anyone else got any suggestions please?
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#4
My old lappy did this. I got a Windows disk & it just made it worse. Took to a pc guy who said it wasn't worth fixing.

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#5
you got a mac? well sir i do not believe it is the harddrive that failed. YOU failed
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#6
sounds like your hard drive might just be corrupt, you can try wiping it out and re-installing windows if you don't mind losing files...
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#7
hmm, i fixed this a couple of times, but it always takes me like an hour of messing around to remember how..

the last paragraph in your post (the chkdsk thing) is what you need to do though, it's just that i can't remember how to get it to boot from the disk..

good luck
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#10
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When did I say I had a mac?

i think he though cause i said damn macs


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#11
I have some experience in umm binary language

STOP: 0x0000000ED

Means

STOP: YxUAREFUCKED

Seriously though,
Google the string of numbers
#12
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STOP: 0x0000000ED

Means

STOP: YxUAREFUCKED


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#13
Unmountable boot volume? Yeah, sounds like your hard drive has bitten the big one, though that wouldn't explain why did didn't seem to want to recognize your Windows XP CD.

Hopefully, you can recover all the stuff that was on it. I had a hard drive fail on me once. It sucked.
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#14
Try this Windows XP Recovery Console. It describes the process step by step.

You need to make sure you're booting from the CD/DVD drive - is it a SATA hard drive, you might need the drivers for it if they're not on your XP CD.

HTH
#15
Apparently this is a problem with the hard drive caching routine. No idea of how to fix it, other than the chkdisk /r.
However your XP install must be horribly outdated, since this was apparently fixed in the first service pack.
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#16
it's not because the cd is service pack 2 haha
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#17
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Try this Windows XP Recovery Console. It describes the process step by step.

You need to make sure you're booting from the CD/DVD drive - is it a SATA hard drive, you might need the drivers for it if they're not on your XP CD.

HTH

tried to boot the cd or whatever, but I can't. THe recovery console just doesn't come up.
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#18
Download "Spinrite" and burn it to a blank CD using an Image writer such as ImgBurn.

It is bootable in DOS, so insert it before your PC tries to boot Windows.

Follow the on-screen instructions to perform a full deep scan on your HDD.

I've fixed many drives doing this.

if you can't get a hold of it, add my MSN - Ibanez@canada.com and I'll send you it and help you out with trying to fix it.
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#19
Umm that's just a corrupted drive....

Format your hard disk and all should be fine...

If you want to save your data, you can always connect your hard disk to another computer and try opening it up from there. As a secondary hard disk i mean.

Yeah anyways, a format should cure that. Good luck
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#21
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it's not because the cd is service pack 2 haha

Peculiar though, since the fix I found was apparently in the first Service Pack, and was released stand-alone in February 2002.

Here be link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315403
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#22
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Download "Spinrite" and burn it to a blank CD using an Image writer such as ImgBurn.

It is bootable in DOS, so insert it before your PC tries to boot Windows.

Follow the on-screen instructions to perform a full deep scan on your HDD.

I've fixed many drives doing this.

if you can't get a hold of it, add my MSN - Ibanez@canada.com and I'll send you it and help you out with trying to fix it.

THanks i'll give that a go, I added you on MSN anyway since I won't be able to do it till tomorow now.
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#23
system 32...



nah i wouldnt bring that back.


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#24
I don't think he can delete system32 even if he wanted.

If you guys stopped trying to make the joke and actually read his post you'd know he can't even load up the OS from his hard drive
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