Unmountable Boot Volume

Disneyseeker - Jun 14, 2010 at 03:00 PM
 Disneyseeker - Jun 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM

My Dell Inspiron 1505 won't start after it did the Windows automatic updates. I keep getting the unmountable boot volume when I turn my computer on. I have tried to recover via the recovery console using the windows XP disk...and NOTHING happens!!!!

Please help!


3 responses

xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,832
Jun 14, 2010 at 03:41 PM
This is Microsoft's solution:

If it's a damaged file system case then:-
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.

6.At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

This takes a bit longer, but the system should boot back into Windows.
Thanks but the Micrsoft solution didn't work.
Thanks but the Microsoft solution didn't work for me.