Computer won't boot

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mandy - Dec 8, 2008 at 09:50 AM
TheParoxysm Posts 169 Registration date Sunday December 7, 2008 Status Member Last seen March 25, 2011 - Dec 9, 2008 at 11:20 AM
Hello,

I'm hoping someone might be able to help... I have Windows XP on my PC and it will not boot. When you turn the computer on it comes up with the options to start in safe mode, start from last known good configuration or start windows normally. I have tried all options.. when you try and start it in safe mode it comes up with a list across the whole page including multi(0)disk(0)rdisc(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32\l_intl.nls and numerous other similar things it then restarts itself again.

I am able to get into the BIOS setup screen if thats any use?

I have not got the original XP disk so i'm at a loss as to what to do. Can anyone please help?!

Thanks
Mandy

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TheParoxysm Posts 169 Registration date Sunday December 7, 2008 Status Member Last seen March 25, 2011 74
Dec 8, 2008 at 10:12 PM
Hm, sounds like your boot.ini file is messed up, or some part of your boot sequence is messed up.

All I can suggest is that you try to borrow someone's XP cd, and use the Recovery Console on it to rewrite your boot files and basic files to repair that.

I might be able to help you solve your specific problem instead of general boot record repair solutions if you could get me exactly what it says when trying to start windows.
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The error message it gives me is as follows:

unmountable_boot_volume

It says to check if any new hardware or software is installed, and to ask harware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

It then suggests opening in safe mode. Disabling BIOS memory options such as caching and shadowing
Technical information:

***STOP: 0x000000ED (0x86F42900,0xC0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Thanks again
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TheParoxysm Posts 169 Registration date Sunday December 7, 2008 Status Member Last seen March 25, 2011 74
Dec 9, 2008 at 11:20 AM
That's rather easy then.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/555302

There you go!

Good luck!
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