88. How Do I Fix An Unmountable Volume Error
The Unmountable Volume error usually occurs
because of a corrupt Master Boot record. To remedy
this situation you need to repair the MBR. Before
you can do this you will need access to the recovery
Console via your Windows XP CD.
Make sure your CD-ROM is set as the first boot
option in your BIOS before proceeding. Most new pc's
already have the CD-ROM set for first boot option.
However, if yours doesn't then you will need to
change the boot option in the BIOS. For more details
How do I enable CDROM support in the BIOS
- Insert the Windows XP CD
into your CD-ROM and Restart
- The Windows set-up program will begin.
- When you reach the 'Welcome To
Windows' screen press 'R'
to start the Recovery Console.
- For the purpose of these instructions I will
assume that you only have one operating system
on your hard drive and that that is drive
C:/ of harddisk0 (i.e. the
first hard drive).
- At the recovery Prompt type
1 (one) and press Enter.
- If you are asked for an
administrator password then type it in
at the prompt. If you haven't set a password or
you are using Windows XP Home edition then
simply press Enter.
- The Recovery Console will now load.
- Once the Recovery Console has loaded type: 'fixmbr /device/harddrive0'
(without the quotes).
- Answer Yes to any
warning messages by pressing the 'Y'
key on your keyboard.
- After completion Reboot
your pc and it should now behave as normal.