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    BSOD - UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    So, my Windows XP just BSOD'ed and it's telling me that there is some error related to unmountable_boot_device. I don't have the windows CD anymore and I've tried safe mode + the other modes to boot the PC up.

    wat do?

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    Re: BSOD - UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Did you even bother googling? If you know the error name then all you have to do is type it into google...

    From a quick skim over the results it looks like it's something to do with your installation being broken/corrupt or something to do with your partition (harddrive).

    http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/tip ... error.aspx

    http://www.techimo.com/forum/technical- ... -help.html

    All solutions point towards needing an XP disk, so you better start looking.

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    Re: BSOD - UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Skype
    Did you even bother googling? If you know the error name then all you have to do is type it into google...

    From a quick skim over the results it looks like it's something to do with your installation being broken/corrupt or something to do with your partition (harddrive).

    http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/tip ... error.aspx

    http://www.techimo.com/forum/technical- ... -help.html

    All solutions point towards needing an XP disk, so you better start looking.
    Well yeah, I googled it but I was looking for a solution that doesn't necessary require the XP disk. Lost it ages ago.

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    Re: BSOD - UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Not our problem nor fault.

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    Re: BSOD - UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    That used to happen to my old computer a lot, and I'd guess it has something to do with your hard drive. Microsoft tells you that you probably installed hardware, but you would probably know if you did. When my hard drive more or less died, that's the BSOD that popped up. I don't even really know if reformatting will do all that much, but you might as well try if you can manage to get a hold of your Windows CD.

    One solution would be to get some kind of boot CD from somewhere, and then run a hard drive diagnostic off it
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    Re: BSOD - UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Skype
    Not our problem nor fault.
    That kind of defeats the purpose of this whole section, if you don't care about peoples problems, then you could stick to abusing others in general chat.

    @Alcohol
    Yeah, it's probably my hard drive then, I didn't really install anything new so I'll probably have to purchase a new computer then. Can lock now.

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    Re: BSOD - UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Quote Originally Posted by Curse
    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Skype
    Not our problem nor fault.
    That kind of defeats the purpose of this whole section, if you don't care about peoples problems, then you could stick to abusing others in general chat.
    I meant it's not our problem or fault that you lost your XP disk. I've already provided solutions, it's not my fault you're too careless with your belongings.


 

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