Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Coder missing-score's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,194
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Problem booting windows

    Hey, my brother just installed a mod for a game, and there was some problem... Now, whenever I try to start windows I get a blue screen saying that the computer was shut down for my protection, and:

    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

    any ideas how I can get the PC working again?

  • #2
    Supreme Master coder! _Aerospace_Eng_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In a place far, far away...
    Posts
    19,291
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1,043 Times in 1,019 Posts
    Hmm could be just a bad sector but it may be a boot sector virus. What mod was it and for what game was it? What OS are you on (the system in which you are operating - sorry little humor there)?

  • #3
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts
    Typically that error is a very bad one. You might be able to repair it using the recovery console on the CD.

    It seems odd that the game did that, it could be conincidence. You could try booting off a Knoppix CD to ensure that the hard drive is good and the data is still there.
    OracleGuy

  • #4
    Senior Coder missing-score's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,194
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I am currently trying booting from the Windows XP disk. I'll get back to you if that doesn't work. Thanks for the quick response guys!

  • #5
    Senior Coder JamieR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    3,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Sometimes this can be caused by a bad IDE cable or something. Tried putting the disk into another machine and running chkdsk to make sure that the disk itself isn't kaput. A repair might work - might just be that boot.ini is damaged.
    Last edited by JamieR; 11-01-2005 at 09:44 PM.

  • #6
    Senior Coder missing-score's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,194
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks for the suggestions... Repairing the filesystem though chkdsk worked


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •