Hi everyone, I wonder if you can help me out .
A few days ago when my PC was shutting down and the power was switched off corrupting some file and giving me this blue startup screen "Unmountable_Boot_Volume".
I tried many suggestions about using the recovery console to fix this, but to no avail. The file 'Autochk.exe' could not be found, and would not respond to any path I entered.This meant that using chkdsk wouldnt run, asking for the path to the above.
I used Fixboot, and wrote a new bootsector sucessfully, but this still gave me the blue screen"Unmountable..."
I tried using an old ME disk and installing that just to get the thing running, but it gives "Formatting hard disk- setup cannnot install windowsMe. An error as detected while formatting your primary hard disk partition"
I decided to get a friends XP Pro disk and format and reinstall everything as I need to have this PC working asap.( I have a lot of work on it,but its vital I get it working and then just start again with it all)
When I start the XP Pro disk I get to this point:~
..A lot of stuff runs and then this prompt appears on screen at the bottom
This CD dosnt boot me into a normal setup, and I have to use the 6 boot disks to the reinstall point.I reformated the hard drive, and started reinstalling XP Pro, til I got a message warning setup file was corrupted and couldnt continue.
The PC is 1GHz , 512 Mb Ram , 20Gb hard drive.
Also, If I run the Bios as the hard drive first and no floppy or cd-rom inserted, I get this message~
PXE.E61: Media test failure, and
Disk Boot failure, replace system disk and press enter.
Its an utter nightmare, and I still cant believe its all because someone turned it off improperly.
Is there any way of getting it running again ?
I'd be prepared to wipe everything ( I believe its be formatted anyway during a failed reinstall of XP Pro as described) and just install windows Me to get it functioning again.
Very gratefull for any help,