My son has a Dell Dimensions comp w/ Windows XP system
He was online & then all of a sudden a million pop ups came up & could not be stopped. So he turned off the computer & now Windows will no longer load but brings us to a page saying that Windows has shut down to save the computer from damage & gives the Unmountable_boot_volume message.
I have tried to restart & work in safe mode but no matter what choice I make (Safe mode, command prompt, last working, etc...) the comp acts as if its loading & then goes back to that ominous blue screen with the Unmountable_boot_volume error.
We tried to restart with his XP CD & every CD that came with his comp. Doesn't work. I made a floppy MS Dos boot disk from my comp & tried restarting with that - still same screen comes up Unmountable_boot_volume
Any suggestions before my son throws it out the window................