How to Fix an Unmountable Boot Volume Problem With No XP Disc

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How to Fix an Unmountable Boot Volume Problem With No XP Disc
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A "boot volume" is the location or drive on your computer containing your XP system files. An unmountable boot volume occurs where the information on the drive has become so corrupt that your Windows XP operating system cannot load. You can resolve this issue without an XP installation disc by repairing the boot volume from DOS, a procedure that takes around 20 minutes to do.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • DOS boot disc

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the boot disc into the computer. Restart the computer.

  2. 2

    Press any key when prompted to boot into DOS.

  3. 3

    Type "chkdsk x: /f" and press "Enter," replacing "x" with the boot volume letter (typically "C").

  4. 4

    Press "Y" to confirm, checking and repairing errors on the boot volume.

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