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    Quote Originally Posted by locs4dayz View Post
    Actually, this is the problem. He is stuck in a reboot loop. I had the same problem myself, thats how I know how to fix it. If "fixboot" doesn't do it, then you will have to repair the mbr using "fixmbr". I guarantee it will work, you will not lose anything, and you will not need to reinstall XP or reenter the key.

    Try it and post the results!!!

    PS: Formating your drive WILL erase everything, so do this only as a last resort!!!
    Thank-you locs4dayz,
    I will try this as soon as i get in tomorrow and post the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Give it a try, it won't (probably) hurt anything, but I've never seen fixboot or fixmbr fix a bluescreen boot loop which is what it sounds like he has. It starts booting into windows, then reboots. That shows that the mbr/boot sector is probably fine.
    I don't recall him saying he was getting a BSOD before it rebooted. If that is the case, he should try to boot into safe mode, then do a system restore.

    To do this press the F8 key repeatedly as the PC is starting, then choose start in safe mode. You can also run "chkdsk" in safe mode if you choose safe mode with command prompt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locs4dayz View Post
    I don't recall him saying he was getting a BSOD before it rebooted. If that is the case, he should try to boot into safe mode, then do a system restore.
    Hmm, you're right. He never stated that it was actually trying to boot into windows or if he saw the windows logo/splash before it reboots. I guess I just assumed. Typically with the BSOD boot loop, it happens so fast the user doesn't even see the BSOD, just the reboot. The F8 option "disable automatic reboot after system failure" or something like that would allow them to see the BSOD if this is indeed the issue.
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    We will all see once he implements the fix. Hope we were able to help him, cause I'd sure hate to see him spend money for something he already paid for. If in fact he gets the issue fixed, he should try to copy the i386 file from the disk to his hard drive windows folder. That way he can always run the setup from the command prompt an fix his PC. Here is how...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Hmm, you're right. He never stated that it was actually trying to boot into windows or if he saw the windows logo/splash before it reboots. I guess I just assumed. Typically with the BSOD boot loop, it happens so fast the user doesn't even see the BSOD, just the reboot. The F8 option "disable automatic reboot after system failure" or something like that would allow them to see the BSOD if this is indeed the issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by locs4dayz View Post
    I don't recall him saying he was getting a BSOD before it rebooted. If that is the case, he should try to boot into safe mode, then do a system restore.

    To do this press the F8 key repeatedly as the PC is starting, then choose start in safe mode. You can also run "chkdsk" in safe mode if you choose safe mode with command prompt.

    I guess that is what it is doing. The windows screen does show and as Tidder stated the BSOD happened so fast I didn't notice it until I read his post. I also tried to boot in safe mode and all of the other options to no avail. Again as I stated before after entering the recovery console I was never prompted to enter a Key, so I feel like I'm doing something wrong or overlooking a step. Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locs4dayz View Post
    I don't recall him saying he was getting a BSOD before it rebooted. If that is the case, he should try to boot into safe mode, then do a system restore.

    To do this press the F8 key repeatedly as the PC is starting, then choose start in safe mode. You can also run "chkdsk" in safe mode if you choose safe mode with command prompt.
    OK Locs4dayz, I pressed the f8 key and received an "unmountable_boot_volume" message. Still a nogo on safe-mode.
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    I figured that was probably what the issue was.

    The "unmountable_boot_volume" BSOD could possibly be fixed by getting into the recovery console and running chkdsk /p on the drive. If you google the issue, there will be a lot of suggestions to run "fixboot". I've never had this work for me with the unmountable BSOD, but it (probably) won't hurt to try it at this point along with a chkdsk.

    When entering the recovery console, you won't be prompted for a key. It's when you reinstall using the "repair" option that you will be asked for a key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    I figured that was probably what the issue was.

    The "unmountable_boot_volume" BSOD could possibly be fixed by getting into the recovery console and running chkdsk /p on the drive. If you google the issue, there will be a lot of suggestions to run "fixboot". I've never had this work for me with the unmountable BSOD, but it (probably) won't hurt to try it at this point along with a chkdsk.

    When entering the recovery console, you won't be prompted for a key. It's when you reinstall using the "repair" option that you will be asked for a key.
    Tidder you are the freaking man. A thousand thanks my friend. First i tried the fixboot and it continued the rebooting, then I tried the chkdsk /p and voila. Thanks guys for all the help you provided. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? YES!
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    I have yet to find any one reason that causes this unmountable_boot_volume BSOD. Bad shutdowns, big bumps, windows update fail, hibernation gone wrong, EWF freaking out... given enough time I could probably think of many reasons I've seen this on my own equipment.

    Glad you got it squared away, I should have been asking these questions earlier rather than being a troll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Glad you got it squared away, I should have been asking these questions earlier rather than being a troll.


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