John Pyost

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Unmountable boot volume

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As some of you might know, I run a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04, with Ubuntu being my primary operating system. The latter works just fine – all the problems are solved in a few minutes – but Windows? I spend days trying to repair it.

A few days ago I decided to log into Windows, because I needed to use Lightroom. When I chose “Microsoft 7” in my boot menu (I accidentally renamed it like this, instead of “Windows 7”, and never got round to changing it), it asked me whether I want to start normally or run Startup Repair. I realised that this was due to an improper shutdown a day or two ago, and ignored it.

Usually, this wouldn’t be an issue, but this time, after the loading screen and before the login one, I got the Blue Screen of Death with the following error message: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. The same would happen each time I tried to start Windows, so it wasn’t a temporary glitch. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 29, 2010 at 13:26