Big Big Compaq error.. need help asap.

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by Josh_Savage, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Josh_Savage

    Josh_Savage Guest

    So i turn on my computer today, and it loks normal, then right when it
    starts to load, it asks what i want to start it in... safe mod, reg mode
    ect.. ive tried all of them, and everytime a blue screen comes up that
    says something like it cant find the file,

    unmountable_boot_volume

    then it says to prevent damager to ur pc, it wont start.. then its got
    some long string of numbers, and it wont start.. someone help please :(..
     
    Josh_Savage, Mar 22, 2005
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    Ben Myers Guest

    One of two things are the most likely to have happened here:

    1. The system battery is dying or nearly dead and needs replacing. Open up the
    case and look for a coin-sized battery marked C2032, the most common 3v lithium
    battery used in computers. Replace it. A replacement costs a couple of bucks.
    Strange things happen with computers when the battery fails.

    2. Some files are corrupted on the hard drive. Possibly a virus. Possibly a
    hardware malfunction. Possibly a hard drive that is going bad. Or some poorly
    written software destroyed some important system files.

    Replace the battery and tell us what happens then... Ben Myers
     
    Ben Myers, Mar 23, 2005
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    skydiver Guest

    A more exact description of the blue screen and contents might help, also
    your op system and computer model/specs/hardware.

    If you have a virus recovery CD/floppy such as some of the anti-virus
    softwares ask you to make, now is the time to try it.

    You might also go into your BIOS setup utility to see if anything looks
    unusual.

    If you have done any work inside your computer recently, check the
    connections to the hard drives at both ends of the cables - on the drives,
    and at the motherboard socket end. Also the power connectors.

    You can search google.com for "unmountable_boot_volume" for more info &
    ideas if needed. Here's one possibility:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q297185
     
    skydiver, Mar 23, 2005
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