Windows users constantly face error messages that relate to the hard drive, virus attack, and computer software. Some errors are crucial and complicated to fix even when you are trying hard and can be quite frustrating. The unmountable boot volume error is a common one that occurs in Vista, XP, 7, and prevents gaining access to crucial files.
What is a Boot Volume Error?
First we must define boot volume
Windows users have a partition of their hard drive that holds Windows. This is called the “boot volume”. This is a solid state drive that must be configured to run Windows correctly.
What happens when there is an error
The unmountable boot volume error occurs when there your computer can’t load Windows correctly. This results in the “blue screen of death.” To fix these issues, you need to format your hard drive knowing that it will erase the current hard drive data permanently.
When this happens, you have several options– try to fix it yourself, or call us to help you. Of course, being professionals, we’d prefer it if you let us do the hard work for you. One mistake could make it much more difficult to recover all your data
How to fix a Boot Volume error yourself
Find out what caused the error
When you are booting with Win XP, you might get the ‘unmountable boot volume’ error. When you get this error, you need to know that several factors bear its responsibility. Unless you are a geek in the hardware department, it is probable that you can’t fix it by yourself. Before going for the solution, it is crucial to know what may have cause this– unknown reasons or damaged file system.
If you think it is a damaged files system…
The file systems bear the responsibility for normal write/read operations and functionality. When it gets corrupted or damaged because of missing crucial files, removed booting files, virus attack, or anything else, the computer becomes unable to start, and you may lose access to your data. The hard drive may also become faulty because of various factors like faulty equipment like the spindle motor, heads, and splatters that make the data unreadable.
Physical and logical hard drive failures are the most common, and they can result in the unmountable boot volume error or system inaccessibility. The booting partition has critical boot files that are used to determine the current and previous windows installation. If these files are missing, deleted, or modified, the system becomes unbootable.
The simplest solution to boot volume data recovery is the use of the windows installation disk. If you are unsure how to operate this, we have the technicians that can help replace the missing files in your system.
Using an Installation Disk
How can you perform boot volume errors data recovery? This error may stay for a short time or could be simply fixed by restarting the computer. Therefore, if you are facing it, try resetting the system and see if it solves the problem.
You can restore the bios settings or use ‘safe mode’ to load the system. At times, modified configurations of the BIOS gives this error, but using safe mode restores it.
If the initial resetting does not help, insert the installation disk into the CD ROM. Get to the repair console when the set up screen occurs. Select the current installation and follow the instructions provided. This will restart the computer after fixing the problem. To fix bootable deleted or missing files, the steps above hopefully will help you to recover them.
During this repair phase, the set-up process will check bad sectors and errors on the drive. After the process completes, you can fix the booting sequence of the machine. When you do so, you will replace and repair damaged or corrupt boot files.
In some cases, the error keeps coming because of hard drives that are severely damaged and the only solution is replacing it with a new drive. In this case you need to consult a professional. There is also recovery software you can use to fix boot volume errors to gain access to all inaccessible folders and files. If the software does not help you, it is time to send your drive to Keystone Data Recovery for the experts to work on it.