So I’m getting this apparently infamous “UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME” error upon startup. I followed the MS KB article to the letter and ran the CHKDSK /R program. Everything booted up fine after that.
Figuring my sisters screwed it up with spyware and whatnot, I went through and ran Ad-Aware, HijackThis, etc. and took care of everything I could find. Rebooted again after cleaning, and… UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT VOLUME. Weird. So, I tried to reboot to do the CHKDSK again, but this time, when I booted from the XP CD, it asked for an XP Installation Diskette. Didn’t have one. Rebooted, this time it wouldn’t even boot from the CD.
What would cause a recurring UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME error, after doing the CHKDSK? The error message displayed corresponds to MS’ specification for a “corrupt file system,” but I figured the first CHKDSK would’ve fixed that.
Should I just wipe it out and start all over with a fresh install of XP? How would I even do that, if that’s what it’s come down to?
Thanks guys =)