NTFS partition improperly dismounted
Posted on 2003-03-14
Running WinXP on a laptop (so drive very difficult to remove). Machine continuously reboots giving "isass.exe error: While trying to enter or update a password this return status indicates that the value provided as current password is not correct". I cannot access the Recovery console since the laptop did not come with a master XP install disk. I can boot on a Win98 boot disk, but it won't let me run chkdsk.
I also tried the Partition Magic recovery disks, it finds the partition and says it is improperly dismounted, but won't let me fix (button is grayed out). It advises running chkdsk, which I can't do. It will not let me convert to Fat32 either, since it encounters the dismounted error.
Just signed up for E-E and trying it out, so only have 75 points thus far to award, sorry.