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Unmountable Boot Volume????? Help please

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Hi,
My neighbours son logged off the net and shutdown windows (xp) as normal.
When they tried to use their pc again it would not boot up and the following message appeared saying that to protect the computer windows was shutting down.
Unmountable Boot Volume
Technical Info
***STOP: 0X000000ED (0X80E27E30, 0XC0000032, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Rorf

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Run a complete repair from the original windows disk would be your best bet -- when it boots up with the disk in the drive it will find the active partition, just select the 'repair' option.
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well, looks like the MSKB on my previous post was already listed when I was typing a reply :-)
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then check for viruses when the files are repaired which may be the cause of the problem.
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Thanks for your replies folks,
Sadly the PC they have has just a Packard Bell Floppy recovery Disk and i can get it to run.
I tried to get it to boot from floppy but it wont.
Is it a case of taking back to the dreaded PC World that it was bought from??
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to get it to boot from a floppy, you have to change the boot device in the bios to floppy first
to get into the bios, there is one of a few keys to press (each mfg uses diff keys)
the usual ones are
del
F1
F2
or F10
do this when you first boot the machine
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Have tried that but it still wouldnt boot from floppy, F2 is the key on this PC. Changed bios to boot from floppy then exited saving changes to bios but it wouldnt boot from floppy.

Sorry to be such a pain.
Appreciate your help :-)
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Finally managed to get it to boot from floppy, windows is now installing.
Appreciate everyones help.

Thank you
Rorf
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