troubleshooting Question

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME - STOP: 0x000000ED - on EIsystems laptop

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I have an EI System laptop with windows XP installed

A few months ago my laptop would go onto my screensaver then it would freeze up so i disabled my screen saver.

Now i came to use the laptop and it comes up with the windows screen with the green bar going across, then after about 60 seconds it comes up with a blue screen and displays the following error

UNMNOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

***STOP: 0x000000ED (0x81ade6d0, 0x0000006, 0x00000000, 0X00000000)

I have not added any new hardware.

I have also looked on the mircosoft web site and it suggests running CHKDSK by using the windows disk (EISYSTEMS recovery CD...

However, the laptop will not boot from cd, it tries to boot from cd but never actually boots then boots off the hard drive again and put me back on the blue screen.

I have also tried to use an XP professional CD OEM that i have for my desktop just so that I could get to the dos section to run CHKDSK but again this disk would not boot.

Does anyone have suggestions to help me with this please?

There is not any loud or worrying noises from the hard drive.

I have also read that faulty memory can cause this but I am not sure where to start.

Thanks

Aura
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