OK, i purchased a HP Pavilion a1610n running MS XP Media centre edition last Xmas. Since then, i have had the Unmountable_boot_volume error 4 times. i resolved it all four times by formatting my drive and re-installling Xp using the recovery partition /cry :( . I had to do this because HP dosent give u a WinXP install CD so i couldnt do the chkdsk and fixboot and all that. to add to my problem, it didnt come with a flopy drive either... This time, i was ready. i had gotten a win Xp Home setup disk and did chkdsk /p, chkdsk /r, fixboot, and fixmbr. i was almost certain taht this would work but....it didnt. So i dint think taht my drive is damaged because a re-format would fix it and give me about 2 monts till this happened again.
Any suggestions? I dont want to reformat again.