I usually keep my desktop computer on all the time. It was running fine last night but when I woke up this morning I noticed a blue screen of death. The error said, "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME".
I googled it on my laptop and came to this url:
Because it seemed to be exactly what was happening on my desktop. I went through the steps on it, did the chckdsk /r and the fixboot commands, but still nothing worked I would still get the blue screen when I restarted. One thing strange that I noticed though, was that my windows repair utility when the system booted off the widnows installation cd only told me that there was a windows installation on the D: drive. I have 2 drives in my computer, one is an older one that has an installation of XP and the other is a drive that I purchased less than a year ago, which is my main one. The main one is naturally drive C: and the older hard drive has always been drive D:. Now, since the repair utility from the Windows CD only told me there was an option to run chkdsk and fixboot as the article suggested on the D:, it made me start to think the C: drive had issues. Well, I decided then to reinstall windows over the previous windows installation on the C drive, because I've done that before and it repaired other issues ok. When it came time to select the partition of which drive to install the new installation of windows, it told me that there was an empty partition on C:. The new hard drive that is the C: is a 300gb SATA drive, and it was telling me that 300gb of free space was available. This really, really sucks. So I decided to install the new installation of windows on the empty partition on the C drive, and it is now reformatting the drive!!! Is there any possible way to recover the files on there!? I am such a fool for not having any backups of the drive on hand. Within the last hour I have ordered a 1 Terrabyte external hard drive from amazon.com because I have vowed that this kind of a scare will never, ever happen to me again, but is it too late? The format that it's doing right now is a full format, not the fast one, which I have read makes it harder to recover files but not all the way impossible. Is there a solution that isn't expensive? I very much appreciate help and advice.