Re: unmountable

From: Jupiter Jones [MVP] (
Date: 02/27/04

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 00:31:44 -0700

Power off
Desktop:...Open the case and reseat the hard drive IDE ribbon cable at
both ends.
Laptop:... simply remove and reinsert the hard drive.
If that fails:

Otherwise go to the website of the hard drive manufacturer and
download their hard drive diagnostics.

Do you have a hard drive overlay such as Max Blast?
Windows XP sometimes has issues with overlay software.
You may need to perform a Clean Installation without there overlay
software which is not needed anyway.

Jupiter Jones  [MVP]
"Rob B." <> wrote in message
> I built a system, installed XP Pro, and everything was fine.  then i
> a drive to transfer data, POST found the slave, but the blue screen
of death
> shows up after the splash screen saying:
> with all the advice from microsoft that doesn't help.
> any ideas what caused this...?  when i set everything back to the
> setup, the UBV message continued to show up.  only thing i could do
> reformat.
> Rob B.