From: Jupiter Jones [MVP] (jones_jupiter_at_hotnomail.com)
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 00:31:44 -0700
Desktop:...Open the case and reseat the hard drive IDE ribbon cable at
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] http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/ "Rob B." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:QgC%b.2951$506.949@fed1read05... > I built a system, installed XP Pro, and everything was fine. then i slaved > a drive to transfer data, POST found the slave, but the blue screen of death > shows up after the splash screen saying: > > UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME > > with all the advice from microsoft that doesn't help. > > any ideas what caused this...? when i set everything back to the original > setup, the UBV message continued to show up. only thing i could do was > reformat. > > Rob B.