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Windows 7: BSOD Unmountable_Boot_Volume 0x000000ED

26 Apr 2015   #1
Uneo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
BSOD Unmountable_Boot_Volume 0x000000ED

Hi everyone.

After turning off my PC without wanting it, I had the bad surprise to get a BSOD when rebooting.

What I know about it so far :
- Safe Mode doesn't work
- Type error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
- STOP : 0x000000ED (0x86BE9235, 0xC0000185, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
- When I try to use the Windows 7 recovery tool, I get to the loading Windows logo, then All I have is a black screen with a white cursor that I can move, but nothing else, and it doesn't change even after hours of waiting (like it's in some kind of loop)
- I already tried to use a USB key with a bootable Windows 7 on it, but I just get the same thing as before (black screen with the cursor)

I tried to take a look at what people already did to solve this problem, but I can't even get to a point where I can run the CHKDSK C: r/ so far...

I can't, for instance, use this tutorial :
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Should I try to run SeaTools in my case in DOS mode ? I tried to check if it was compatible for me (AHCI, IDE, SATA config problem) except I'm running on a HP Pavilion dv5 and this option is not available in DOS..

All in all, I'm kinda lost after hours of trials, could you guys help me with this ?

Thank you in advance.


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26 Apr 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yes if you can, run SeaTools in DOS mode. It certainly sounds like your hard drive is dead. Follow SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use if you need any instructions.
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26 Apr 2015   #3
Uneo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi.

Unfortunately, I got no results from it.

The short test was aborted saying that I should try the long test, Long test gave me nothing either... the test result was "Failed", but I had no error code and I can't try to repair anything...

EDIT : I couldn't repair because it's not a seagate Drive. Errors are
[541612399]
[541612400]
[541612401]
[541612402]
[541612403]
[541612404]
[541612405]

Don't know if this helps...
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26 Apr 2015   #4
Burning

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have the same issue! I just submitted a post about it before even seeing this one, but when I try to boot into recovery, I only get the black screen, no cursor. Good luck!
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26 Apr 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uneo View Post
Hi.

Unfortunately, I got no results from it.

The short test was aborted saying that I should try the long test, Long test gave me nothing either... the test result was "Failed", but I had no error code and I can't try to repair anything...

EDIT : I couldn't repair because it's not a seagate Drive. Errors are
[541612399]
[541612400]
[541612401]
[541612402]
[541612403]
[541612404]
[541612405]

Don't know if this helps...
Time to buy a new hard drive unfortunately.
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26 Apr 2015   #6
Uneo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the answer.

The hard drive is dead, ok but can I still recover the data on it ? Is it just a logical failure or some mechanical problem ? Is there a way I can recover the files myself ?

Thanks.
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26 Apr 2015   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

When you have Windows up and running on a new drive try plugging the drive in and see if Windows sees it then. If not there may be other ways, report back when you're done and we'll go from there.
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27 Apr 2015   #8
Uneo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

IS it possible that Seatools in DOS Mode couldn't repair just because I don't have a Seagate DD, just like in this thread BSOD While Booting Into the OS - 0x000000ED ?

What if I find the brand of my hard drive, Maybe I can actually repair it the same way ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2015   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You can certainly give it a try. Once a hard drive is going that bad though I wouldn't recommend carrying on using it as you're just delaying the inevitable.
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29 Apr 2015   #10
Uneo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Ok, I should be ready to go by tomorrow night, I have a new external hard Drive I bought just to store the data from my old HDD and I'll take a PC from a friend of mine to do it.

What are the next steps ?

Thank you in advance.
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