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Windows 7: Windows XP Unmountable_Boot_Volume possible to fix and upgrade?

08 Sep 2013   #1
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows XP Unmountable_Boot_Volume possible to fix and upgrade?

Hello. I have an old Dell PC that I stopped using years ago that stop working & ended up getting me a blue. I can't remember if it was a virus or not. I would like to fix this PC and possible install Windows 7. Hoping that this PC will meet the minimum requirements.

The error message I have is UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Technical Information:

**STOP: 0X000000ED (0X82BCBC68, 0XC000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

If this isn't "fixable" should I try to get any files from the hard drive or just cut my losses and work on updating this PC (getting new everything and work on fixing it)?

Thanks for your time!


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08 Sep 2013   #2
gregrocker

 

How can we answer when you don't provide the slightest specs? How much RAM and CPU? If it's powerful enough then you can try a booted Clean Install Windows 7 making sure to delete all partitions during install as shown in Steps 7 and 8.

I'd also see if there is a network driver for the PC on it's Support Downloads webpage so if the installer doesn't provide it you can install it to get online, enable Device Installation Settings Option 3 then run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion.

Then supply any drivers still missing in Device Manager from the same location.

If you don't like 7's performance after we help you work out the glitches then you can reinstall the licensed XP version on it using the Product Key on COA sticker.
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08 Sep 2013   #3
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion, I can try that. I'll be glad to give provide specs, if you can tell me how to find it on PC.
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08 Sep 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Well I was hoping you'd at least know how much RAM and the CPU.

What is the make /model on the serial sticker on the bottom of PC? Example: Compaq Q3145-567w. We can find out some info by googling that.

You are wanting to know if you can install Win7 on it, correct? What I would do is go ahead following Clean Install Windows 7 to see how it runs - since it doesn't work now anyway you have nothing to lose.

We can then help you troubleshoot any issues and make decisions about upgrading hardware if it's badly needed.
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08 Sep 2013   #5
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Lol. Sorry! I'm somewhat technical but not that technical. I can do that.

Make: Dell
Model No: DMC

That's true I'll start on the Clean Install Windows 7..

Thanks again for the quick reply.
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08 Sep 2013   #6
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have Windows 7 on the PC! But the resolution or the display is large hard for me to see the bottom of the window. I can't get the PC to change size of it. Just says Generic PnP Monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter 640x480, unless my monitor that I'm using is too old.
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08 Sep 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and then run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to see if it delivers your drivers.

If not import the driver for Display and any others missing from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. If it is not available there then use Hardware Identification
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09 Sep 2013   #8
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. I'll give those a try.
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13 Sep 2013   #9
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to enable Device Installation Settings and then run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to see if it delivers your drivers.

If not import the driver for Display and any others missing from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. If it is not available there then use Hardware Identification
I'm following the steps to do a Clean Reinstall for W7. I downloaded the Windows ISO file, then went to download & install the Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool. But I would need to download Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 & Microsoft Image Mastering API v2 1st before using the W7 USB-DVD Dwnld Tool.

I end up getting an error message went trying to install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Sp2, then I tried to install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Sp1 said the same thing as Sp2.

"Setup has detected that this computer does not meet the requirements to install this software. These requirements must be met before you can install Microsoft .NET 2.0 SP1. This product is not supported on Vista Operating System."
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13 Sep 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

To burn the ISO for our licensed version (make sure Product Key on COA sticker is readable!) use ImgBurn at 4x speed to Burn Image File.


To write the ISO to flash stick use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
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