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Boot from CD does not work.

My laptop shows a blue screen in booting process and suddenly restarts. Message in the blue screen: unmountable- boot- volume. I tried to boot from cd but seems the multibay does not recognise the cd and there is no other option in BIOS to boot from cd.

Your help is most appreciated


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  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    Thanks guys for the reply. I get to the bios by f10. there are only 2 options via hard d and via multibay. tried both no luck. also tried f8 for advanced windows options, not such option!!! safe mode stops in midway too.


  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    I am trying to post some reply but do not appear here!!?

  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    there are options like last worked configuration, safe mode, networking etc but no usb or cd boot stuff


  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    No luck mumma_1, there are only 2 types of settings appearing (not with f1 or 2), but with f10 and f8, no option as boot from cd. Does multibay mean a kind of boot from cd?? however, not recognises the cd though. can i erradicate OS and install in from scrach??


  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    only the windows, not floppy drive but usb port

  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    thanks for your time, i didn't know you eat though! so you are real :)

  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    hi, i tried delete button as well but no difference! i am sorry to be difficult

  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    there is not such a option there. also the options for start from floppy diskett is inactive

  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    sorry i have to leave my desk for 15 minutes. thanks

  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    as far as i know it does not have such partition but i am going to try

  • djfgbr Jan 14, 2009

    Dear mumma_1,

    Thanks so much for your time and help. The main issue is that all solutions require the laptop be able to boot up from cd. If I can sort this issue out then other solutions will work. I have to leave my desk now. Thank you again.



  • Joe May 11, 2010

    Does the bios allow you to boot from floppy, or USB device.... have you tried to read the CD from another PC/Laptop?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    how to fix the blue screen of death (unmountable boot volume



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You should definately be given the choice to boot from cd, when you press F2 to get into the bios and go to boot options, what boot options do you have?

If you go into the bios you should have the choice to boot from ide (hard drive), cdrom, floppy disk, network (on some) and try other boot media.

Are you going into the boot option in the bios by pressing F2.

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    when you press f10 that gives booty options. Try pressing F2 when the computer boots and go into the bios to change the boot options.

    Give it a go

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    Okay then then F2 is not the button for you. Some computers go to bios by pressing F1 or the delete key when you boot. Try both of these one at a time to get into the bios.

    If you have the last good known configuration screen up try choosing that option first. If no luck try what I said above. Boot your computer and keep pressing the delete button until you hear a beep, if that does not take you into the bios then reboot and try pressing the F1 key until you hear a beep. If the F2 does not take you into the bios then F1 or delete will

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    do you have the full version of windows and a floppy drive?

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    give me about 20 minutes I am just dishing up dinner and I will get back to you :)

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    just before I go for my dinner try booting and pressing the delete button to enter your bios, you have not said if you have tried that already or not, but i believe your model requires you to press the delete button to enter the bios

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    Okay so when you press f10 you say that takes you into the bios? If you do get to the bios from there do you have an option any where to load the fail safe settings? If you do try this

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    have you tried setting mulitibay as priority boot option 1?

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009


    look here for some ideas on correcting the problem,

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    does your laptop have a recovery partition? If it does you may be able to recover your drive to the factory default settings by pressing Alt and tap f10 continously until the recovery manger comes up when the computer first boots and the compaq screen appears

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    if everything you have tried does not work then go to this link and it will take you to the hp support site with solutions to this error and how to prevent it from happening again.

    I hope I have been of some help

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    Debs Jan 14, 2009

    okay i hope you get it sorted, i know on one of my other computers i had to set all of the bios boot options to cd before it would actually pick the cd up to boot from, maybe you could try setting both options to multibay put your xp cd in and boot again.

    Let me know if you get it sorted!


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