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Unmountable Boot Volume Windows 8 Fix

  1. #21


    May as well... looks like HDD failure... check HDD diagnostic from bios as well but you will need a clean install anyway.

    Assume you have backup what you could already.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    Most of my stuff is backed up from when my laptop had an error 2 months a go and i took it to the shop and the reinstalled windows.

    So i should just stop scanning and back up the data i want and do a HDD diagnostic test.

    How to i do the HDD diagnostic test and could i download some tool that i can boot from my usb and do the diagnostictest like that?
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  3. #23


    Not sure about specific bootable HDD diagnostic ISO's... but seeing you have Ubuntu see if it will run this from terminal.
    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda (...sda being your HDD assignment)
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  4. #24


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    When i was using ubuntu my Hard Drive was not mounted because it said it was unsafe or unclean drive i tried to force mount but it gave me another error the chkdsk /r /f is still runing i just want to make sure im doing the right thing because the scan has been going on for hours and if i have to re-scan i hope it will not take as long.

    Also i think i have tried this i opened the disk utility and selected my HDD and i tried to scan but it came up with an error and i think it said there where bad sectors on the disk but i can remember how many bad sectors it said.

    So should i just about the sand a do i diagnostic test on the HDD?
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  5. #25


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    I have a lot of unreadable files and it has Deleted 6 corrupt attributes
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  6. #26


    I think you should give up on that HDD - there's nothing that can save it ...even if it hides those bad clusters others will surface soon with possible lost data as a result.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    it 500G will it cost a lot to buy a 500G HDD
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  8. #28


    Well fixing it this way is inefficient - you will have to format and try a re-install - BTW Ubuntu does not need a mounted partition - there should be an option on the main menu under Install Ubuntu - something like "check disc for defects" or something.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1


    The CHKDSK E: /R /F scan finished but in the end it didn't fix anything i opened AOMEI Partition Assistant and selected my drive and scaned it for bad seotors and it about 1050 bad sectors it took 6 hours to scan and it only at 3% so i abouted it an now im going to do a diagnostic test using Seagate.
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  10. #30


    Your persistence is commendable...
    I once tried rescuing a failing drive by using HDD Regenerator.
    It repartitions the drive by creating usable partitions between the bad sectors... I ended up with multiple small partitions though.
    Good luck, anyway.
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