Windows 10 error unmountable boot volume

What is Windows 10 error unmountable boot volume?

“Windows 10 error unmountable boot volume” is a blue screen of death error that usually appears upon Windows boot up and locks the user out from their files and data. The error may be caused by corruption of files on the hard disk, corrupted system files, damaged random access memory (RAM), or damaged hard drive on old computers. It may also occur when the basic input/output system (BIOS) settings are configured to force the faster UDMA modes.

Some users reported the error after upgrading to Windows 10. This may occur when the Windows loader hits an error due to the physical drive, corrupted files, or a damaged boot partition.

 

How can you fix Windows 10 error unmountable boot volume?

Some of the solutions to this error include testing the hard drive for defects, recovering Master Boot Record (MBR), and installing Windows.

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on September 4, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1.  Test Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 

“Windows 10 error unmountable boot volume” may occur due to a faulty hard disk drive. Try to reconnect the cables of your hard disk drive to the motherboard and power supply. Then test your hard disk for any defects. See instructions below.

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.

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  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt. Type in chckdisk /r, then press enter, and wait until the process is finished.

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  6. If you encounter any error report such as the image above, consider replacing your HDD.

NOTE: Solution 3 will guide you on how to install fresh Windows after replacing a faulty HDD. 

Staff Answered on September 5, 2017.
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Solution 2.  Recover Master Boot Record (MBR)

“Windows 10 error unmountable boot volume” may be caused by a missing or damaged Master Boot Record. Recovering the MBR may fix the error. 

NOTE: Before applying the steps below, please reconnect the HDD where the Windows is installed and remove all secondary HDD and other storage devices such as USB storage device. Then, turn on the computer.

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click next.

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  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Click Troubleshoot ==> Advance Option ==> Command prompt.
  6. Type bootrec /fixmbr and press enter. 

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  7. Type bootrec /fixboot and press Enter.
  8. Type bcdedit /export c:\bacbackup and press Enter.
  9. Type attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s and press Enter.
  10. Type ren c:\boot\bcd bac.old and press Enter.
  11. Type bootrec /rebuildbcd and press Enter.
  12. Type Y and press Enter to confirm.
Staff Answered on September 5, 2017.
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Solution 3.  Installing Windows

If the “Windows 10 error unmountable boot volume” persists even if no defects were found on your hard disk drive, your Windows 10 may be heavily damaged. Please reinstall it. 

  1. Insert the Windows 10 installation CD/DVD or USB.
  2. A message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”, press any key to boot from the Windows installation CD/DVD or USB.
  3. Select your language, time and keyboard, and click Next.
  4. Click Install Now
  5. Click I accept the terms of the license, and then click Next.
  6. Click Custom (Advanced).
  7. Select the partition, and click Delete.
    NOTE: Delete all partition.

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  8. Select the Unallocated space and click Next.
    NOTE: If you want to define the size, click new, set the size and then click Apply. 
  9. Click ok to confirm.
  10. Wait until the installation process is finished.
Staff Answered on September 5, 2017.
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