What is Unmountable Boot Volume?

When you sit down in front of your computer, power it on and suddenly there is a message, ‘unmountable boot volume’ which means there is something wrong with your boot.ini file. There is a method to the madness and this is what you do, boot your computer from the CD and them press the letter ‘R’. This will take you to the recovery console. You first want to find out what is wrong, so you enter this command (without quotation marks) ‘chkdsk /p’ and then enter. The system will perform a check of the boot sector and when it is finished it will return you to the prompt. This time enter FIXBOOT and then the letter ‘Y’ and type the work ‘exit’. Windows will repair the corrupt file and reboot. If all went well you should see the Windows splash screen.