Bootup Error "cannot determine file system of drive \??\volume{hex

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by theorangenija, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. This is error is driving me crazy. My machine crashes on the first boot but
    works fine after I restart it and tell windows to start normally when the
    option to go into safe mode. The error reads as follows (the error is only
    visible after turning on “OS boot information†under msconfig) :

    "cannot determine file system of drive \??\volume{hex}"

    I have tried the following:

    CHKNTFS /X C:
    repair system from windows vista installation disk
    CHKDSK /f /r (from the windows vista installation disk via the command
    prompt)
    Bootrec /Fixboot (from the windows vista installation disk via the command
    prompt)
    Bootrec /Fixmbr (from the windows vista installation disk via the command
    prompt)
    Bootrec /RebildBcd (from the windows vista installation disk via the command
    prompt)

    Any Other ideas?

    SpinRite
    Reinstall OS

    Any help will be appreciated
     
    theorangenija, Mar 29, 2008
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  2. Back up essential files and replace the hard drive.

    Run a hard drive diagnostic program.

    Run a memory diagnostic program.
     
    Richard G. Harper, Mar 29, 2008
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  3. memory dianostic turned up nothing

    no luck with the hard drive diagnostic

    in the process of backing up and replacing hard drive

    Will report back later.....

     
    theorangenija, Mar 30, 2008
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