Unmountable Boot Volume error stops the computer from running which renders it unusable and inaccessible. Fortunately, the Unmountable Boot volume error is a problem in Windows 10 is not always caused by a failure of the hard disk and can be corrected.
Unmountable Boot Volume Error in Windows 10
The Unmountable Boot Volume Error could be caused by an error in the operating system or corrupted system files damaged RAM, or because of the Hard Drive destruction, especially in the older computers.
If the error is detected you’ll see the Blue Screen with “Your PC was unable to resolve the issue and must be restarted.” The error message.
In most instances, Windows operating system manages to resolve the issue by itself . You will see your computer functioning normally when you restart it.
If Windows isn’t able to resolve the issue, you’ll not be able to get past this Blue Screen of Death, even after restarting the computer several times.
The only way to gain access your computer is to reboot your computer with the removable USB Drive.
If you don’t have an bootable USB drive it is possible to create one today by connecting to a different machine and following these steps in this article: How to Create Bootable USB Drive.
1. Restart the computer and wait for 4 hours!
You wouldn’t believe it, but we witnessed a 7 year old computer recover from an unmountable boot volume error when it was restarted , and allowed to remain on for approximately 4 hours.
Try these methods If you are able to sit for 3-4 hours or try alternative methods to solve this issue.
1. Use the Power button to turn off computer and let it be cooled down (15 or 30 minutes).
2. Press the Power button to turn off the computer. Wait while the computer tries to resolve the issue, but will end up with a blank screen.
3. Leave the Computer on a Black screen for 3-4 hours.
You should be amazed to see your computer returning to normal. If not, you may switch to different methods that are listed below.
2. Use Auto Repair
Perhaps the most effective solution to resolve Unmountable Boot Volume Errors is to reboot your computer with an Bootable USB Drive and try the Automatic Repair option which will be available on restart.
Notice: You may have to enable the USB Drive Boot option on your PC, if you’re not able to connect to your computer via Bootable USB Drive.
1. Use the Power button to shut off the computer.
2. Insert Bootable USB Drive into your Computer and press the Power button to start your computer.
3. On Windows Setup screen, choose the language, currency, keyboard and click next.
4. On the next screen, you can click Repair your computer’s option in the lower left corner.
5. Next, navigate to Troubleshoot Advanced Options > > Startup Repair (or Automatic Repair).
6. Click on Next > Windows 10 or the operating system running on your PC.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the Startup Repair procedure.
Notice: It can take some time to repair the process be completed. It is important to let your Startup Repair tool to takes its time and don’t try to stop or stop the repair process.
3. Use Chkdsk
The Unmountable Boot Volume Error could result from issues with the hard disk. So follow the steps below to repair and check for the errors in your hard disk on your computer.
The first step is to press power button in order to turn OFF the computer. Install a Bootable USB Drive into the Computer and Press on the power button power on the Computer.
After the computer has restarted Click Next, choose Repair your Computer and then go to Troubleshoot Advanced options and Command Prompt.
In the Command Prompt window, type the command chkdsk/r c: then enter at the top of the keyboard on your PC.
Chkdsk could prompt you to run it next time your system is restarted. If this occurs, type”Y” and restart your system.
Be patient and wait to see your Chkdsk Command to find and resolve Hard Disk Errors that are on your PC. When you have completed the Chkdsk command is finished then restart your computer to examine if the issue has been solved.
4. Repair Master Boot Record
The Master Boot Record (MBR) assists the computer in locating Windows operating systems and to properly install the OS.
Switch off the computer by pressing the Power button. Place your Bootable USB Drive into Computer and press power button Restart Computer.
After the computer has restarted After restarting, click Next and choose Repair your computer and then go to Troubleshoot Advanced options > > Command prompt.
At the prompt for Command, type bootrec/fixmbr and then press Enter. Enter key.
Allow the command to be completed and then run bootrec /fixboot as well as bootrec/rebuildbcd commands to correct this issue.
After you have completed the through the above steps, press Exit then hit Enter to close the command prompt window and then restart your computer.
5. Utilize SFC Scan
SFC also known as System File Checker is another built-in Windows program that you must attempt to resolve this issue.
Utilize the bootable USB drive to boot your PC and then navigate to the Command Prompt screen, using the steps outlined in the above techniques.
In the Command Prompt screen, type”sfc/scannow” and then hit the Enter button on your keyboard.
Be patient for a while as Windows 10 tries to scan and fix any problems with the system file on your PC.
6. Reinstall Windows 10
If none of these methods fail, try reinstalling Windows 10 on your computer.
The drawback of this technique is that you’ll eventually lose all your documents and data in your personal computer.
Shut down the computer and then restart it using a Bootable USB Drive. When the computer is up and running clicking Next, select the Install Now alternative.
Follow the instructions displayed on the screen. Reinstalling Windows 10 on your computer.