07-16-2010 10:51 PM
I have a Satellite L35-S2151 Laptop and it will not load windows all the way as I get a blue screen "Unmountable Boot Volume". I looked up the error message on Microsoft's website and I need to have a Windows XP CD to start up my machine. My computer did not come with a Windows CD when I purchased it from Best Buy. How can I order a Windows XP Reboot CD with Toshiba? I do not want to restore my computer to factory settings, I just want a reboot CD. Please help.
07-17-2010 10:33 AM
Unfortunately, you can't order a Win xp boot disk CD from Toshiba. I had the same problem you have, unmountable boot volume, had no boot disc (thought the Toshiba recovery disc was a boot disc, but nooooo, it would reformat and erase all my files). I was advised to burn a CD boot disc from various online download areas, but didn't have a working computer to do it on, nor could I borrow anybody's so I was stuck. Microsoft only has floppies (6) that you can download for Win XP, but how many of us have floppy drives anymore? not me. It sucks that Microsoft doesn't keep boot discs around for sale for WinXP users, it's not like WinXP is some ancient OS geez. But unless you can burn your own boot CD (which isn't as easy as some people lead you to believe , I think sometimes it just doesn't work or is glitchy). I tried everything to get my system to boot, including buying a Knoppix LIVE CD which I ordered online for $3.99 from a software place. It didn't work either, but you could always try it for a cheap fix if it works for you.
I ended taking out my old hard drive after trying various things with no success, buying a new hard drive , buying a hard drive enclosure to put the old drive in so I could transfer the files I want to save over to the new drive. I'm stuck at that point so far. I hope you don't have to go all through that. But I was basically told the best hope is to somehow burn or have someone burn for you a Win XP boot disc CD. I presume by "disc" you mean CD and not floppy. If you are looking for floppy boot discs as I said, you can download them onto 6 discs from Microsoft. Good luck!
07-17-2010 10:55 AM
You should be able to pick up a cheap XP installation CD at eBay.
Otherwise, you can also reach the Recovery Console using downloadable floppies.
If you don't have a floppy drive, this one is recommended in the specs for your model.
07-17-2010 03:25 PM
When I had this problem myself, I searched ebay for a WinXP boot disc ,etc. Naturally, you won't find a WinXP boot disc on ebay, just the full retail version of WinXP, the cheapest I found was around $60-80 on ebay. That's what I would have had to purchase to get the full version that comes with the recovery console that might have made it possible for me to reboot. That's why most people suggest burning a boot CD for free with a download from a site. I decided it was a bit pricey to buy a full retail version of WinXP just to be able to boot my computer. However, if it comes down to that, I guess the person looking for a boot disc can do that if necessary. It can be really frustrating when encountering this type of situation.
07-18-2010 09:29 AM
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