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Default Help with blue screen please - 04-03-2010, 01:11 AM

I'm trying to dual boot XP and SL. I get a blue UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME screen when trying to run the second part of the XP setup. That's the condensed version.

Here's a longer version to see the steps I've taken.

I have SL installed. I used disk utility to divide my one partition in to two partitions. I made the second one FAT and named it WINDOWS. I booted up to the usb drive with XP just fine in the text mode (the first thing that lets you format the drive and create new partitions and whatnot). Deleted the partition, created a new raw one, then NTFS. Then when I go to run the second part with the usb stick still in, I got the hal.dll issue. So I used the 2 partition setting and I got to the Windows XP booting up screen thing. Then after a bit, I get a blue screen that says UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. I tried the chkdsk /p then fixboot thing and the chkdsk /r thing. Neither worked, I still get the same blue screen. Help me!

Sorry that was so lengthy. I wanted to cover all my bases.
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