Fixing The Unmountable Boot Volume Blue Screen Stop Error

Published: 18th February 2010
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Perhaps one of the most irritating problems that can occur on a Windows OS is the Unmountable Boot Volume blue screen error message. A computer might experience this problem after a piece of software has been updated or installed. The cause for this is usually a corrupt or invalid driver or registry key.

The first thing to do, if you suspect it's a driver problem, is to roll back the driver and see if the error comes up again. A faulty device driver may just be all it is, if you're lucky that is. Still getting blue screen error codes? Next time it comes up, write down the 'Stop' error message and enter it into a search engine.

Stop error messages are supposed to contain the cause of the problem, but unless you're a techie then it'll mean very little to you. And in most instances, even for a trained computer technician, the answer to the problem will still not be clear. A registry bloat is perhaps the commonest source for a host of PC issues, such as stop error codes, sluggishness, freezing and DLL error messages.

A brand new PC's registry can become overcrowded in a short space of time. Remember the 'Architect' from The Matrix? Well, they should have called him the Registry. Your registry holds critical information about your system setup as well as configuration settings for software and hardware installed on you computer. The registry keeps a record of what files you've created, in addition to any important changes you've made to your computer, such as installation of hardware and applications.

The installation of third party software, as well as incorrect software installation can add unwanted registries as well as duplicates. Inevitably over time your registry becomes bloated with these invalid and useless entries which will invariably affect your computer's performance. Even the difference between a brand new computer and one that's just had a few months use is noticeable in performance for some users.

Registry entries can become corrupted and damaged by spyware, viruses, Trojan horse, adware. If you're using email or Internet browsing you should absolutely have some form of security application installed to help guard your computer from viruses. Always check that your security software is active and that it's constantly updated. Windows firewall setting should automatically on, but check that this is the case for more protection.

A registry in disarray is the likeliest cause for the Blue Screen of Death and other errors. Furthermore your computer may be rendered unstable causing intermittent freezing and crashes. Data can be damaged or lost in the instance of a blue screen error message. Cleaning your registry out of corrupt and useless registry entries is an effective way of speeding up your PC. But do bear in mind that there is no 'undo' option in the registry editor. Therefore you must always make a back up of the registry before you edit it.

Rushing in to fix the registry problem can cause a complete system failure if you don't know what you're doing. Make backups of all your files if your intent on having a go. But I wouldn't recommend doing anything to your computer if you don't feel comfortable or are unsure. It would be better to find a person who knows what they're doing or a computer specialist. Alternatively there are tools out there that can scan and repair computer systems automatically.

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