Unmountable Boot Volume is a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error that occurs on the Windows operating system due to system failure or file corruption. Windows 11 is still a new OS, and so the fix that works for Windows 10 hardly works on the latest operating system, for this reason, we have written this guide on how you can fix unmountable_boot_volume error on Windows 11 without losing any file or resetting Windows.
Windows Unmountable_boot_volume was an experience we faced when trying to install Grand Theft Auto V from an unauthorized website recently. We were able to find a walk-around regarding the game causing the PC to crash with continuous restarting/rebooting. It was a scary experience since if it was Windows 10 or lower, it automatically takes the user to automatic repair which fixes the issue for most users that faced unmountable boot volume Windows 10 error.
So what did we do to get our PC back on without losing any files, did not reset Windows, or even reinstall the OS with CD or Flash Drive? Below contains the most effective, if not the only real working step to fix the 0x000000ED UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME system bug.
2022 Fix Unmountable_boot_volume Windows 11
Unmountable_boot_volume loop error on Windows 11 prevents your PC from successfully restarting, turning on, or entering Windows automatic repair screen. So as a Windows 11, here is what you should do to access it.
Step 1: Turn on your PC (Do not hold the power button).
Step 2: Once it is booting, wait for it to show your computer brand name.
Step 3: While on the Brand logo, tap the
Escape(esc) button on your keyboard repeatedly.
Step 4: Once you do that, you will be taken to the system recovery tools.
Step 5: Choose the last option on the list to display the Windows repair tool.
Step 6: You will be prompted to enter your
system recovery key startup repair
note: this happens only if the system is protected by BitLocker, if not, read from step 10.
Step 7: You will need to head to
aka.ms/myrecoverykey and sign in to your Microsoft Account linked to your PC.
Step 8: On your account, BitLocker recovery keys, note the
Key ID one that matches the one displayed on the Startup Repair screen.
Step 9: On the input text field on your PC, now carefully type in your Recovery Key, and tap
Step 10: You will be taken to the
Troubleshoot automatic repair screen.
Note: Windows will fail to automatically fix Windows 11 files if you select Startup Repair.
Step 11: Ignore the Reset this PC option so we do not lose our files. The point of this guide is to preserve our files. Rather, select
Step 12: Under System Restore, choose a recent
Restore Point created by Windows 11 before the major software changes happened to bug your operating system.
Step 13: Choose the
Recommended Restore which in most cases, is recent.
Step 14: Tap on Next, then
Finish to begin, then the system restore will commence on your Windows 11 PC.
Step 15: Once your PC has restarted, you will be asked to log in, in most cases, your Windows Hello Password will not work.
Step 16: Choose forgot password, and a recovery link will be sent to the email linked to your Microsoft Account.
Step 17: Type it into login, and then re-add your password, or thumb-print if applicable to your computer. Now system restored pop will display confirming you have restored your Windows system files to their earlier state.
After this, windows will begin to restore your Windows PC which will fix the unmountable_boot_volume error on your PC. Any software that was installed will be deleted, excluding the files and your personal files. This way, you will not lose anything on your computer. This is the most effective and best method to fix Unmountable boot volume on Windows 11.