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Richard

Hi

I started my computer this morning and a blue screen came up citing
"Inaccessible Boot Device". Instructions are to remove any new harddisks or
do a virus scan.

How do I get into the computer to do a scan. I tried safe mode, last known
good configuration. All I get is the blue screen.

Please help. Many thanks in advance
Richard
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Richard said:
Hi

I started my computer this morning and a blue screen came up citing
"Inaccessible Boot Device". Instructions are to remove any new harddisks or
do a virus scan.

How do I get into the computer to do a scan. I tried safe mode, last known
good configuration. All I get is the blue screen.

Please help. Many thanks in advance
Richard

I recommend a repair installation:

1. Boot the machine with your Win2000 CD.
2. Select "Repair" when prompted.
3. Select "Emergency Repair" when prompted.

Note that there is a risk of losing all your data when going
through this process. If you do not have any recent backups
then you should create them now, using a different process.
 
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Sid Knee

Richard said:
Instructions are to remove any new harddisks or
do a virus scan.
How do I get into the computer to do a scan.

Most Anti-Virus programs allow you to make an emergency boot-floppy/cd
so that you can do a virus scan if you can't otherwise access the
system. You did make the boot floppy didn't you :)
 
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Richard

Hi Sid

I did a complete new install. Couldn't repair. I will check up on how to do
a anti-virus boot up. Many thanks for the tip

Richard
 
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paulmd

Hi

I started my computer this morning and a blue screen came up citing
"Inaccessible Boot Device". Instructions are to remove any new harddisks or
do a virus scan.

How do I get into the computer to do a scan. I tried safe mode, last known
good configuration. All I get is the blue screen.

Please help. Many thanks in advance
Richard

First, Run the manufacturer's diagnostics on the hard drive. If it's
physically OK, then boot from the Win2k Install CD, and do a 'fast
repair,' This works in most cases.
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

First, Run the manufacturer's diagnostics on the hard drive. If it's
physically OK, then boot from the Win2k Install CD, and do a 'fast
repair,' This works in most cases.

I think it's a little late for this. The OP reported four hours before
your reply that he had rebuilt the PC.
 
P

Palindrome

Pegasus said:
I think it's a little late for this. The OP reported four hours before
your reply that he had rebuilt the PC.
Could it be that it hadn't appeared for him (on googlegroups?) by then?
Not everyone is using a "proper" newsfeed..
 
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Richard

Hi All

Many thanks again for the feedback. The repair didn't work so I reinstalled.

Regards
Richard
 

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