Help! Boot error 'disk read error..'


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Guest

Hi All,

A few days ago, I found there was some error of software mirror of system
partition. Then I tried to reboot it and got the blue screen with the error
message "STOP: 0x0000007B (.........) Inaccessible Boot Device".

At first, I tried to go to the recovery console but failed since no system
or extended partitions were detected. Then, I activated the system partition
at the menu of fdisk. After that, another error "disk read error..." was
displayed. But now the system partition could be detected. Thus, I tried to
run the command 'fixboot' and 'fixmbr' at the recovery console but still had
the error 'disk read error...'.

Fortunately, I could use boot disk to startup the windows for temporarily
use. Was it the problem of boot sector? Can I use dskprobe.exe (from windows
2000 cd) to repair the boot sector? I found the link
'http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;153973' which tells
how to recover NTFS boot sector on NTFS partition but it seems not for
windows 2000. Do anyone have solution to solve my problem?

Thanks,

Tin.
 
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Dave Patrick

You must F6 (at setup is inspecting your system) and load the raid
controller driver in order to start the recovery console. You'll be prompted
to insert the manufacturer supplied Windows 2000 driver for your drive's
controller in drive "A"


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| Hi All,
|
| A few days ago, I found there was some error of software mirror of system
| partition. Then I tried to reboot it and got the blue screen with the
error
| message "STOP: 0x0000007B (.........) Inaccessible Boot Device".
|
| At first, I tried to go to the recovery console but failed since no system
| or extended partitions were detected. Then, I activated the system
partition
| at the menu of fdisk. After that, another error "disk read error..." was
| displayed. But now the system partition could be detected. Thus, I tried
to
| run the command 'fixboot' and 'fixmbr' at the recovery console but still
had
| the error 'disk read error...'.
|
| Fortunately, I could use boot disk to startup the windows for temporarily
| use. Was it the problem of boot sector? Can I use dskprobe.exe (from
windows
| 2000 cd) to repair the boot sector? I found the link
| 'http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;153973' which
tells
| how to recover NTFS boot sector on NTFS partition but it seems not for
| windows 2000. Do anyone have solution to solve my problem?
|
| Thanks,
|
| Tin.
 
G

Guest

Thanks Dave. Indeed I could use recovery console finally. What my problem is
now couldn't boot to Windows 2000 server normally while I'd tried some method
described on the previous message. That is I couldn't solve it by activate
system partition by fdisk, fixboot and fixmbr. What I am planning today is to
try to recover the boot sector using the command 'dskprobe.exe' and follow
the instruction described on the link
'http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;153973' but has
doubtful that it was not an instruction for Windows 2000 server?
Besides to repair boot sector, I have no idea to solve it. So, any
suggestion and help are very much appreciate!

Thanks,

Tin
 
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Dave Patrick

Sorry, I misread your original post and now see you're using software
mirror. Depending on the damage these can be difficult if not impossible to
repair safely. If the data is critical you might want to consider one of the
drive recovery services and consider using a hardware raid solution in the
future.

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| Thanks Dave. Indeed I could use recovery console finally. What my problem
is
| now couldn't boot to Windows 2000 server normally while I'd tried some
method
| described on the previous message. That is I couldn't solve it by activate
| system partition by fdisk, fixboot and fixmbr. What I am planning today is
to
| try to recover the boot sector using the command 'dskprobe.exe' and follow
| the instruction described on the link
| 'http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;153973' but has
| doubtful that it was not an instruction for Windows 2000 server?
| Besides to repair boot sector, I have no idea to solve it. So, any
| suggestion and help are very much appreciate!
|
| Thanks,
|
| Tin
 

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