Help!!! Inaccessible boot device


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Andrew liu

Hi ,

I'm asking for help on this error message "Inaccessible boot device" during
boot up window 2000 pro. Since the motherboard have a hardware problem and
need to replace the new one,
but I can't found the same model as before, and I know that I get this error
message due to the
controller chips is different and it can't boot up.
The last motherboard can't be boot up , so I can't change the controller
driver with last motherboard, How can I do ?


Thanks
Andrew
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Andrew liu said:
Hi ,

I'm asking for help on this error message "Inaccessible boot device" during
boot up window 2000 pro. Since the motherboard have a hardware problem and
need to replace the new one,
but I can't found the same model as before, and I know that I get this error
message due to the
controller chips is different and it can't boot up.
The last motherboard can't be boot up , so I can't change the controller
driver with last motherboard, How can I do ?


Thanks
Andrew

If you can no longer boot up on the old motherboard then you
probably have to reload Windows.
 
A

Andrew liu

Hi,


Thanks for your reply.
Is it need to re-install the windows?
or
repair the windows ?

Thanks

Andrew
 
P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

My past attempts at repairing Win2000 under such
circumstances were invariably unsuccessful.
 
G

Guest

I usually Re-Install Windows into another folder, (I use WINNTNEW) so you have TWO copies installed on the same machine. It's as if you are dual-booting. If you can get the service packs synchronized, its possible that you'll be able to boot into the original operating system

Usually though, only the new OS works, and after awhile I delete the old folder to reclaim the space

You can often find the hardware drivers in the old winnt folders, so you won't have to look them all up

Remember, your PROGRAMS will be GONE, and you'll have to INSTALL them all again from the original cds

Also. Inaccessible boot device sometimes means exactly that. The OS cannot find the hard drive. Are you sure that the cables still are correct? And consider changing the jumper on the hard drive from Master to Cable Select or Visa Versa..
Or try with the jumper removed

Just some things that have worked for me :-

GL
 
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*Vanguard*

"Andrew liu" said in news:%[email protected]:
Hi ,

I'm asking for help on this error message "Inaccessible boot device"
during boot up window 2000 pro. Since the motherboard have a hardware
problem and need to replace the new one,
but I can't found the same model as before, and I know that I get
this error message due to the
controller chips is different and it can't boot up.
The last motherboard can't be boot up , so I can't change the
controller driver with last motherboard, How can I do ?


Thanks
Andrew

Sounds like you'll have to perform an in-place upgrade by booting with the
Windows 2000 CD. Your current install of the OS knows how to recognize the
old hardware, but that hardware doesn't exist anymore and it doesn't know
how to detect the new hardware. See:

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=292175
 
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Guest

I have had 100% success in replacing motherboards in three W2K machines without reinstalling, as long as the chipset is from the same manufacturer (not necessarily the same chipset.) My experience has been with VIA chipsets so I don't know for certain that this works with other chipsets

Just my observation

R4
 
P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

I have had total failures with PCs from the same manufacturer and nearly
identical models . . .


Renegade4 said:
I have had 100% success in replacing motherboards in three W2K machines
without reinstalling, as long as the chipset is from the same manufacturer
(not necessarily the same chipset.) My experience has been with VIA
chipsets so I don't know for certain that this works with other chipsets.
 
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