Old Drives/New Server


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Bob Becker

I have a running installation of Windows 2000 Server
with mirrored Maxtor IDE hard drives.

I bought a new computer and transferred the old disks
to the new machine.

The server starts the boot process - the little squares along the
bottom of the screen fill in, and then I get the 0x0000007B error
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

It obviously recognizes the drives and begins to boot, but then
it stops.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to
reinstall tons of server software again.
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Bob Becker said:
I have a running installation of Windows 2000 Server
with mirrored Maxtor IDE hard drives.

I bought a new computer and transferred the old disks
to the new machine.

The server starts the boot process - the little squares along the
bottom of the screen fill in, and then I get the 0x0000007B error
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

It obviously recognizes the drives and begins to boot, but then
it stops.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to
reinstall tons of server software again.

Windows 2000 and Windows XP are quite particular when it
comes to changing hardware. These OSs are aware of what
bits and pieces you have, and if you change them then the OS
will not boot.

You can try one of the following links to resolve the problem.
However, in case of a server, I would rebuild the machine,
because of the very high expectations of reliability that are
placed on a server. Even if you manage to convince your server
to run with the new motherboard, the installation is in my
opinion compromised.

How to Move a Windows Installation to Different Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q249694

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q292175.ASP

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824125
 

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