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« on: January 07, 2004, 10:58:50 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: Windows 2000 Professional
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model:
Error Messages: Inaccessible_boot_device


I upgraded my PC with the following hardware.
Motherboard: A7N8X-E deluxe
Processor : AMD XP2800
Graphic Card: Powercolor Radeon 9200 258MB
Memory : Kingston DDR400 PC3200 2 X 256MB
DVD Drive: NEC DVD Writer

I was able to boot up using Windows 2000 floppy disks (4 disks) and access the DVD drive. Used the repair option to repair the boot disk.

The problem I had was when booting up from C: (my existing hard drive), I got the error message "Inaccessible_boot_device".
Before getting this error message, the screen displayed Starting Windows with progress bar completed, then Windows 2000 screen is displayed, on the starting up progress bar, it show about a 10th then it stop with the above error message.

I had no problem booting up from the C drive before the upgrade.

Can anyone help me on this? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2004, 05:12:20 PM »

Hi,

Perhaps your DVD drive bumped the drive letter up. Try disconnecting the DVD drive to see if you can boot.

Are you using the same hard drive parameters in the BIOS that were used on the old motherboard?
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2004, 08:35:42 AM »

Hi,

Thanks. After I posted the help message I searched the Web and found out this problem happened to a lot of users when upgrading PC with Windows 2000. There are a lot of suggestions and articles on how to fix this error.

Go to Google and search for "Inaccessible_boot_device".

Regards,
Steve
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2004, 03:08:25 AM »

If you have a new motherboard you have to format/reinstall the operating system so it can pick up on the new board.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2004, 08:21:00 AM »

After tried several quick fix solutions suggested by users from the Internet, all of them did not work for me. Othere solutions were so complicated it will take much longer time than to reinstalling the operating system. I have decided to reinstall Windows 2000.

Thanks Pancake.
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