Inaccessible_boot_device not allowing installation
Posted on 2001-06-19
Been a bit of a bugger this one, 2 days I have been trying and no luck! Anyway, this is my prob. I had a PC blow on me (keyboard stopped working) and I had to replace the motherboard. This I did, plugged everything back, turned it on, went to install w2k (i was halfway through installing it on the last one, i thought the keyboard prob might have been system related but it wouldn't let me put in my cd key so worked out it was motherboard) but after the initial blue screen where it lists the drivers at the bottom it goes to a BSOD and Inaccessible_boot_device.
Looking through the web I saw this could happen because the old IDE drivers were still loaded and conflicting so I made myself a boot disk and formatted the Hard Drive. Went to install W2K again but same screen. Tried with the floppy disks, got a bit further and got to the bit where i could choose between recovery or install. However immediatly after that the Inaccessible_boot_device appears again.
So I decided the problem is in the CD-ROM drive. You can boot from it, the setup prog gets up to that bit everytime and then nothing. It is plugged into the 2nd IDE bit on the motherboard as before. Should I be doing something with the BIOS?
Anyone know if it is prob going to be the CD Drive and how I can get it to install!