"INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" blue screen error on Windows 2000 Server

LeeGolding
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Hi again,


I recently lost the primary partition table on a Windows 2000 Server 80Gb IDE hard disk drive. Thanks to the help from Experts Exchange users I've recovered the partition and files. HOWEVER, I now face a new problem :(

Windows 2000 Server will not boot from this hard disk drive now. It gets to the starting Windows 2000 Server graphic screen and blue progress bar, but then a few seconds later "blue screens" with the following error message:

"INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

The drive is in good health having performed a "chkdsk C: /f" with no errors. All files that were recovered I believe are intact.

Can I fix this drive?

Quite an urgent problem as you could imagine so 500 points for this one!


Thanks,

Lee.
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Commented:
hi:

make default setting for BIOS....
try to the IDE cable on ur hardisk...make sure it is plugged properly...

or u can slave ur hard disk to another machine and try these free diagnostic utility from the vendor of your disk to check for problems with the disk

-Maxtor/Quantum
http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm
-fujitsu
http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic
-Samsung
http://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html
-Seagate
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
-Western Digital
http://support.wdc.com/download/
www.westerndigital.com 
-IBM and Hitachi
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT 

Darrell PorterEnterprise Business Process Architect

Commented:
Do you care about the data on the drive or do you want to start from scratch?

Walkabout

Commented:
Hello,

Your boot.ini or other initialization file may now be out of date...

A possibly helpful Web Page:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prmd_stp_xlxv.asp

Although the page refers to XP, there is no reason this would not apply to other OSes.

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Commented:
Pls check out the following articles.
http://www.ntfaq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=23896
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q126/4/23.ASP&NoWebContent=1

If you think that they are not applicable to your case, then I suggest to reinstall w2k server on the drive. DO NOT REFORMAT THE DRIVE, by choosing Leave the partition intact.  I assume that you have 1 partition on the 80 GB drive. Install the new OS in a different directory like c:\win2k (previous win2k OS is in c:\winnt)
You may need to do one of the following:

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292175


Repairing, Recovering, and Restoring an Installation of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;268106


Differences Between Manual and Fast Repair in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;238359



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