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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after moving from SCSI to IDE

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Iam testing VS2005 and have succesfully moved a NT4 server to VS2005 using
DriveImage. This NT4 installation resided on an IDE disk.

Now when trying the same with a NT4 residing on a SCSI disk, I get BSOD when
NT4 loads.

INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

It looks like it fails on the following files:
ntoskrnl.exe
aic78xx.sys
disk.sys
intlfxsr.sys
hal.dll
scsiport.sys
class2.sys
ntfs.sys

So my question is:
How do I get my NT4 to run on a VS2005 when it previously ran on a SCSI disk
system?
(Or on any other PC with a IDE disk instead of a SCSI disk?)

Any help apreciated.... and please ask if you need futher information.

Thanks!
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by:SirtenKen
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To run the OS on an IDE drive, you'd need to copy everything onto one and then Edit the Boot.ini file.
Replace the 'scsi' references with 'multi'

check this link
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/ntwrkstn/proddocs/start/xshaa.mspx
for Boot.ini editing info, which also covers the error you've been getting.
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by:Grodel
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Boot.ini is like this:

--------------------------------------------------------
[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Server 4.0"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Server 4.0 [VGA Mode]" /basevideo /sos
--------------------------------------------------------

So as far as I can see there is no references to the old SCSI devices.
Anywhere else I can check something like this?

Thanks
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by:Aland Coons
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Be sure to enable the IDE controller in the BIOS and start the service (IDE devices are used for CDROM, etc) before you do your image copy.
Also, try leaving the SCSI controller card installed in the machine until you have successfully removed the drivers (even if you have already removed the drives).
i.e. Baby steps - don't try to do everything in one swoop and expect NT to just somehow plug-and-play.  2000 and XP may play but NT won't.


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by:Longbow
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How to Add an IDE Drive and Controller to SCSI Windows NT System :
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;133491&Product=nts40

Your previous server had maybe no IDE driver before you created your image ?

Check also if you have or need to reinstall the last service pack.
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