I have been trying to update my OS from win 98 to win 2000 pro. Every time the files start to transfer I receive a blue screen stop error saying "inaccessible boot device". Before this happens during the setup phase I am told there is missing "PCI mass storage controllers" but that they can be installed later.
I have been advised to update the BIOS and that the problem is that the hard drive is not being recognized because the PCI mass storage controllers are actually for the hard drive.
I need to know how to locate the drivers and how to install them.
Here are a few specific questions I have:
I was asked to find out if the controllers were on board or add on cards. Does 'onboard' mean on the motherboard or on rhe hard drive? How can I tell where they are located?
I was also asked to find out what type they are. How do I do this?
Once I get this info how do I install the drivers? Do I do it when I am told about the missing PCI mass storage controllers during setup for w2k?
Here is my system info: Pent 3 - 500 mhz - 384bm RAM - Abit be6 motherboard - Maxtor hard drive model 93652u8.