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MB+CPU died, replaced with closest match I could find, but now Win2K blue screens on startup. Urgent

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Power supply 'sploded, fried mb+cpu.
Replaced MB+CPU+Ram but was not able to get the exact same kind

Original Disk has Windows 2000 Professional on it.
I am unable to even boot in safe mode. I get a blue screen.
I have installed a cean Win2KPro on a spare drive, and that works fine.
I am pretty sure it is complaining because the drivers no longer match the system.

Is there any way I can get back up & running on the original drive, so that I do not have to reinstall everything?
Really important & urgent, so am offering 500 pts
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by:tar_heels
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Have you tried to repair the installation? This will reinstall the drivers the system detects. Make sure to clone the drive with acronis or ghost first just in case.

This site has a complete walk through of the repair process.

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/install/win2k/repairw2k/page1.htm
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On that last link I sent try solution 4 that uses the recovery console to delete the current drivers.
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by:TheRealLoki
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ok, that looks promising. INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE is the error I get, so I'll do a backup, and give it a try tonight. Thanks
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by:dooleydog
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when you try to put a drive into different hardware, it almost never works.

If you have a backup, re-format and re-install, then restore data.

if you do not have a backup, then you will need a new HD to install onto, then slave the old one and copy your data to the new HD.

Bad Luck, Sorry.
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by:TheRealLoki
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I did ListSvc and tried to disable the IDE drivers,
The only ones that mentioned IDE were
"ATAPI" and "DISK"
but on the reboot, I still got the same error.
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by:TheRealLoki
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ah well... that's progress for you. Windows 98 used to cope with the change ok
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by:TheRealLoki
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No way of getting Windows2000 to load if the mobo+cpu are different (although closest match I could find) from those links above unfortunately. (boot drivers fail to load the disk which is strange, since it is the same disk). Have a multitude of backups, but this is of no use due to this issue.
I have had to build a new Win2k install, and manually export the hive, and necessary files. This took a long time, but was still faster than a complete reinstall. Missed the deadline, so brown smelly stuff is hitting the big whirly thing.
Have decided to build a VM (Virtual Machine by VMWare) for the server software, so that it can be housed anywhere. I know that I can throw the VM onto any pc with almost no down time (due to backups), and it does not care about mp/cpu etc due to the VM nature. Thanks for your help
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In the future try the Acronis Suite of software that has saved my life in all these issues.

Including cloning to generational hardware.
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