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Stop: 0x0000007B Inaccessible_Boot_Device after rebooting server

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We are running Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4 and other updates all current. We had to reboot our server due to a problem with our backups. When booting up we get STOP: 0x0000007B(0x81EE76C8,0xC0000010,0x00000000,0x00000000). Inaccessible_Boot_Device. If we boot to cd and go to try and go into the recovery console it doesn't find a copy of Windows 2000 and so there is nothing you can do there. If you boot to last know good configuration or safe mode you get the same stop message. The hard drives are two mirrored drives and the scsi controller detects both drives. You can boot to a utilities partition and run Dell Diags on the system, scsi controller , and the two scsi drives and all past the system and drive diags. No errors on any system diags. Using Winternals ERD Commander I can boot the system up, attach to the C:\winnt install and see the drive and data without any problems. I can run chkdsk /f from a Winternals command prompt and it doesn't find any errors on the drive either. But I still can't get the system to boot up. It doesn't seem to be a hardware issue. It seems to be like a bad mbr and it's not pointing to the os..... but how can I fix that when I can't get to a command prompt and run it? Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated ..... we don't really want to reload this system if there is another way to repair it.
Davis McCarn

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