BSOD INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE Help
Posted on 2007-03-27
I'm sure I know the answer, but just to validate myself... I have a Compaq Evo N160 laptop w/ W2k. I am now getting a BSOD halfway through the W2k splash screen, stating:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0x8187C3F0,0xC000009C,0x00000000,0x00000000)
It's either a boot sector virus, or a bad hard drive, right? I can't boot into safe mode, or command prompt. I cant boot from the CD, it doesn't even sound like the drive is running. It is listed in BIOS.
Any other suggestions? Before this started, I was having some issues with reading the CD drive, and once when it wouldn't recognize a disk in the drive, I rebooted and started getting the BSOD.
What are my options? I don't have a seperate floppy for this computer, and even if I buy a new HDD, how will I install the OS if the CD drive won't run?