"Inaccessible Boot Device" BSOD on multiple HDD's (same machine)
Posted on 2010-08-17
We use large-format printers that all have a Windows PC built in (albeit, very OLD Windows PC's - ie PIII 550MHz, etc). When one of the printers was started today, Windows started to load but then about half way the dreaded "Inaccessible boot device" BSOD error appeared. I tried reseating the HDD, booting to Safe Mode, reseating the ribbon connector, but received the same BSOD in the same spot every time. So, I bit the bullet and did a fresh install of Win 2K on a different HDD. On first boot, I received the same error in the same exact spot.
I am stumped. Would a bad controller allow Windows to partially load and then crap out? What other ideas does the EE community have?
I look forward to your responses ...
Thanks a bunch!