I am having a boot problem with a Windows 2000 server and I have been on it for about 24 hrs. I am tearing out what little hair I have left.
Quick synopsis: Dell SC 430 Server (5 yrs old) w/software mirror (Raid 1). Until 12 hrs ago I was able to boot from either of the mirrored drives, now when I attempt to boot I get "boot device not available." The hardware is working b/c I can see,read & write each of the drives when I boot my partition manager CD. I have tried a zillion different BIOS settings, played with the boot order etc. The weirdest thing is that when I put one of the drives in a different machine (workstation of similar vintage) I get the same error. Boot.ini looks good, and I have done FIXMBR & FIXBOOT. On one of the drives I have even zapped and reloaded the entire partition from a backup image done two weeks ago.
A few hours ago I tried the Win2k Recovery Console and ended up with a blue screen saying "Inaccessible boot device."
I am very puzzled and very tired.