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please help with bsod (inaccessible boot device"

Q: please help with bsod (inaccessible boot device"

hi,

please help me; i replaced my RAM which worked ok until i put back the cover and move the pc back in place, then it gives me a bsod
"stop:0x0000007B (0x84DAD870,0xc0000032,
inaccessible boot device"

after rebooting, it still gives me the same bsod screen; it happens after the windows 2000 splash screen

i can't boot into safe mode either (same bsod message)

i can boot with a win2k boot cd but i dont know what i can do with it; i can get to the dos prompt but when i do a dir c:, it lists contents of another HD (not the main primary partition); it doesnt see any other partitions from the dos prompt

i have 5 HD on this computer, and am on windows 2000 pro

i dont know what the next step to figure out the problem is.

Thank you very much.

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A: please help with bsod (inaccessible boot device"

check these links

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324103

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...port/kb/articles/Q122/9/26.ASP&NoWebContent=1

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBL/tip5500/rh5534.htm

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20637525.html

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Just powered-up my 'puter for 1st time and got the message "Inaccessible Boot Device" when Win 2K Pro had loaded about half way. All parts of this computer were new except for the hard drive. I've only learned enough here to get this far without frying anything, but now I'm stuck. Help, please?

FYI- It was suggested I do a "bench-build" and I literally did that. All parts are on a non-conductive surface connected to each other only by power cables. Didn't know if they needed to be 'grounded' as they would be inside the tower.
 

A:DIY computer just brought to life....."Inaccessible Boot Device"

please clarify, did you reformat and reinstall Win2K or did yo simply use a hard drive with win2K allready on it?
 

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Just installed Avira antivirus and rebooted to complete the installation. I am getting the error "Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" whenever I attempt to boot. I have tried using the Windows 7 disc to repair but it does not work as it runs for a few seconds then instructs me to reboot.

The hard drive was initially not appearing but luckily I can now access all my files from this OS, however I would really like to gain access to my main OS again. I have also reset the CMOS but it hasn't changed anything.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

A:"Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Arfe


Just installed Avira antivirus and rebooted to complete the installation. I am getting the error "Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" whenever I attempt to boot. I have tried using the Windows 7 disc to repair but it does not work as it runs for a few seconds then instructs me to reboot.

The hard drive was initially not appearing but luckily I can now access all my files from this OS, however I would really like to gain access to my main OS again. I have also reset the CMOS but it hasn't changed anything.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.


Um, remove Avira.

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I change main boards, hard disk and other components more often than most people, either because I have sold my main board and processor, hard disk, etc. or a part like the main board has failed. Running Windows 2000, when I replace that part, I frequently, get "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" errors. This requires a reload of the entire OS and all programs all over again. This can take an entire day (if I have that much time at once) and can sometimes stretch into several days in an off-and-on schedule.

Question:
Let's say I get an SCSI controller and hard disk. Would that eliminate the possibility of this error if I changed the main board and processor frequently?

I mean, this is getting to be a real pain in the a** for which no one has a solution and I'm ready to resort to the expense of just about anything that will eliminate or even reduce this problem.
 

A:Eliminate Future "Inaccessible Boot Device" Messages?

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I've been working on this problem off and on for a couple of years or more. All of my recent searches for a solution have ended with just a half-hearted effort.

I have two scenarios in which I get IBD errors: One is where the main board in a 2000 or XP system fails and I have to replace the board with an IDE controller that is not similar enough to the original one. For this scenario, I still have no solution. It's still a situation where my only hope is to find a replacement board that has an IDE controller very much like the old one--or just reload the OS and all programs from scratch.

The next scenario is where we have a planned upgrade or board swap in a system that is still functional--at least functional enough to get to the GUI. Here are the steps I used that worked.

Before I removed the board from the old system, I went to Device Manager> System> IDE... I changed the controller to Standard Dual-Channel PCI IDE Controller. I then shut down, changed the board and booted. I got to the desktop and loaded the drivers for the new board, etc. and booted again. All seems to work well so far.

Now, this was only one situation and I don't know it will work in all situations; but, it is a breakthrough for me as this has been not only annoying but a time-consuming bear for a long time.

Now, if I can only find a way to do this on a system where the main board has failed before I have had a chance to change the controller driver to the generic flavor.

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A:Main Board Swap "Inaccessible Boot Device" work-around success

I did confirm the old hard disk did give an IBD error when attached to the new board before I to the above-described steps.
 

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Hello,

Last night i was trying to update my AMD SATA AHCI Controller driver, but i shouldn't do while being sleepy....

My hand moved before my brain realised...I uninstalled the device BUT i also checked the option for deleting the drivers.

Now, i get the error while booting :






Quote:
0xc000000e

The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


What i realise is that windows are trying to find the device needed to boot ( stored on boot info) , but device is not there.

Ι already searched the forum for similar problems and already tried to do a Startup Repair from Windows Installation Disc repair menu (3 consequent times as written), with no result.

No restore points either.

Is there any way to manually fix this or my only path is a repair install ? All my data are safely backed-up.

Thank you in advance for your help.
ΕDIT : I don't know if this is the proper subforum for the above problem, i posted here because it was caused by a driver uninstall. If mods/admins think it does not fit in this subforum please tell me.

A:Error 0xc000000e "Boot Selection failed- Required device Inaccessible"

Well, i found the solution after some 50-60 Google results reading...

Solution was found in this page.

Analytically :

I loaded Recovery Console from my Windows 7 Installation Disk.

Had the AMD SATA Driver folder copied to a cd from my second pc. Driver directory was "W764A"

Ran diskpart and list volume to check the cd's volume letter

Ran the following command ( D: is CD ROM, D:\W764A is Driver Directory, C: is Windows Installation ) :


Code:
D:\dism /Image:C:\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\W764A\ /Recurse
I typed exit to exit Recovery Console, rebooted and voila....Windows Started normally...

Glad it was solved....

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Hi. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Yesterday I installed some new Windows Updates. Everything went fine, but when I restarted my PC in the morning, it would not boot because the "device is inaccessible." Huh??? I ran Startup Repair from my installation disk and that was unsuccessful. Chkdsk did not help either. The bootable OS is on a Toshiba 128GB SSD I recently purchased, and along with the OS only programs are on the drive. All my files are on separate HDDs.

I reinstalled Windows on my old HDD partition (of course I had to go and format it since I thought the SSD was finally stable enough and I didn't need that old OS partition anymore >__>) and ran TestDisk on the SSD. I tried repairing the boot files or something but it told me that the Backup Boot Sector (I think it was?) was not writable and that it couldn't repair. I am still able to access the SSD and its files with no problems. I just can't seem to boot from it. It'll be starting up and then flash a blue screen for a split second (too fast for me to read what the text says) and then restarts.

I'm thinking of reinstalling all my programs on this fresh install of Windows (after I get MS to reactivate my product code but that's another story) and then cloning it over to the SSD. That's a real pain though so if I can somehow get my PC to boot off the SSD again that would be best. Any ideas??

A:Can't boot b/c "device inaccessible" after Windows Update (SSD)

if you can get into the recovery with a startup disk then run bootrec.exe /fixboot and see if it helps might also have to do rebuildbcd take a look at this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 before attempting it. and make sure it does it to the right drive(might want to unplug all of them except for the ssd including external drives).

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Need help again all on my brother in laws computer.....every time he trys to turn on computer he gets post and the windows splash screen and it acts as if it is loading and then the blue screen of death comes up and he gets a message saying STOP...inaccessible boot device.......gets same message even if you try in safe mode.....they said they first started getting this right after the computer was making a terrible noise....could this be a fried hard drive and how do I find out what it actually is....do I need to put a boot disk in and try????Whats my next step?
 

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Hi itsme,

That sound could have been the hard drive.

Get right down to the drive with a paper
towel roll or something, while you're
hitting the power on button. You should
HEAR the drive starting up. If not, it's
a dead puppy.

If you DO hear it running smoothly, then
the boot sector has been corrupted. You
Might try booting with floppies - just so
you can access the C: Drive. If you can,
then run "chkdisk" on it.
 

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I came in this morning to use my laptop (gateway solo 2550 running Win 2000) at work and got the following message on a blue screen:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0x81970470, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
It's been working fine recently except it for the past several weeks it would hang on shut down so I would shut it down by pushing the power button quickly. It went through the normal shut down steps and went off smoothly then suddenly this...
I'd rather not turn it in to tech support at my school or It'll take weeks.
Any Ideas?
Thanks
 

A:"Inaccessible boot device" problem

Check other solved posts with similar shutdown prob's, and try respective fixes.
Time consuming. Free, quicker tho'...
 

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Recently my PC stopped responding, so i waited (an hour), and my PC still didn't respond(no Ctrl ALT Del, no Ctrl Shift Esc) so I cut the power supply(probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. After starting up the login screen didn't appear, instead i got a black screen(PC still running), so I cut the power supply(again probably not the best thing to do) and restarted. Like I expected I got a BIOS error screen telling me there went something wrong and asking to start normally or to start startup repair. No matter what i chose, I always got the following error:

Code:
Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required boot device is inaccessible
It advised me to use the installation DVD and select repair system. So I did what it said But the setup was unable to repair my PC. It asks me if I want to send details to MS In this dialog I choose view problem details and I get this:

Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201008
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 3
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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A:"Boot device inaccessible" error during boot

Try these free, bootable diagnostics:





Quote:
H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)


In particular, run the Hard Drive diagnostics on your D: drive

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On startup, right after the WIN 2000 logo appears on the screen, I get an error message as follows:

** STOP: 0x0000007B (0x85C56250,0x0000032,0x00000000,0x00000000)
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

If this is the first time you have seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps;

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer.

Refer to your Getting Started manual for more information on trouble shooting Stop errors.
I've already done the following:

1. Tried a restart...same result
2. Tried to restart in safe mode...same result
3. Ran Norton AV...no viruses detected (used a CD, so not foolproof)
4. Ran hard drive diagnostics (Boot Device Menu...F2 on startup)...Result: HD pass
5. Changed boot sequence to attempt to boot to drive A...successful, but unable to start Windows from there. Also unable to run "CHKDSK /F" from drive A.

Specs: Dell GX280, Pentium 4, 2.80 GHz, 800 MHz Bus, WIN 2000 Professional

Unsure where to go from here or even what the problem is (corrupted startup files, perhaps?). Need help!
 

A:"Inaccessible Boot Device?!"

Boot to XP cd and run checkdisk /r:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-...ry-console-Windows-xp-t131922.html&pid=794628
 

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I have a computer I built myself and one day I was running it and chrome seemed to keep inexplicably closing without warning. I decided to restart my computer on when I booted it up it hit the Windows 8 logo on black background with the white circles, waited a little, then went straight to BSOD with the error: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. I've tried the multiple options in the recovery advanced options, and I made a recovery media from a laptop i have, but when I tried to use it said "The media inserted is not valid". I'm not quite sure what to do. I may open it up to see if there's a loose connection or something. Please help.

A:BSOD on startup. Inaccessible boot device

Definitely check your connections, specially the hard drive SATA data cable.
To be sure, you can swap the HDD data cable with the DVD.

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I'm using Windows 8 Professional 64bit installed on my Plextor M5P SSD

Last week, I updated my Intel RST driver from 11.2 to 12.0

After updating and restarting my computer, I found the RST service can't start properly.

So I uninstal the RST 12.0 and will instal old 11.2 after restarting computer.

When restarting, In the blue window loading screen, it loaded long time than before then suddenly into BOSD

Inacessible_Boot_Device and can't get into Safe mode

Installing disk to use repair windows in vain, to use refresh but it said my disk locked need to be unlocked?

I figured that my disk is locked and can't get into Windows

How to unlock the disk?

I put the boot disk to other pc, can read and write without any problem!

Please help me!

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD Inaccessible Boot Device after uninstalling Intel RST

The disk appears to be fine, it's the boot files that are causing your problem.

A couple of posts that might be helpful:
Windows crash - Refresh - Hard drive locked, unlock hard drive - Microsoft Community

Hard drive is locked and need to unlock when refresh windows 8 | Microsoft Surface tablet

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The problem: system worked well for many months until an insertion of a regular Lexar USB somehow caused a reboot, but unknown to me with the BIOS reset. SATA RAID had reverted to SATA AHCI and the boot locked up. On reboot I checked BIOS, found the change, and reset back to RAID. From then on, I have been plagued with a BSOD ? Inaccessible Boot Device (BSODibd). The RAID 1 drive has 4 standard partitions, BIOS boot/MBR, and a dual boot BCD (Win 10/Win 7)

I can?t afford a complete re-install (would take weeks to customize and activate everything), and I have no idea when/whether this might happen again. So far I?ve spent ages discovering that no one seems to have a real handle on this error.

What is not the problem or doesn?t work:
-not a disk signature collision (eg. boot with clone active) ? all h38 BCD signatures match, and generalizing the BCD to {boot} doesn?t work either
-there are no hardware errors or partition errors and all data is accessible by WIN PE?s.
-Recovery USB command and other options don?t work: startup repair (automatic or manual), SFC, standard Bootrec, BCDboot commands including /rebuildBCD still cause BSODibd
-MBR repair does nothing since the MBR and boot recs check out fine, and I know the boot does access the BCD
-Third party software like Easy Recovery Environment doesn?t recognize the multi-partitions on the RAID and thinks it?s a screwed up GPT so it was useless, as were Dual Boot Repair, Easy BCD and others which all claim success at what ... Read more

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Hello! After yesterday (05.09.17) system update which was the only option to shut down my PC, I cannot start it. The automatic fix program said it was the error designated as Inaccessible Boot Device. I tried the system restore from two recent restore points offered by my PC. Didn't help. I tried startup repair - didn't help. System image recovery didn't work because windows couldn't find a system image on my computer. Not sure if I would like to try to reset my PC since this will bring the state when I got my PC by deleting all the software packages I installed but saving personal files. Is there any option I can fix my desktop without doing reset? Thank you.

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Welcome to this forum. > The automatic fix program said it was the error designated as Inaccessible Boot Device. From what you write, below, it seems like that *WAS* the error, and that it *FIXED* the error, so that your boot-device (the disk-drive) once again is "bootable". > I tried the system restore from two recent restore points offered by my PC. Didn't help. Sigh.  But, it is good that it did boot from your boot-device, to get to the point where it offered this option. > I tried startup repair - didn't help. Sigh.  Did you try this repair a second or third time, to see if there were errors that were not fixed the first time? > System image recovery didn't work because windows couldn't find a system image on my computer. Sigh. > Not sure if I would like to try to reset my PC since this will bring the state when I got my PC by deleting all the software packages I installed but saving personal files. Windows 10 has a "refresh my PC" option, which they claim will reinstall Windows, without affecting your personal files and your other applications.  But, don't go there, just yet. > Is there any option I can fix my desktop without doing reset? Only a "long" path: * buy a new disk-drive;* disconnect the old disk-drive, and set it aside, for a while;* connect the new disk-drive;* reinstall Windows.  Since you have been running Windows 10, you have a "digital entitlement" ... Read more

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can someone just tell me how to get out the cycle this error msg shows it says error detected will restart computer for me and then it just keeps going in that cycle. I just need to be able to boot from usb or something please help
 

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Signed up for DSL. Got the modem and the installation disk. Started through the process. Stopped me and said I didn't have an ethernet card, which I do, but had previous problems so maybe it was uninstalled.

Went out and bought a new ethernet card. Installed in an open PCI slot. Tried to install the drivers off the floppy provided. Got error message that inf file did not match the one specified. Took the card out; took out the old ethernet card; put the new one in that slot; tried again. Same error message.

In the meantime, my 5-year-old turned off the power source while the computer was on. When I tried to power up again, I got the following error message: ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF081B84C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

I am using Windows 2000 Professional, installed on my home computer by the IT guy at work, who now does not have time to try to fix it.

I unplugged the hard drive, took out the new ethernet card, turned on the computer again, but I keep getting the same message.

Keeping in mind that I'm not very computer literate, can someone walk me through the steps I need to do to get the darn thing to work again?????
 

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My X1 carbon showed me error on booting after windows update (blue page). Before that , I found no USB device while I plug the USB Storage key to the USB port.The message showed : inaccessible boot deviceI tried all options in recovery but none of them solved my problem. Please tell me how to do now?

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Hello everyone,

Under the advice of a University computer "techie" in order to fix my wireless card, he had me uninstall windows service pack 4 from my laptop. After doing so I cannot boot up windows in any mode (normal or safe mode) and I have already completed a system repair using the window's disc. These steps have been to no avail .

Full error message is below.
*** STOP : )x0000007B ()xEB82784C, 0xC00000034, )x00000000, )x00000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

System specs are.
Dell Lattitude C640
1.8 Mhz Pentium 4
512 MB Ram
40GB IBM harddrive
Windows 2000

Any help is more than welcome!
 

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savemeplz said:

Hello everyone,

Under the advice of a University computer "techie" in order to fix my wireless card, he had me uninstall windows service pack 4 from my laptop. After doing so I cannot boot up windows in any mode (normal or safe mode) and I have already completed a system repair using the window's disc. These steps have been to no avail .

Full error message is below.
*** STOP : )x0000007B ()xEB82784C, 0xC00000034, )x00000000, )x00000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

System specs are.
Dell Lattitude C640
1.8 Mhz Pentium 4
512 MB Ram
40GB IBM harddrive
Windows 2000

Any help is more than welcome!Click to expand...
Welcome to the forums

one option since this a dell is to call tech support and get their help. it is a dell and everyone raves about dells tech support - so make sure to let us know how good they are. Dell also has a great feature in that you can restore it to its bought condition. Again, you have to get dell support to do this. if you have data you want to save, you lose that however. dell should be able to help you access your bios and make sure the boot device is turned on...doc
 

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Not able to boot to windows 10.

Bcdedit returns:
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The system has attempted to load or restore a file into the registry, but the specified file is not in a registry file format.

Bootrec /Scanos returned:
Total identified windows installations: 0

Bootrec /fixboot:
The system cannot find the file specified.
Please help!!
 

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Ive had a blue screen appear when i try to start-up windows XP. It says that there has been an error and that windows has shut down to prevent problems.
It didnt disappear so i was forced to reboot windows, that is now in a new partition with little space, the old drive is still there, but still shows the blue screen when i try to start it up.
I am looking to fix this error but have no real idea what the problem with it is. I am a reasonably good novice with pc's and have tried running both 'chkdsk' and 'fixboot' with the Windows recovery centre, both to no avail.

Any help on this matter would be nice, and anyone who knows how to fix it would be greatly received.

The full Technical Information on the message reads:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFA2C7640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I am running a computer with: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2ghz, 224mb RAM.

Please ask for anything else you may need to know, but as i say i am quite a novice. Please help.

A:'Inaccessible Boot Device' - Help!

hmmm......have you checked the hdd for any errors. if your internet is working fine, i recommend going to the manufacturer's website of your hdd and download their diagnostics utility.

then boot up with it, follow the on-screen instructions, and test your hdd for any errors.

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I'm usins ASUS X540S laptop.it has windows 10 and i tried to reset it but after completion 100% resetting it is appearing "Your pc is running into problem, we'll restart it for u" inaccessible boot device.
And then it restarts and repeat same thing.
I called to asus helpline and they told u have BIOS related problem but they didn't solved it plz help.
 

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Hi guys I'm getting an stop 0x00000007b, inacessible boot device error.on my windows 2000 computer. the last thing I did before I go this massege was trying to install a virtual drive with nero 6 after I rebooted the computer I recieved this blue screen error. The error is telling me that I might have a virus and that I should run my antivirus , but how do I do that if I can't boot to the computer .My antivirus is up to date and I'm running avg .
my systems specs are amd xp 2500 , 256mb , shuttel an35n ultra motherboard.
 

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Installed 8.1 upgrade from 8.0. Now have inaccessible boot device blue screen. I can't run chkdsk /f becase I get a write only  rejection. Is there a program I can use ?
 

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How did you do the upgrade?  With a disk or downloaded or ??  You can try booting off the windows disc and choosing the option to repair windows installation.  It sounds to me like you have a corrupt driver.

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I am working on getting our Windows 8 image working for an upcoming deployment. I am running into an issue when deploying to the Dell Optiplex 745. I am deploying via PXE and MDT/WDS. This method deploys fine to our DakTech models and even our Lenovo T60 laptops. I can install from the DVD just fine on the machine. I have extracted the drivers from the ?reference machine? and added them to my deployment share. I have still receiving the ?error inaccessible boot device.? This image is from the DVD not a custom image, but I have tried a custom image from my reference machine with no luck. I have also tried both the normal and the legacy settings for SATA operation in the BIOS. I have since run across this issue with a Lenovo desktop as well.

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I've been hvaing problems recently with a hard-drive. It no longer boots and gives me this message:

Stop:0x0000007B (0xEB41B84c, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Inaccessible_Boot_Device

I've tried looking this up at the Microsoft site, and it's not very enlightening I've also run AVBoot, but it didn't find anything wrong. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what this problem might be, and if it's at all fixable?

Thanks!
 

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I'm trying to install windows 2k on this pc and it's giving an inaccessible boot device error(code 0x0000007B)

the real problem is that there shouldn't be a problem.
I resized my main partition to make 2gb of unallocated space.
I partitioned and formatted the space as NTFS
I can access it from vista and move files freely into and out of it,
but when I try to install win 2k it gives a bluescreen error after loading its components.

I'm trying to put 2k on so I can play metal fatigue, system shock, and other old games.

I'm confused as to how there is any error at all.
 

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After researching and tinkering, i have found out that i need to get the SATA controller drivers for my motherboard. I have a Dell XPS 410 but i can't manage to find anything useful on the dell site, I need to know where I can find a SATA controller driver. HDD is a WDC WD5000AAKS in case you need to know.

I don't have a motherboard disk and I don't have the Dell drivers and utilities disk, which probably wouldn't have it anyway.
 

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My MOBO went out and I had to replace it.. After I finished, the Windows2000 splash screen came up for about 2 seconds then I got the "Blue Screen Error" "Inaccessible_Boot_Device".. I tried booting with the w2k installation cd <no luck, same thing happened>.. Was going to try to boot using the MSDOS boot disk <but lost the darn disk>

Anyone know what the heck I can do short of Deleting my Hard drive??

Please keep in mind I have limited funds..
Thank you,
Barb
 

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Hi,

I just recently had a problem with my main hard drive which had a capacity of 20gb and so i decided to take it out and leave my second hard drive ( which was 160GB) in the system. But now i have the problem where the computer asks me to "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" after 30 seconds of turning on my computer.
What do i do here?
I am completely lost.
Please help.

A:"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Hello Vinroy

You have removed the "Master" drive which XP booted to.
Now you will have to make the 2nd drive into the "Master"

Connect this 2nd drive using the connector which was used for the drive you removed.
Then change the jumpers on the drive to master.

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Hi,
I have had my computer since Christmas, It has been working fine. Then I went on this morning as normal as can be, everything was booting up and I opened steam but it said no connection. Then a blue screen appeared and said something like" search DHP watchdog violation" then the screen went black but displayed the text "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"
I have no idea what to do and I need help. I searched this on tech guy and I tried to boot it with my CD/DVD Drive off which is what I saw worked on another persons thread but to no avail. Please help, also I use windows 8.
 

A:"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.."

The "DHP watchdog violation" could be caused by any number of things, typically within the OS. Which is a non-issue now since the PC won't boot.

What error do you get now when you try to boot? If it's the same or similar to "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key", then it sounds like the HDD (which is the primary boot device) cannot be found. Which typically indicates a HDD failure, but could also be just a loose/faulty data or power cable.

Enter the BIOS and verify if HDD is recognized properly, and if so, verify the boot order.
 

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What can be done to make a system workable again after getting the following message: "STOP 0x0000007B Inaccessible_Boot_Device.?

The system was just powered off for the weekend and powered on Monday morning.

Need Help Desperately..

Bob
 

A:Inaccessible Boot Device - NT40 SP6

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Been working on this for weeks to no avail. I have Win 7 on on ssd and Win 10 on another ssd. I am not dual booting but switch to the drive I need in the bios. Using Casper 8.0, I clone the Win 7 and Win 10 to backup internal ssds. These internal backup drives have no issues booting. I also clone the Win 7 and Win 10 to LaCie usb3 thunderbolt ssd drives. This is where the problem starts
The Win7 has no issues creating a bootable usb3 backup.
The Win10 will not create a bootable usb3 backup.
When trying to boot to the Win10 usb3 drive, I get the "inaccessible boot device" error then a restart.
I have tried just about everything I can find but nothing fixes the issue.
Any suggestions?
Ron

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I am running 2000 pro and every time I try to put sp1 or sp2 on the computer it comes up with an inaccessible boot device message. I tried the recovery disk, console but everytime I end up haveing to reload windows on my system. The whole 30 gig drive is formatted as ntfs and split into two partitions. Windows 2000 pro is loaded into the first partition.

I have tried everything I could think of so any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Inaccessible boot device message.

Hi Desperado83, welcome to TSG - we might be able to help you. It would help us if you would post the exact error message you are getting.
 

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Have a 2K prof machine, with all the Service packs installed, and NAV running. Ran fine yesertday, and for quite some time. Today, It crashes with the fatal blue screen

STOP: 0x00000078b (0x814725b0, ....... ...... Ect...
inaccessible_boot_device

It gets past post, then jumps into starting windows 2000 prof. screen. 1/2 way through, it crashes.

I've tried to boot into safe, last known good boot, etc... All crash.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Inaccessible Boot Device

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I was working on my computer, Windows 2000 Pro. - I was moving my foot under the desk and accidentally switched off the surge protector.

I turned the protector back on and restarted my computer. I get a royal blue screen that says Stop Error.... "Inaccessible Boot Device"

None of the F8 options work for restart, they all say the same thing. I really don't want to have to reformat... Can someone please help ASAP?

Thanks!
 

A:Inaccessible Boot Device - HELP! URGENT!

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I'm running Windows 10 64 bit without any problem. Dual core cpu 3 gb ram gigabyte motherboard. 320 gb sata hdd. Everything's okay until i connect an additional 160 gb sata hdd from another computer.

What happened:
1. When i connected 160 gb sata hdd, it booted XP os. I know that bios recognized it as the first boot device.
2. I changed the boot order where my windows 10 installation is present.
3. BSOD with a message inaccessible boot device.
4. When i remove that 160 gb hdd, windows 10 boots like nothing has happened before.

What i did:
1. Booted live ubuntu and deleted partitions on 160 gb hdd from disk utility menu. It has some extended partitions which I'm going to delete as my pwfree_64.iso gets in my bootable usb flash drive.


What i want:
I want that 160 gb hdd fully formatted connected to my computer without any boot errors.

Please help me. I've encountered this issue for the first time in my life.

A:Inaccessible boot device error

Still seems like bios is the problem. Do you have a BIOS that supports both Legacy and UEFI booting? You might have changed the boot priority for Legacy but not for UEFI. Is there an option to enter the manual boot menu screen? On my laptop it is F9, on my desktop it is F11. Try entering the manual boot menu and see what the options are for booting, that will help tell you what to set as the priority device. Also, make sure the SSD is connected to the first SATA port on the motherboard, then I like to do CD/DVD drives next, then storage hard drives.

Also, post a complete disk management screenshot and that will help us:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi

Windows 2000 pro
Last night when l was running out of my office l was in a real hurry to catch a train and when l tried to shut dowm my IBM Thinkpad 650x it froze so l manually shut it down but when l tried to start it up again this morning l saw the following;

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (ox81423030, )xc0000032, oxc000032, ox0000000, 0x0000000)
Inaccessible boot device.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated, run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
How can l check my computer for a viruse if l can't get into it??

What did l do this time and how can l fix it?

Thanks

Alan
 

A:inaccessible boot device screen???

More than likely it's not a virus. Most often than not, this is caused by a bad hard drive. I would replace the drive.
 

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I just replaced my P11 450 with a gigabyte mb and a P4 1.8. While initially all looked well, during the boot into Windows 2000 that wonderful blue screen with tons of words, among them, inaccessible boot device.....check your hard drive...blah, blah, blah came up. The only difference between the new configuration and the old is the MB and processor. What stupid thing did I miss? I'm guessing that there may be something in the BIOS that I've misset. Help!!

Pat
 

A:[Solved] Inaccessible boot device

You will have to reinstall Windows. It does not like you changing the hardware, which includes BIOS and CPU. The reason is Windows create a Hardware Application Layer (HAL) to separate the OS from the hardware when installed.
 

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I have a refurbished computer, no win2000 disk or boot disk.. I need help... I would also like tp purchase a new system, but I do not want Vista.. ny suggestions? Thanks, Edie
 

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I had a problem where my XPS 8900 would not power on. I sent it back to Dell for repair. To protect my private data, I removed the hard drive before sending it back. Dell replaced the processor and shipped it back to me. I put the hard drive back and powered the PC on. Now I get the Inaccessible_Boot_Device error.
I tried the following:
1. Swapped in a different SATA cable.
2. Plugged the SATA cable into a different port in the motherboard.
3. Checked the drive for errors and didn't find any.
4. Restored a system image to the drive.
I have another hard drive sitting around and my next step is to install Windows 10 on it to see if it will boot.
Is it possible that the Dell tech changed some BIOS boot settings and I just need to set them back? What settings should I check?

A:XPS 8900 - Inaccessible Boot Device

SATA operation changing from INTEL Rapid Start or AHCI  or ATA.
However it could also be physically damaged.
STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE is not the same as STOP 0x00000024 or STOP 0x000000CA
 

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My laptop model no. Hp pavallion 15e039tx. Blue screen show and wrtten show STOPCODE INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE .please solve my problem soon...

A:stopcode inaccessible boot device

 Perform a hard drive diagnostic testRun the Hard Drive Test in HP Advanced System Diagnostics using the steps in this section. The test might take 60 minutes or more to complete, depending on the size of the drive and the extent of the problems.Turn on the computer and immediately press the esc key repeatedly, about once every second, to display the Startup Menu.Press the F2 key to open System Diagnostics.Figure : System DiagnosticsOn the HP Advanced System Diagnostics screen, click Hard Disk Test.Figure : Hard Disk TestClick Start Hard Drive Test.Figure : Start Hard Drive TestWait for the diagnostic test to complete. The test progress screen shows the estimated time remaining.Figure : Hard Disk Test ProgressWhen the test is complete, the results display on your screen.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hey guys,
I am new to this so please go easy on me. My so bought a used computer some time ago. He jammed the mouse wire behind his desk and severed the wire while running his computer. No need to say it shorted out his motherboard. I had another motherboard on hand that had the same 370 socket and it fit right into his mini tower. But now comes the thing. I installed the board and hooked up all the drives, hoping that it will start right up. Bad news. Blue screen. Inaccessible boot device. How can I get back into that hard drive without deleting everything thats on it. I hope someone can help me here. Thank you
 

A:inaccessible boot device win2k

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I'm in a quandry here and can't figure out how to get out. I was reinstalling my HP scanner software when a stop error screen came up during reboot. I tried restarting and I keep coming back to the same screen. I tried booting from my Norton Antivirus Emergency Boot Disk and keep getting stuck at the same screen. I tried going into safe mode with command prompt and still come to the same screen. I checked the connections on the back of the computer and have unplugged the scanner. Still no luck.

Here's what the screen says:
_______________________________________________________

***STOP: 0x0000007b (0xEB81B84C, 0xCOOOOOOE, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Refer to your Getting Started manual for more information on troubleshooting errors.
____________________________________________________

Where do I go from here?
 

A:Can't Reboot - Inaccessible Boot Device

I'm runing a Windows 2000 Professional with 512 RAM, 20GB HD, and a Pentium 3.
 

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Hi, I started having the Inaccessible Boot Device error after I installed a new memory RAM on my laptop ASUS x501A running Windows 10. After installation, I got a BSOD but windows was able to boot after restart. Everything worked fine. I installed new software after that (Spybot and another one that disable bad startup registry-can't recall the name of that one). Everything worked fine until the PC froze. I left it for 5 minutes, but it was still frozen. I had to turn it off (pushing the power button) then on. Here is where I got the inaccessible boot device screen and tried everything suggested on the web with no luck. Reinstalled my old RAM, running automatic repair, modifying BIOS, Chkdsk, SFC, downloaded windows 10 installation on a USB flash drive, and many more.
1. I can't boot into safe mode (I get the same BSOD after selecting safe mode option#4)
2. I can access CMD. From CMD I ran notepad and then tried to open a new file (to check if the HHD is readable); I was able to see all my files and the windows files, and I am able to create/copy/paste files through notepad's [open-file] window. However I am getting really frustrated with this issue. I have a lot of programs installed and don't want to try a clean install.
Any help would be appreciated...
Thank you in advance.
MA

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hi I have been trying to install XP 64 bit on a partition on my laptop and half way through i get a blue screen: 0x0000007B inaccessible boot device and this is quite frustrating because i can install XP 32 bit successfully but not 64bit.

A:XP 64 bit 0x0000007B inaccessible boot device

When you power on your computer, look for a message telling you which key to press to enter your BIOS Setup - usually Delete or F2. Go into setup and change the hard drive setup from SATA to something like Compatible Mode or IDE Mode. The description varies. After you get Windows installed you'll have to update all your chipset drivers then change the hard drive access mode back to SATA.

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I bought a lenovo yoga 510, after a set of updates were installed, I got inaccessible boot device problem.  I downloaded the recovery media by following all the instructions, but the laptop stucks on this screen any suggestions


























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