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boot problem (inacessable boot device)

by brewdog / May 19, 2005 3:22 AM PDT

I've searched the forums and found problems similar to mine but no solutions for my particular problem.

I am attempting to build a computer with a Pcchips M811LU motherboard and a Duron 1.8 G processor. I realize now that this motherboard doesn't have a good track record but at the time I purchased it it looked like an affordable way for a long overdue upgrade.

I am attempting to boot from a Samsung Trigem SV10220/TGE hard drive with Windows 2000 Pro already installed. This drive boots and works fine on the computer I'm presently using. When I try to boot it on the new system it looks like it is going to boot normally. I get a black screen saying Windows 2000 is starting and the progress bar fills up. Then it goes to the Windows 2000 splash screen with a progress bar that fills about 1/3 of the way before going to a blue screen with an error message......stop 0x0000007B (0xED41B84C,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) inacessable_boot_device.

I'm not a technician. This is my first attempt at building a computer. There is a great deal I don't understand about them. Why will this hard drive not boot when it is being detected and read from by the motherboard?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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That's proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2005 3:27 AM PDT

Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 do not take to moving to other hardware.

Fix? Install the OS again.

Warning! If you intend on using that hard disk, do not move it to another machine as a drive geometry issue could cause its contents to vanish.


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by brewdog / May 19, 2005 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: That's proper.

Thank you very much for the fast reply.

I installed another drive with Windows 98 on it. It woke up and was very confused by the new environment it found itself in but it does run.

Thanks also for the advice about installing the W2K drive in a different system. I do want to keep the contents of that drive intact for the time being so will not try again to move it to another machine.

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Those DOS based OSes often can fix themselves up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2005 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

As you discovered.

Sometimes I wonder if this is progress...

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need a little more clarification...help!
by wmadams / May 29, 2005 9:35 PM PDT
In reply to: That's proper.

Bob -

Your warning has me worried...

"Warning! If you intend on using that hard disk, do not move it to another machine as a drive geometry issue could cause its contents to vanish."

I am attempting to move a Win2K drive into a new system (it will be the only hard drive) and I want to keep the data that is on that Win2K drive. So, if I reload the OS on the Win2K drive, are you saying that I could lose the data? If so, there is really no way of moving the Win2K drive over to any new system without losing the data?

Thanks for any help on this one!!!


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The move is done all the time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2005 11:56 PM PDT

It is the rare issue that some will lose it. Besides this is a non-issue since everyone keeps a backup of what we can't lose on our backups.

I can't write "move the drive" and tell anyone their data will stay due to this issue. 99 will work (the OS will still not boot) and 1 will lose all the hard disk content. Of the 99, 50 to 90 will successfully repair the OS and the remainder will lose the drive contents due to negligance.


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one additional question...maybe two
by wmadams / May 30, 2005 12:57 AM PDT

Bob -


Before I take the step off the edge of the cliff...

1) Would reinstalling the OS on my existing Win2k drive be the correct process that "should" allow me to get to the current data on the drive or
2) Would grabbing another hard drive, loading it with Win2K and then access the old Win2K drive to get to my data be a better solution or
3) Other thoughts?

Backups...yes, have those but still hate to reenter a month or so of data:-(

I am sorry to be bothering you on Memorial Day...what a time to try to do this!!


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