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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".. :mad: 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??

PS. Please keep in mind I have limited funds..

Thank you,
Barb
 

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I checked the Bios Setup Menu. The hard disk where my boot files are located was detected. Pretty sure that "boot from cd is enabled" will double check tonight when i get home.
 

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Ok. booted with MSDOS Boot disk and it was not finding my c drive <hard disk>.. It was reading my CD-ROM drive as my c drive... Tried every letter in the alpha to try to find my hard drive from the DOS program <no luck>. BIOS identifies my hard disk but MSDOS does not.

BIOS SETUP:
BOOT SEQUENCE
1st.- FLOPPY
2nd.- HDD-0
3rd. - CD-ROM

When I tried to do a new partion or format anything it said I only had 1 partion active and there was no room for anything else...

How can I format my hard drive when DOS will not find it????

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You cannot just change a mb on an nt based os and expect it to run [unless the new board uses the same chipset as the old board]

Since the old board is already dead, this procedure may or may not work.

1 First enter the bios and make sure the CD is set as the first boot device; save settings and exit with the win2k cd in the drive. Note you need a real MS cd; not a recovery cd.

2 When you see the message "To boot from cd press any key" do so.

3 At the first screen choose install not repair.

4 The next screen will show any previous win2k install and offer to repair it for you. Let setup repair your install.

5 Things to do after a repair install
1a Update to sp4
2a Install chipset / mb drivers
3a Update to DirectX9c
4a Install sound, nic, raid drivers as necessary.
5a Install video driver last.
6a Now run windows update and install ALL critical updates.
 

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I got it going and am updating everything now.. I had to set my BIOS SETUP to load the CDROM first, then I could install from my W2K disk... Now my sound isn't working <grrr> I will work on that later. Right now I am just happy that I did not have to format anything.... Thank you all for your help...

Much appriciated!!!
 
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