Well, as always, I turn to the experts on this board for help. I have a win 2k machine, with a Western digital drive. Sequential order: 1. machine boots to loading screen 2. Blue screens - "inaccessible_boot_device" Attempted Fixes: 1. won't boot from CD even though it is set in Bios 2. Booted with disks, and ran a. fixboot b. fixmbr 3. Ran WD diagnostic tool, and everything came back fine I have no idea what the problem is, but apparently my CEO needs this machine fixed (it is his home machine) and he doesn't want me to format the drive. As always, help is greatly appreciated.