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inaccessible_boot_device error win2k pro

By digit100x
Apr 1, 2002
  1. im getting this error during bootup
    i am not booting from a scsi HDD
    ...although i do have one on my system
    with an adaptec 2940 controller card.

    .....nor do i have an ATA UDMA/66 HDD.
    i DO have an ABIT BX6 rev2.0 mobo tho
    .....if that makes any diff.
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    A number of things can cause this error, but its most likely a file system error.

    Boot from your Windows 2000 CD. Choose not to install but to repair. Choose recovery console. Enter your root password when prompted.

    Then issue this command:

    chkdsk c: /p

    where c: is your system partition with Windows 2000 on it.
     
  3. digit100x

    digit100x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    .....did that
    it finished..& rebooted....
    & unfortunately i had started a
    new install....& a dialog box comes
    up titled "files needed"....asking for
    NT5INF.CAT from the Windows 2000
    setup CD-ROM........soooooo
    since on the intall CD its NT5INF.CA_
    i expanded it to NT5INF.CAT & burnt
    it onto a CD.....along with the next file
    it asks for ..NT5.CAT.....but it wont
    accept that file.......wahhhhhhh!!!!!!
     
  4. digit100x

    digit100x TS Rookie Topic Starter

    .......anybody......????
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Are you saying that you started a fresh install over the top of an existing one my accident??? Or was this your first attempt at getting Windows 2000 to run??
     
  6. realcba

    realcba TS Rookie

    CD Drive error

    Check the KB228852 article in the Microsoft support web site

    It's seem to be a error from Windows trying to access the CD ROM.
     
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