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Win2k INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

By jlrka
Oct 13, 2008
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  1. I got this comp. at a yardsale so I have no OS cd.

    When it gets to the WinPro2000 screen it loads 1/3 of the way and goes to the BSOD INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Same in safe-mode.

    I can't use recovery due to the lack of a password.

    Set it up as a slave to an XP OS and ran chkdsk/r, defrag, seatools, spybot

    All come back OK.

    ntdetect, ntldr & boot.ini are there:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

    There is only 1 partition on this HDD.

    Any suggestions?

    Is there a way to access the password in 2k when run as the slave?

    Thanks,
    jlrka
  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 258

    Hi Jlrka,
    Personally i think if the password is stopping u from repairing your OS, then why not rest it...
    Download a cd of HIREN BOOT cd and boot from it... that will solve alot of your problem... As for that issue i think then file, win.com and hal.dll are damaged, and i dont know any other way to fix it apart from repairing windows...
    Wish u luck..
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