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  1. basila

    basila Thread Starter

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    I have a PC running Windows 2000 Pro with 1012 MB of memory and a Raid array with two 80 GB HDD. The PC has been running OK for the last 4 months but now it seems to attempt to load windows and it get the progress bar but then the blue screen of death is displayed with the message:

    INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    I have attempted to boot with a DOS disk but I am not able to see the C: drive.
    I have purchase Mcafee VirusScan and used the Emergency disk but I only get an insufficient memory message. I have also tried Norton AntiVirus but the Rescue disk will not work with Win2000.

    I have a feeling that itÂ’s a boot sector virus but cannot seem to find any software on the internet.that will detect or fix it

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks
     
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    There must be an error code that follows the error message, will you post that as well. It may explain the error....
     
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  4. basila

    basila Thread Starter

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    cybertech,

    Thanks for the reply. There is an error code before the INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE message. This is:

    ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF95A39D0, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).

    Plus there is some text that states that I may have a virus, or my have installed new hard disk (which I have not), and suggests that I run CHDSK /F (which I have attempted but the program could not detect my drive).

    Mr_Webmaster

    I have attempted to reinstall but again when I boot from the Win2000 Proc CD it tells me it cannot detect a disk. However, I know that it can detect a disk because my Raid controller states that the drives are functional and Windows starts to load and I see the "Starting Windows" progress bar then the Windows 2000 Pro loading screen (with Win logo) and then I get the blue screen of death with the above message.

    Any more help would be appreciated
     
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    Ok, that's good information which I will research further for you.

    Did you by chance apply a Service Pack or update just prior to this happening? Add or remove any hardware or software?

    This is NTFS I gather, so no you will not be able to access the drive by booting to DOS. You could try installing the Recovery Console which will allow you access to the drive. Here's the M$ site with instructions.
     
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    basila Thread Starter

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    Cybertech,

    I cannot remember applying a hot pack but I may have applied an update using the automatic update in Win2000.

    Yes it is NTFS. I cannot install the Recovery Console as I cannot see my hard disk at all. Further, I used the your link to install Recovery Console on my working PC and I have spent the last two hours fixing the problems that has caused. I had to repair windows twic. I think everything is back to normal now apart from Outlook.

    I have looked in Microsoft knowledge base and found some similer errors one of which talks about installing win2k on a mirrer. Do you think this has anything to do with my Raid controller which may be faulty
     
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    Is the drive seen in the bios?
    If you have partition magic check and see if the partition hidden.

    I'm not sure how you would check that.

    I have found, in relation to the STOP 0x0000007B message, this could be a boot sector virus.
     
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