New Board and Win2k

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Reptile

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Hi chaps,

I've just upgraded one of my PCs with a new motherboard, CPU etc, however when I came to boot it up Win2k threw a blue screen and said "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE".

The bios recognised both my existing IDE devices (HD, CD-ROM), however I can't do the things Win2k suggested (Remove HD Controllers, Run Chkdsk) because I can't get a command prompt or boot in any mode.

I've still got the old board, if that may be needed again.

Any help greatly appreciated,

Rep
 
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The operating system (OS) is tied very tightly to the hardware now days. Because you changed the motherboard, CPU, and etc. the OS is very confused. You need to re-install Windows 2000. I recommend you first backup your data, format the hard drive to start fresh, and then install Windows 2000.

Cheers.
 

crjdriver

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The reason it will not boot is probably with your old mb you installed the chipset / vga drivers for that mb. Win2k will not boot with proprietary drivers. You can hook up your old mb and change the ide drivers back to windows default then you will be able to swap mb.
I think you will be better off with a clean install of win2k. Backup anything that you want to save and do the clean install. If for some reason you do not want to do a clean install, then you can use the procedure I described above.
 
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