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[Solved] Inaccessible boot device

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mtrvideo, Dec 28, 2001.

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  1. mtrvideo

    mtrvideo Thread Starter

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    I just replaced my P11 450 with a gigabyte mb and a P4 1.8. While initially all looked well, during the boot into Windows 2000 that wonderful blue screen with tons of words, among them, inaccessible boot device.....check your hard drive...blah, blah, blah came up. The only difference between the new configuration and the old is the MB and processor. What stupid thing did I miss? I'm guessing that there may be something in the BIOS that I've misset. Help!!

    Pat
     
  2. Dan O

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    You will have to reinstall Windows. It does not like you changing the hardware, which includes BIOS and CPU. The reason is Windows create a Hardware Application Layer (HAL) to separate the OS from the hardware when installed.
     
  3. mtrvideo

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    Thanks. I did try to boot up using a floppy so that I could reinstall the OP, but none of my bootable floppies would boot, I kept getting a I/O error. I ended up just installing a new hard drive and starting from scratch. So now, aside from a lousy audio chip in the mobo, I'm cooking with gas.

    I truly am greatful for this sight, my questions are always answered long before any tech support person gets back to me.

    Again, thanks.
     
  4. Dan O

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    That's great news and thanks for the nice comments. I learn a lot my helpping others and I like it when people show their appreciation like you. Thank you and have a happy New Year.
     
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