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01-26-2003, 04:15 AM
I'm having problems when booting Windows 2000. Everytime my system boots it comes up with a blue screen stating that there is an "Inaccessible Boot Device".

I have tried the fix on the Microsoft Knowledge Base, but the problem still exists. This has all started since I added an additional HDD as the primary slave.

If I remove the drive it works fine and if I set the new drive up as the primary master drive with the OS on it works aswell. The problem only occurs when I have both drives connected.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to solve this.

Vic 970
01-26-2003, 08:59 AM
check the boot sequence in bios, sounds like it's trying to boot from the 2nd HDD. make sure the master HDD is first, (& 2nd HDD disabled)
(after FDD of course)

01-26-2003, 03:01 PM
NTFS or FAT 32?

Paul Komski
01-26-2003, 07:47 PM
This stop message seems to be relatively common with Win2K (there are loads and loads of Google results) but can have a number of related causes usually involving the hard disk controllers/drivers (updated asapi drivers come with SP1 I think) or whether there is support for UDMA 66/100 - but don't ask me why it's uncommon using win9X.

To help sort out if its a driver issue, see if you can boot into safe mode.

THIS LONG THREAD (http://www.tek-tips.com/gviewthread.cfm/lev2/67/lev3/70/pid/616/qid/68263) from tek-tips should give you some idea of the scope of the problem and possible ways to resolve it.

More specific info relating to the two drives and your pc would be of value.

01-26-2003, 08:09 PM
My PC specs are as follows:

AMD 1700+ CPU
384 Mb RAM
Primary Master 20Gb Seagate Barracuda HDD (NTFS)
Primary Slave 30Gb Matrox HDD (NTFS)
Windows 2000 (Build 5)