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By janis_l_dillon@city.port- ·
Workstation will not boot. Get the error STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. The OS = Winnt 4.0 with Service Pack 6. I have tried to repair the Winnt version but install is unable to find a Winnt version. The only drive that is recognized is the a: drive.
I believe the c: drive is full. Is there a way to get at the c: and clean it up, or must I reinstall Winnt and format the drive ???

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by Lo In reply to Blue Screen of Death

Hi

Two solutions come to mind (had same/similar but for a different reason).

1) take drive to another NT v4.0 system as a slave drive on that system, do the cleanup then put back in your system (assumes of course you have access to another system).

2) get a second hard disk, make it Drive 0, put NT on that, make original disk a slave and do cleanup.

lo

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by janis_l_dillon@city.port- In reply to Blue Screen of Death

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by bart777 In reply to Blue Screen of Death

Try this first...

Get into the bios setup and make sure that the machine can even see the hard drive. If not you can then check the cables first. It could just be a bad connection.

If the bios does see the drive, try booting up the machine with a bootable floppy. If you are using FAT or FAT32 on the c drive you can even use a win 9x boot disk. Some of the win9x emergency boot disks will also have the scandisk tool on them.
If you are running NTFS I hope you built an ntfsdos bootdisk.
If all else fails, then try the hardware swaps. First try swapping the cables and then try to use a different drive with a boot disk or move the drive to another machine.

Best of Luck, and I hope the drive is not cooked.

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by janis_l_dillon@city.port- In reply to Blue Screen of Death

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by NTOz In reply to Blue Screen of Death

Since you are getting the stop message, I can assume that the system is seeing the hard-drive. If the system didnt see the hard drive, you would get a Bios message, not a message from NT. These types of errors are usualy related to Boot.ini having improper information, EIDE (Assuming this is an IDE drive) or SCSI driver coruption. It would make sense that during repair or install it doesnt see the drives because in install mode the process has no idea of how to access these drives. You have theoption while installing or repairing to indicate what drivers you are using for the drives/controlers you are using. Look carfully as you can quickly pass this screen. You only get this option, if my memory serves me correctly if you tell the OS youdont want to automaticaly search for hardware. Then it lets you pick the drivers you need and any that are not available via CD it will prompt you to insert in A: There is a VERY good chance you can fix this system and I would not toast it until trying this as this is what I see 80 percent of the time this message comes up.

This also can be that a boot sector virus corrupted your boot sector by booting on an infected boot disk. Even a DOS based boot sector virus can infect an NTFS drive if the boot floopy is left in the drive during reboot.

Also

If you?re using IDE devices, define the on-board IDE port to Primary only. Check the Master/Slave/Only settings for the IDE devices. Remove all IDE devices except for the hard disk.

Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

Finaly go to http://support.microsoft.com and do a search for STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE as there are dozens of answers to other issues that cause this problem

Pete

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