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Inaccessible boot device

By djbreeze ·
I just got thru building a new computer and upon starting for the first time, I got the stop error 7B inaccessible boot device. On the POST i see that that one of the drives is not being recognized as there. Upon changing the ribbon cables I find that all of then will show up just not at the same time. So I am wondering what is wrong as this is the first time in about 30 builds that I have encountered this problem. Any insight as to what is going on and jow to rectify the problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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by jschein In reply to Inaccessible boot device

Ok... things needed...

1) Hard drives?

2) Cr-Rom drives?

3) Running latest bios?

1... Ensure the hard drive on the end of the ide cable is set to MASTER, drive in middle is set to SLAVE.

2... Same scenario as 1, BUT if they are used drives and are setup as # 1, then one of those drives has gone bad.

3... Lookup your motherboard online. Look at the latest bios and see what it resolves. If it discusses your problem, download it and install it.

Good luck

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by ameliapumo In reply to Inaccessible boot device

1. Put boot disk foro/s in floppy drive
2. Only connect Hard drive in IDE1 and CD on IDE 2
See if they are both recognised (ignore whAT THEY ARE REGOGNISED AS)
FOLLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IF BOTH RECOGNISED AND CABLES oK YOU HAVE A PROBLEM ON DRIVE.( i KNOW THIS AS I HAD SAME PROBLEM. tRIED PUTTING DRIVES ON DIFFERENT CABLES, SETTING THEM AS SLAVES, THEN MASTGERS, ETC. eVENTUALLY FOUND THAT THE hARD DRIVE WAS FULTY, EVEN THOUGH BRAND NEW)

BEST ADVICE IS TO TRY DRIVES ON A FRIENDS PC TO SEE IF THEY WORK THERE. ANYTHING AFTER 1998 SHOULD WORK ON ANY PC AND AUTO DETECT.

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by wlbowers In reply to Inaccessible boot device

Sounds like you have your jumpers set wrong. Set all of the drives as cable select.

Start with one hard drive on the main ide controller and one cdrom on secondary ide controller.

Now boot your machine. Test and install your os. Once you have it up and running add hard drives one at a time.

Good Luck

Lee

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