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By Chip1035 ·
I have situation with a Stop error running Windows 2000 Professional. During boot up, I get a BSOD with the following error message.
"STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFCC85030, 0xC000009C, 0x0000000, 0x0000000)INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE"
What does it mean and how can I fix? Microsoft Site unhelpful. Thanks!

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by DKlippert In reply to Stop Error

The stop code indicates a problem with a boot drive. 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error.
Here are some of the causes:
- Your computer is infected with a boot sector virus.

- A device driver required by your boot controller is not configured to start at boot time or is corrupt. If during a WINNT /B installation no mass storage device was detected.

- A resource conflict exists between the boot controller and another controller in the system or between SCSI devices.

- Drive translation is not being performed or was changed.

- The boot volume is corrupt and cannot be mounted by Windows NT.

- Information in the Windows NT registry about which device drivers load at start up is corrupt.

- If this error occurred during Windows NT Setup while reading Windows NT Setup floppy disk 2, you may have the Drive Swapping option enabled in your computer BIOS.

- Using winnt /b as the installation method may present a timing issue for the disk controller. The controller is not given enough time to respond and identify itself and is therefore detected incorrectly or not at all.

- If you run Setup from a bootable SCSI CD-ROM drive, you receive a STOP 7B error message because Setup does not allow you to add a third-party SCSI driver when you boot from the SCSI CD-ROM.

(Type the Q number in the search box at technet.microsoft.com)
Troubleshooting STOP: 0x0000007B or "0x4,0,0,0" Error

Q122926

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by Chip1035 In reply to Stop Error

Still is not working, virus free... Check out my last post.

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by Chip1035 In reply to Stop Error

I read the Q document at technet.microsoft.com and it does not help. What happened is this, the system was running fine till I shut down, added another hard drive. Received the Stop Error, as described, during boot up after installing the hard drive (slave). Removed the hard drive and put everything back like oringinally setup, still received the error. Can not even boot into safe mode.

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by DKlippert In reply to Stop Error

I assume you checked CMOS and the Boot sequence.

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by Chip1035 In reply to Stop Error

Yes I checked the CMOS and Boot sequence... Even reset the BIOS via the motherboard reset jumper.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Stop Error

If you don't have Recovery Console installed on the 2KPro box, then insert the cd and boot to it. Then choose Repair. That opens up Recovery Console.
I would then make sure your BOOT.INI file is still ok and pointing to the appropriate partition. If you need to put a new file on, open it on another 2KPro box, make sure it is correct for your BSOD machine, copy it to a floppy, and then copy it from the floppy to the BSOD box.

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by Chip1035 In reply to Stop Error

The recovery console didn't help either. I have since wiped the drive. My question is, what is the error message, what does it mean and how did it get there?

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by Chip1035 In reply to Stop Error

Reformatted the drive and reinstalled the OS. Problems solved, at least it got rid of the error.

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