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Win2k server inaccessable boot device

By www.junekey2000 ·
I have a window 2k server that I built from spare parts 2 yrs. ago. The processor failed so I just bought a used Compaq 866 Deskpro that I would like to put the hard disk into. When I placed it in the Desk Pro, I got a blue screen that says "inaccessable boot device." I know that it is looking for the old hardware. Is there a way to make Win2k server operate in the new system?

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by wcp In reply to Win2k server inaccessable ...

This is a common error message with Windows XP when you move your HD to a different computer. And I believe this also applies to Windows 2K.

Refer to MS KB 314082:

The fix is to reinstall Windows on top of the current one (or in-place upgrade). You may have to reinstall Service Pack depending on the CD that you use. You have to reinstall all MS updates. All your programs and data should be intact.

Refer to MS KB 82415: ?How To Replace the Motherboard on a Computer That Is Running Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003?

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by hakoracle In reply to Win2k server inaccessable ...

many invovle in this.....

1)- your compaq pc doesnt support large hdd etc...
2)- check your previors hdd/cd setting setting and put these to same sen.....may drive mismatching...

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