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Windows 2000 - Setup - Inaccessible Boot Device

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May 21, 2007 9:15:50 PM

This one has been driving me mad.

I have a Toshiba Satellite that i was in the porcess of installing Win2k on. It got all the way through formatting and when the PC rebooted, my drive would not spin up anymore (what a coincidence eh?)

So now I have a dead laptop since it has no OS on it yet. I connected an external dvd drive to the laptop via USB to start over, except when i try to enter setup, it gets all the way through loading drivers to "starting Windows 2000" then comes up with a Stop Error - Inaccesible Boot Device.

Ive tried this with Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 SP4 setup, as well as a disc for Advanced Server 2000.

Anyone know how to get around this?
July 9, 2007 11:42:17 PM

I'm having the same problem.

Trying to installing Windows 2000 Server on:

DELL Optiplex GX260 (IDE) and
DELL Optiplex GX520 (SATA)

Same blue screen of death on both after Starting Windows 2000: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

I think we need an appropriate F6 setup disk for our Storage Controller because 2000 doesn't recognize it... but I can't find one that works for the life of me.
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