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Inaccessible boot device error (cloning scsi to IDE)

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  • Windows
Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
May 12, 2010 11:15:52 AM

After cloning from a scsi drive to an ide drive, I receive the following "Inaccessible boot device"

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May 12, 2010 12:06:20 PM

You would. Your scsi installation uses scsi drivers, so it can't access your ide disk.

It's not easy to clone Windows 2000 between different machines - even different IDE controllers can cause problems. I believe that later versions of Windows are a bit more forgiving in this regard.

Much easier, and safer, to just do a fresh installation, move any data, and reinstall your applications.