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Windows XP Home Edition

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
December 24, 2009 3:33:09 PM

I have a PC that was running Windows 2000 Professional. I upgraded to Windows XP about 6 months ago. PC and operating system have been running fine. About a week ago I started getting intermitant INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE stop errors. There has been no hardware changes and there are no viruses on the macine. This error appears after the machine is idle for several hours.
I turn off the PC and turn it on and it is trying to start Windows 2000. The F8 menu is for Windows 2000, the splash screen is for Windows 2000 and then I get the stop error again, probably because it is trying to run Windows 2000 which was replaced 6 months ago with Windoes XP. What the heck is going on???????

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December 24, 2009 5:10:25 PM

Boot from the Windows XP CD and get to the Recovery Console. Run "chkdsk c: /p/r" until there are no more errors.
December 24, 2009 7:53:00 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. Ran chkdsk. It found errors. Ran chkdsk until it ran clean. Shutdown system. Restarted PC and still have the problem as originally described. The PC is trying to start Windows 2000. This problem is pretty unbelievable. Any suggestions on what to do?