Inaccessible boot devise & Win2000

August 13, 2009 at 15:17:47
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro
I have a Dell Optiplex (GX1) running Windows 2000 Pro. I was trying to shut down
and it wasn't acting right. I was in a hurry and just turned off the PC. (hangs head in shame) When I turned it on a few hours later I got the BSD with Stop
Error 0x0000007B (0xC0000032) Inaccessible_Boot_Device. From reading online I tried to set it back to Last Good Configuration and the same stop error screen
came up. I also tried to boot into Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Command Prompt (so I could run
chkdsk) but all I got was a scroll of many lines which started "multidisk()...drivers..." then the same stop error screen came up again. I don't have an Emergency Boot Disk, only the Dell disks that came with the PC.

Can you help me? Can I just install a new hard drive for now and then connect to the old drive to copy the data from it? If
yes, I will be loading XP onto the new drive. Would that be a problem with getting the info off the Win2000 drive?

Thank you in advance!


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August 13, 2009 at 17:11:01
You have to install an OS on the new drive first. You maybe able to copy data from the old drive if you can connect it using an external USB HD enclosure.

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