Inaccessible boot device + blue screen

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Kristofvan, Dec 15, 2004.

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  1. Kristofvan

    Kristofvan Registered Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    I took an Image from a windows 2000 configuration PC, and stored in on a second HD, that has 2 partitions. Partition 1 to restore the image and partition 2 were the image is located.
    That HD I put in a new PC.
    I used the bootable rescue disc to restore the image from partition 2 on partitio 1.
    When the restore is done I reboot and I get the first screen from windows where you can press F8 to go in safe mode.
    Then I get a blue screen that says 'inaccessible boot device' and the system hangs.
    I then reboot and insert the windows setup CD. I go into the recovery console and use the commands fixmbr and fixboot.
    No effect.
    Can anyone help me because this is very annoying.

    HELPER Guest

    Sounds like you are screwed.

    Try this.

    Make a win98 or dos 6.22 boot disk.
    Make sure you have fdisk on the boot disk.

    Boot to floppy

    at the a prompt type

    fdisk /mbr

    remove floppy disk

    reboot pc
  3. wdormann

    wdormann Registered Member

    Jun 27, 2004

    This is a common problem when moving a Windows installation to different hardware. Although it is for Windows XP, you may want to check out this MS KB article

    The simplest fix, however, may be to do an in-place reinstall of Windows.

    For more options, check out this page
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