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  • Moving Win2K, incompatible disk controller drivers

    I'm attempting to move Win2K to a new box to take advantage of a faster processor (dual processor actually) and more RAM. I've moved the system and boot drives to the new box.

    But, I get an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE blue screen error. I believe that this is because the new box is using a drive controller that isn't compatible with the OS and drivers as it was installed on the previous system.

    Is there a way to get the necessary drivers onto the OS without re-installing?

    I could reinstall the OS. But, I'd really rather not reinstall all the applications and move data. Then again, I can't afford to lose the data that's on this box.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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    Did you backup the data before you tried this "move"?
    Have you read the info at the following link and prepared the system accordingly? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q249694/

    If not, then try the following. http://www.gallconsulting.com/techhe...oot.device.htm
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    • #3
      You were definately chancing your luck there mate, moving from Uni to Multi proc machine !!

      You could try and run a repair on it that should do the trick.

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      • #4
        All I did was physically move the drives from one box to another. So, I don't think I was taking too much of a serious risk. That said, I think the in-place upgrade described at http://www.gallconsulting.com/techhe...oot.device.htm will probably do the trick.

        I'll do a backup first though just to make sure!

        Thanks,
        Tim

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