Inaccessible boot device

  MS35 16:02 15 Oct 2005
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I'm on windows 2000 professional and got a Blue screen with Stop Inaccessible boot device message this morning. As previous postings it says to Chkdsk/F, but how do I do this as I can't get a dos prompt.

I've options to press DEL on startup and F8 during windows front screen but then when I get blue screen everything stops.

I though it might have been due to removing some software, but I've tried booting from Set up disks but get through to disk 4 when it gives a message of disk.sys is corrupted.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:08 15 Oct 2005

download a new win2k floppy set from click here

Or just boot from a win98se boot disk and run chkdsk/f

  MS35 18:10 15 Oct 2005

Thanks but does it make a difference betweeen Makeboot.exe or makebt32.exe

  MS35 16:17 16 Oct 2005

Created new set from site but still fails with message during installation of disk 4 of disk.sys is corrupted.

Any other thoughts on how I can force a dos prompt to run Chkdsk. Is there a combination of keys that can be pressed on intial start up to force dos?

  woodchip 16:22 16 Oct 2005

Will it go into Safe mode

  splork 16:35 16 Oct 2005

this only if you have to check an ntfs file system
get this click here
create bootdisk with chkdsk, run that

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