JSI Tip 6157. When you start Windows 2000, you receive 'STOP: 0x0000007B: (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE'?

If this is the first restart after installing a new motherboard, you may receive:

STOP: 0x0000007B: (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

If the new motherboard contains an embedded IDE controller that uses a different chipset than the original motherboard, you will receive this BSOD.

To fix this problem:

1. Boot the Windows 2000 CD-ROM or Setup floppy disks.

2. Press Enter on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3. Press F8 when prompted to accept the Windows 2000 licensing agreement.

4. Select your installation of Windows 2000 and press R.

5. Follow the on-screen instructs to repair your installation of Windows 2000.

NOTE: See the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

Q122926 - Troubleshooting Stop 0x0000007B or "0x4,0,0,0" Errors.

Q257813 - Using Sysprep May Result in "Stop 0x7b (Inaccessible Boot Device)" on Some Computers.

Q280724 - "Stop 0x0000007B" Error Message Is Generated While Converting Basic Disk to Dynamic.

Q235287 - STOP 0x7B Installing Windows 2000 Professional to Mirror Volume.

NOTE: See tip 4982 - How do I troubleshoot startup problems in Windows 2000?

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