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Will not boot up, says STOP error and Inaccessible_Boot_Drive?

The computer goes through all steps to boot up then a blue screen comes up with the above mentioned STOP error message.  It tells me to CHKDSK/F, but I can't get to a place to do this.  I've tried to reload last good configuration, F8 for setup menu and F12 to select BOOT device, but nothing seems to work.  It looks like it's gonna load (I can see Microsoft Office 2000 screen loading), but it never completes the load before the error message appears.  The message also tells me to check hard drive components and restart the computer, but continues to do the same.

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  • psychdr Jan 20, 2009

    I'm getting a STOP error message when my Windows 2000 Professional attempts to load/boot up. It tells me that I need to check the hard drive/controllers for corruption and run CHKDSK/F and restart. It is an IBM Thinkpad A20m model 2628, and I do not have a WINDOWS 2000 startup CD, but I do have diskettes (4) and the computer cannot read the diskettes. How can I repair the system and get my computer to boot up?

  • psychdr Jan 20, 2009

    Very helpful, but awaiting information on how to acquire a recovery disk for Windows 2000 Professional!

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Go here http://www.bootdisk.com/ and download the first one one the list and save to your desktop.
click on it and have the floppy disk ready and follow the directions to make the boot disk.

All the tools needed will be on the disk.

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Sounds Like You May Have Lost A Sector In Your Hard Drive.
I Would Suggest An Operating System Redo. You Can Also Use A Safe Boot Disk To Try And Retrieve Anything In The Computer.
Click Here For Bootsafe.

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    Michael Fisher Jan 20, 2009

    You Can Download Operating Systems And Copy Them To Disk From Microsofts Website Click Here
    Then You Can Insert It In The Hard Drive And Reinstall.


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Welcome to Fixya! You will need to Reinstall Windows. Do you have a Recovery Disk or the Original Windows Disk????

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 20, 2009

    Microsft Customer Support will send you a Recovery CD in the Mail or you could Possibly have it Downloaded to another Computer and Burn a Recovery Disk.

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Hi

you need to do a repair installation of windows to the computer, you need the original windows setup cd, insert the cd, start the setup and when asked perform a repair installation over the old windows, not repair console. it comes later in the setup.

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  • Ekse Jan 20, 2009

    you will need to get your hands on a windows 2000 installation cd.

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Computer blue screen of death is usually related to hardware or driver. It is typically caused by software errors in device drivers: in Windows systems by poorly written device drive . They can also be caused by physical hardware faults, such as faulty RAM memory or power supplies, overheating of components, or hardware which is run beyond its specification limits . On the other hand, registry damage,corrupted program and viruses are the major causes of computer blue screen,too. According to the issue you've got, the following tips may be available to you.1.An efficiency troubleshooting step on hardware is to start your computer with the minimum hardware necessary to run the operating system. If your computer starts successfully it proves that one of the removed hardware devices was the cause of the STOP message. Otherwise move to the next solution.
2.Boot your computer in Safe Mode by pressing F8 at startup. Then go to My Computer and right-click on Disk C to select Properties from the dropdown menu. From the Tools tab, perform an error check and disk cleaning. 3.If the about two solutions doesn't work, the last one I can suggest you is to create a bootable disk. It is the most quick and effective way for you to solve the problem. You just need to download a software such as TenorshareWindows Boot Genius. It owns a better performance among all kinds of software I've used. Windows Boot Genius is a multiple windows repair tool which can be used to fix all computer errors, create bootable CD/USB, recover data lost and unlock windows password, etc.It is as easy as three steps to fix your computer by use the software:Step 1. Create a bootable usb or cd by this software

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