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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.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Ekse Jan 20, 2009

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

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Causes of BOOTMGR Errors

There are a number of possible causes for BOOTMGR errors, including the most common "BOOTMGR is missing" error message.

The most common reasons for BOOTMGR errors include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors an outdated BIOS and damaged or loose IDE cables

Anothe reason you might see BOOTMGR errors is if your PC is trying to boott from a hard drive or flash drive that is not properly configured to be booted from. In other words, it's trying to boot from a non-bootable source.
This also would apply to media on an optical drive or floppy drive that you're trying to boot from.
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Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
if its a flat ribbon 40 pin IDE it will be the fist to fail
Make sure all power and data leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs
Data and Power to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error.
also make sure you have set it boot from you hard drive in BIOS
Restart your computer and enter BIOS mode.
On most computers this is done by pressing the Delete ot F2 key but will vary depending on your computers bios other keys Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc , ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc) , Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc).

Scroll over to the "Hard Drives" tab, and make sure your computer has the hard drive assigned to be on.
Often during BIOS you can select auto-detect or change options with your hard drive to make sure Windows can recognize it.
Once you've selected your desired options, continue to boot.
or
The solutions might be very simply... remove your hard-disk and attached to other PC or laptop as an external hard-disk.
When it is detected, go to my computer, right-click, untick that (stupid) option, immediately you see the message uncompressing and its done.
Put your hard-disk back in to your machine its ready..
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insert your OS CD
go to DOS window and type in your OS driver (usualy C:/
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then type in bootrec /fixboot

then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit

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BOOTMGR Is Compressed

The Windows operating system allows you to compress the files on your drive to conserve disk space.
In some situations, this compression process will compress files required for the operating system to boot.
Files that are compressed must be decompressed prior to execution.
Since the operating system has not loaded, boot files cannot yet be decompressed.
In this case, the operating system will fail to load and a "BootMgr is compressed" message will appear.
An easy way around this problem is to boot from the Windows DVD, and use the provided interface to access your drive properties and decompress it.
Turn on the computer, and insert your Windows DVD.
Press a random key on your keyboard once you see the "Press any key..." message.
This interrupts booting from the hard drive and forces a boot from the Windows DVD.
Click the "Next" button at the bottom of the Windows 7 dialog, and then click the "Repair your Computer" link Below.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364219(v=vs.85).aspx
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This displays an icon for your disk drive.
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Select the "X" icon to close the file browser window.
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There are many good reasons for booting your computer from a USB drive.
For instance, if you want to try out another operating system without disturbing the main hard drive on your computer, then installing the new OS on an external drive is a great way to run the system through its paces and decide whether you like it.

This approach will offer you the flexibility of being able to run both operating systems on your computer.
However, before you can boot the new operating system from the USB drive, you will need to change the boot order for your computer in the system BIOS.

Connect the external USB drive or pen drive to the computer before you power it on.
Press the "Delete" key as the computer performs the "Power On Self Test" (POST) to enter the BIOS area of the computer firmware.
The POST performs a diagnostic of components on the motherboard and does a cursory check of the hard drive, memory and processor.
The POST only lasts a few seconds; therefore, press the "Delete" key quickly.

Enter the administrative BIOS password if prompted to do so.
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1. Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.
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