Inaccessible Boot Device 0X0000007B

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Hi, Please can anybody help, I am new to this site. Have a machine stating the above error and cannot seem to get rid. Can anyone help? Thanks

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emmahr

Heres a starting point for you

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=122926

Hope this helps

NetSteve

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  • Michont
    I'm guessing this is a pc to which you're referring. I'm also thinking this message is concerning your hard drive. Make sure you have no other bootable items in your drives like a floppy disk or one in your cd rom drive, just to be sure. If the message is referring to your hard drive, make sure the cable is connected firmly and that jumper is set correctly. There are other things to check but start with this.
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  • Jpagel
    1. Make sure your BIOS sees your drive(s) properly. As stated above make sure you have nothing in the floppy/CD drives. 2. Assuming that this is WinXP, put in your XP cd and boot to it, go to the recovery console, run CHKDSK /R and you may also attempt to run FIXBOOT and/or FIXMBR. 3. If you suspect it is the hard drive, go the Manf. website to get DIAG software to test and confirm it is that. 4. When did this start happening to the machine? Have you changed any hardware in the machine (IE. motherboard) without running the hardware patch on the machine?
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  • RobinLee
    This error message could be caused by dodgy storage device drivers, faulty hard disk or a virus.
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  • Maclanachu
    First of all going to assume that is is a PC and that it is an IDE HD, but similar if it was SCSI Start with the BIOS first (F1, F2 or DEL to get in usually) Make sure the IDE HD detection can see the drive correctly. Next find the settings for Boot Order and move the HD to the top. That way floppy, cd-rom or other devices won't be getting in the way. Save and re-boot. If the message comes up again it is definitely a problem with the HD, or the HD cable or HD controller. The latter two being unlikely unless someone had opened the box recently and was fidiling around. Try taking the HD, put it into another box as a Slave, don't forget ot change the jumpers. Boot up the other box and run scans & repairs on the drive and a virus check. If all this still fails u need 2 repair the boot up as described in other replies. Beyond that u are looking at either a failed drive or need to reinstall OS. Good luck!
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  • Poppaman
    Try all of the above, of course. If you are running Windows XP, and have installed your OS on to a non-integrated IDE adapter (ie: a third party add in card) try simply moving the adapter to a different PCI slot, This issue has been specifically linked to the Highpoint chipset drivers (Microsoft removed them as of SP1, but did not remove the reference to them in the OS setup...) on some ATA RAID cards... See the Adaptec website's (www.adaptec.com) knowledgebase (search for 0x0000007B) for additional references...
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