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[SOLVED] Fault is? System stopped and reboot gives INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE(win 2000)

 
 
terryc
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      Oct 15th, 11, 4:32 PM
Playg a game on my Win2000 boxen when the screen iage went wierd(dropped
a lot of over lay stuff) and stopped responding to keyboard.

No problems, mutter about MS stuff and reboot.

Then BSOD and STOP 0x...x5 INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.
Repeat this a few time
Use F8 and it gets up to mup.sys before it BSOD's again.

Started the "reseat all the cables routine" as well a stripping out the
2nd video card and the extra IDE card. Still BSODs.

Hmm, power supply is warmish, so fossick around for another and try it
with same results

Tried it on each of the dual 2Gb PC800 ramm sticks, but same BSOD message.

Hmm, perhaps boot hard disk(SATA) is corrupted, so open drawer and
insertIDE HD with suse 11.3 onto IDe line and boot up. Looks good with
the green screen and the creeping line until it too drops the signal to
the monitor and ????.

Carry out a few retries, during one of it runs an FSCK, then carries on
normally with the creeping line.

The FSCK with no problems makes me think there isn't any real problem
with the win2000 hard disk, but that the problem is
a) faulty power supplies cracking under load. Unfortunately the secon
ps isn't a new drive and might have been put aside earlier for funny
behaviour, although I usually write on them some idea of the error. but
there is nothing on this one.

Finally try another IDE harddisk with debian lenny and it comes up to
the command line okay and as expect. The gui(ICEWM) would have failed as
the xorg.conf file was set for other hardware.


So basically, I'm lookin for ideas to chase down the fault.
All that makes sense at the moment is that the onboard video section has
failed somewhere or that both PSs are now faulty with the same fault of
being only able to supply minimal power.

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      Oct 15th, 11, 5:16 PM
terryc wrote:

> Playg a game on my Win2000 boxen


Nothing like 'living' life in the fast lane on the bleeding edge.

> when the screen iage went wierd (dropped a lot of over lay stuff) and stopped responding to keyboard.


> No problems, mutter about MS stuff and reboot.


> Then BSOD and STOP 0x...x5 INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.
> Repeat this a few time
> Use F8 and it gets up to mup.sys before it BSOD's again.


> Started the "reseat all the cables routine" as well a stripping out the 2nd video card and the extra IDE card. Still
> BSODs.


> Hmm, power supply is warmish, so fossick around for another and try it with same results


> Tried it on each of the dual 2Gb PC800 ramm sticks, but same BSOD message.


> Hmm, perhaps boot hard disk(SATA) is corrupted, so open drawer and insertIDE HD with suse 11.3 onto IDe line and boot
> up. Looks good with the green screen and the creeping line until it too drops the signal to the monitor and ????.


> Carry out a few retries, during one of it runs an FSCK, then carries
> on normally with the creeping line.


> The FSCK with no problems makes me think there isn't any real problem with the win2000 hard disk, but that the problem
> is
> a) faulty power supplies cracking under load.


There isnt really that much difference power supply load wise.

> Unfortunately the secon ps isn't a new drive and might have been put aside earlier for funny behaviour, although I
> usually write on them some idea of the error. but there is nothing on this one.


Rather unlikely that they both have the same fault.

> Finally try another IDE harddisk with debian lenny and it comes up to the command line okay and as expect. The
> gui(ICEWM) would have failed as the xorg.conf file was set for other hardware.


> So basically, I'm lookin for ideas to chase down the fault.


Its looking like a motherboard problem, bad caps etc.

Corse you should try the basics like blowing the **** out of the
cpu fan etc given that things have warmed up a tad weather sie.

> All that makes sense at the moment is that the onboard video section has failed somewhere or that both PSs are now
> faulty with the same fault of being only able to supply minimal power.


Its MUCH more likely that the motherboard has died with bad caps.

The load doesnt change significantly that late in the boot phase
and it doesnt explain why the debian lenny comes up OK either.


 
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      Oct 16th, 11, 1:55 AM
Rod Speed wrote:
> terryc wrote:
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>> Playg a game on my Win2000 boxen

>
> Nothing like 'living' life in the fast lane on the bleeding edge.


{:-).
Does win2008 require continual checkins with MS like Xp/Vista/7/etc?


> The load doesnt change significantly that late in the boot phase
> and it doesnt explain why the debian lenny comes up OK either.


I'm now thinking just corrupted hard disk and I'll need to go back and
force access to the prompt to run chkdsk /f.

Currently, The suse problm was probably the graphic attwempting to
switch on and just "dieing" and locking up. Another problem of modern
linux where it sulks if the xorg.conf settings are not correct.

The Debian lenny failed on graphics, but I could control+alt+Fn to a
command prompt and log n as root to fiddle xorg.conf.

Just needed
driver = nv check
change BUSID from1.0.0 to 0.13.0
AND
comment out Hor & Vert sync lines to overcome the out of sync
message(still not LCD trained yet).

Anyway, ICEVM worked okay, so now I'm going for the big one and trying KDE.

Soz, should have mentioned that it is a less than one year old gigabyte
dual core mobo.
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      Oct 16th, 11, 7:21 AM
terryc wrote
> Rod Speed wrote
>> terryc wrote


>>> Playg a game on my Win2000 boxen


>> Nothing like 'living' life in the fast lane on the bleeding edge.


> {:-).
> Does win2008 require continual checkins with MS like Xp/Vista/7/etc?


None of those require continual checkins with MS.


 
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