[thelist] Win2K box burnout

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Tue Jul 1 20:21:36 CDT 2003

Can you boot into safe mode at all? (F8 before the Windows screens start)

If not, boot off your Windows 2000 CD, and try the "Repair" option. This
should keep your user accounts and settings, but will replace your Windows
2000 system files (and fix your master boot record). You will need to
install Service Pack 4 after this process.

Else, you can do what you are proposing (install to a new hard disk, and
mount the existing one as a slave).


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lonnie" <kr43m0r at earthlink.net>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 4:35 AM
Subject: [thelist] Win2K box burnout

: The IWill XP-333R MB in my Win2K box fried as the result of the
: chipset fan freezing. :(
: I replaced the MB with a Soyo SY-KT400 Dragon Lite. Now the HD is
: inaccessible and won't boot because of a STOP 0x0000007B Error.
: I read the MSDN articles concerning this, but can't use any
: solution there because:
: 1. No backup made with WinBackup.
: 2. I can't duplicate the hardware.
: Does anyone know how I can get this system up and running again
: with the old HD? I'm thinking of a new install of Win2K on a new
: HD. Will I then be able to read the old HD as a slave - and
: rebuild?
: Any pointers welcome,
: <tip type="migrating a system HD">
: Security restraints prevent moving a system HD from one hardware
: to another. Keep up-to-date backups of everything - religiously.
: It's not a question of "Will my system crash", but "When..."
: </tip>

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