Having trouble loading NT 4.0 it displays INACCESSABLE BOOT DEVICE I think that it has something to do with the NT drivers not liking the VIA chipset. However I'm probably and hopefully wrong as the Asus K7V using the VIA KX133 Chipset is awersome otherwise. I need NT to work on my system as I'm studying for my MCSE and would like to practise. My systems an Athlon 700mhz with 128Mb PC133 memory. My current hard drive is a Western Digital 15 Gb specimen. Windows 98 works fine with no problems.
1. RE: NT 4.0 lbyard Dec-19-00 02:32 PM In response to message 0
My NT server is running on a VIA chipset; however, it is the MVP3 chipset. What are you trying to boot: the Setup floppy, the Win NT CD, or the hard disk drive? Larry
2. RE: NT 4.0 Cyber Dwarf Jan-04-01 01:19 PM In response to message 1
I'm trying to boot from the Setup floppy, I've been informed that I need the latest NT drivers as they aren't responding re "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE".
3. RE: NT 4.0 lbyard Jan-04-01 02:49 PM In response to message 2
I haven't heard of the need and do not see problem in Microsoft's Knowledge Base. Do you already have an operating system installed on the hard disk? Is it partitioned? Larry
4. RE: NT 4.0 deerslayer Jan-04-01 05:36 PM In response to message 3
You may want to call a testing center near you. Microsoft will only be testing for MCSE nt 4.0 until february. The end of 2001 Microsoft will not consider people with certification in NT 4.0 certified anymore. You should get 2000 software and books and work on 2000 certification.
6. What me worry? lbyard Jan-04-01 07:48 PM In response to message 4
What me... get certified... for anything? No way, never, for nothing! Who said I was certified for NT; I'll sue 'em. MS might be big, but Bill Gates doesn't own Larry Byard. Larry
7. RE: What me worry? deerslayer Jan-04-01 10:15 PM In response to message 6
Good one! Unfortunately it's the only way to make big bucks in the IT field (networking administrator, tech etc.) unless you have your own business. A friend of mine just got mcse certification and they gave him a 20,000 a yr raise.
8. RE: What me worry? deerslayer Jan-04-01 10:17 PM In response to message 7
Oh and I meant for cyber dwarf to check into that not you Larry.
10. RE: What me worry? lbyard Jan-05-01 04:55 PM In response to message 7
I'll bet Bill Gates isn't certified. Larry
9. RE: NT 4.0 ckamila Jan-04-01 10:43 PM In response to message 2
My 2 cents,
98 uses FAT 32(max 2TB), NT needs FAT16 (max 2GB). Did you partition the drive for maximum size. You may need the ATAPI.SYS driver for large IDE drives.
11. RE: NT 4.0 Cyber Dwarf Jan-06-01 09:33 AM In response to message 9
Thanks to everyone for there help and 2 cents I think I'll run with the 2000 idea and kick NT to the curb. Sorry to disappoint but MCSE'ing is exactly what I'm looking to do (damn those rich guys) keep in touch and happy new year...