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Old 12-12-2005, 10:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows 2000 Server hangs, won't reinstall, STOP 0000007B

A Windows 2000 server I'm working on is extremely slow. It takes like an hour to open control panel or to do pretty much anything. So I thought I'd try the repair function of the Win 2000 Server CD. When I put in the cd, it begins doing it's thing loading files or drivers or whatever and then gives me a blue screen saying STOP 0x000078 BOOT DEVICE NOT FOUND or something like that. So I can't even repair/reinstall the OS from the CD. I've scanned for viruses and found none. Is the hard drive going bad or a bad configuration or corrupted boot sector or what? The only things installed are the OS, McAfee, software for the UPS, and some tape backup scheduler. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Old 12-12-2005, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like the hard drive may be ready to take a crap...have ran a chkdsk on it to see if it comes up with any errors or bad sectors?

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Old 12-21-2005, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya check disk reported no errors, and the SMART technology is not reporting anything. I don't suspect the hard drive because it takes it so long to POST as well.
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe your computer is about to blow. How old is it?
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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processor,,, or you may have corrupt bios...
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's about 4 years old. They're gonna replace it, I'm just still curious what's wrong w/ it. Could be the processor, there was sooo much dust in the case, maybe it was getting too hot? Thanks for the ideas.

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