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Windows 8.1 BSOD on startup: 'INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE'

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

    Windows 8.1 BSOD on startup: 'INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE'

    I'm sorry to make another post within this area of the forum on the same problem, however I thought it would have been easier to start a new topic seeing that new developments have occurred and that it's been ages since I posted in the my last thread here. And now to the topic.

    My desktop's been unable to boot to Windows 8.1 recently, as it's been getting a BSOD saying 'INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE'. This started happening after a few of the GPU crashes (black screen and loud fan noise) with the XFX 3GB Radeon 7950 I've got.

    The desktop is still under warranty, so should I send it back, or is there something I can do to help this?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    send it back
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    The first step is to run hardware diagnostics to ensure that the hard drive hasn't failed.
    Start with these: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

    Or, you can have the warranty center run the tests - as they'll be the one's to replace the hard drive if it's bad.
    Depending on the center they may either reinstall Windows - or may ask you to provide recovery media to restore Windows.
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Windows 8.1 BSOD on startup: 'INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE'

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