IBM Deskstar 60GXP... Device Inaccessible when installing Winxp



crabbj
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
I have tried just about everything possible to upgrade from WIN98SE to Winxp
Pro on an older computer for use as a training desktop for network
administration. I recently replaced the original hard drive with a 20G IBM
Deskstar 60GXP. The drive accepted a clean install of WIN98SE and runs fine,
but for reasons that seem unique to this drive, the Desktar seems to come up
with a device inaccessible error open startup of the WinXP pro setup. I've
tried floppy boots, scandisk, fdisk.. Nothing seems to work. Is this a lost
cause, and should I just replace the drive with a less faulty brand?? I've
read numerous threads on this topic, and it seems to happen with Win2k and
just about anything past Win98SE with the IBM drives. The Hitachi website
which supports the drive offers no type of drivers or anything that can fix
the BIOS settings for installation, and simply states "drivers aren't
required for hard drives." on the support site. You'd think they would
address the common problems with all those STOP errors, but not on the site.
This computer is a 1999 Inteva, which has no customer support as the
manufacturer went out of business and its website is dead. The only bit of
hope I have is that the drive runs Win98SE flawlessly. I know this is old
news to everybody, but I just need to find a solution before replacing the
drive

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Hi,

Deskstar = Deathstar

Not unusual for that product line. WinXP, like Win2K, is an NT system, and
they are notoriously sensitive to faulty hardware. This is not the case with
Win9x, which is far more fault tolerant.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"crabbj" <crabbj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F0ACCF55-7203-43A8-9414-9743C0F487E7@microsoft.com...
>I have tried just about everything possible to upgrade from WIN98SE to
>Winxp
> Pro on an older computer for use as a training desktop for network
> administration. I recently replaced the original hard drive with a 20G IBM
> Deskstar 60GXP. The drive accepted a clean install of WIN98SE and runs
> fine,
> but for reasons that seem unique to this drive, the Desktar seems to come
> up
> with a device inaccessible error open startup of the WinXP pro setup. I've
> tried floppy boots, scandisk, fdisk.. Nothing seems to work. Is this a
> lost
> cause, and should I just replace the drive with a less faulty brand?? I've
> read numerous threads on this topic, and it seems to happen with Win2k and
> just about anything past Win98SE with the IBM drives. The Hitachi website
> which supports the drive offers no type of drivers or anything that can
> fix
> the BIOS settings for installation, and simply states "drivers aren't
> required for hard drives." on the support site. You'd think they would
> address the common problems with all those STOP errors, but not on the
> site.
> This computer is a 1999 Inteva, which has no customer support as the
> manufacturer went out of business and its website is dead. The only bit of
> hope I have is that the drive runs Win98SE flawlessly. I know this is old
> news to everybody, but I just need to find a solution before replacing the
> drive
>

crabbj
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Ahh thanks for the reply. I am definitely going to check out a Maxtor...those
are far more reliable the the "Deathstar" right?

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Deskstar = Deathstar
>
> Not unusual for that product line. WinXP, like Win2K, is an NT system, and
> they are notoriously sensitive to faulty hardware. This is not the case with
> Win9x, which is far more fault tolerant.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "crabbj" <crabbj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F0ACCF55-7203-43A8-9414-9743C0F487E7@microsoft.com...
> >I have tried just about everything possible to upgrade from WIN98SE to
> >Winxp
> > Pro on an older computer for use as a training desktop for network
> > administration. I recently replaced the original hard drive with a 20G IBM
> > Deskstar 60GXP. The drive accepted a clean install of WIN98SE and runs
> > fine,
> > but for reasons that seem unique to this drive, the Desktar seems to come
> > up
> > with a device inaccessible error open startup of the WinXP pro setup. I've
> > tried floppy boots, scandisk, fdisk.. Nothing seems to work. Is this a
> > lost
> > cause, and should I just replace the drive with a less faulty brand?? I've
> > read numerous threads on this topic, and it seems to happen with Win2k and
> > just about anything past Win98SE with the IBM drives. The Hitachi website
> > which supports the drive offers no type of drivers or anything that can
> > fix
> > the BIOS settings for installation, and simply states "drivers aren't
> > required for hard drives." on the support site. You'd think they would
> > address the common problems with all those STOP errors, but not on the
> > site.
> > This computer is a 1999 Inteva, which has no customer support as the
> > manufacturer went out of business and its website is dead. The only bit of
> > hope I have is that the drive runs Win98SE flawlessly. I know this is old
> > news to everybody, but I just need to find a solution before replacing the
> > drive
> >
>
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
They have been for me, that's all I use.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"crabbj" <crabbj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3ABACEE4-2295-43B3-B287-C3061EA7B690@microsoft.com...
> Ahh thanks for the reply. I am definitely going to check out a
> Maxtor...those
> are far more reliable the the "Deathstar" right?
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Deskstar = Deathstar
>>
>> Not unusual for that product line. WinXP, like Win2K, is an NT system,
>> and
>> they are notoriously sensitive to faulty hardware. This is not the case
>> with
>> Win9x, which is far more fault tolerant.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "crabbj" <crabbj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F0ACCF55-7203-43A8-9414-9743C0F487E7@microsoft.com...
>> >I have tried just about everything possible to upgrade from WIN98SE to
>> >Winxp
>> > Pro on an older computer for use as a training desktop for network
>> > administration. I recently replaced the original hard drive with a 20G
>> > IBM
>> > Deskstar 60GXP. The drive accepted a clean install of WIN98SE and runs
>> > fine,
>> > but for reasons that seem unique to this drive, the Desktar seems to
>> > come
>> > up
>> > with a device inaccessible error open startup of the WinXP pro setup.
>> > I've
>> > tried floppy boots, scandisk, fdisk.. Nothing seems to work. Is this a
>> > lost
>> > cause, and should I just replace the drive with a less faulty brand??
>> > I've
>> > read numerous threads on this topic, and it seems to happen with Win2k
>> > and
>> > just about anything past Win98SE with the IBM drives. The Hitachi
>> > website
>> > which supports the drive offers no type of drivers or anything that can
>> > fix
>> > the BIOS settings for installation, and simply states "drivers aren't
>> > required for hard drives." on the support site. You'd think they would
>> > address the common problems with all those STOP errors, but not on the
>> > site.
>> > This computer is a 1999 Inteva, which has no customer support as the
>> > manufacturer went out of business and its website is dead. The only bit
>> > of
>> > hope I have is that the drive runs Win98SE flawlessly. I know this is
>> > old
>> > news to everybody, but I just need to find a solution before replacing
>> > the
>> > drive
>> >
>>
>>
>>


IBM Deskstar 60GXP... Device Inaccessible when installing Winxp