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After you have installed Windows NT version with an IDE CD-ROM that is daisy chained with your IDE hard disk, and have configured the CD-ROM as a slave and the hard disk as the master, the following STOP message appears when you reboot after removing the CD-ROM:
Inaccessible Boot Device
During the installation of Windows NT, ATAPI.SYS, not ATDISK.SYS, is copied to the <%systemroot%>\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS subdirectory.
If you encounter this error, always check to make sure that the system is not infected with a virus, particularly a boot sector virus.
Before you remove the IDE CD-ROM, do the following:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Windows NT versions listed above. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base if it becomes available.
Article ID: 125933 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 3.1
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