Stop error after you upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2: "STOP 0x0000007B Inaccessible Boot Device"

Symptoms

After you upgrade from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2, you may experience one of the following symptoms:
  • You receive the following Stop error message on the first restart of the upgraded system:
    STOP 0x0000007B Inaccessible Boot Device
  • Your computer repeatedly restarts. A similar restart issue is described in the following KB article:
    952942 Installation of Windows Server 2008 on an iSCSI target fails to complete and the computer restarts repeatedly

Cause

This issue occurs because the drivers that are in the System device-setup class are not migrated as part of the upgrade process. Therefore, the upgraded computer does not have the required driver loaded.

Resolution

A fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 is required if you want to use the following drivers.

For all x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 or of Windows 7

ChipsDriver
5706/5708/5709bxvbda.sys

For all x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 or of Windows 7

ChipsDriver
5706/5708/5709bxvbdx.sys

For all IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

ChipsDriver
5706/5708/5709None. This issue does not occur if you use these chips.
57710/57711evbdi.sys
Properties

Article ID: 976320 - Last Review: Feb 16, 2017 - Revision: 3

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