Windows 10: Can't boot or do anything - INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

Discus and support Can't boot or do anything - INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; When I fired up my laptop today (specs below), the fingerprint sensor wasn't working. I tried auto-updating the driver and it got stuck on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by 43615, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. 43615 Win User

    Can't boot or do anything - INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE


    When I fired up my laptop today (specs below), the fingerprint sensor wasn't working. I tried auto-updating the driver and it got stuck on "Downloading..." with no progress for at least half an hour. I tried to cancel it but it didn't respond. I then decided to kill it using Task Manager, which was unable to open (flashed for a moment, then closed). Finally, I decided to reboot. CHKDSK started running, then I got a blue Can't boot or do anything - INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE :( screen with the error code INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

    None of the recovery options have worked. They will always run for a bit and then stop (no error codes provided). I've also done a full hard drive check in the BIOS (took 6 hours) and physically checked the hard drive bays (looks fine).

    Is there any way to fix this "in-place"? I'm currently on vacation with no easy access to another computer (could ask some relatives) and I need it to work again soon. I also don't want to lose any files (nothing financially important, but still irreplacable).



    Core specs:

    HP EliteBook 8770w

    Intel i7-3490XM

    Nvidia Quadro K5100M

    2x 8 GB DDR3-1600

    2x 2 TB HDD (RAID 0)

    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 1809 x64

    :)
     
    43615, Aug 18, 2019
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  2. INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after Windows Update


    My Windows 10 Pro PC received the latest round of updates, and when it restarted, it bluescreens with the error INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

    I did a system restore to a previous restore point, and everything booted and ran perfectly, but of course it then goes out to get the latest updates, and the same thing happens with it bluescreening and throwing the INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error.

    I followed many suggestions from a Google Search including disconnecting all drives other than the boot drive, running chkdsk /f on the boot drive, allowing Windows 10 to "auto-fix startup problems", and several other things, and it always bluescreens.

    I temporarily disabled the Windows Update service so it doesn't go out and auto-grab the updates, but at some point, I will need to apply updates, and I expect future updates to result in the same bluescreen error.

    Suggestions?


    Can't boot or do anything - INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE [​IMG]
     
    jimmyheadgear, Aug 18, 2019
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  3. INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    A proffesionally used brand new computer. Installed W 10 in it . Now I can´t access it or boot it.: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    How on earth can I fix it??

    I have seen that there are MANY people with same problems-

    Can microsoft help and fix it
     
    se1AlViguera, Aug 18, 2019
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  4. Can't boot or do anything - INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    Inaccessible_Boot_Device error in Windows 10

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    The INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE bug check indicates that the Microsoft Windows operating system has lost access to the system partition during startup. The INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE bug check frequently occurs because of a boot device failure. During I/O system
    initialization, the boot device driver might have failed to initialize the boot device (typically a hard disk). File system initialization might have failed because it did not recognize the data on the boot device. Also, repartitioning the system partition
    or installing a new SCSI adapter or disk controller might induce this error.

    Suggest you to refer
    Bug Check 0x7B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
    and see if it helps you in fixing the issue. Also refer

    Troubleshoot blue screen errors in Windows 10
    . With regard to unlocking the drive, I suggest you to get in touch with device Manufacturer for more help in this issue.

    Since you suspect that the problem started after Windows Update. If that is the case, then try to remove that particular Windows Update and see if it makes any difference.

    To uninstall an unwanted Windows Update:

    • Type “View Installed Updates” in the Search box and then click on View Installed Updates – Control Panel from the Search results.
    • To uninstall the unwanted update, select it from the list and then click
      Uninstall.
    • If it prompt for confirmation, just confirm the same. Once it complete uninstalling, reboot your PC and see if it makes any difference.

    Keep us posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Aug 18, 2019
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