INACCESIBLE BOOT DEVICE after removing sata drivers

  1.    05 Mar 2017 #1

    INACCESIBLE BOOT DEVICE after removing sata drivers


    I think I have a serious problem. I have windows 10 Pro 64, with AHCI set in the BIOS, although I installed the OS with IDE, later I switched to AHCI (I use removable SATA drivers) without reinstalling OS (I had a lot of software fine tuned already installed), by following the trick explained in this site.

    Recently I had problems when starting pc from shut down state, it gave me DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION at boot; finally I saw that it was caused -it seems- by the marvell 61xx driver, so I uninstalled and reboot in order to install a newer one.

    From this moment on, it has been a nightmare: I can't boot anymore as I get the INACCESIBLE BOOT DEVICE BSOD on boot, no matter if I change BIOS setting to IDE or AHCI, no matter if I activate the safe mode boot: it won't boot, and will give me the same BSOD.

    I tried to restore system to the single restore point it lists (yesterday), using the windows 10 boot dvd, but after trying it during few minutes it reports back that it failed and that it is unable to restore it.

    I have a lot of software installed heavily customized, and a full reinstall would be a disaster, regarding time and configuration data. Please do you know how could I solve this?

    Thank you!
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 11,154
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       05 Mar 2017 #2

    Hi Darkbluesky

    If you could fill out your system specs.
    http://Fill in System Specs at https...en-forums.html

    In the meantime what kind of MB are you using. I have an Asus and as well as my Marvell connections I have my Intel Sata ports.

    Can you reconnect your boot drive to and other port not run by the Marvell controller? You didn't mention Raid Arrays, do not do this if you your boot from an kind of array.

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  3. ArazelEternal's Avatar
    Posts : 318
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Mar 2017 #3

    For one, changing the boot type in your BIOS without reinstalling will cause it to not boot. Usually just switching back will fix this. What was the reason you made this change in the first place?

    Second, deleting the drivers in the way you did was about the worst thing you could have done. Without these, Windows will not be able to access your boot drive at all, hence the BSODs you are getting. Windows is unaware of how to interface with the hardware providing the connection to the drives which is why it fails. From here on Im not really sure of how to correct this.

    When you boot from the Windows 10 install disc, it should give you an option to repair the Windows installation. Have you tried this? Hopefully someone who knows more will come by and give you more ideas on how to fix this.
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