If you copied your target system by using MS-DOS, it might fail to boot. Copying the system by using MS-DOS might result in long file names being truncated. To correct the problem:
- Copy the system using a Windows NT copy command that supports long file names.
- Build and install your target system again.
To troubleshoot other causes of boot failure, perform the steps in the following table for your situation:
|The target system restarts before it displays the desktop||An incorrect display driver can cause the system to restart before displaying the desktop. Typically, new or upgraded hardware does not function with down-level display drivers.
To correct the problem, do the following:
If this solves the problem, add the appropriate updated device driver for your display adapter hardware to your target system.
|The boot process is completed, but no logon dialog box appears||When no dialog box is displayed, it might be due to invalid clock settings. To correct the problem, do the following:
|An inaccessible boot device message occurs||An inaccessible boot device error might occur if your configuration does not include the correct storage device component. To correct the problem, do the following:
If none of the preceding problems has occurred, verify the following:
- Your target media includes the Windows NT boot sector.
- All dependencies on your target system are resolved. Our configuration supports the file system on the target media.
- Your SCSI adapter selection matches your hardware.
- All dependencies on your target system are resolved.