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Windows 2000 Professional

Windows 2000 Professional in Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP topic (part of our Windows Users group).

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Skeech
Boston, MA
Here's a problem that popped up - I try to boot into my computer running Windows 2000 Professional, and the system gets to the Windows 2000 logo screen then automatically goes into a reboot, and the cycle repeats itself. An error message pops up but only for a split second so I cannot read it. I have not installed anything onto the computer in over two months. It's set up as NTFS, only one partition, and it's a Compaq 7000 Series.

Two question:

1. What the heck is wrong (sorry, had to ask)?
2. Is there a way to freeze the error screen as it pops up so I can read it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Chris
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Boot into Safe mode and check the event log.

Booting to safe mode
Press F8 during boot (just before the logo screen appears) or continuously during boot.

To check the Event Log, go to Start | Program Files | Administrative Tools | Event Viewer.

Good luck!

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Can you boot into safe mode? If not, than just reinstall Windows 2000. Don't waste any more time trying to fix it when a reinstall will do the trick better, faster, and cleaner. Do not reformat your hard drive, just reinstall. Yes, you'll have to reinstall your apps, but you'll end up with a very very clean and fast installation.

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Skeech
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Thanks for the reply, Mike. I tried F8, but every command I try there does the same thing - it starts the boot sequence but kicks out and starts over again. The Repair function on the Windows install CD does not even work.

My last resort is to move the hard drive into another machine, copy the files onto the host drive, and reinstall Windows. Not the best solution, but it is the only common one amongst anyone I have spoken with.

Thanks again!
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That's what I have ended up doing. Thanks again for the insight, Mike.

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Two question:

1. What the heck is wrong (sorry, had to ask)?
2.
Is there a way to freeze the error screen as it pops up so I can read it?

Questions:

  

1.) your system pathway is incorrect.

2.) press pause/break as soon as you see error screen coming up. (you must be fast on the button or it won't work.)   

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