problem w/ preparing network connections



i had to reload windows 2000 pro on an old computer. when the windows page
came up, it said it needed to check the c drive. when it got to "preparing
network connections", it didn't go any farther. i shut it down and tried
again, same problem. the computer has never been on a network. is there a
way to bypass this so the computer can continue with its checking of the c

Dave Patrick

Do you mean chkdsk? If there is file system corruption immediately after a
clean install then the disk may have failed. I'd download and run the disk
manufacturer's diagnostic tools. But to answer the question;

You can run;
chkdsk /r
from the recovery console command line. (/r implies /f and /p)

To start the Recovery Console, start the computer from the Windows 2000
Setup CD-Rom. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen. Press F10 or R to repair a
Windows 2000 installation, and then press C to use the Recovery Console. The
Recovery Console then prompts you for the administrator password. If you do
not have the correct password, Recovery Console does not allow access to the
computer. If an incorrect password is entered three times, the Recovery
console quits and restarts the computer. Note If the registry is corrupted
or missing or no valid installations are found, the Recovery Console starts
in the root of the startup volume without requiring a password. You cannot
access any folders, but you can carry out commands such as chkdsk, fixboot,
and fixmbr for limited disk repairs. Once the password has been validated,
you have full access to the Recovery Console, but limited access to the hard
disk. You can only access the following folders on your computer: drive
root, %windir% or %systemroot%



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