Windows 2000 startup error


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Neil

Hi,
A pc running Win 2K has been running with no problems.

On a recent boot, the PC froze at the Win 2K logo stage and would not
proceed any further.
Booting from Win 2K set up CD set up also failed at starting windows 2000
stage.

Removed HDD and attached to another PC to run CHKDSK which found errors and
repaired them.
Transferring HDD back to original PC the PC now boots past Win 2K logo but I
get BSOD 0x0000050 page file stop error.

I have tried to repair Windows from Windows CD, but dont have a current
repair floppy. When setup scans for windows installations there sre none
available, even though all files and folders are still on HDD including Winnt.

Any suggestions?

Thankyou
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

Neil said:
Hi,
A pc running Win 2K has been running with no problems.

On a recent boot, the PC froze at the Win 2K logo stage and would not
proceed any further.
Booting from Win 2K set up CD set up also failed at starting windows 2000
stage.

Removed HDD and attached to another PC to run CHKDSK which found errors
and
repaired them.
Transferring HDD back to original PC the PC now boots past Win 2K logo but
I
get BSOD 0x0000050 page file stop error.

I have tried to repair Windows from Windows CD, but dont have a current
repair floppy. When setup scans for windows installations there sre none
available, even though all files and folders are still on HDD including
Winnt.

Any suggestions?

Thankyou

I would try booting into Safe Mode.
 
N

Neil

disconnected all USB devices and tried Safe Mode boot with no joy.
Did not get BSOD, but PC keeps estarting.

I;m puzzled that I if I try and do a repair with out a repair disk then
setup ca not find my windows installation. Yet If I try and use the repair
console I can log onto my current installation.

Thanks
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

Things are getting a little difficult and you are more or less at the point
where you need to decide: Should you persist in your attempts at repairing
this installation, without being certain of the final outcome, or should you
bite the bullet and re-install Windows, with a guaranteed outcome within a
few hours?

Here is test you could run. It will tell you if your installation has a
registry problem or a disk file problem:
1. Navigate to c:\WinNT\System32\config
2. Copy all files to c:\BackupReg
3. Copy all files from c:\WinNT\Repair to c:\WinNT\System32\config.
4. Reboot normally.
If the machine boots to the Desktop then the problem is caused by your
registry. It might be corrupted or it might refer to a bad driver. On the
other hand, if the machine still fails to boot then one of your system files
is damaged. A repair installation might fix the problem but since the repair
process fails to recognise your current installation, I cannot tell you how
to invoke that process.

About Step 1 above: There are several ways to access your system partition
without using Windows.
a) Connect the disk as a slave disk to some other Win2000/XP PC.
b) Install the disk in an external USB case, then connect it to some other
PC.
c) Boot the machine with a Bart PE boot CD (or similar).
 

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