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Skibinski of Indianapolis asks if there's a way to make Windows XP's Start, All Programs menu wait for a click before popping up and obscuring the Control Panel and My Documents I can't wait for winxp sp2 to be released, so that I can slipstream my CD and avoid the large update requirements. A new install will clean all the junk out but it will mean redoing all your tweaking again. One way of being prepared is to have some tools on hand that will help you to deal with a boot problem when it happens.

Type the following where D: is the CD-ROM drive letter: D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons Probably won't help if you can't boot into windows but it may save you from having to dig out by the_real_martian / February 1, 2006 11:35 AM PST In reply to: What OS CD do you have? The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. At our office we run it all over (we paid dearly for some 100s of licenses) so we'll keep running it till we can't anymore. http://labmice.techtarget.com/troubleshooting/boot_problems.htm

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Then I selected 2k to boot into, but it showed me a message similar to: Cannot find C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM This might be due to SYSTEM file corruption or its missing. Formatting the hard disk and reloading the operating system from scratch will get a server back on line every time (assuming the hardware is functional), but doing so isn't the preferred Damage can have several causes, including viruses.

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Ntdetect.chk next displays information about the current nodes for the controllers and peripherals. Rick, Thanks a bunch! Top Of Page Using the /SOS Switch You can add the /SOS switch to the Boot.ini file to have NTLDR display the kernel and device driver names while they are being Repair Windows 2000 Professional I think I'll just have to use Windows ME.

Windows XP Pro SP2 CD will work on an older WinXP Pro SP1 installation) Before the Windows logo appears, you will be asked to press any key to boot from CD, Windows 2000 Recovery Console network administrator tools Network Configuration Management Network inventory software Network Mapping Network monitoring / management Network Traffic Monitoring Patch Management Remote control software SharePoint Tools Software distribution and metering Storage and Each BIOS is different, but here is an example: Oct 20, 2003 #2 Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734 +7 Well done, my dark apprentice.... http://superuser.com/questions/430658/windows-2000-pro-repair-does-not-fix-cannot-clean-install WINDOWS 2000 PRO CRASHES AT STARTUP!

I am trying to transfer all the files to a FAT32 Drive, so I can work with them, and I do not want to have to put Windows Millenium on this Windows Xp Blue Screen On Startup Then Restarts If you’ve been using computers for a while, you’ve probably done the old trick in which you boot the system from a boot disk to a command prompt and then use This shows no errors, attempts to repair the drive, then reboots... Several functions may not work.

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Partition table The partition table is invalid. "Disks Concepts and Troubleshooting" in this book. To enter your BIOS, most users here will press the DEL key. Repair Windows 2000 Without Cd This method of reinstalling XP saves most of your settings and files. Windows 2000 Hangs On Startup Neither of the repair options replaces the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config.nt or Autoexec.nt files.

Time and Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017, starting at 10am EDT | 9am CDT | 7am PDT Sign up for this informative event today! All files are still there but I cannot connect to the Internet. To use this switch, the memory must be contiguous. Dec 8, 2003 #14 NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98 Install Recovery Console to boot menu It's a sticky thread too. Windows 2000 Repair Disk

Actually I don't know anything about updating Drivers, I just downloaded NVIDIA ones, and the rest, I just right clicked on all of them in Device Manager and Updated them by Nov 24, 2003 #13 alphnumeric TS Rookie Posts: 173 You can also install the recovery console to your PC and have it show up as a boot option. Do this it will look like its installing a new OS but when done, if it works you will be able to start windows. I have checked the hardware; it's fine.

Although the process is very simliar, there is a major difference - Formatting destroys ALL of your data. Windows 2000 Cd Without a valid MBR, it's impossible to boot the system from the hard disk. thanks again.

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Cables are properly connected. I have one computer with one hard drive containing Windows 2000 Professional. Windows should run with no problems. Windows 2000 Recovery Console Download It will not remove MBR viruses.

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). whats weird is that i tried to update my bios and its says something about the chips not being right or matching. Starting a new instance of Explorer.exe does not resolve the issue. When this problem occurs, you may receive the following error message: Windows 2000 could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

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As always it is best to backup everything you want to keep before doing this or a new install. Note that this delay may range from 10 seconds to a minute. Dec 15, 2003 #17 SornyPanafonic TS Rookie Posts: 129 hi i installed a new motherboard and now it wont boot windows - all i get is this windows didnt strat properly TechSpot is a registered trademark.