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By dennisbv ·
I am in a nitemare. I installed a parrallel port zip 100 on my Windows NT 4 workstation and then my modem quit working. Iomega was no help and I tryed a new modem but I keep getting the error cannot register modem. I tryed t use my ERD disk to maybe repair thye problem and now at the login the computer crashes.n I even tryed to do the repair without the ERD disk and I have the same results. I am at a loss.
should I just reinstall Windows NT

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by dmiles In reply to Blue screen at login

Check your system for any resource conflict in device manager,first try to clear up the resource conflict if there is one causing the problem,then check the manufacturers web site to find updated drivers for the iomega drive for Win NT
Boot computer and see if you can select the last known Good Configuration
You can rerun setup,using the setup disk and then choose to do a repair to the installation

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by dennisbv In reply to Blue screen at login

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by dennisbv In reply to Blue screen at login

In regurds to answer one-I found no conflict. and I did a Repair with the ERD disk and without. I would love to look for other possible conflicts but in my question make note of the line: Now at the login the computer crashes.

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by OTL In reply to Blue screen at login

Disconnect Zip, Boot to safe mode, DELETE zip. and try to reboot.

Upon failer, boot to safe look for any yellow ! Delete all and reload from known good disks (they worked before).

Upon failer, ooohhhhhh boy, think about reloading.

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by dennisbv In reply to Blue screen at login

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by dennisbv In reply to Blue screen at login

Is there a safe mode in Windows NT?

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by Bra-k In reply to Blue screen at login

I have had a similar problem with ZIP drives on an NT 4WS. Almost everytime we hooked a Parrallel ZIP we would get the blue screen. The only solution we found was to not use the external ones and go with the internal ZIP's. For some reason the SCSI driver conflicts and causes the BSOD.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Bra-k

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by dennisbv In reply to Blue screen at login

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by lee.read In reply to Blue screen at login

I'm afraid at this point you have 4 options:
1) Re-install NT on top of old version (sometimes works but I would advise against it).
2) Re-install into a different directory and use the new NT to repair the old one.
3) Start again, partition drive and have a clean slate.
4) Try a last known good configuration, it sometimes works but not often.

There is no safe mode in NT and without booting to the OS you cannot repair unless you have another installation to do it from.

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by dennisbv In reply to Blue screen at login

I started fresh and at this point I have the modem and zip drive playing nice.

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