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Spontainous Rebooting of Windows 2000

By bentgellerich ·
I have 2 machines with different hardware. 1 removable drive that I wish to use between them. I have edited the registry to include the drivers for both chipsets, which seems to work fine with other configurations. My question is, what are some other reasons my machine will keep rebooting in circles?

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by dmiles In reply to Spontainous Rebooting of ...

Timing could be one
The CPU could be overheating
Could be a virus that causes reboots
Check the device manager and check the performance tab to see how machine is performing.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Spontainous Rebooting of ...

Not sure what you mean by timing, but drive functions good in other PC's at work, just not the box at home. It gets right to the point with the bar moving accross the screen then reboots.

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by dr In reply to Spontainous Rebooting of ...

You need to make a seperate Hardware profile for each machine.

And you will need to manually select the desired profile from startup.

Unlike win9x editing the registry is not the way to do it.
with Seperate profiles win2k uses what it needs from the registry.

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by bentgellerich In reply to Spontainous Rebooting of ...

I can't get into the 2nd profile either. I think I may have to try another chipset patch

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by mm212 In reply to Spontainous Rebooting of ...

Boot into Safe Mode if that's the only way you can get into Windows. Go to the "System" control panel applet and go to the "Advanced" tab. Click the "Startup and Recovery" button. Just below half-way down the window is a check-box for "System Failure" and "Automatically Reboot". Uncheck this and reboot.

While this won't FIX your problem, it will prevent the automatic reboot and you will most likely get an error message where you can start trouble-shooting.

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by bentgellerich In reply to Spontainous Rebooting of ...

I will try this, thank you very much...helped with an unrelated problem as well

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