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Win 2k Pro. Freeze

By bobfaloolie ·
I have a computer running Win 2k that freezes on login. The freeze comes about the same time as the log-on sound would play so I disabled the sound card, and the freeze went away. The problem is that this exact same hardware was running fine before the format and reinstall (it was previously on Win 2k). Booting to Directory Services Repair mode (safe mode) will boot fine AND the adio will install and work with not so much as an error. So what is different in Directory Services Repair and Regual boot that could cause this freeze. I can't even pull up task manager when it freezes. The ONLY difference in the computer before and after the formatt is a BIOS upgrade that was made, which I am working on getting the original versoin to see ifthat helps any. In the mean time if anyone can explain the difference between this Directory Services Repair mode and normal it could help a lot.

THANKS!
-CS

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by bstei18 In reply to Win 2k Pro. Freeze

I believe that when the computer goes into Directory Services Repair mode it takes the computer offline. Could there be a conflict with your network card settings and your sound card?

Hope that helps.

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by bobfaloolie In reply to Win 2k Pro. Freeze

Nope turns out network card doesn't effect it. Thanks anyway

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by bstei18 In reply to Win 2k Pro. Freeze

You probably need to Flash your BIOS. It sounds like it is unable to tell Win2k that the system has an ATX style powersupply. Check with the boards maker for an upgrade.
If that still doesn't work, make sure that the board isn't trying to control the power saving mode, let windows do that.

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by bobfaloolie In reply to Win 2k Pro. Freeze

I did flash the bios, The problem has fixed itself. Thanks for your help, but after MANY MANY reboots it is now just working.

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by bobfaloolie In reply to Win 2k Pro. Freeze

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