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Win 2K reboots

By Triniman ·
Wink 2K installed and now will not complete boot.
Error msg Flashes but too fast to capture.
Machine then reboots.
Continously.

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by wcp In reply to Win 2K reboots

Your priority is to freeze the error message (or Blue Screen of Death - BSOD) to troubleshoot.
If you can boot to Safe Mode without the system rebooting continuously, navigate to
My Computer (right click) | Properties | Advanced | Startup and Recovery and uncheck ?Automatically Reboot? box.
This will freeze the screen with error message.

If you cannot boot to Safe Mode, boot to Safe Mode with Command prompt.
Type ?REGEDIT? without the quotes and press ENTER key.
Navigate to Hkey_Local_Machine | System | Controlset1 | CrashControl and change the AutoReboot value data to 0 (zero).
Reboot Windows to Normal Mode.

Once you get the BSOD, please post it so we can give more help.

If you cannot boot Windows to Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you have a serious problem. I recommend you take your system to a local computer store to get it fixed.

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by wcp In reply to

My mistake. The Registry key should be
Hkey_Local_Machine | System | Controlset001 | Control | CrashControl

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by Triniman In reply to

I cannot boot to safe mode. Not command prompt or anything. Before it finishes the boot process it reboots. Any mode I choose does the same thing.

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by wcp In reply to Win 2K reboots

Was your initial installation successful?
If no, you have definitely hardware (HW) problem. I strongly recommend you take your system to a local computer store to get it fixed.
If yes, clean install Windows again and make sure you install the motherboard and other drivers, one at a time. This is to easily find which HW or driver may cause the reboot problem.

Troubleshooting, most of the time, requires very methodical process examining one at a time. There is no magic button you push and voila, everything works fine magically.

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by wlbowers In reply to Win 2K reboots

Try this.

Boot to a windows 98 disk that has fdisk on it. If you have more than one hard drive unplug the extras. Only the c: drive can be hooked up.

At the a: prompt type fdisk /mbr and press enter.

Lee

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