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Win2000 Professional (Locks Up)

By tortiz96 ·
Just Installed Win200Proffesional over nt 4.0
on an IBM Intellistation. WIN2000P locks up for no reason. Doesnt lock up right away about 20 min after start up. Any Ideas?

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by JDSAL In reply to Win2000 Professional (Loc ...

Usually the best place to start investigating is the event viewer, but if the machine locks up before you can get some real information out of it, start booting the machine into safe modes, and vga modes. That way non-essential applications and drivers will be excluded. This could yield results in isolating the causes of the problem.

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by ejsotillo In reply to Win2000 Professional (Loc ...

Did you check the components of your machine against the HCL (Hardware Compatibility List)for Win2000?, that might be your problem , do you recall any messages about W2k not been able to install certain files during the files installation?..try to remember.

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by romeroe In reply to Win2000 Professional (Loc ...

Both of the answers are indeed good ones. If you have 20 minutes before it locks up, try checking performance monitor for any clues on memory leaks. Also, make sure that the software on the machine is compatible with W2KPro, it is not the first time I have seen that happen. And lastly, try applying SP1 for W2k. That does seem to help quite a bit.
Good Luck!

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