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By d.l.pearson ·
Can anyone explain, after installing adobe acrobat 5 on a gateway desktop PIII. The computer goes through the start up proceedures and just before the login point the system reboots. I cannot gain access to safemode to remove the program. Can anyonehelp.
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by bart777 In reply to Win2000 reboots

Try doing a repair install with the original media. This should at least correct the error enough that you can boot up and remove the offending program.
Good Luck

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by d.l.pearson In reply to Win2000 reboots

I tried using the repair facility from the CD-Rom. This had no affect. I also Tried using the recovery boot that I had created, still No Luck.

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by chris hirst In reply to Win2000 reboots

I have had the same problem with win2k, It seems to be a problem where the swap file is changed for whatever reason and there is no option but to re-install the o\s completely, repair mode fails and no safe mode is available, the last time I checkedno reference to this problem was in the KB ( I must look again)

Sorry to be of no help at all

Chris

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by jasonschambers In reply to Win2000 reboots

Insert your win2k disk and boot from it. When the menu comes up select the repair windows 2000 Install. This wil take a little while. It will at leaat replace your boot files. If this dows allow you to boot in to windows than I would backup your existing files and dump and reload. If this does not get you in to windows than, I would put another drive in the pc load 2k on it and slave your old drive so you can pull all the data you want off of it. I would makesure you run service pack 2 on your pc and try to make sure that any Antivirus is not running in the background. This can cause some problems installing new programs.

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